Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

The Shia Muslim Council, along with its partners, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, CAIR, MPAC and Bayan Claremont presented a unique symposium to discuss Sunni and Shia relations. Held at the University of California in Irvine, the symposium was attended by more than 250 community members, students, and

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SMC Participates in Muslim Day at the Capital

Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib sent a letter advising Malik. In this very famous letter, Imam Ali noted “It is the common man who is the strength of the State and Religion. It is he who fights the enemy. So live

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Peace of Mind: A Wellness Event for the Family

“O, you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that happily you may prosper.” (Qur’an 22:77) In the above ayat, Allah SWT reminds us the happiness also includes having a healthy mental, emotional and psychological state. The Shia Muslim Council is pleased to

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Crescent Moon of the Month of Sha’ban, 1439 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Sha’ban 1439 AH will be Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The crescent moon was sighted on Monday, April 16th, 2018.  We pray to Allah to guide and bless us as we remember

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A Successful Professional Networking Event

The Shia Muslim Council held its first annual Professional Networking and Career Fair event on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Yorba Linda Community Center. Over 45 professionals from various fields including health sciences, government and law, education, business and entrepreneurship, engineering and the arts attended to share their respective fields with prospects. The

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You Might Be Eating Halal Meat And Not Even Know It

From NPR News: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/05/599520906/you-might-be-eating-halal-meat-and-not-even-know-it Wearing a heavy smock and rubber boots, Amadedin Eganwa stands over a large conveyor belt that’s carrying unconscious lambs. He faces east, toward Mecca, gently lifts the animal’s head in the same direction and under his breath he quickly says a prayer — bismillahi allahu akbar, or “in

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What does Ramadan Mean to you?

With Ramadan less than 40 days away, we all need to start preparing for the Holy Month. Some of us are starting to think about training our bodies to abstain from eating and drinking; others are preparing by simplifying their daily life to reduce stress and energy output; while others

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