Judgement is Dangerous, beautiful TEDTalk by Zamina Mithani

We judge people all the time. But can our judgement be dangerous? In this funny and inspirational talk, Zamina Mithani explores the nuances of the subconscious biases through her own story. From rapping Muslims to homeless citizens she urges everyone to go beyond stereotypes and towards harnessing the power in

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab, 1439 AH

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rajab 1439 AH will be Monday, March 19th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. We pray to Allah to guide and bless us as

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SMC and IECOC Host University of Redlands Students

The Holy Quran commands us to have an inner love and compassion for people of all faiths, races and nations, for Muslims consider them as the manifestations of God in this world and need to treat them with a heartfelt respect and love. This is the very basis of communities administered

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ICNA Hosts Dinner to Promote Tolerance and Harmony

The Holy Quran in Surah 29, Ayat 46, clearly directs how we should deal with other faiths: “And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner), except with such of them

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One God, One Humanity: Confronting Religious Prejudice

March 6-8, 2018, Chicago, IL The third annual meeting of The National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue was held at the Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. This dialogue was established in 2014 due to the ever increasing Islamophobia in the US. Bishop Rozanski said ” Our current dialogues have advanced the goals of

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SMC Leadership meets with Turkish Consul General

March 7, 2018,  Los Angeles The newly appointed Turkish Consul General, Mr. Can Oguz, invited leaders of the Muslims community to his residence, the Arikan House, for an evening of networking and relationship building. Mr. Oguz spoke to his guests about his aspirations to see the Muslim community work together as

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Humanitarian Plight of the Innocent in Syria and Yemen

The Holy Quran reminds us: “The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Apostle. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in

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