• Safar 2020 1442 A.H.

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Safar 1442 AH will be Saturday, September 19th, 2020. The crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020. Key dates for the Month of Safar: 7 Safar – Martyrdom of

  • Muharram 2020 1442 A.H.

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Muharram 1442 AH will be Thursday, August 20th, 2020. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 in San Diego, CA and Houston, TX. Key dates for

  • Eid-ul-Fitr is Sunday May 24th, 2020

    Based on confirmed sightings of the new crescent moon in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virgina on May 23rd, SMC announces Sunday, May 24th as the day of Eid-ul-Fitr (1st of Shawwal 1441 AH).  Eid PrayersWe plan to have a live broadcast of Eid Prayer and Kutbah on Sunday,

  • 15th of Shaban: Message and Virtual Programs

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, congratulations to you and your loved ones on the auspicious occasion on the birth of Imam al-Mahdi (AS). The night of 15th Sha’ban will be on Wednesday April 8th, 2020.  May Allah (SWT) accept our Du’as, InshaAllah.Due to the ongoing COVID-19

  • Assistance for Seniors During Pandemic and Guidance for the Community

    Supporting our Seniors The onset of COVID-19 in Southern California requires each of us to make sure that less able are taken care of, including our neighbors, Seniors and those suffering from compromised immune systems. A group of SoCal Youth have embarked on develop a telephone list of volunteers across

  • 3rd Annual Professional Networking Event

    SMC Professionals, in collaboration with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, is proud to present its 3rd Annual Professional Networking Event! This is an opportunity for the Muslim community to come together, network, and learn about what careers our brothers and sisters are involved in. The youth will have the chance

  • The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab 1441 A.H.

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rajab is tomorrow Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on February 24th, 2020.  Key dates for the Month of Rajab: 1 Rajab  (Feb. 25):   

  • Prophet Muhammad Inspires Event Highlights

    Prophet Muhammad Inspires: Award Winners January 5th, 2020 Event Highlights Video The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, in collaboration with the Islamic Shura Council was honored to present a Grand Celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday: Prophet Muhammad Inspires – Banquet and Excellent Awards on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Yorba Linda

  • The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jamadi Al-Awwal 1441 A.H.

    December 27th, 2019   On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Jamadi Al-Awwal is tomorrow, Saturday, December 28th, 2019. The crescent moon was not sighted during sunset of December 26th, 2019. Key dates for the Month of

  • The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Aakher 1441 A.H.

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rabi al-Aakher was today, Thursday, November 28th, 2019. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset of November 27th, 2019. Key dates for the Month of Rabi al-Aakher: 10 Rabi al-Aakher