• Dec2019

    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

  • Nov2019

    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

  • Oct2019

    Upcoming Arbaeen Programs October 16th, 2019 The Ultimate Tragedy Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is revered by Muslims as the “Prince of Martyrs”. He was killed in Karbala on a day which became known as Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, having refused to

  • Sep2019

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Safar 1441 AH will be Monday, September 30th, 2019. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Sunday, September 29th, 2019. Key dates for the Month of Safar: 7 Safar

  • Jul2019

    On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Dhul Qa’dah 1440 AH will be Thursday, July 4th, 2019. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 in many locations throughout North America.   Key dates for the Month

  • Jun2019

    Due to no verified reports of the sighting of the new crescent in California or the surrounding states on the evening of Monday, June 3rd 2019, Shia Muslim Council of Southern California announces that Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 is the 30th and last evening of the month of Ramadan, and

  • May2019

    On these very Blessed Nights of Layl-ul-Qadr and on the Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Ameer al-Momineen, the Shia Muslim Council and countless Muslim Organizations were out serving; serving the under-privileged and under-served. Humanitarian Day, organized by ILM Foundation and Coalition for Human Dignity has brought together Muslims from all

  • On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Ramadhan 1440 AH will be Monday, May 6th, 2019. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 in many locations throughout the Southern and Western states.    Key dates

  • Apr2019

    Hundreds of worshippers at churches on Easter Sunday have been killed and wounded in a series of blasts that rocked Sri Lanka. In addition Churches, hotels and a housing development were also targeted.  It is a sad commentary of our times that in less than a month, worshippers in a mosque

  • Mar2019

    We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were mercilessly slain during the devastating tragedy killing numerous  innocent victims and injuring many more while they were  praying in the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, 2019.  Even the strongest words of denunciation, of the