A Weekend of Service with Humility, Gratitude & One Ummah

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

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH

August 12th, 2018 On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1439 AH will be Monday, August 13th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted on Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, August

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Sunni Shia Dialogue – Event Highlights & Full Video Now Available

August 10, 2018 Dear community members, Salaam Alaykum, On April 28th, 2018, 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

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SMC Meets with LA County Sherriff, Jim McDonnell for Ifar

On Tuesday, May 22nd, SMC President, Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini attended an Iftar dinner sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the historical LASD STARS Center, in Whittier, CA. The Iftar was hosted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell. The event brought together the leadership of

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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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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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