The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Akhir 1442 A.H.

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California would like to announce that the first day of Rabi al-Akhir 1442 A.H. will be Tuesday, November 17th, 2020. This is based on no confirmed sightings of the new crescent moon on November 15th, 2020 in North America.  Key Dates for Rabi al-Akhir:8

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Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Donations

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California and i-CERV will be collecting food for the United Across Borders Foundation. There are two ways to donate:1. Donate canned or boxed foods (e.g. gravy, canned vegetables, cornbread mix, canned soup, etc.)2. Donate here and SMC will purchase the food to donate. 

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Newly Elected SMC Executive Committee

The SMC General Body held its elections for the new Executive Committee for 2020 to 2023. The community expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing Executive Committee who have served the greater Muslim community for the last 3 years. We also welcome and congratulate the newly elected SMC Executive Council

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi Al-Awwal 1442 A.H.

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California would like to announce that the first day of Rabi al-Awwal 1442 A.H. will be October 18th, 2020. This is based on confirmed sightings of the new crescent moon on October 17th, 2020 throughout various cities in North America.  Key Dates for Rabi

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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

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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

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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,

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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):   

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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

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