Category: Statements

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1437

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1437

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful November 12th, 2015  The Crescent Committee of the Shia Muslim Council announces that Friday, November 13, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Safar 1437 for the entire region of North America. This determination was made due to reports of verified […]

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Eid-al-Adha 2015

Eid-al-Adha 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful September 23rd, 2015 On behalf of all of us at the Shia Muslim Council Secretariat, I extend warmest greetings to you on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. We pray that those who have journeyed to the Holy Lands fulfill their Hajj […]

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Sept. 15, 2015: First Day of Dhul-Hijjah 1436

Sept. 15, 2015: First Day of Dhul-Hijjah 1436

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful September 15th, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council (SMC) would like to announce that Tuesday September 15th 2015 will be the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, 1436. This is based on reported sightings of the moon by the naked eye during […]

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Saturday, July 18th, is the Day of Eid al-Fitr

Saturday, July 18th, is the Day of Eid al-Fitr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful July 16th, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California announces that, due to the lack of credible reports of the naked eye sighting of the new crescent on Thursday evening, Friday, July 17 is the 30th day of the holy […]

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Condemnation of Attack on Shia Worshippers in Kuwait

Condemnation of Attack on Shia Worshippers in Kuwait

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful June 26, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California strongly condemns the latest attack on Shia worshippers at the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The attack occurred on Friday, June 26, 2015, while worshippers had gathered to perform […]

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Statement on the Holy Month of Ramadhan 1436/2015

Statement on the Holy Month of Ramadhan 1436/2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful June 15, 2015 The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California extends its warmest greetings and congratulations to the entire American and global Muslim community on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is a time of […]

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Statement on the Sentencing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr Saudi Human Rights & Pro-Democracy Champion

Statement on the Sentencing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr Saudi Human Rights & Pro-Democracy Champion

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمIn the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Saudi Arabia sentenced to death a Shia Muslim Scholar, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who has spearheaded the country’s pro-democracy movement and has championed the cause for basic human rights for all Saudi minorities, including the disenfranchised Shia […]

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