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Eid-ul-Fitr: Tomorrow, June 15th, 2018

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful.

Based on confirmed sightings of the new crescent across multiple cities in the U.S. on June 14, SMC announces Friday, June 15 as the day of Eid-ul-Fitr (1st of Shawwal 1439).

(He desires) that you should complete the number (of fasts) and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you and that you may give thanks. (Al-Quran 2:185).

With this ayat believers are beckoned to be thankful for His bounties as they complete yet another blessed month of fastingLet us exalt his greatness, as we look at the sky eager to sight the new crescent and reflect that like the stars we cannot even begin to count his abundant bounties.  So priceless are his gifts that we cannot even begin comprehending their value.  Undoubtedly the most priceless are His teachings that have come to us from the AhlulBait (AS),  that guide us on the steps of to success, here and in the Hereafter

While all our days are filled with His bounties, the Eids are special days for celebrating our collective consciousness, for sustaining unity and for pondering and reflecting upon His bounties.  The paying of zakaatul fitra, Salaatul Eid, exchanging felicitations are all symbols of that very unifying essence – the brotherhood and fraternity of the community.  In that spirit we particularly crave your support in the efforts of the SMC to unite the Muslim Ummah and to serve the Community in their social and religious needs. 

In this day and age, when Islam and Muslims have been put under a microscope by the rest of the world, it is all the more important that we demonstrate that Eid is indeed a day of peace.  This must be the underlying message to the world at large, as people try to enhance their understanding Islam and Muslims.  Our actions, not just words,  must reflect that we are resolute in our fight against any and all forms of injustice, tyranny and oppression. These values are universal and can not but strike responsive chords in the hearts of people of all faiths as we engage with them.

As we go through this day of Eid, with happiness and joy having offered our deepest gratitude and thanks to Allah by paying the fitra and offering Salat-ul-Eid, let us remember the plight of millions of less fortunate people celebrating their Eid too.   As we gather in our blessed homes with our families let us remember the victims of oppression and tyranny, too numerous to mention in this strife filled era we live in.  As we hug our dear ones, let us feel the pain of those who lost their dear ones in the incessant killings of the innocents across the globe through terrorism, mass shootings other heinous acts of robbing our fellow human beings of the precious gift of life.  

On behalf of all of us here at Shia Muslim Council Secretariat, we wish you all a happy and a joyous Eid-ul -Fitr.   Allow us to end this message with inspired words of Imam Imam Zainul Abedeen (A.S.)- “O Allah ! Bless us in the day of our Eid and our fast breaking and let it be the best day that has passed over us” – Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya

 

Don’t forget, SMC is hosting its 3rd Annual Eid-ul-Fitr Picnic on June 24, 2018. Below are the details and we will see you all there!

Food Vendors:

Burgers by Mirchi Restaurant

Mediterranean food by Cham-Ya

Smoked BBQ Chicken by brother Mohammed Ali

Ice Cream by Front Porch Pops

 

Eid Prayers Time and Locations:

Shia Ithna-Asheri Islamic Jamaat of Los Angeles

7925 Serapis Avenue

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Eid Prayers Time: 8:30AM

Islamic Educational Center of Orange County

3194 Airport Loop Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Eid Prayers Time: 7:15 AM

Jafaria Islamic Society

1546 La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92805

Eid Prayers Time: 7:00 AM

Zainabia Islamic Society

575 Towne Ave

Pomona, CA 91767

http://zainabia-la.org/

Ahlul Bayt Mosque

2155 Murchison Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

https://www.facebook.com/ahlulbeytmosque/
and http://www.ahlulbeyt.net/

Masjid Al-Zahra

8152 Seville Ave.

South Gate, CA 90280

https://www.facebook.com/masjidalzahra.la

Masjid Al-Rasul (Watts)

11211 S Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90059

http://www.masjidalrasul.com/

Islamic Culture Center of Fresno

211 East Nees Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

Eid Prayers Time: 8:00 AM

Dar-e-Zehra Women’s Foundation

2110 E. First St. Suite #110

Santa Ana, CA 92705

https://www.facebook.com/groups/darezahra/

Yaseen Educational Foundation

2110 E. First St. Suite #106

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Eid Prayers Time: 9:00 AM

Masjid Rasool

1206 Erringer Road 

Simi Valley, CA, 93065

https://www.facebook.com/masjid.rasool/

Al-Walayaha

5549 Brooks St

Montclair, CA 91763

https://www.facebook.com/masjid.rasool/

Babul-ilm

5549 Brooks St

Montclair, CA 91763

http://www.babulilm.org/home.html

Fatimia Islamic Society

7252 Remmet Ave.

Canoga Park, CA

https://fatimasociety.org/

Al Nabi Masjed

1505 W. Garvey Ave. N.

West Covina, CA 91790

https://www.facebook.com/Al-Nabi-Masjed-146426945408503/

El-Hussein Community Center

4313 Gage Ave

Bell, CA 90201

https://www.facebook.com/groups/178709755505339/

Imam Ali Islamic Center

10390 Mountain View Ln

Lakeside, California 92040

https://www.facebook.com/ImamAliSD/

 

Jazakum Allahu Khayran,

Shia Muslim Council of Southern California

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