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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadhan, 1440AH

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 for the Month of Ramadhan

  • 15 Ramadhan (May 19th) – Birthday of Imam al-Hasan ibn Ali (p), (Year 2 A.H.)
  • 21 Ramadhan (May 25th) – Martyrdom of Imam Ali (p) in Kufa, Iraq, (Year 40 A.H.)
  • 22 Ramadhan (May 26th) – Humanitarian Day
  • 23 Ramadhan (May 27th) – 3rd (Final) Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr)
  • June 9th – 4th Annual SMC Eid Picnic (details below)

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

Ahlul Bayt Mosque

2155 Murchison Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

May 19th – June 4th

Program begins with Maghrib Prayers

Speaker: Sheikh Abdul Amir Almtoori

Youth Speaker: Sheikh Aws al-Asfar

Shia Ithna-Asheri Islamic Jamaat of Los Angeles

7925 Serapis Avenue

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

May 11th – May 12th


Speaker: Shaikh Faiyaz Jaffer

May 18th – June 1st


Speaker: Sayyid Ali Khalkali

Islamic Educational Center of Orange County

3194 Airport Loop Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

May 6th – June 3rd

Thurs, Fri, Sat. @ Maghrib

Speaker: Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed. @ 9PM

Speaker: Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini

Jafaria Islamic Society

1546 La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92805

May 6th – June 4th

7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Fareed Mousavi

May 19th – June 4th

After Iftaar

Speaker: Molana Aabid Bilgrami (Urdu)

Fatemeya Islamic Center

Clubhouse 3

23822 Avenida Sevilla

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

(949) 378-4843

No published program

Zainabia Islamic Society

575 Towne Ave

Pomona, CA 91767

All Programs begin at 6:45PM

May 9 – May 12, May 15 – May 19

Speaker: Maulana Syed Tayyab Mosavi

May 23 – May 28

Speaker: Dr. Akber Mithani

May 30 – June 1

Speaker: Sheikh Humza Sodagar

Masjid Al-Zahra

8152 Seville Ave.

South Gate, CA 90280

No published program

Masjid Al-Rasul (Watts)

11211 S Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90059

No published program

Resalat Islamic Educational Foundation

7120 Remmet Ave.

Canoga Park, CA 91303

May 6th – June 4th

Programs begin with Maghrib

Islamic Culture Center of Fresno

211 East Nees Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

May 6th – June 4th

6:30 PM

Dar-e-Zehra Women’s Foundation

2110 E. First St. Suite #110

Santa Ana, CA 92705

No published program

Masjid Rasool

1206 Erringer Road 

Simi Valley, CA, 93065

May 10th – June 4th


Yaseen Educational Foundation

Ramdhan Programs at SIIJLA Center

7925 Serapis Ave.

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

May 18th – June 1st


Speaker: Sayyid Ali Khalkali

Imamia Educational Center

2150 Redondo Beach Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90504

Every Thurs – Sat. in Ramadhan

Program begins with Maghrib Prayers

18 – 23 Ramadhan

Speaker: Br. Aftab Zahid


5549 Brooks St

Montclair, CA 91763

May 6th – June 4th

7:30 PM

Speaker: H.I. Sheikh Hamza Sodagar


5549 Brooks St

Montclair, CA 91763

No published program

Fatimia Islamic Society

7252 Remmet Ave.

Canoga Park, CA

May 6th – June 4th

Program begins with Maghrib Prayers

Al Nabi Masjed

1505 W. Garvey Ave. N.

West Covina, CA 91790

Programs begin at 7 PM

First 15 nights:

Speaker: H.I. Ammar Haider

Last 15 nights:

Speaker: Dr. Seyyed Hejazi

El-Hussein Community Center

4313 Gage Ave

Bell, CA 90201

No published program

Imam Ali Islamic Center

10390 Mountain View Ln

Lakeside, California 92040

First Two weeks, Thurs – Sat.

Program begins with Maghrib Prayers

Speaker: Sayed Ali Musawi and Br. Sarmad Ashoor

May 23rd – June 4th, every night

Program begins with Maghrib Prayers

Speaker: Sheikh Nurudeen Ali

4th Annual Eid-ul-Fitr Picnic 2019

SMC is hosting its 4th Annual Eid-ul-Fitr Picnic on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 11AM – 6PM. Join us for a wonderful day with the family and friends to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at William Mason Park in Irvine, CA. The Park is nestled between the hills and Pacific Ocean providing a cool breeze on a sunny summer day.

Jazakum Allahu Khayran,

Shia Muslim Council of Southern California

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