In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Center of Orange County
Costa Mesa, California
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Arbaeen and Wafat al-Nabi Events
Mark your calendars for IECOC's upcoming Arbaeen (40th of Imam Husayn) and Wafat al-Nabi events.
Arbaeen events will be held on December 21, 22, and 23.
On December 21, the program will begin at 5 pm with prayers, followed by an ARABIC lecture by Sayed Mahdi al-Qazwini, an ENGLISH lecture by Dr. Mahmoud Datoo (from England), and FARSI lecture.
On December 22 and 23, the program will begin at 7 pm and will include and English lecture by Dr. Datoo, followed by a Farsi lecture. The programs will conclude with dinner.
Wafat al-Nabi events will be held on December 30, 31, and January 1. The program will begin at 7 pm with prayers, followed by an English lecture by Sayed Hadi al-Qazwini and a Farsi lecture, followed by dinner.
Imam al-Qazwini's Presentation at The Hammer Museum
On Tuesday, November 19, Imam al-Qazwini was invited to present at the Hammer Forum on the topic of: Islam's Growing Sectarian Divide. Imam al-Qazwini presented before a full-house of academics, students, and community members. His presentation was followed by a panel alongside Dr. Khalid Abou El Fadl, professor of Islamic law at UCLA.
IECOC Muharram 1435 Program Highlights
This year's Muharram program at IECOC was a resounding success! For 11 nights, the community was inspired by the magnificent lessons drawn from the noble stand of Imam Husayn (as), his family, and companions through intellectually stimulating lectures and presentations.
IECOC would like to thank our Youth for all of their hard work in putting together and conducting the program. We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated, including our respected speakers and presenters, as well as those who contributed to the success of the program.
Photos and recordings of this year's and previous year's Muharram programs can be found in the top left of this page.
Imam al-Qazwini's Speech in Wichita, Kansas, on November 30 and December 1
On Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini addressed the Muslim community of Wichita, Kansas. Imam al-Qazwini discussed issues related to Islam in the West and overcoming challenges facing the Muslim community, especially the youth.