IECOC to Celebrate the Birth of Imam al-Ridha (as)

On Thursday, August 3rd, the IECOC will be celebrating the birth of Imam al-Ridha (as). The program will began at sunset, like the regular weekly program. Imam Ali bin Musa Ridha was born on the 11th Dhul-Qida in the year 148 AH in Medina. He is the 8th Imam and successor to the Prophet in…

Youth Program This Friday

On Friday, August 4th, the IECOC will be holding their First Friday event at 7 PM. The First Friday events take place once a month and are catered towards our youth and include discussions, Q&A, games, socializing, and food!

Upcoming Junior Youth Camp

Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual IECOC junior youth camp from Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th at the Outdoor Education Center in Irvine, CA. The junior youth camp is catered for youth ages 9-14. The theme for this year is ‘God, Love, Unity.’ Spaces are limited so please register as soon as…

SMC General Body Meeting Held in Yorba Linda

On Sunday, July 16th, the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California held their general body meeting at the in Yorba Linda, CA to discuss current and future affairs pertaining to the community. Among the items at the forefront of discussion are the upcoming elections to select a new board, as the current three-year term expires…

This Thursday: Commemorating the Life of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as)

On Thursday, July 20th, the IECOC will be commemorating the life of Imam Jafar bin Muhammad al-Sadiq (as). Imam al-Sadiq (as) is the sixth Imam and successor to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He was born and martyred in the city of Medina, where he established a platform to disseminate the knowledge of his forefathers to…

IECOC to Resume Regular Programming

With the completion of last week’s renovations, the IECOC is returning to its regular weekly programs. Thank you for waiting! On Thursday, the program begins at 7:30 PM with Dua Kumayl, followed by congregational Maghrib prayers at 8:15 PM, and the lecture at 8:45 PM. This program’s timing changes according to the time of sunset…

Regular Programs Postponed During Renovation

On Thursday, July 13th, and Friday, July 14th, there will be no regular programming due to necessary renovations at the IECOC. Please spread the word by informing family members, friends, and fellow attendees.

18th Annual Summer Youth Camp a Success!

The IECOC youth group is proud to announce the success of the 18th annual summer camp that took place at Camp Nawakwa in Angelus Oaks, CA from July 6th-9th. A total of 75 campers took part in discussions, prayers, hikes, canoeing, sports, night-time skits, and other spiritual and recreational activities. With these camps the IECOC…

Community Enjoys 2nd Annual SMC Eid ul-Fitr Picnic in Irvine

On Sunday, July 9th, the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California held their second annual Eid ul-Fitr picnic at William Mason park in Irvine, CA. The picnic brought together various centers and families in the spirit of understanding and getting to know one another. Community members enjoyed sports, games, raffles, and delicious food and beverages….

Dr. Qazwini Attends Second Inauguration of Mayor Garcetti

On Saturday, July 1st, Dr. Qazwini attended the second inauguration of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with other dignitaries and members of the interfaith community at the Los Angeles City Hall. Large crowds of the public also attended to honor the inclusivity and welcoming nature of the City of Los Angeles.