First Friday Youth Event A Great Success

On Friday, October 6th, the IECOC youth held their First Fridays event with guest speaker and IECOC board member, Brother Haj Jafar Yassai who spoke about business opportunities and career success. The program continued with games, food, and discussions.

Registration for Ziyara Now Open

Ray of Light Tours is pleased yo announce its upcoming Ziyara trip in December. Registration is now open. Please contact Fariba Arab at (310) 466-5963 for more information.

Is Fasting on Ashura the Sunnah of the Prophet? [PDF]

Is Fasting on the Day of Ashura the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (p)? What Happened on the Day of Ashura? God states in the Holy Quran: “O you who believe, if an iniquitous person comes to you with tidings, then be discerning, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become remorseful over that…

Nightly Muharram Program Continues at the IECOC

The Muharram program continues at the IECOC every night until Sunday, October 1st. The program begins with Maghrib prayers at 7 pm, followed by youth presentations, and a keynote speech by Sayed Jafar al-Qazwini. Lectures in Farsi will also be conducted from the 7th night onwards by Dr. Mehdi Taghiei. All are welcome to attend….

Sayed Hadi Qazwini Attends ICSC Panel on Ashura

On Sunday, September 24, the Islamic Center of Southern California held a panel shared by Sayed Hadi Qazwini and Hassan Zeenni on the significance of Ashura in Sunni and Shi’i thought. Sayed Hadi discussed the historical context that led to Imam Husayn’s rise and ultimately the tragic events of the day of Ashura. He also…

Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini Lectures in Toronto

The Imam Ali Islamic Center in Toronto, Canada continues to hold its nightly Muharram program with guest speaker Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini with lectures both in English and Arabic. Links to the lectures may be found on the IECOC Muharram lectures page or here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7b8xWhoMDy7AgLVZSZFuUg

Upcoming Muharram Program

For hundreds of years, Muslims have traditionally held sacred the first ten days of Muharram (Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar). These hallowed days turn into ten nightly vigils known as the commemoration leading up to Ashura. In Arabic, Ashura means tenth, and many Muslims recognize the 10th of Muharram (61 AH)…

Registration for Ziyara Now Open

Ray of Light Tours is pleased yo announce its upcoming Ziyara trip in December. Registration is now open. Please contact Fariba Arab at (310) 466-5963 for more information.

Eid Al-Ghadeer Celebration

On Saturday, September 9th, the IECOC will be celebrating Eid al-Ghadeer. The program will begin with Maghrib prayers at 7:30 PM, followed by presentations including a keynote speech by Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini. Eid al-Ghadeer marks the occasion in which the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) as his successor after him….