Statement on the US Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

December 6th, 2017 SMC strongly advocates against US decision to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a complex issue and central to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Israel maintains that Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while Palestine considers the eastern half of the city as its capital. In 1947, when the United…

Mawlid Celebration at the IECOC

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County held its annual celebration of the birth (mawlid) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p). Continuing in the IECOC tradition of celebrating this auspicious occasion as an inter- and intra-faith event, IECOC was honored to host several guests representing various schools of thought within…

Muslim Scholarship Opportunity

The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) announce that the University of La Verne has a Muslim Students scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is intended to help Muslim students enrolled at the university for the 2018 Fall Semester. Dr. Taghi Mirsepassi has generously offered a $1 million endowed scholarship…

Join the IECOC in Celebrating the Birth of Our Beloved Prophet (pbuh&hf)

On Saturday, December 2nd, the IECOC will celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (p) with a special interfaith and intrafaith gathering. This year, we are hosting Dr. Sherman Jackson, Professor of Islamic Studies and Religion at USC, and Rabbi Lee Weissman, Scholar at The Institute for Jewish Muslim Action. All are welcome to attend….

First Friday, This Friday!

This Friday, December 1st, the IECOC youth will hold their monthly First Fridays event. All youth are welcome! Please see flyer for details.

IECOC Participates in Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving

On Sunday, November 19th, the IECOC participated in the 23rd Annual Celebration of Thanksgiving organized by the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and hosted at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church under the theme of “Unity in Diversity.” Dr. Qazwini also addressed the crowd on the subject of Unity and Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving at the IECOC

This Thursday, November 23rd, the IECOC will celebrate Thanksgiving with Dua Kumayl at 6:20 pm, Maghrib and Isha prayers at 7 PM, followed by a brief Thanksgiving celebration and special Thanksgiving dinner. All are welcome to join and share with the community.

IECOC to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Mark your calendars for the upcoming commemoration of the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The lecture series will begin on Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 with English lectures by Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini, and Saturday, November 18th with a Farsi lecture by Dr. Mehdi Taghiei. The programs on all three…

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving This Sunday

On Sunday, November 19th, the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council with hold their 23rd annual Thanksgiving celebration at the Mesa Verse United Methodist Church in Costa Mesa, CA. All are welcome to join. Please see the flyer above for more details.