Nov. 20: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Thanksgiving Event

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council will be holding its annual Thanksgiving event under the theme “Coming Together, As Family.” The program will begin at 7 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 5353 Bryan Avenue, Irvine, CA 92620. All are encouraged to attend and participate…

Help Us Support Pilgrims to Karbala

Every year, millions on pilgrims converge on the city of Karbala for the annual Arba’een procession, which marks the passing of 40 days after the event of Ashura, in which Imam Husayn (as), his family members, and his companions gave their lives fighting for the restoration of the religion of Islam. To honor their memory,…

Mark Your Calendars: Arbaeen Program on November 17-20

On Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th, the IECOC Arbaeen program will begin at 7 PM with maghrib prayers, followed by an English lecture by Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini. For the night of Arbaeen on Saturday, November 19th, the program will begin at 5 PM with prayers, followed at 5:30 PM by an Arabic…

This Friday: Space Talk with NASA Engineer Aadil Rizvi

This Friday at 6 PM, the IECOC Youth Group will once again be holding its monthly ‘First Fridays’ event, this time with special guest speaker and NASA engineer Aadil Rizvi. This engaging program will be filled with food, games, and intriguing discussions. All youth are invited to participate!

Muharram Programs Continue at the IECOC

Muharram programs continue nightly at the IECOC with Dr. Hasnain Walji speaking in English, and Drs. Fred Sahafi and Mehdi Taghiei speaking in Farsi. The first program was held on Sunday evening, coinciding with the first of Muharram, which was Monday, October 3rd. Wednesday, October 12th will be the day of Ashura. Every night the…

Dr. Qazwini Speaking in Toronto, Canada

Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini continues his nightly series at Rasool al Adham Centre in Toronto, Canada with lectures in both Arabic and English. Lectures begin at 8:15 PM every night.

SMC Muharram Statement

A Legacy of Treachery, Tyranny and Terrorism From Umayyad Tyrant Yazid, Al Qaeda and its Seditious Sibling ISIS. All events have a divine pattern – one governs that lives of everyone – and a human element. In Karbala, too there was the divine element and the human element. Well cognizant of the divine pattern, Imam…

Muharram at the IECOC

From Sunday, October 2nd, to Wednesday, October 12th, the IECOC will hold nightly programs in commemoration of Muharram. Starting at 7:00 PM with prayers, the program will feature an English lecture by the honorable Dr. Hassanein Walji along with speeches in Farsi by the honorable Drs. Mehdi Taghiei and Fred Sahafi: Unleashing Your Potential An…

Ghadeer Program a Success

On Saturday, September 24th, the IECOC held a special program in celebration of Eid Al-Ghadeer. The program featured various presentations as well as a keynote lecture by Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini. Many people came to attend this joyous occasion.

Weekend Islamic Schools Underway!

The IECOC is pleased to announce that the weekend Islamic schools for children have begun this month and are now underway. Held every Saturday and Sunday, the weekend schools help to prepare the future generations, offering enriching education on a wide array of topics including language, the Qur’an, Islamic ethics, and more. We wish all…