Ziyara Trip to Iraq and Iran Around the Corner!

The 2017 IECOC Ziyara Trip to Iraq and Iran is coming up fast! Spaces are filling up quickly, so please do not hesitate to take advantage of this spiritually enriching opportunity. See the flyer above for dates, registration, and details.

SMC Meeting Held in Santa Ana

On Sunday, January 22nd, the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California held their regular General Body Meeting at Dar-e-Zahra in Santa Ana, California. The meeting was the first of the year and discussed planned projects and the vision for the year.

Anglican Delegation Visits the IECOC

On Monday, December 19th, a delegation from the St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach, CA visited the IECOC to stand shoulder to shoulder in support and solidarity with the Muslim community through the difficult times they are facing. Both groups agreed to visit one another with their respective communities to attend services, to promote…

Interfaith Celebration of the Birth of the Prophet (pbuh&hf)

On Saturday, December 17th, the IECOC celebrated the Births of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (as). It was a full house event which included guest speakers, The Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, who emphasized on unity between our communities. Dr. Qazwini spoke on what Prophets Jesus…

IECOC Youth First Friday Event Coming Up!

On Friday, January 6th, the IECOC Youth will one again hold its monthly “First Fridays” program, featuring prayer, Islamic lectures, food, fun, and more! This month’s program is titled “The Power of WHY”, and the program will begin at 6 PM with games, followed by prayer at 7 PM. See the above flyer.

Dr. Qazwini’s Visit to Holland

Dr. Qazwini has just returned from a trip to Holland where he met with the local Muslim and Christian communities for a series of lectures and discussions. On Friday, December 2nd, Dr. Qazwini participated in a discussion session with the local Muslim and Christian youth at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The discussion revolved around the…

Annual Arba’een Procession

On Sunday, November 20, hundreds of community members gathered to participate in the annual Arba’een procession held in Southern California in honor and remembrance of Imam Husayn (pbuh) and his loyal companions and family members. Men, women, and children walked together for approximately four hours from San Dimas to the Ahlul Bayt mosque in Pomona….