“A Country Called Syria” Dinner & Film

“A Country Called Syria” invites you to a dinner and film screening of Flight of the Refugees, a documentary on the harrowing journey of various Syrian families as they cross the Macedonian border from Greece to Germany. This event will be held on Sunday, October 16th, 2016, at 6:00 PM. The location will be the…

Eid Prayers to Be Held on Monday, September 12th

The day of Arafat will fall on Sunday, September 11th. This day is considered one of the most significant days of the Hajj pilgrimage season, in which millions of pilgrims spend the day in the desert of Arafat in prayer and supplication. It is on this day that God promises the complete forgiveness of sins…

Eid Al-Ghadeer Approaching Soon!

Mark your calendars for the celebration of Eid al-Ghadeer on Saturday, September 24th. The program will begin with Maghrib prayers followed by presentations, lectures, celebrations, and dinner. The keynote speaker will Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini.

Dr. Qazwini Visiting Karbala

Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini is currently in Karbala, Iraq visiting and lecturing at the shrine of Imam Husayn (as), as well as the various schools, universities, and projects in the city. He sends his regards and is praying for the community. We wish him a safe return back to Southern California, insha’Allah.

Eulogy Service for Sayed Mohammed Reda al-Qazwini (1941-2016)

On Saturday, August 20th, the IECOC held a memorial service for the late Sayed Mohammad Reda al-Qazwini, the uncle of Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini, who passed away and was buried in Masshad, Iran where he had been receiving treatment. He was born in Masshad into an intellectual and scholarly family and dedicated his life to…

IECOC Junior Youth Camp a Success!

This past weekend, the IECOC held their 6th annual Junior Youth Camp at the Outdoor Education Center of the Irvine Regional Park in Orange, CA. This year’s camp theme was ‘The Importance of Good Friends.’ The camp included different physical, educational, and spiritual activities such as sports, archery, ziplining, discussions, and congregational prayers.

Weekend Schools Starting Again Soon

Saturday School to Resume on Sept. 10th The IECOC Saturday School will commence this year on Saturday, September 10th. Registration will be held on the same day from 9 a.m to 10 a.m, and classes will begin from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Sunday School to Resume on Sept. 18th The Sunday childrens school will…

IECOC Youth Retreat a Success!

This past weekend, the IECOC youth held their 17th annual summer youth retreat at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California. The camp including a wide variety of activities such as prayers, discussions, youth presentations, sports, skits, and socialization. Over 70 youth and community leaders came together for a weekend of spirituality friendship, and development.

Celebration of the Birth of Imam Al-Ridha (as)

On Thursday, August 18th, the IECOC will be celebrating the birth of the 8th Imam of the school of Ahlulbayt, Imam Ali bin Musa al-Ridha. The program will begin after sunset with maghrib and isha prayers. Imam al-Ridha (as) was born in Medina and lived under the guidance of his father, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as)….