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:

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….

IECOC Encourages Contributions Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem In the Name of Allah, the Benificent, the Merciful Assalaamu alaykum, IECOC wishes you and your families a blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage, which celebrates the great struggles and sacrifices of Prophets Abraham (pbuh) and Ishmael (pbuh). It is also a…

This Friday: Eid Prayer at the IECOC

Based on recent moon sightings, it had been determined that Wednesday, August 23rd is the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah. Therefore, Thursday, August 31st will be the Day of Arafat, and Friday, September 1st will be the day of Eid al-Adha. The IECOC will hold Eid prayers this Friday, September 1st. Doors…