Eid Prayer Next Week at the IECOC

Based on recent moon sightings, it has 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 on Friday, September 1st. Doors…

Junior Youth Camp This Weekend

Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual IECOC junior youth camp from Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th at the Outdoor Education Center in Irvine, CA. The junior youth camp is catered for youth ages 9-14. The theme for this year is ‘God, Love, Unity.’ Spaces are limited so please register as soon as…

IECOC Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Spain

The Islamic Educational Center of Orange County strongly condemns the latest terrorist attacks in Spain, which resulted in the tragic loss of life and injury of dozens of innocent people in Barcelona and Cambrils. The Quran and Islamic tradition teaches the sanctity of human life and calls for its preservation. Every human being, despite his/her…

Obligatory Prayer Due to Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, North America will experience a solar eclipse. In Los Angeles, the eclipse will reach it’s peak at 10:21 am. During the event of an eclipse, it becomes obligatory to perform Salatul Ayat. This prayer consists of two units, and each unit consists of 5 rak’a (bowing). One method to perform this…

Upcoming Junior Youth Camp

Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual IECOC junior youth camp from Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th at the Outdoor Education Center in Irvine, CA. The junior youth camp is catered for youth ages 9-14. The theme for this year is ‘God, Love, Unity.’ Spaces are limited so please register as soon as…

IECOC to Celebrate the Birth of Imam al-Ridha (as)

On Thursday, August 3rd, the IECOC will be celebrating the birth of Imam al-Ridha (as). The program will began at sunset, like the regular weekly program. Imam Ali bin Musa Ridha was born on the 11th Dhul-Qida in the year 148 AH in Medina. He is the 8th Imam and successor to the Prophet in…

Youth Program This Friday

On Friday, August 4th, the IECOC will be holding their First Friday event at 7 PM. The First Friday events take place once a month and are catered towards our youth and include discussions, Q&A, games, socializing, and food!

Upcoming Junior Youth Camp

Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual IECOC junior youth camp from Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th at the Outdoor Education Center in Irvine, CA. The junior youth camp is catered for youth ages 9-14. The theme for this year is ‘God, Love, Unity.’ Spaces are limited so please register as soon as…

SMC General Body Meeting Held in Yorba Linda

On Sunday, July 16th, the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California held their general body meeting at the in Yorba Linda, CA to discuss current and future affairs pertaining to the community. Among the items at the forefront of discussion are the upcoming elections to select a new board, as the current three-year term expires…

This Thursday: Commemorating the Life of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as)

On Thursday, July 20th, the IECOC will be commemorating the life of Imam Jafar bin Muhammad al-Sadiq (as). Imam al-Sadiq (as) is the sixth Imam and successor to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He was born and martyred in the city of Medina, where he established a platform to disseminate the knowledge of his forefathers to…