Junior Youth Camp Held Successfully

The IECOC recently held its 7th annual Junior Youth Camp, titled “God, Love, Unity.” This year’s camp camp took place from August 25th-27th at the Outdoor Education Center located at the Irvine Regional Park. Campers enjoyed sports, games, zip-lining, great food, and other activities with one another. The camp strives to bring youth together in…

Youth Program This Friday!

This Friday the IECOC youth will be holding another session of its critically acclaimed “First Fridays” program, held monthly on the first Friday of the month. This upcoming proram falls on September 1st, and the program will begain at 7:00 PM with games. The title of the program is “The Most Important Decision of Your…

Imam Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini Retracts Statement Linking Israel to ISIS

August 24, 2017 Imam Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini Retracts Statement Linking Israel to ISIS Imam Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini retracts the comments that he made in a lecture on June 23, 2017, in which he stated that ISIS and other terrorist groups were supported by Israeli intelligence. While Imam al-Qazwini made these comments based on…

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!