Civic Engagement

On Wednesday, February 1st, a press conference was held in Los Angeles to show support and solidarity with the Muslim community in the face of the recent executive order. It was initiated by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, with the participation of other council members, the city attorney, and the mayor, Eric Garcetti. The conference was hosted…

IECOC Awards Costa Mesa Police Chief for His Service

On Thursday, February 2nd, the chief of police of Costa Mesa, Robert Sharpnack, along with the public affairs manager, Roxi Fyad, visited the IECOC. Chief Sharpnack spoke to the community and received an award for service and keeping our citizens safe and protected. Dr. Qazwini spoke on the importance of individual responsibility towards the community….

IECOC to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Lady Fatima (as) This Thursday at 7 PM

On Thursday, February 9th, the IECOC will commemorate the martyrdom of the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (sa), Lady Fatima al-Zahra (as). We take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Muslim women and to empower and inspire them to partake in the civil, social, and political aspects of our community. Fatima al-Zahra (as) stood…

Dr. Qazwini Attends Ordination in Garden Grove

On Tuesday, January 17th, Dr. Qazwini attended the ordination of The Most Reverend Timothy Edward Freyer, Titular Bishop of Strathearn, as Auxiliary Bishop of Orange. The event took place at St. Colombian Church in Garden Grove, California, hosting a large attendance of interfaith leaders and ecumenical officers.

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.