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Is Fasting on Ashura the Sunnah of the Prophet? [PDF]

Is Fasting on the Day of Ashura the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (p)? What Happened on the Day of Ashura? God states in the Holy Quran: “O you who believe, if an iniquitous person comes to you with tidings, then be discerning, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become remorseful over that…

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…