Mawlid al-Nabi: A Day to Express Joy and Gratitude

Mawlid al-Nabi: A Day to Express Joy and Gratitude

On the twelfth day of Rabi’ al-Awwal, Muslims around the world commemorate the birth of our blessed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims recognize this day as a communal expression of joy and gratitude reflecting on Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) message and using it as an opportunity to teach our communities about his distinguished characteristics and way of...

Open Mosque Day Festival

Open Mosque Day Festival

On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Islamic Center of Southern California opened it’s doors for our annual Open Mosque Day Festival. Energy was buzzing hours before guests began arriving as volunteers and organizers met early Sunday morning to discuss the setup and day’s plans. This year, the ICSC Interfaith Council decided to take a somewhat new approach on this...

Ashura: Lessons from the Exodus & Community Iftar

Ashura: Lessons from the Exodus & Community Iftar

“The Prophet (PBUH) was asked about fasting on Ashura (the 10th of Muharram), he said: “it expiates the previous year (for sins).” (Sahih Muslim) After a long day of fasting on Saturday, Sep. 29, approximately 250 people gathered for a special program surrounding the Day of Ashura. The event lit up the spirits of those in...

Happy Hijri New Year (1439)

Happy Hijri New Year (1439)

The Islamic Center of Southern California wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Hijri New Year (1439). As we embark on the journeys of a new year, we extend heartfelt gratitude for the blessings and mercies of what lies ahead, insha’Allah. May our hearts be filled through love and service to others and our spirits...

Our First ICSC Jum’a in Pasadena

Our First ICSC Jum’a in Pasadena

On Friday, June 2, the ICSC held its inaugural Jum’a Prayer at United Methodist Church in Pasadena.  There was a buzzing excitement amongst the attendees as this Friday was extra special since it was the first Jum’a prayer of Ramadan.  Dr. Saleh Kholaki called the adhan as almost 100 people packed into the room – preparing for Hassan Zeenni to address the...