Click Quran above for link to Arabic and recitation.
The Islamic Center community is here for you and our team will do our best to answer your questions and assist you. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section to quickly familiarize yourself with our Center.
Hours of Operation
Regular business hours for the Islamic Center are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except Saturday. However, the Center is open for all five daily prayers.
The Islamic Center of Southern California is located just east of Downtown Los Angeles near the Wilshire District and Koreatown.
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
The Center is easily accessed from major Los Angeles freeways, including the 101, 10 and 110. It’s conveniently located just 3 blocks from the Wilshire/Vermont L.A. Metro Rail station, which is just a few stops from Downtown Union Station. You can easily get to the Center via Metro, Metrolink or Amtrak trains whether you’re coming from the San Fernando Valley, Inland Empire or Orange County. And of course, the Center is also easy accessed by the Metro bus system as well.
From Monday-Thursday and on Saturdays, you can park in the parking lot behind the Islamic Center. When this is not an option, you’ll find street parking around the Center, along Vermont Ave, 4th St and Shatto Place. On Fridays for Jum’a, please look for available street parking as our parking lot is used for extra prayer space and staff parking. Please refrain from parking at nearby businesses (Ralph’s, Galleria Market, Rite-Aid, Sizzler’s). On Sundays, limited parking is also available in an adjacent lot shared with the L.A. Department of Children & Family Services located directly behind the Center at 425 Shatto Place. Islamic Center visitors are permitted to use this parking lot during Sunday programs and when noted for special events. (A staircase connects you directly from this lot to the Center.)
The Center is open daily for all five prayers. To accommodate the prayers beyond the regular business hours (fajr – predawn, maghrib – post sunset, and isha’ – evening), the Center opens 15 minutes prior to prayer and closes 15 minutes after prayer. Please note: If you want to join us for daily prayers, the iqama (announcement of group prayer) is called 10 minutes after the athan
Our Friday prayer service (jum’a) provides timely, relevant and uplifting sermons (khutba) and prayers led by prominent scholars and leaders from the local Muslim community. The sermon begins promptly at 1 p.m. and is followed the congregational prayer at 1:30 p.m.
The Center offers a variety of lectures and classes for the entire family on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. with dhuhr (early afternoon) prayer. Click here to see a complete list of our programs for all ages.