In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Center of Orange County
Costa Mesa, California
IECOC Youth Session ft. Sister Edina Lekovic!
On Friday, December 6th, at 8:00 PM, IECOC Youth will be holding a specail session featuring guest speaker Sister Edina Lekovic, who is the Director of Policy & Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council and frequently acts as a national spokesperson for the American Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders, academic institutions, and community organizations. Her speech topic will be "Taking Back Our Story," which will focus on how Islam is misunderstood in our society, what Muslims do to perpetuate that misunderstanding, and how to remedy it. The session will also feature a special lecture by Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini, entitled "Love in Islam."
All are encouraged to attend this important and beneficial event! You can view more details on the program and RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.
Arabic Session on December 7
On Saturday, December 7, IECOC will be holding its monthly Arabic session. The program will begin at 5 pm with prayers, followed by Arabic presentation by Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini and two distinguished guests, the honorable Dr. Mesbah al-Durayni (Imam of The Straight Way Islamic Center of West Covina) and Sheikh Qasim bin Yousif. The program will conclude with dinner. All are highly encouraged to attend and benefit from the presence of our distinguished speakers.
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Arbaeen and Wafat al-Nabi Events
Mark your calendars for IECOC's upcoming Arbaeen (40th of Imam Husayn) and Wafat al-Nabi events.
Arbaeen events will be held on December 21, 22, and 23.
On December 21, the program will begin at 5 pm with prayers, followed by an ARABIC lecture by Sayed Mahdi al-Qazwini, an ENGLISH lecture by Dr. Mahmoud Datoo (from England), and FARSI lecture.
On December 22 and 23, the program will begin at 7 pm and will include and English lecture by Dr. Datoo, followed by a Farsi lecture. The programs will conclude with dinner.
Wafat al-Nabi events will be held on December 30, 31, and January 1. The program will begin at 7 pm with prayers, followed by an English lecture by Sayed Hadi al-Qazwini and a Farsi lecture, followed by dinner.
Imam al-Qazwini's Presentation at The Hammer Museum
On Tuesday, November 19, Imam al-Qazwini was invited to present at the Hammer Forum on the topic of: Islam's Growing Sectarian Divide. Imam al-Qazwini presented before a full-house of academics, students, and community members. His presentation was followed by a panel alongside Dr. Khalid Abou El Fadl, professor of Islamic law at UCLA.
IECOC Muharram 1435 Program Highlights
This year's Muharram program at IECOC was a resounding success! For 11 nights, the community was inspired by the magnificent lessons drawn from the noble stand of Imam Husayn (as), his family, and companions through intellectually stimulating lectures and presentations.
IECOC would like to thank our Youth for all of their hard work in putting together and conducting the program. We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated, including our respected speakers and presenters, as well as those who contributed to the success of the program.
Photos and recordings of this year's and previous year's Muharram programs can be found in the top left of this page.
Imam al-Qazwini's Speech in Wichita, Kansas, on November 30 and December 1
On Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini addressed the Muslim community of Wichita, Kansas. Imam al-Qazwini discussed issues related to Islam in the West and overcoming challenges facing the Muslim community, especially the youth.