MYG interfaith project declared “2013 Faith-Based Organization of the Year” by Governor Jerry Brown

By: Soha Yassine 


The office of Governor Jerry Brown declared our Muslim-Jewish leadership council. MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) the 2013 “Faith-based organization of the year.” I have been invited to Sacramento to receive… Continue reading

“Islam, Then and Now: From Al-Andalusia to America” starts Sunday!

By: Editor


The final Module of AIT’s fourth year is now open for registration online,
at Please sign up soon in order to reserve
your spot for this very interesting and intellectual set of classes.… Continue reading

AIT Module 3 The American Muslim Family Life: Conflicts and Resolution

By: Editor
The American Muslim family is facing challenges as it attempts to define its identity, roles, and goals. This course describes the challenges faced by the family unit and opens the discussion to come up with solutions. The course… Continue reading

Highlights of the 3rd Annual Conference on Contemporary Islamic Thought

By: Shirin Nouh 

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the Islamic Center of Southern
California held its 3rd annual conference on Contemporary Islamic Thought
entitled “Science and Religion: Faith vs. Materialism.” Alhamdulillah, we had
a full house hosting over 300… Continue reading

AIT Module 2 registration now open!

By: Editor
AIT has recently began it’s 4th year, and has already completed another
successful Module 1, with Dr.Maher Hathout.

Module 2 registration is now open online at
The dates for the Module 2 are November 4,11,18,December… Continue reading

Academy of Islamic Thought (AIT) on-demand sessions now available


For those of you who took the AIT classes in the past and have always wanted to view some of the old lectures but weren’t  able to… are NOW available as a pay-per-view… Continue reading

3rd Annual Conference on Contemporary Islamic Thought– Registration now open!

By: Editor 

The Islamic Center of Southern California 

Invites You to The Third Annual Conference on Contemporary Islamic Thought


The current debate is not between science and religion, but really it is between religion and the philosophy of… Continue reading

New Horizon School Pasadena recognized as Green Ribbon School

By: Amira Al-Sarraf


It is with great pleasure that we announce our school’s recognition as a Green Ribbon School for our efforts in promoting environmental themes within our school program.  Although we have been featured on the… Continue reading

Academy of Islamic Thought Module 1 Course Descriptions

By: Sajid Veera

The Highlights of the Seerah

Every Sunday Starting on September 16, 2012

Upon completion of the six class course, the participants will be familiar with these main events Of Prophet Mohammad {PBUH} in… Continue reading

Battle of the Books Update

By: Dr. Zeina Ghannem 

After Ramadan, 3 teams of each age group will lock in a battle of knowledge over Islamic books.  The teams will be carefully selected, through an examination on the assigned books, and come out… Continue reading

Summary of Religion and State Panel: “The ideal state serves its people”

By: Shirin Nouh

On Sunday, June 3, ICSC hosted a panel discussion during its regular Sunday program on “Religion and State.” Dr. Maher Hathout and Dr. Aslam Abdullah were the panelists with Mr. Salam Al-Marayati as the moderator.  What… Continue reading

Battle of the Books

By: Editor

ICSC Announces Pre-Ramadan Quran Contest

By: Editor

The Social Services Committee and the Religious Committee will hold a

Pre Ramadan – Quran Contest

for youth ages 6 to 18

Islamic Center of Southern California – Lecture Hall

on July 15, 2012

at 10 AM to… Continue reading

MYG and Gladys R. Trad Memorial Fund Partner to help youth

By: Editor


Since 2006, the Gladys R. Trad Memorial Scholarship Fund has recognized a deserving high school senior who is an active member of the Islamic Center’s Youth Group, maintains a high grade point average, and is active in… Continue reading

Experts Expose Realities of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries During Standing-Room Only Forum

By: Marium Mohiuddin


(Los Angeles – 4/18/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council brought together a panel of scholars and human rights advocates to discuss the realities of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.

Held before… Continue reading


By: Editor

Claremont Lincoln University, USC’s Office of Religious Life, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln University are co-sponsoring a conference on Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding, from Oct. 12-13, 2012, in… Continue reading

Minority Rights in Muslim Countries Forum Recap

By: Shirin Nouh

On Sunday, April 15 at noon, the Muslim Public Affairs Council hosted a forum at the Islamic Center of Southern California entitled “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries: Majority Rule, NOT Majority Tyranny,”  where … Continue reading

Recap of the 2nd Annual Hassaan Hathout Legacy Founation Essay Contest

By: Eba Hathout

On March 3rd, 2012, the Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation celebrated 5th through 8th grade student participants and winners of the Foundation’s annual essay contest “How to Grow… Continue reading

Big BIG Developments in Social Services at ICSC

By: Soha Yassine 

As many of you know, I am a relatively new hire at the ICSC. I began working as Youth and Volunteer Coordinator at the Center in June 2011 and, what an adventure it has been! Praise… Continue reading

[Special Announcement] Dr. Maher Khutba Collection

By: Editor 

Dating back to 2002, the ICSC has compiled Dr. Maher Hathout’s Friday khutbas.

To view this impressive volume of knowledge, click here.