Social Service program at ICSC begins to yield results

By: Abeer Gaber


I have just recently started work as an Employment Services Case Manager. So, I am still in the midst of doing outreach to get a steady flow of clients. However, there is one client that my… Continue reading

ICSC Staff Complete Certified Emergency Response Training Course

By: Editor 


The Islamic Center of Southern California is pleased to announce that two staff members, Ahmed Ahmed (aka Jimmy) and Kenan Kapetanovic, have become certified in the basic level of emergency response.


Following a major disaster,… Continue reading

Registration now open for 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards

By: Editor

erianIn 1991, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) held the inaugural American Muslim Achievement Award (AMAA). This year, the ICSC will honor Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian for his outstanding achievements in the fields of finance, global investment… 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

Interview with Prison Library Project

By: Sami Ghannem


On December 1st, I talked to Joey Reyes, who is a representative of the Prison Library Project of Claremont.  Our Center, through MECA,  has been heavily involved in this project by providing… Continue reading

ICSC Families join hands in being grateful to God

By: Dr. Elhami Nasr 


On Saturday, December 8th, our ICSC Social and Religious Committees continued the tradition of the monthly Family Nights by hosting this month’s Family Night with an emphasis on spirituality entitled “Being Grateful to God.”… Continue reading

Spotlight on this year’s American Muslim Achievement Award Honoree

By: Editor


The staff and Board members at the ICSC are beaming with enthusiasm for this year’s American Muslim Achievement Awards honoree, Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian. We realize, however, that our readers may not know much… Continue reading

Another Huge Development in Direct Social Services at ICSC

By: Abeer Gaber 


The Islamic Center of Southern California is proud to announce the new program Muslim and Arab American Resource Corps (MAARC)  in collaboration with ACCESS California Services. ACCESS has successfully obtained a grant from… Continue reading

First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica to serve as satellite Friday prayer location to the ICSC

By: Editor 
The Islamic Center of Southern California is proud to offer Jumma Prayers at two Southern California locations. As you know, the ICSC has been offering Jumma prayers regularly for decades. Now we are pleased to announce an… Continue reading

ICSC Proudly Announces 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards

By: Editor

In 1991 the Islamic Center of Southern California initiated an awards dinner series (American Muslims Achievement Award) whose purpose was to acknowledge and recognize exemplary American Muslims who have made outstanding contributions to their work and to the… 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

Hassan Hathout’s commemoration of a New Islamic Year

By: Dr. Eba Hathout


The prophet’s secret journey into freedom more than 1400 years ago was the transition of Islam from theory to practice, the prelude to a constitution and the first Muslim experience of a democratic way of life.… Continue reading

ICSC Youth Testify at LA City Human Relations Commission Anti-Bullying Hearing

By: Soha Yassine 


Wasi with ICSC Youth Coordinator Soha Yassine and the other panelists

On November 7, 2012, the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission convened an anti-bullying forum for city officials. The forum consisted of individual presentations… Continue reading

Will your voice be heard?

By: Hoda Elshishtawy

Whoever said one vote doesn’t make a difference? With the elections being three days away and the polls showing the two presidential candidates almost tied, every vote will make a huge difference.

American Muslims are working… Continue reading

Chairperson Message: Thank you for another wonderful Eid

By: Dr. Elhami Nasr


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Center of Southern California, I would like to thank each and every one of you who came to Eid prayers at the Pasadena Convention… Continue reading

Join the ICSC for the Third Annual Conference on Contemporary Islamic Thought

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 ICSC Third Annual Conference on  Contemporary Islamic Thought


The Islamic Center of Southern California presents a distinguishedgroup of scholars and theologians to debate the issue of religion and science vs. physical materialism;  a … 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

MPAC to Launch NYC & DC Metro Ads Opposing Racism & Bigotry

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC

(Washington, DC – 10/18/12) – On Monday, Oct. 22, the New York City subway system will feature ads by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which call on New Yorkers to stand together in… 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

“Going Hungry for Change”

By: Dr. Eba Hathout

Dr. Hassan Hathout was an advocate of will power as a positive enhancer of human character and relations. He pondered on the idea of a common day of fasting for people of all faiths, a universal… Continue reading