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

ICSC Spiritual Night Draws 400+

By: Mohammad Qureshi 


On Friday, September 28, 2012, ICSC held its monthly Family Night; this month’s theme was a spiritual night dedicated to the oppressed of the world.  What a beautiful, successful, and fulfilling night… Continue reading

MPAC launches ‘My Faith. My Vote. My Future’ Election Campaign

 By: Marium Mohiuddin
With just 40 days left before the election, the Muslim Public Affairs Council today kicked off its 2012 election campaign — “My Faith. My Vote. My Future.” The campaign aims to mobilize American Muslims and their… Continue reading

Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation Annual Essay Contest

By: Dr. Eba Hathout


Dr. Hassan Hathout (1924-2009) was a man of God, a man of science, and a man of love.  Love in God was a crucial part of his mission.  For Hassan Hathout, all people regardless… Continue reading

Educating Religious Leaders for a Multi-religious World

The Parliament of the World’s Religions presents, Educating Religious Leaders for a Multi-religious World: A panel discussion with national experts on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m at Mudd Theater (free and open to public)… Continue reading

“No to hate. No to Violence.” Dr. Maher Hathout’s sermon in response to “Innocence of Muslims”

By: Editor 

MPAC’s Dr Maher Hathout Gives Friday Sermon on Mideast Protests & Attacks on US Embassies

“You want to protect and defend the Prophet Muhammad? Do what he would have done in this situation. He WAS insulted, humiliated… Continue reading

[In the Media] U.S. Muslims are not measured by the exemplary work of its mainstream

By: Editor

 The Washington Post yesterday published an op-ed by Jihad Turk, ICSC Spiritual Advisor and Dean and President of the Bayan Claremont graduate school, and MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati. In their article, the two prominent leaders talk about… Continue reading

[In the media] Study of anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim bias on UC campuses stirs debate

By: Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times

This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on September 18. The article includes a quote by Jihad Turk, the Religious Advisor of ICSC. 


Studies commissioned to improve relations find that… 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

Honoring the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

By: Marium Mohiuddin

9/11 Prayer Service, 2012 on Vimeo

Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) commemorated the 11th anniversary on 9/11 with the final of three community events – an… Continue reading

Muslim-Jewish Council Named Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency

By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin

It’s official!  The inaugural Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council gathered for their opening retreat in late August.  And it’s not only Angelenos who are excited about this amazing cross section of high school leaders… Continue reading

Hassan Hathout’s reflections on September 11

By: Dr. Eba Hathout

In the early aftermath of September 11, as a guest speaker in a convention organized by MPAC in California, Hassan Hathout shared some personal reflections which you can view in the video below.


Hassan Hathout… 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

Ramadan a success– thanks to you!

By: Zeina Zein


As Chairperson of the Social Services Committee, I would like to recognize and thank her team for their dedication and hard work in making this year’s Iftar program at ICSC unique and memorable.  Iftar was… Continue reading

ICSC and MPAC to Commemorate 9/11 with Three Community Events

The Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) announced today they will be commemorating the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with three community events.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, MPAC and ICSC will take part in the… Continue reading

MYG and MPAC partner for 2-day Civic Summit for young leaders


Last weekend, about 25 Muslim high school and college students attended a two-day civic summit organized by the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and MPAC.


The summit provided participants with an opportunity… Continue reading

MYG helps rising filmaker document American Muslim Identity

By: Susana Casares

Making films is not easy, especially if you are a student in a foreign country. I moved to Los Angeles from Spain four years ago, thanks to a scholarship that allowed me to pursue an MFA in… Continue reading

[In the Media] Muslim-Jewish Council Launches

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Journal.


A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so… Continue reading

ICSC Hosts Thousands for Eid Prayers & Nightly Programs

By: Shirin Nouh


As the Maghrib adhan echoed at the Islamic Center and its parking lot on Saturday, August 18 crowds of people gathered to break their fast. Within the crowd their was a clear sense of diversity as… Continue reading

Muslim Jewish High School Leadership Council Officially Launched at New Ground Iftar

By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin

Two of the eight Muslim Council members, Ayman Baha and Kareem Zeeni

Before the break fast officially began Thursday night, the courtyard of the Westside JCC was filled with 225 people partnering with others they just… Continue reading