In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

In line with national sentiment, the Southern California Muslim Community is mourning and distraught by the tragic turn of events in Albuquerque New Mexico. Preliminary reports of the investigations point to abominable violence, most concerningly against our Shia community. The taking of innocent life is a grave act specified in the Quranic principle: “…whoever kills a soul (unjustly), it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely” (Quran 5:32).

Effective intervention leading to the apprehension of a suspect by law enforcement agencies is a welcome development that is hoped to end these senseless, heinous killings that have shocked and dismayed peace-loving citizens of all affiliations.

Muslim organizations and individuals all across the US stand united as one body, vowing to not let voices of sectarian hatred sow internal discord and tarnish the immense love, respect and responsibility towards one another.

We stand committed to mutually supporting the families affected in this difficult time, exhibit resilience in the face of this adversity, and dedicate ourselves to protecting and preserving our collective identity and safety.

The type of senseless violence we have witnessed here and in many other Muslim communities around the world does not come from a vacuum. Those that use hate speech are responsible for instigating and encouraging aggression toward fellow Muslims and other religious minorities. We stand united in exposing and rejecting those who wish to dehumanize, marginalize, or harm any segment or member of our community and Ummah.

We pray for divine help and healing for the victims and their close ones. We implore that the All Merciful aids us through this trial toward recourse and reconciliation, Ameen.

About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California represents the consensus of Southern California Muslims, promotes communication and service among member organizations and society-at-large, advocates on behalf of its members, and advances leadership development.

Vision: Excellence in Leadership and Strength in Unity.

 

Our History

The Islamic Shura Council was formed on April 20, 1995, by the Muslim leadership as a  community-based nonprofit – 501(c)3 organization. This was a response to fill the need for an umbrella organization representing and advocating on behalf of the growing number of mosques and Muslim organizations in Southern California. It now has an impressive membership of 60 mosques and Muslim organizations. The organization also coordinated outreach campaigns and workshops on relevant issues for its constituencies. The linguistic meaning of Shura is the procedure of making decisions by mutual consultation and consensus. More History Coming Soon…

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Member Organizations
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Years in Service
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