June 29, 2021

Based on the Fiqh Council of North America’s (FCNA) position and article on Eidul Adhathe day of ‘Arafah is expected to be on Monday, July 19, 2021 so Eidul Adha 1442H is expected on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

In line with the FCNA’s methodology, a final determination will be made after the official Hajj announcement about the start of the lunar month.

We remind the community to start planning for the blessed first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, about which the Prophetic teaching states that “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” [Bukhari].

This includes fasting the day of ‘Arafah about which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said : “Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.” [Muslim].

Please see timely reminders from our Shura TV media channel from local and national religious leaders about the importance of this pillar of Islam that commemorates the spirit of sacrifice and solidarity as shown by Prophets Mohammad and Ibrahim, peace be upon them. You can also get ideas on how to maximize good deeds in this time. Please refer to our recent Shura newsletter for ways you can offer devotional Udhiyah/Qurbani sacrifices.

Additional details on timing and logistics will be shared as they develop and are finalized Insha’Allah.

May Allah, the Most Merciful, make us deserving recipients of His mercy in all our days and times and help us reap the rewards of divine opportunities.

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Our Mission & Vision

Mission: The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California assists Muslim organizations in serving the Muslim community of Southern California and the society-at-large. It represents the united voice of it’s members, coordinates community activities, enables effective communication, advocates on behalf of it’s member organizations, and fosters leadership development.

Vision: To be a leading organization for unity and excellence


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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