religious.jpgThe Islamic Center of Southern California is committed to fulfilling the spiritual and religious needs of its Muslim community by educating its members about their religious rites and providing high quality religious services encompassing all aspects of Islamic spirituality and worship. These services include:

  • Daily Prayer: The Center is open daily for all five prayers. Regular business hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. everyday except Saturday. To accommodate the three prayers beyond the regular business hours (Fajr, Maghrib, and Isha'a), the Center opens 15 minutes prior to prayer and closes 15 minutes after prayer.
  • Friday Prayers: Friday prayers (luma' a) are provided on a weekly basis throughout the year. Prominent religious speakers, scholars and leaders of our community regularly provide the Friday sermon (Khutba) and lead the prayer. The Friday prayer begins with the Khutba at 1 :00 p.m. and concludes with the prayer at 1:30 p.m.
  • Eid Celebrations: The Center provides annual celebrations commemorating the two Islamic Eids (Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul­Fitr). The celebration starts with the Eid prayer followed by the sermon, and concludes with a carnival with games and fun activities for children and their families.
  • Ramadan Program: The Ramadan Program is the highlight of the Center's spiritual and religious activities. The Center offers daily gatherings for Iftar in the Social Hall, followed by Maghrib prayer, Quranic recitations, religious sermon, and concluded with Isha'a and Taraweeh prayers.
  • Hajj Program: The Center organizes an annual Hajj trip for  interested members of our community.  The Center organizes and coordinates the airfare, visas and accommodations for the participants. The Center also provides religious guidance and spiritual leadership before and during the trip.
  • Sunday Program: The Center offers its members and visitors a variety of lectures and educational seminars on Sundays. The Sunday Program starts at 11:15 a.m with the Quranic Study session (Tafseer). The Sunday Lecture follows the Quranic Study session and starts at noon. The Sunday Lecture typically addresses Islamic topics of contemporary, historical and educational issues affecting the Muslim Ummah in general and American Muslims in particular. The program concludes at 1 :00 p.m. with Dhuhr prayer.