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Big Earthquakes Rattle Southern California

A powerful magnitude 7.1 tremor rocked the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south of Death Valley National Park as darkness fell on Friday, jolting the area with eight times more force than a 6.4 quake that struck the same area 34 hours earlier.

UC Berkeley Hosts First Ever Ramadan Iftar

The University of California hosted on Tuesday its first-ever Ramadan iftar meal for all students to celebrate the diverse and vibrant Muslim community as well as to build fellowship with the entire campus, Berkeley News reported. “We really wanted this to be a campus-wide event with people from all different backgrounds attending,” Imran Khan, an …

California Muslims Await Beginning of Holy Ramadan

Just a few hours to Ramadan, Muslims in Southern California are getting ready to celebrate and welcome a month-long Islamic holiday, Los Angeles Times reported. “We do it to show connection and reverence and sacrifice to God,” said Eugene Fields, communications manager for the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. …

Faith Groups Hold Vigil at US Mosque Targeted by Islamophobic Attack

Hope, peace the focus of vigil at Escondido mosque  The mosque was set on fire by an arsonist who left behind graffiti referencing NZ Christchurch attack More than 150 people from different faiths gathered Sunday, March 24, for a night vigil at the Islamic Center of Escondido in the US which was targeted in an …

“Meet a Muslim Day”: California Students Combat Islamophobia

CALIFORNIA – The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona, California, has hosted “Meet a Muslim Day” at University Park to inform students about the value of Islamic culture and religion. “The number one reason there is Islamophobia is that people have never actually met a Muslim,” said Hadi Nasr, a …

California Wildfire Leaves Town in Ruins

Wildfires burned out of control across California, killing at least nine people in a mountain town and forcing residents to flee the upscale beach community of Malibu in the face of a monster fire storm.

Muslims Give Thanks to Santa Barbara Community

Members of Santa Barbara Muslim community hosted a “Giving Thanks” ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 30, to express appreciation for community members who supported the construction of their mosque through its long journey.

California Students Take Hijab Challenge

As a white Christian woman, Kate Hobbs’ decision to don hijab at California State University allowed her to experience a day as a Muslim, during a time of nationwide anti-Islam sentiment.

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