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A Celebration of Imam Ali's (AS) Birthday and After Eid Nowruz Community Gathering "Eid-Didani"

  • ICCNC 1433 Madson Street Oakland, CA 94612 (map)

An event for families and friends to come together in a friendly and relaxing setting to celebrate the birth of Imam Ali (AS) and see each other in the new Persian New Year.

Program: Eid Didani, Quranic Recitation, Farsi Lecture by Dr. Akhlaq: امام علی‌، سنت نوروز، و دوستی‌ انسان و طبیعت , Mawludi, Best Cake Competition, Games, Children's' Program, Prayer, and Dinner.

To participate in the Best Cake Competition please register by sending your name and email to

This program and all other programs at ICCNC are child friendly.

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq Bio
Dr. Sayed Hassan Hussaini, "Akhlaq," specializes in philosophy and religion. He is involved in comparative study, dialogue among civilizations, and inter and intra-faith dialogue. For the past decade he wrote books, papers, and gave lectures and speeches worldwide, including in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Iran, Afghanistan, South Korea, Greece, Russia, and the United Kingdom. In addition, he gives scholarly lectures for religious communities. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Allameh Tabatabaii University in Tehran, Iran. He completed his Islamic theological studies (Hawzeh Elmieh) in Mashhad. He worked as the chancellor of Gharjistan University, branch of Farah-Afghanistan in 2011; he acted as an academic advisor of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010; he has taught in Iranian universities, including Al-Mustafa International University and Payam-e Noor. He published four books (in Iran and Afghanistan), written in Farsi. His last work “The Secular and the Sacred: Complementary and/or Conflictual?” was co-edited by John Hogan and published by the Council for Research in Values & Philosophy (2017). Akhlaq was a Visiting Scholar at both Catholic University of America (2012-2017) and George Washington University (2013-2016). He was at Boston University for the 2017-18 academic year. He is currently teaching at Northern Virginia College.