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Thursday 25 December 2014
Friday Prayers
Friday 26 December 2014

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Tuesday 23 December 2014
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Maghribain Salaat

Maghribain Salaat will be prayed via congregation daily at our centre during Spring/Summer. These have now stopped and will restart in the Spring of 2015.

Resident Aalim

Our Resident Aalim, Sheikh Mohamedabbas Panju can be contacted via:

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Programme Information

Thursday Programme
Thursday 25 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
4:07PM Salaatul Maghribain
4:35PM Holy Qu'ran recitation
4:40PM Sura Yaseen
4:50PM Dua-e-Kumayl
5:15PM Marthiya Anis Rahemani
5:22PM Announcements
5:25PM Majlis (Urdu) Muallim Habib Mukhtarali
5:55PM Mataam Mumtazali Kassam
6:02PM Ziarat-e-Warith  (MS)

6:10PM

Tabarruk

ELC Parallel Prog  
5:10PM Holy Qu'ran recitation
5:15PM Marthia
5:22PM Announcements
5:25PM Lecture (English) Sheikh Mohamedabbas Panju
5:55PM Mataam
6:02PM Ziarat-e-Warith

6:10PM

Tabarruk


Friday Prayers
Friday 26 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
11:30am Dua-eNudba Reza Kanji Tehranwala
12:08pm Jumma Khutba Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermon

Shahadat Eve: Sayyida Masuma e Qum (A)
Friday 26 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
4:08pm Salatul Maghribain
4:35pm Holy Qur'an Recitation 
4:40pm Marthiya 
4:47pm Announcements
4:50pm Majlis in Urdu Maulana Syed Zeeshan Haider Zaidi
5:30pm Maatam
5:37pm Ziyarat Maksus
5:45pm Tabarruk
ELC Parallel Programme ELC 1st Floor
4:35pm Holy Qur'an Recitation 
4:40pm Marthiya 
4:47pm Announcements
4:50pm Majlis in English Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
5:30pm Maatam
5:37pm Ziyarat Maksus
5:45pm Tabarruk

Fajr Prayers
Saturday 27 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
7:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture
Sura-e-Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz

Fajr Prayers
Sunday 28 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
7:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture
Sura-e-Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz

Shahadat Eve: Imam Hassan Askari (A)
Tuesday 30 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
8:00pm Salaatul Maghribain 
8:30pm Holy Qur'an
8:35pm Dua e Tawassul
8:50pm Marthiya
8:57pm Announcements
9:00pm Majlis in Urdu
9:40pm Maatam
9:47pm Ziyarat e Waaritha
9:50pm Tabarruk
ELC Parallel Programme ELC 1st Floor
8:50pm Holy Qur'an
8:55pm Marthiya
9:02pm Majlis in English
9:40pm Maatam
9:47pm Ziyarat e Waaritha
9:50pm Announcements
9:55pm Tabarruk
Boys (4-11) Parallel Programme Annexe
same format as Main Hall
Lecture

Eid e Zehra
Wednesday 31 December 2014
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
8:00pm Salaatul Maghribain 
8:25pm Holy Qur'an
8:30pm Hadith e Kisa
8:45pm Lecture in English Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
9:30pm Qasida
9:37pm Ziyarat
9:42pm Announcement/Tabarruk
Boys (4-11) Parallel Programme Annexe
same format as Main Hall
Lecture Br Javed Kanani

Fajr Prayers
Saturday 3 January 2015
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
7:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture   
Sura-e-Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz

Fajr Prayers
Sunday 4 January 2015
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
7:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture
Sura-e-Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz

Fajr Prayers
Saturday 10 January 2015
(Hujjat) (Jamaat Programme)
7:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture
Sura-e-Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz

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Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Print E-mail

3909355946_b7f0726678The Holy Prophet departed from this world on 28th of Safar, 11 AH. Thus ended the life of the Final Prophet sent:
as a witness and a bringer of glad tidings, a warner and a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and a lamp that gives light (Qur'an, 33:45-46)
the one who was sent as a mercy and blessing to mankind(Qur'an, 21:10)

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Imam Ali ar-Ridha (A) Print E-mail
Ja'far ibn Muhammad ibn Qulawayh narrates the following tradition from Hassan ibn Abd Allah, from his father, Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, from Dawud Sarmi, who narrates from Abu Ja'far the Second (Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A), ninth Holy Imam) saying: I heard him say, “Whoever visits my father's tomb shall enter paradise.(as narrated by Ibn Qulawayh: Kamil al-Ziyarat, bab 101, p.303)

His name is Ali, his title is Abu al-Hassan, and his most famous honorary name is “Ridha”, meaning “Satisfaction”. According to his son, Imam Muhammad Taqi (A), “The glorious and mighty Lord named him Ridha because Allah was pleased with him in the heavens and the Prophet of Allah and the Imams of guidance were pleased with him on earth”. Also, his friends and relatives and even his enemies were satisfied with him (because of his great moral qualities)”.

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Forthcoming HIS module: The Evolving Concept of Money Print E-mail
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Forthcoming HIS Module on "The Evolving Concept of Money" by Br Iqbal Asaria

Course outline:

1. History of Money
2. Money and Banking - Evolution of Fractional Reserve Banking
3. Money as Debt Creation - The Global addiction to Debt
4. The Global Financial Crisis and its Implications for the concept of Money
5. Implications for Islamic Finance and Theology of Contemporary Nature and Role of Money

Dates: Tue 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb & 10 Feb 2015

Limites spaces only. Book early to reserve. Please contact either Br Ali Sheriff or Br Suhail Valji.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Enrolment: SIM Print E-mail
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Enrolment SIM 15Enrolments for entrance to SI Madressa for 2015 has now commenced. Please visit www.madressa.net for further details.

 
Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A) Print E-mail
Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five:
•    Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily,
•    Reciting Ziyarah of Arba'een,
•    Wearing a ring in the right hand,
•    Placing the forehead on dust [during sajda], and
•    Saying "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim" aloud in salaa.” al-a'mal, p. 589, as stated [by Ibn Tawus]

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) includes the performance of Ziyarah of Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 rakats of salaa, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand and doing sajda on dust.

Why is so much importance given to the performance of the Ziyarah of Arba’een and the observance of Arba’een (40 days of mourning)?

The 40th (Arba’een or Chehlum) marks an important turning point in the movement of Kerbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Aashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the Ahlu’l Bayt reached the land of Kerbala on this day and performed the visitation to Sayyid ash-Shuhada Imam Hussain (A) and the loyal family and friends who gave their life for the cause of Islam.

Ziyarat, as we all know is a visitation, which in essence, is the act of speaking with and visiting our role models.  Of course the physical manifestation of the ziyarat is actually being present in Kerbala to perform the Ziyarah of Arba’een, but, in reality, that is not possible for every believer.  So does making ziyarah while not in Kerbala give one the same benefits?  Ahadith tell us that performing the Ziyarah of Imam Hussain (A) far from Kerbala would hold the same significance as being in the land of Kerbala, as long as the person performing the Ziyarah has truly understood the status of the Imam and seeks to emulate him.

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A) states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain (A) for forty mornings, rising red and settling red.  As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him,

“I bear witness that you are the Imam (who is) the upright, the pious, well-pleased (with Allah), the pure, the guide and the rightly-guided.
I bear witness that you fulfilled the pledge of Allah and you struggled in His way…I am a friend of whoever befriends him ...”

By performing the Ziyarah of Arba’een, we pledge that we will continue to follow the path of justice and righteousness and will reject injustice and speak up against the oppressors of the time,

“I am an enemy of whoever is his enemy”

In essence, we make a promise to continue to mould our lives according to the teaching of Imam Hussain (A)

But why is it that we mourn and remember Imam Hussain (A) for a period of forty days and then move on?
Our Prophet (SAW) has said, “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings.”   Therefore it appears that the deceased should be remembered and mourned over for a period of forty days.

Performing an act for a continuous period of forty days is also known to help one to not just form a habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of his life.

If we look at studies dealing with bringing a lifestyle change, we notice the time period emphasized to bring about a change is usually 6 weeks which is about the same time period as 40 days (to be exact it is 42 days).

In the book 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul, the author Baron Baptiste explains the significance of forty days:

Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Moses and his people travelled through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. Noah preserved the sacredness of life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights. According to the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being into our system….

Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is highly recommended in our practices as well.  The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a particular Duaa is recited 40 times, or 40 people gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its effectiveness is highly increased.

It is reported from Imam Ja'fer al-Sadiq (A) that whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the 12th Imam (A).

Visitation of the shrine of Imam Hussain (A) as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40 consecutive Tuesdays / Thursdays is also very highly recommended and is one of the acts that promise a visit from the 12th Imam (A).

Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of mourning of Imam Hussain (A), we hope and pray that this forty days of remembrance of Imam Hussain (A), brings about a transformation in us by which we can continue to follow the path of Imam Hussain (A) and carry on his message of upholding justice with true faith and a strong sense of sacrifice!

References:
www.duas.org
www.hujjat-workshop.org
www.world-federation.org
A’maal of Muharram and Safar (Tayyiba Publishers)
Kerbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jabouri
The Miracle of Ziyarat-e-Ashoora
Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura, translated by Saleem Bhimji from the work of Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani
Kitab al-Irshad, translated by IKA Howard, authored by Sheikh Al-Mufeed

 
Ladies Only: Play on Umm Kulthum Print E-mail
Stanmore Jafferys

PlayStanmore Jaffery's will be hosting a Play titled 'Umm Kulthum - Golden Words' for ladies

on Saturday 20th of December at 9:30am.

The play will shed light on the life of Bibi Umm Kulthum who is much forgotten in history. 

 
Vacancy at SIM Print E-mail
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SIM Job AdvertThe SI Madressa is looking to hire a full time administrative manager – deadline for all applications is 21 December 2014.

For further details please see the Madressa website (www.madressa.net) or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To download the Job Description, please click here

 

 
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting: 11 January 2015 Print E-mail
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Dear Members,

Salaamun Alaykum

In accordance with clauses 5.2 (i) and 5.4 of our Constitution, Notice is hereby given by the Executive Committee that an Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Jamaat be held on Sunday 11th January 2015 at 10.30am at the Hussaini Islamic Centre Wood Lane Stanmore HA7 4LQ, in the ELC marquee, to transact the following:

AGENDA

1) Recitation from the Holy Quran and English translation thereof.

2) Consideration of the proposed constitutional amendments submitted by Br Abul-Kassim Meghjee, and seconded by Dr Munir Datoo, on 26th November 2014 pursuant to clause 12(i) and adoption thereof, if approved. To download the amendments please click here (link to document).

With Salaams and Duas

Moshin Kassam
Hon Secretary

KSIMC of London 
29 November 2014

 
Hilal Statement: Safar 1436AH Print E-mail
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hilalThe next new moon occurs on Saturday, 22nd November, 2014, at 12:32 GMT. On this day it cannot be seen with the unaided eye in any part of the world. On Sunday, 23rd November, 2014, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in most of the world, including Europe. For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Safar, 1436AH, to be on Monday, 24th November, 2014.
For the Muqallideen of Marhum Ayatullah Al-Khoei (May Allah Elevate his status), 1st Safar, 1436AH, will be on Monday, 24th November, 2014.

Important dates for this month:
    
Sunday 30th November: 7th Safar: Shahadat Day – Imam Hassan (A)
Wednesday 3rd December: 10th Safar: Shahadat Day – Bibi Sakina (A)
Friday 12th December: 19th Safar: Eve of Arabaeen
Saturday 13th December: 20th Safar: Day of Arbaeen – 40th Day after Ashura
Sunday 21st December: 28th Safar: Shahadat Day – Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Monday 22nd December: 29th Safar: Shahadat Day – Imam Ali Ridha (A)