Resident aalim: contact details & office hours

oShaykh Jaffer Ladak is available as a point of contact for anyone who has any issues they would like to discuss or questions that they would like answered. All communication is strictly confidential. There are different ways you can get in touch with Shaykh: Meet in person: Shaykh’s office hours at the centre are the […]

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Two new weekly Tafsir classes with Shaykh Jaffer Ladak

The Jamaat has organised two new weekly Tafsir classes with Shaykh Jaffer Ladak The first is ladies only, every Monday morning (10-1130), starting Monday 14 January. Click here to sign up. The second is open to all, every Monday evening 8-9pm, starting 21 January (one week later). Click here to sign up, See poster for […]

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Resilience in children in challenging times Part 1: RSE

In response to the fast changing world we live in and concerns about our chidrens’ spiritual and emotional development, we have organised a series of seminars and talks on ‘Resilience in children in challenging times’. The first in this series is a talk on the new RSE (relationships and sex education) curriculum being introduced into […]

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Wiladat: Imam Hassan Al Askari (A)

Birth10th Rabi-ul Aakher 232 AH in MadinaTitlesAl-AskariDeath8th Rabi-ul Awwal 260 AH  Samarrah, Iraq “Generosity has a limit, which when crossed becomes extravagance; caution has a limit which when crossed becomes cowardice; thriftiness has a limit, which when crossed becomes miserliness; courage has a limit, which when crossed becomes fool-hardiness. Let this moral lesson suffice: refrain […]

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Shaykh Jaffer Ladak’s Friday reflections 17th August 2018

Last Friday, we introduced our methodology of discussion and looked at verses on how the Prophet (s) reacted to being rejected, and felt when great trials befell his community. Today’s discussion on the Prophetic personality and mission will be to reflect on how the Prophet (s) treated his own community and expected his followers to […]

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Shaykh Jaffer Ladak’s Friday reflections 10 Aug 2018

These two verses discuss one aspect of the Prophet’s personality and the methodology of his mission: his undying concern for the community, regardless of how harshly they rejected him. How the Prophet (S) was from ‘amongst yourselves’ – how he understands your conditions and your life; how he experiences what you experience. ‘…It is grievous […]

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Wiladat of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A)

images-stories-baqismall-300x151His Parents, Birth & Childhood

He is the only Imam who is connected with Imam Ali (A) and Sayyida Fatema Zahra (A) from both sides.  His father, Imam Zainul Abedeen (A) was their grandson and his mother, Fatima their granddaughter.

Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A) was present in Kerbala on the day of Ashura.  He was then a child of 3 years. He too was taken prisoner, with the women and children and his father, to Shaam (Damascus).  They stayed in the prison for a whole year.

Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The Prophet had told his companion Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari that he would live to see his great, great grandson who would have the same name as himself and would be granted light and wisdom.  The Prophet asked Jabir to convey his greetings to the Imam.

Many years later Jabir did just that to the young Imam.  By this time Jabir was very old man and had also lost his eyesight.

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Martyrdom of Fatima Zehra (sa) and the Last day of her life – Will of Fatimah Zehra (sa)

images-stories-h-fatemeh-300x221The account of the last day of her life clearly shows what kind of a lady was this daughter of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). It was 3rd day of the Islamic Lunar Calendar month,Jamadi al-Thani, year eleven after Hijrah. Fatimah Zehra (sa) told the household that she was feeling better, the pain in her ribs and in her hand was not so severe and that her fever had come down. Then she started bathing the children, immediately Imam Ali (as) and Bibi Fizza (ra) came to her assistance. She got those children bathed, dressed and fed, then sent them away to her cousin.

Imam Ali (as) was surprised to find that his dear wife, Fatima Zehra (sa) had left her bed and had started doing the housework; he asked her about it and she replied: “This is the last day of my life. I wanted to wash my children’s hair and clothes, because they will soon be orphans, without a mother!”

Imam Ali (as) then asked her about the source of knowledge of this news (the day of her departure). Fatima Zehra (sa) told him that she had seen the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (saw) in her dream and he had told her that she was going to join him that night. She then asked Imam Ali (as) to execute her will.

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