Imam al-Sadiq (a) has said: ‘When a believing jurist dies, a void is left in Islam that can never be filled again [except by equal or better jurists].’ (Al-Kafi)
It is with utmost sadness and profound grief that the Shia world received news of the demise of Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Sa’eed Tabatabaie al-Hakim in Najaf al-Ashraf after a sudden heart-attack. On this most grievous loss, KSIMC of London humbly extends condolences to Imam al-Mahdi (aj) on the loss of one of his general representatives, to the hawza ilmiyyah and ulama, to the grieving family, and to the entire Shia ummah.
Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Sa’eed al-Hakim was born on 8 Dhil-Qa’da 1354 AH, in Najaf al-Ashraf. He started his Hawza studies at an early age, and was found to have exceptional intelligence and a thirst to learn Islamic sciences. Amongst his teachers were his father, maternal grandfather Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhsin al-Hakim, Shaikh Husain Hilli (the teacher of many mujtahids and maraje – including Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Sistani), and Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Abul-Qasim al-Khui.
Grand Ayatullah al-Hakim lived under the harsh Ba’athist regime but still managed to reach the higher levels of hawza studies. He spent times of his blessed life inside Ba’athist prisons, along with many members of his family, many of whom were brutally executed. However, even in prison, like Nabi Yusuf (a), he propagated the faith in filling the thirst of his fellow prisoners and students with his deep knowledge. In fact, he even trained his son and co-prisoner, Sayyid Riyadh al-Hakeem to become a mujtahid.
Aside from his scholarly endeavours and authoring a number of books, he also cared for the poor and needy, furthered the propagation of Islam in a number of countries, voiced his solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine, and the followers of Ahlul Bayt (a) in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Mu’mineen are requested to remember Grand Ayatullah al-Hakim with Surat al-Fatihah, and for the ummah to be able to bear this loss with steadfastness.
سلام علیکم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
أعظم الله أجورنا وأجوركم بمصابنا بالحسين عليه السلامُ
A’zamallahu Ujurana wa Ujurakum bi Musaabinaa bil Husayn (A)
May Allah Make Great Our Reward and Your Reward for Our Grief on Imam Husayn (A)Ashra-e-Muharram programme will start from Thursday 20 August 2020.
The KSIMC of London welcomes the following Zakireen of Ahlul Bayt this Muharram 1442AH to deliver Lectures in Urdu and English.
Gents: Dr Hassan Kumaili to deliver Majaalis in Urdu.
ELC: Sheikh Vinay to deliver Lectures in English “From Imam al Husayn to Imam al Mahdi: Finding our way in today’s age” (in conjunction with Hyderi Jamaat).
The Ladies majalis in the morning will be recited by Zakira Vakil in Urdu (in conjunction with Hyderi Jamaat) and Zakira Ummulbanin Merali in English.
*Programs are subject to change at short notice (please check the Hujjat website / Ansaphone)
The Majlis timings above are indicative & may vary by up to 10 mins.
Please note: The programs on Tuesdays & Thursdays will be slightly longer than usual due to the recitation of Dua Tawassul (Tuesday), Dua Kumayl & Ziyarat-e-Warith (Thursdays) being added to the regular program.
The detailed program will be published at a later date and will be circulated in due course.
Al Aqilah (gentlewoman), Al Alimah (knowledgeable), Abidatul Ale-Ali(worshipper of Ali’s household), Al Kamilah (the perfect), Al Fadhilah (the virtuous), Al Siddiqah al Sughra (the junior veracious lady), Umm al Masaib (mother of misfortunes)
15th Rajab 62 AH Damascus, Syria
“You are the one who knows without being taught.”
(Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) commended about the intellect and accuracy of Bibi Zainab’s knowledge)
Five years after Hijrah, the Holy Prophet’s (SAW) daughter, Bibi Fatema (A), gave birth to a baby girl. The Ahl ul Bayt and the Prophet’s companions received the news of the birth with gladness. The child born was a lady of great eminence, the future leader of the women and a role model for mankind.
It is also narrated that the Prophet (SAW) foretold the events of her life and the role she would play in saving Islam. Bibi Fatema (A) and Imam Ali (A) asked the Holy Prophet (SAW) to name the child to which the Prophet answered:
“I will not precede my Lord in such a matter”
He then declared that the child be named ‘Zainab’, meaning ‘the embellishment of the father’.
The household of the Holy Prophet was sent by Allah (SWT) as a pure guide for mankind. Bibi Zainab who was one of the pioneers of the greatest revolutions of Islam perfectly reflected the upbringing in this household. Her surroundings emulated the light of knowledge to all parts of the globe. Bibi Zainab’s early education was under the guardianship of the Holy Prophet (SAW). When he passed away, Bibi Zainab was only five years of age. She then turned to the teachings of her mother and father.
Bibi Zainab married her first cousin, Abdullah ibn Ja’far Tayyar who was the noblest man of the Hashemites and one of the most generous men of the Arabs. They had five children, four sons and one daughter; Awn, Ali al-Zaynabi, Muhammad, Abbas, and Ummu-Kulthum.
Bibi Zainab was highly knowledgeable and was free from worldly attachment. This world was seen by her as a place of travel where only that which was necessary for the journey to the hereafter should be taken. She was known for her generosity and always preferred others over herself. She lived a humble life, despite the wealth of her husband. Bibi Zainab was totally devoted to Allah, and it is recorded that she never missed any of her wajib and nafilah prayers even during the events of Kerbala.
Bibi Zainab was renowned for her leadership through her conduct. After the death of her grandmother and mother, she became the leader of the women. She used to hold regular classes in Medina for the women, in which she used to very concisely convey her knowledge. Her subjects included, Islamic Law and Tafsir of the Qur’an. Women used to gather to learn from her teachings and emulate her manners and morals. She delivered her classes in an eloquent manner. Her eloquence in speech and presentation was acquired from her father, Imam Ali (A). Bibi Zainab also became known as Fasihah (skilfully fluent) and Balighah (intensely eloquent).
When Imam Ali moved to Kufa, Bibi Zainab too moved there and continued holding classes for the women folk there. Once in Kufa, Bibi Zainab was delivering a lecture in which she was presenting the exegesis of the phrase
“Allah (SWT) hears and accepts the praise of one who praises him”
Imam Husayn (A) passed by and upon hearing the voice of his sister; he stopped to listen to what she was saying. Although he was an Imam, he honoured his sister by this act, but not only that, it also goes to show the level of intellect that Bibi Zainab had acquired.
Bibi Zainab’s intellect was seen to be extremely vivid and the capacity to which she absorbed information can only be described as outstanding. To her merit lies the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an, the sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAW) pertaining to Islamic ethics, as well as rules of education.
Abdullah ibn Abbas has reported that Bibi Zainab narrated that Imam Ali (A) was once teaching his daughter how to count and he asked her, “Say: “one” and Bibi Zainab replied “One”. He then asked her “Say: two”. To this she kept silent and did not reply. Upon inquiry by her father about her silence, Bibi Zainab said, “A tongue which pronounces ‘one’ cannot say ‘two’”. Her father hugged and kissed her as a gesture in acknowledgment of her belief in Tawhid of Allah (SWT).
Bibi Zainab died in the year 62 AH. Today there are two shrines, both of which claims Bibi Zainab is buried therein, one in Syria and the other in Egypt but the grave in Damascus appears to be more popular.
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On Thursday 21st November 2019 at 7:30 pm, the Bushey Interfaith Forum will meet once again, this time hosted by the Jain community. There will be speakers from the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Jain faiths, all speaking on the topic of ‘Symbols and Signs’. Our Resident Aalim, Sheikh Jaffer Ladak will be speaking on behalf of the KSIMC of London at the event. All are encouraged to attend!
Address: Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, London Spiritual Centre, Falconer Hall, 6 Falconer Road, Bushey, WD23 3AD
Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the Kemp Place Car Park, Kemp Place WD23 1DW which is no more than 5 minutes walk away. Guests are kindly asked to park there.
Ashra Zainabiyya programme will start from Tuesday 8 October 2019 being the 30th after Ashura and Shahadat eve of Bibi Sakina (A)
Ladies morning majlis will start from Wednesday 9 October to Sunday 13 October 2019 majalis will be recited by Zakira Masuma Hassan, from Monday 14 October to Saturday 19 October by Zakira Ummulbanin Merali.
Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Wednesday 9 October Urdu majalis for Ladies and Gents in the evening will be recited by Maulana Syed Safi Haider, Thursday 10 October to 19 October Urdu majalis for Ladies and Gents in the evening will be recited by Maulana Syed Zaki Baqri
Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October English by Muallim Gulamabbas Lakha (ELC)