Zainabiya - Syria

Sayyida Zainab (A)

In: Ahlul-Bayt

Zainabiya - Syria

Birth5th Jamdi ul Awal 5 AH in Medina
TitlesAl 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)
Death15th 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.

Article contribution by Br Ali Bachoo

By: salaamsaheb

Hujjat Primary School – Application Deadline

In: Hujjat, School

Salaam Alaykum, peace be with you,

We pray this email finds you all in the best of health.

We hope those of you who have attended one of our recent parent information events found the session useful and that you had an opportunity to learn more about the school’s vision and meet the team.

If you signed up but were unable to attend, please do sign up for our next event on 9th December at 7:30pm. Click here to register:

We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments, or would like to apply and require support, please do get in touch. One of the team would be happy to help!

Please remember to apply by 15th January 2020 to be included in the first round of offers. As Hujjat Primary does not count as one of your 6 local authority school choices next year, you don’t need to make a final decision between Hujjat Primary and your local authority offer until offers day in April 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Hujjat Primary School Team

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @HujjatPrimary

By: hmistryh

Interfaith Event: Symbols and Signs – Are they pointers to faith?

In: General

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.

By: m.salim.kassam

Ashra-e-Zainabiyya 1441AH (2019) programme

In: Muharram, Uncategorized

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 BaqriTuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October English by Muallim Gulamabbas Lakha (ELC)


By: hmistryh

Al Haadi Youth Mindful Muharram

In: Al Haadi Hujjat Youth, Muharram

Al Haadi Youth present a Mindful Muharram
Brothers are welcome take part in noting down their relfections after all of Shaykh Shabbar Mahdi’s lectures. Post-it notes will be available in the gents marquee.

‘One who supplicates for believers Allah appoints an angel for each believer’ – Imam Kadhim
Sisters are invited to ‘Pray it forward’ – At mosque, we walk past and interact with so many fellow sisters whilst being oblivious to their struggles and pain the same way they are oblivious to ours. This muharram, Al Haadi Youth encourage you to look after a sister by taking some of her burden and making a specific dua for her. All it takes are 3 easy steps

Step 1 – anonymously write your dua on to a card available on the board outside the ELC.
Step 2 – On Ashura night, choose any card form the display board
Step 3 – On Ashura day, take time out from your amaals to make this dua for a sister, as if it were your own.

IA through our love, the mercy of our Lord and the intercession of the martyrs of Karbala, all our duas will be accepted.

By: Mohamedasif

Al Haadi Youth Spiritual Sessions

In: Al Haadi Hujjat Youth, Muharram

Al Haadi Youth present Spiritual Sessions on Saturday 7th September after the main program at 10.30pm. Gents session will take place in Main Hall with Shaykh Shabbar Mahdi. Ladies Session will take place in ELC with Zakira Mahjabeen Dhala. All are invited to attend.

By: Mohamedasif

Ashra-e-Muharram 1441AH (2019) programme

In: Muharram, Uncategorized

Ashra-e-Muharram programme will start from Saturday 31 August 2019.

We will Inshallah commemorate Ashura on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

The KSIMC of London welcomes the following Zakireen of Ahlul Bayt this Muharram 1441AH to deliver Lectures in Urdu and English.

Gents: Syed Akber Ali Abedi to deliver Majaalis in Urdu in the Main hall.

ELC: Sheikh Shabbar Mehdi to deliver Lectures in English in the Main Marquee.

The Ladies majalis in the morning will be recited by Zakira Mahjabeen Dhala in Urdu and English.

There will be a separate Majlis for Ladies in the ELC on the first floor, recited by Zakira Mahjabeen Dhala in English. A separate audio relay will also be available for the ladies who wants to listen to Sheikh Shabbar Mehdi. This will be in the special needs rooms on the first floor next to the ELC- please use the Hawza entrance to go upstairs to the first floor.

All Parents are requested and required to ensure their children are INSIDE the halls during the programme.

❖ Please cooperate & comply with the requests of the coordinators, serving volunteers & especially parking volunteers

❖ Please maintain the restrooms & all public areas to the highest tah’arah possible.


Please PARK RESPONSIBLY so that maximum parking space is utilised without causing any inconvenience to our neighbours.

As we approach the days of Muharram, we would like to appeal to the Azadars to bear with us and help us with the flow of traffic and parking. It will be of great help if you can car share within the household.

Please let the volunteers guide you to the best place that you can park. InshaAllah we will have a shuttle service from the overflow areas and from Stanmore tube station

Unfortunately, we have been very inconsiderate in parking around the neighbours and are inconveniencing them. The month of Muharram is a month of Sacrifice and we request Azadars to give a little sacrifice and park in designated areas rather than around the neighbours’ houses and blocking their driveways.

When leaving, please ensure you remain as quiet as possible as to minimise any disruptions to our neighbours

Let us prove to our neighbours we are true ‘HUSSAINI’

Please bring your own cups for tea to help with the environment


As we commemorate the month of Muharram I would like to firstly convey my condolences to you all. The Muharram Azadari fund is now open and it costs £950 to sponsor a Majlis or you can part sponsor a Majlis. Tabarruk and Nyaz fund is also open please donate generously. Please email or contact Riyaz Merali, Sajjad Tejani, Shams Kermalli and Chairlady if you would like to donate to this noble cause or at the Treasury Desks. Alternatively you can also donate on line at Please don’t forget to sign the gift aid form

Please remember to pay your membership subscription due from Jan 2019, which would have been suspended as per the constitution. You will be required to complete a re-application form and handover at the desks both in the Main Halls and the Marquee, with your appropriate payment. Family £120, Single £72, Senior Family £12 and Student/Senior Single £6 per annum.

Date & Day Programme Details
Saturday, 31 August 2019
1st Night of Muharram 1441
8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat
Sunday, 1 September 2019
2nd Night of Muharram
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

Monday, 2 September 2019
3rd Night of Muharram
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
4th Night of Muharram
Hur ibne Riyahi
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Dua, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

Wednesday, 4 September 2019
5th Night of Muharram
Habib Ibn Mazahir (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

Thursday, 5 September 2019
6th Night of Muharram
Aun & Muhammad (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
7:15pm – Dua, Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Taboot, Mataam & Ziyarat-e-Waarith

Friday, 6 September 2019
7th Night of Muharram
H. Shah Qassim (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

1:04pm – Jum’a Salaa

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
8:00pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Taboot, Mataam & Ziyarat

Saturday, 7 September 2019
8th Night of Muharram
H. Abul Fazl Al Abbas (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

7:45pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Dua, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

 Sunday, 8 September 2019
9th Night of Muharram
H. Ali Akbar (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

7:45pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Dua, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat

 Monday, 9 September 2019
10th Night of Muharram
H. Ali Asghar (A)
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

4:30pm-6:00pm – Childrens Majlis
7:45pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Taboot, Mataam & Ziyarat

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
10th Day – Roz E Ashura
I. Hussain (A)Sham-e-Ghariban
11th Night of Muharram
10:30am – A’maal for the Day of Ashura
1:03pm – Zohraun Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Taboot, Mataam, Ziyarat-e-Taziya & Nyaz
4:30pm – Majlis at Watford Cemetery4:00pm – Ladies Majlis
7:38pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam & Ziyarat
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
12th Eve of Muharram
10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis

7:45pm – Maghribayn Salaa, Qura’n, Marthiya, Majlis, Mataam, Ziyarat & Nyaz

Thursday, 12 September 2019

12th Day of Muharram


10:15am – Ladies Morning Majlis


*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.

Momineen are requested to attend the program on time.

By: hmistryh

Resident aalim: contact details & office hours

In: Education, General, Home Page, Hujjat, Uncategorized

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 following:

Daytime: Monday 12pm – 2pm & Wednesday 2pm – 4pm

Evenings: Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm.

These appointments are open to all, but you must book in advance – email

By phone: 

Shaykh’s official Jamaat number is: 07717 136061.

He can be reached by WhatsApp on this number.

You can also call, and Shaykh will attempt to answer or return any voicemails within a reasonable time frame.

By email:

Social media:

For those ladies who would prefer to see a female Aalima, they can see our Resident Aalima Dr. Masuma Jaffer, email:

By: education