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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
❖ POLITE REMINDERS
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
❖ TREASURY UPDATE:
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 email@example.com 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 www.hujjat.org. 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
Saturday, 31 August 2019 1st Night of Muharram 1441
In the midst of the scorching deserts of Karbala and the deadly thirst, Hussain and his valiant 72 followers stood like a GREAT WALL against the hypocrites. Amongst these heroes is the young Wahab Al-Nasrani (The Christian), a brave Warrior who reverted to Islam before his martyrdom.
Dramatization of the Martyrdom of Zuhayr ibn Qayn one of the heroic companions of Aba Abdillah (A) Imam Husayn (A) on the day of Ashura (Muharram 10, 61AH) against the forces of the despotic tyrant Yazid ibn Muawiyyah headed by Omar ibn Sa’ad and Shimr ibn Dhil Jawshan on the plain of Karbala in Iraq.
This portion shows the night of Ashura when Aba Abdillah (A) removed any obligation to remain from the companions and the candles were blown out.
It shows the heroic statements of Zuhayr ibn Qayn to the army of Yazid and in particular to Ibn Sa’ad and Ibn Dhil Jawshan. It shows his fight, and the break he requested for prayers.
It shows that famous prayer of love that imam Husayn (A) led his followers in while a barrage of arrows from the Army of the enemies of Allah fell upon the prayers.
Ultimately it shows the final stand of Zuhayr ibn Qayn (A) against the forces of evil and his ultimate martyrdom.
In this month they killed the son of the Prophet and imprisoned the women-folk after looting and plundering their belongings.
“Verily Allāh will never ever forgive this crime of theirs.”
[Nafasul Mahmum Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala’ Chapter 3, Section 2, Tradition 1]
Let us get ready to participate in the greatest event ever in the history of mankind
Kullu Yamin Ashura wa Kullu Ardhin Karbala
Every day is the Ashura and every Land is Karbala & and every Mimbar and every Mehrab is a battleground of Imam Hussein (AS)
The Majalises of Imam Hussein (AS) and the tears that roll down our cheeks are for the oppressed and each droplet being challenge to the tyrant. We are not the “Nation of Weepers”, but these weeping and wailing have protected the school of Sayyidush-Shuhada a.s. and these recounting of the tragedy has kept his message alive. Muharram is the month of epic heroism and self-sacrifice- the month in which truth condemned falsehood and branded the mark of disgrace upon the forehead of all oppressors and oppressed governments.
Insaan ko baidaar to ho lainay do, Har Qaum pukaaray gi hamaray hain Hussein
(When humanity wakes up from its slumber, Every nation will cry out: Hussain is ours!)
The real tragedy of the Muslims is not that we are oppressed and our lands and harts are occupied, but there are too many Yazids in the world and no Imam Hussein among us. Year after year the sacrifices of the great Imam will be commemorated all over the world; even the rulers of some Muslim countries & communities will participate in ceremonies of “Ashura” to pay tribute to Imam Hussein’s principle stand against injustice and oppression. Yet these same rulers & leaders perpetrate corruption, oppression and injustice in their own societies daily. It is this hypocrisy that is at the root of much of the suffering of Muslims today.
The Muslim world is dominated by Yazids who have pledged themselves to the modern-day Pharaohs and before I draw parallels between contemporary problems of Muslims and the tragedy of Karbala, let us be clear about Imam Hussein’s sacrifice was about. He did not struggle for worldly gain or power, but only to reform the community (Ummah) of his grandfather and not to pledge allegiance to Yazid. He preferred to die rather than compromise with injustice and oppression.
Such clarity of vision, purpose and commitment is lacking in Muslims today. There is a long list of tragedies that have befallen us that can be cited as our present-day Karbala: Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, Bosnia, Somalia, Pakistan and Gujarat are but a few. Everywhere Muslims are under attack, they are vilified, tortured, humiliated and killed, yet they are the ones accused of almost every kind of wrongdoing.
We Muslims are in such bad shape today because we have allowed too many compromise and forgotten the lesson of Karbala. Imam Hussein a.s. had correctly diagnosed the problem confronting Muslims in his time, it was the question of illegitimacy and usurpation of power and authority by people who were totally unfit to lead and rule. He raised his voice against it.
Today, the whole of the Muslim world and even some of the Islamic centres are governed by the likes of Yazid with corruption, nepotism, oppression and injustice. Yet these very rulers and leaders dare to extol the virtues of Imam Hussein while themselves indulging in Yazidi behaviour.
Muharram this year must be an occasion for doing more than shedding tears for the Holy Prophet’s grandson Hussein a.s. It is in this month, with the example of ‘Ashura before us, that the Islamic world must unite in lifting the standard of truth and justice.
This remembrance of tragedy of Karbala in theory has two components.
One is mourning, in the belief that tears shed for Imam Hussein a.s. have spiritual power to purify the soul.
And the second component certainly is, as keeping the memory of the revolution of Hussein a.s. alive involves recognition of the nature of corruption in governments/communities and the need to oppose it.
May our participation in the Azadari of Karbala be our source of Salvation