Hilal Statement: Rajab 1441AH, London, UK

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The next new moon occurs on Sunday, 23rd February, 2020, at 15:32 GMT. On this day it will not be seen anywhere in the world.

On Monday, 24th February, 2020, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in parts of Africa and the Americas. On Tuesday, 25th February, 2020, it can easily be seen in the whole world.

For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Rajab, 1441AH, to be on Wednesday, 26th February, 2020.

Important dates (days) for this month: 

Wednesday 26 February 1st Rajab: Wiladat Day – Imam Muhammad Baqir (A)

Thursday 27 February 2nd Rajab: Eve of Laylatul Raghaib A’maal

Friday 28 February 3rd Rajab: Shahadat Day – Imam Ali un Naqi (A)

Tuesday 3rd March 7th Rajab: Imam Musa e Kadhim (A) Day

Friday 6th March 10th Rajab: Wiladat Day – Imam Muhammad Taqi (A)

Monday 9th March 13th Rajab: Wiladat Day – Imam Ali (A)

Wednesday 11th March 15th Rajab: Shahadat Day – Sayyidah Zainab (A)

Saturday 21st March 25th Rajab: Shahadat Day – Imam Musa e Kadhim (A)

Sunday 22nd March 26th Rajab: Shahadat Day – Hazrat Abu Talib (A)

Monday 23rd Marchl 27th Rajab: Me’raaj Day – Roz e Ba’that

Tuesday 24 March 28th Rajab: Imam Husayn (A)’s Journey to Kerbala

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Hilal Statement – Jamadil Awwal 1441 AH

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The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 26 December 2019 at 5:13 am. The crescent will not be visible on this day

The calculations for crescent visibility on Friday 27 December 2019 for London is as follows:
Sunset 3:59 pm
Moonset 5:24 pm
Crescent age 1 hour 14 minutes
Crescent altitude 7.38 degrees
Crescent elongation 17.23 degrees
The crescent can easily be seen with naked eye

1st Jamadil Awwal 1441AH will InshaAllah be on Saturday 28 December 2019 in UK.

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Total Lunar Eclipse

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Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

During a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon form a straight line. The Earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The Sun is behind the Earth, so the Sun’s light casts the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. This shadow covers the entire Moon and causes a Total Lunar Eclipse. The next Total Lunar Eclipse is on Monday 21 January 2019 and is visible in London, UK.

The eclipse time for London is as follows:

Partial eclipse begins at 3:33 am

Full eclipse begins at 4:41 am and ends at 5:43 am

Partial eclipse ends at 6:50am

It is Wajib to pray Namaz e Ayat between these times

Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each.

Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku. For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim with the niyyat of reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, and perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Qul huwallahu Ahad, and perform another Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Allahus Samad, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Lam yalid walam yulad, and perform the fourth Ruku. Then he should stand up again and say, Walam yakullahu Kufuwan ahad, then perform the fifth Ruku followed by Samiallahu Liman Hamidah, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at. At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah. It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

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Total Lunar Eclipse

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Timings above are for London, UK

According to the rulings of Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him), Salaatul Ayaat becomes Wajib(obligatory) during a Solar and Lunar Eclipse, even if the moon or the sun are partially eclipsed, and even if they do not engender any fear. The time of Namaz-e-Ayaat sets in as the eclipse starts, and remains till the eclipse is over. It is better, however, not to delay till the reversal of eclipse commences, though completion of Namaz-e-Ayaat may coincide with the time of reversal.

The recommended time for Salaatul Ayaat would be from 20:50(8:50pm) and 23:19(11:19pm) on Friday 27 July 2018

Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each.

Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku. For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim with the niyyat of reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, and perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Qul huwallahu Ahad, and perform another Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Allahus Samad, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Lam yalid walam yulad, and perform the fourth Ruku. Then he should stand up again and say, Walam yakullahu Kufuwan ahad, then perform the fifth Ruku followed by Samiallahu Liman Hamidah, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at. At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah. It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

 

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Total Lunar Eclipse: Mon 28 Sep 2015

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Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

During a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon form a straight line. The Earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The Sun is behind the Earth, so the Sun’s light casts the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. This shadow covers the entire Moon and causes a Total Lunar Eclipse. The next Total Lunar Eclipse is on Monday 28 September 2015 and is visible in London, UK

Partial Eclipse begins on 28 Sep at 02:07:13: moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins at 03:11:12: completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse at 03:47:09: Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse ends at 04:23:05
Partial Eclipse ends at 05:27:05

Timings above are for London, UK

According to the rulings of Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him), Salaatul Ayaat becomes Wajib (obligatory) during a Solar and Lunar Eclipse, even if the moon or the sun are partially eclipsed, and even if they do not engender any fear. The time of Namaz-e-Ayaat sets in as the eclipse starts, and remains till the eclipse is over. It is better, however, not to delay till the reversal of eclipse commences, though completion of Namaz-e-Ayaat may coincide with the time of reversal.

The recommended time for Salaatul Ayaat would be from 02:07 and 05:27 on Monday 28 September 2015.

Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each.

Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku. For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim with the niyyat of reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, and perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Qul huwallahu Ahad, and perform another Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Allahus Samad, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Lam yalid walam yulad, and perform the fourth Ruku. Then he should stand up again and say, Walam yakullahu Kufuwan ahad, then perform the fifth Ruku followed by Samiallahu Liman Hamidah, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at. At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah. It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

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Total Solar Eclipse: Fri 20 March 2015

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There will be a Total Solar Eclipse on Friday 20 March 2015.

The Eclipse is due to begin at 8.25am London time. This is where the Moon touches the Sun’s edge.

Maximum Eclipse will be at 9.31am London time. This is where the Moon is closest to the centre of the Sun.

The Eclipse will end at 10.41am London time. This is where the Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

According to Rule 1504 from Islamic Laws by Ayatullah Syed Ali Sistani (HA), The time of Namaz-e-Ayaat sets in as the eclipse starts, and remains till the eclipse is over. It is better, however, not to delay till the reversal of eclipse commences, though completion of Namaz-e-Ayaat may coincide with the time of reversal.

Mu’mineen are reminded to recite Salaatul Ayaat during the recommended time of 8.25am – 9.31am.

Method of offering Namaz-e-Ayaat

Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each. Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku.
He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku.
For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Qul a-ao thu bi rabil falaq, and perform the Ruku.
He should then stand up and say, Min sharri ma khalaq, and perform another Ruku.
He should then stand up and say, Wa min sharri ghaassiqin e-tha waqab, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Wa min sharril nafathaati fil oqaad, and perform the fourth Ruku.
Then he should stand up again and say, Wa min sharri haassidin e-tha hassad, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at.
At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah. It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

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Penumbra Eclipse Illustration

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 18/19 October 2013

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Penumbra Eclipse IllustrationA Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. For this to happen the Sun, Earth, and Moon must be closely aligned with the Moon and the Moon located furthest from the Sun. There are a few different types of Lunar Eclipse that are determined by where the moon is in relationship to the shadow of the Earth.

A Penumbra Eclipse occurs when the moon only enters the Penumbra area of the Earth’s shadow. The Penumbra is a region of the shadow that is not completely obsured from the rays of the sun. This lighter shadow is a result of the relative size of the Sun to the Earth.

This type of Eclipse causes the moon to only darken slightly when viewed from earth and is one of the less dramatic Lunar eclipse.

The next Lunar Eclipse will occur on October 18th, 2013. It will be visible in The Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Penumbral Eclipse begins on Oct 18 at 10:53 PM (UK Time)Eclipses Oct18 2013

Maximum Eclipse is on Oct 19 at 12:50 AM (UK Time) 

Penumbral Eclipse ends on Oct 19 at 2:48 AM (UK Time) 

Salaatul Ayaat is obligatory (Wajib – according to the rulings of Syed Sistani), to be recited between 10:53PM (UK Time) on October 18, 2013 and 02:45 AM (UK Time) October 19, 2013

Details on the method of offering Salaatul Ayaat according to the rules of Ayatullah ul-Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah protect him) can be found here.

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PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on Saturday 10th December 2011

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Moon rise (GMT) – Start time of prayer of some cities
Birmingham -15:53
Chelmsford -15:47
Leeds -15:44
Leicester – 15:49
London – 15:51
Manchester – 15:49
Paris – 15:53
Peterborough – 15:46
Portsmouth – 15:58
Sheffield – 15:46
Stockholm – 14:42
Trollhattan – 15:15

For other cities in the UK and Some western Europe countries not listed please click here and visit timeanddate.com to get your timing

Method of Offering Namaz-e-Ayaat

Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each. Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku. For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim with the niyyat of reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, and perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Qul huwallahu Ahad, and perform another Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Allahus Samad, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Lam yalid walam yulad, and perform the fourth Ruku. Then he should stand up again and say, Walam yakullahu Kufuwan ahad, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at. At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah.

It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

(source http://www.al-islam.org/laws/ayaat.html)

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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on 15th JUNE, 2011

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The longest total lunar eclipse since July 2000 will occur on Wednesday June 15, 2011
As the moon rises above the south-eastern horizon shortly after 21:00 BST it will be fully eclipsed by the Shadow of the Earth in space. It may be difficult to see as it will probably be quite dark.

The eclipse will last for around another hour and it will get easier to see as it gains altitude. By 22:00 BST the Moon will be passing out from the Earth’s shadow and by 22:30 BST will appear quite strange as half of it will still be eclipsed and the other half will seem much brighter. It will all be over by just after 23:00 BST

Total lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, casting a deep shadow through which the moon then travels through. From the Earth, the moon will appear to darken and turn a deep red before eventually returning to normal.

Salaatul Ayaat recommended to be recited between 21:30 and 22:00 BST (British Summer Time).

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Partial Solar Eclipse: 4 Jan 2011

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Method of Offering Namaz-e-Ayaat

1516. Namaz-e-Ayaat consists of two Rak’ats, and there are five Ruku in each. Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and the other Surah, and then perform the Ruku. Thereafter, he should stand and recite Surah al-Hamd and a Surah and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action five times, and, when he stands after the fifth Ruku, he should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak’at in the same manner as he has done in the first. Then he should recite tashahhud and Salam.

1517. * Namaz-e-Ayaat can also be offered in the following manner:

After making niyyat to offer Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person is allowed to say takbir and recite Surah al-Hamd and then divide the verses of the other Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surah al-Hamd) and then perform another Ruku. He should repeat this action, and finish that Surah before performing the fifth Ruku. For example, he may say: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim with the niyyat of reciting Surah al-Ikhlas, and perform the Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Qul huwallahu Ahad, and perform another Ruku. He should then stand up and say, Allahus Samad, and perform the third Ruku. Thereafter he should stand up again and say, Lam yalid walam yulad, and perform the fourth Ruku. Then he should stand up again and say, Walam yakullahu Kufuwan ahad, and then perform two Sajdah and then rise for the second Rak’at, the same way as the first Rak’at. At the end, he should recite tashahhud and Salam after the two Sajdah. It is also permissible to divide a Surah into less than five parts. In that event, however, it is necessary that when the Surah is over, one should recite Surah al-Hamd before the next Ruku.

1518. There is no harm if in one Rak’at of Namaz-e-Ayaat, a person after Surah Al Hamd recites another Surah five times, and in the second Rak’at recites Surah Al Hamd, and divides the other Surah into five parts.

1519. * The things which are obligatory and Mustahab in daily prayers are also obligatory and Mustahab in Namaz-e-Ayaat. However, if Namaz-e-Ayaat is offered in congregation, one may say ‘As-salaat’ three times in place of Adhan and Iqamah. If the prayer is not being offered in congregation, it is not necessary to say anything.

1520. It is Mustahab that the person offering Namaz-e-Ayaat should say takbir before and after Ruku, and after the fifth and tenth Ruku he should say Sami’allahu liman hamida before takbir.

1521. It is Mustahab that qunut be recited before the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth Ruku, but it will be sufficient if qunut is recited only before the tenth Ruku.

1522. If a person doubts as to how many Rak’ats he has offered in Namaz-e-Ayaat, and is unable to arrive at any decision, his prayer is void.

1523. * If a person doubts whether he is in the last Ruku of the first Rak’at, or in the first Ruku of the second Rak’at, and he cannot arrive at any decision, his Namaz-e-Ayaat is void. But if he doubts whether he has performed four Ruku or five, and if the doubt takes place before he goes into Sajdah, he should perform the Ruku about which he is doubtful. But if he has reached the stage of Sajdah, he should ignore his doubt.

1524. * Every Ruku of Namaz-e-Ayaat is a Rukn, and if any addition or deduction takes place in them, the prayer is void. Similarly, if an omission takes place inadvertently, or, as a precaution, an addition is made to it unintentionally, the prayers will be void.

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