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Programme Information

Jumme Raat - Eve of Shahadat Janab e Masuma e Qum (as)
Thursday 23 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

8:00PM Holy Quran Ammar Merali
8:10PM Dua-e-Kumayl Amirali Alimohamed
8:35PM Announcements
8:40PM Marthiya Muhammad Damji
8:45PM Majlis in English Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
9:15PM Maatam Abulkassim Meghjee
9:25PM Ziyarat Waarith
9:35PM Tabarruk


Friday Prayers
Friday 24 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

11:20AM Dua Nudba Zainali Panjwani
11:53AM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermons


Fajr Prayers
Saturday 25 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Fajr Prayers
Sunday 26 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Eve of Shahadat of Imam Hassan Askari (as)
Monday 27 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)
8:00PM Holy Quran recitation
8:05PM Announcements

 

8:10PM Marthiya
8:17PM Majlis in English Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
9:00PM Taboot
9:05PM Maatam
9:15PM Ziyrat Makhsus Makbul Rahim
9:20PM Tabarruk

EID E ZAHRA
Tuesday 28 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

8:00PM Holy Quran
8:05PM Hadith e Kisa Salman Pirmohamed
8:20PM Dua Tawassul

Mehdi Lilani

8:30PM Lecture
9;10PM Announcements
9:15PM Qasida
9:25PM Presentation - Dar ul Quran
9:35PM Tabarruk


Jumme Raat
Thursday 30 November 2017
(Jamaat Programme)
LADIES ONLY
7:30PM Quran Recitation
MAIN PROGRAM
8:00PM Sura e Yaseen Sameer Kanji
8:10PM Dua e Kumayl Muntazir Jaffer
8:35PM majlis in English

9:05PM Announcements
9:10PM Ziyrat Waarith Gulam Mehdi Sumar
9:20PM Tabarruk

Friday Prayers
Friday 1 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

11:56AM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermon


Fajr Prayers
Saturday 2 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Fajr Prayers
Sunday 3 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Friday Prayers
Friday 8 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

11:58AM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermon


Fajr Prayers
Saturday 9 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Fajr Prayers
Sunday 10 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Friday Prayers
Friday 15 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

12:02PM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermon


Fajr Prayers
Saturday 16 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Fajr Prayers
Sunday 17 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Friday Prayers
Friday 22 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

12:06PM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
English Sermon


Fajr Prayers
Saturday 23 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Fajr Prayers
Sunday 24 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

07:00AM Fajr Salaat
Lecture Sheikh Abbas Jaffer
Sura Yaseen
Breakfast Nyaz


Friday Prayers
Friday 29 December 2017
(Jamaat Programme)

11:40AM Dua Nudba Br Zamin Shabir
12:09PM Salaatul Jumah Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju


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Notice of Elections: Sun 17 Dec 2017 Print E-mail
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20 November 2017

Dear Members,

Salaamun Alaykum,

Following the resignations of the President Br Mustafa Mohamed (Jaffer), Br Mohamedali Gokal, Sister Taskeen Zahra Jaffer and Br Mohamed Tejani within the last few hours, clause 11.7 of the constitution of The KSIMC of London is in effect. The Executive Committee is now dissolved, and the remaining members are carrying on the necessary management of the Jamaat until a new committee is elected.

As Hon. Secretary, I hereby call for elections to be held on Sunday 17 December 2017. I have communicated this to the Electoral Commission, and members can send nominations to their email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it which must be received by Saturday 2 December 2017. Nomination form can be downloaded here.

There is a dedicated space on the Jamaat website which can be found here containing relevant information. A timeline of events between now and the election is available for download here.

Members are advised to clear any outstanding arrears by noon on Friday 24 November 2017 in order to take part in the election process.

Any enquiries relating to the "electoral process" should be directed to the Electoral Commission at the email address above.

With Salaams and Duas

Akil Kanani
Hon. Secretary
The KSIMC of London

 
Resignation of the President Print E-mail
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Dear Members

Salaamun Alaykum

The Secretariat has within the last hour received the below which is self explanatory.

With Salaams and Duas,

Akil Kanani
Hon. Secretary
The KSIMC of London

20th November 2017

The Hon Secretary
KSIMC of London
Wood Lane
Stanmore

Dear Akil

Salamun Alaykum

Since the last elections were nullified by the then electoral commission in May 2017, our team was constitutionally obliged to carry on and call fresh elections within a year, leading up to May 2018.

In my subsequent statement to the community, I had made it clear that we do not intend to remain in office for the whole year allowed by the constitution, but will undertake to call a Constitutional Conference to make amendments to the election process for a smooth election and call a General Meeting for a resolution on the Ruislip Property.

With both these tasks complete, and as per the indication in my earlier statement, I feel it is time to trigger off a process that will allow the secretariat to call elections for the EC of the KSIMC of London for the term 2017-2019.

The process that will compel you to call new elections is when the President and 3 EC members resign within a week of each other.

To get the process started, I hereby tender my resignation as the President of the KSIMC of London with immediate effect.

I would like to put on record my sincere appreciation for all the support accorded to me by you and the whole EC during my terms as the President. May the Almighty reward you all amply.

With Salaams and Duas

Mustafa Mohamed (Jaffer)

 
Bushey Interfaith Event: Wed 22 Nov Print E-mail
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Fasting-FeastingBushey Interfaith present: 

"Fasting and Feasting - The Why and the How" at the Husaini Islamic Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore 

Our next annual function will be on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 7.30pm

Ladies should cover their hair with scarves to respect the Muslim tradition. Ladies will sit separately from the men in a different section of the same hall.

The theme this year will be “Fasting and Feasting – The Why and the How”. There will be speakers from the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Jain faiths. It should be a fascinating evening with opportunities for discussion.

FREE admission and refreshments.

 
Hilal Information: Rabi ul Awwal, 1439AH, for UK Print E-mail
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The next new moon occurs on Saturday, 18th November, 2017, at 11:42 GMT. On this day it will not be visible with the unaided eye anywhere in the world.
On Sunday, 19th November, 2017, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in North, Central and South America, as well as parts of Africa. It may also be seen in Spain. On Monday, 20th November, 2017, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in the rest of the world, including UK.

There were no confirmed reports of sighting of the new crescent on Sunday 19 November on our horizon. As such, for the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) 1st Rabi ul Awwal, 1439AH, will be on Tuesday, 21st November, 2017.

Important dates for this month:
Thursday 23rd November; Eve 4th Rabi ul Awwal Shahadat Eve Bibi Masuma e Qum (A)
Monday 27th November; Eve 8th Rabi ul Awwal Shahadat Eve Imam Hassan Askari (A)
Tuesday 28th November; Eve 9th Rabi ul Awwal Eve of Eid e Zahra
Wednesday 6th December; Eve 17th Rabi ul Awwal Wiladat Eve Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Imam Jaffer Sadiq (A)

 
Harrow Citizens Survey Print E-mail
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Hujjat are very pleased to be part of the recently-founded Harrow Citizens movement, a branch of the charity Citizens UK.

Volunteers are seeking just two minutes of your time to complete their survey.

Your responses will form part of a proposal which will go to leaders in Harrow as to how the borough should change and which issues should be prioritised. Harrow leaders will be asked to demonstrate how they will tackle their residents’ concerns.

Please fill in this survey.

Thank you in advance for your time.

 
Updated Constitution Print E-mail
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Dear Members,

Salaam Alaykum

Following the recent EGMs held on Sunday 8th and Friday 13th October, the attached document now contains the updated Constitution for The KSIMC of London.

With Salaams and Duas

Akil Kanani
Hon. Secretary

 
Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A) Print E-mail
Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five:
•    Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily,
•    Reciting Ziyarah of Arba'een,
•    Wearing a ring in the right hand,
•    Placing the forehead on dust [during sajda], and
•    Saying "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim" aloud in salaa.” al-a'mal, p. 589, as stated [by Ibn Tawus]

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) includes the performance of Ziyarah of Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 rakats of salaa, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand and doing sajda on dust.

Why is so much importance given to the performance of the Ziyarah of Arba’een and the observance of Arba’een (40 days of mourning)?

The 40th (Arba’een or Chehlum) marks an important turning point in the movement of Kerbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Aashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the Ahlu’l Bayt reached the land of Kerbala on this day and performed the visitation to Sayyid ash-Shuhada Imam Hussain (A) and the loyal family and friends who gave their life for the cause of Islam.

Ziyarat, as we all know is a visitation, which in essence, is the act of speaking with and visiting our role models.  Of course the physical manifestation of the ziyarat is actually being present in Kerbala to perform the Ziyarah of Arba’een, but, in reality, that is not possible for every believer.  So does making ziyarah while not in Kerbala give one the same benefits?  Ahadith tell us that performing the Ziyarah of Imam Hussain (A) far from Kerbala would hold the same significance as being in the land of Kerbala, as long as the person performing the Ziyarah has truly understood the status of the Imam and seeks to emulate him.

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A) states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain (A) for forty mornings, rising red and settling red.  As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him,

“I bear witness that you are the Imam (who is) the upright, the pious, well-pleased (with Allah), the pure, the guide and the rightly-guided.
I bear witness that you fulfilled the pledge of Allah and you struggled in His way…I am a friend of whoever befriends him ...”

By performing the Ziyarah of Arba’een, we pledge that we will continue to follow the path of justice and righteousness and will reject injustice and speak up against the oppressors of the time,

“I am an enemy of whoever is his enemy”

In essence, we make a promise to continue to mould our lives according to the teaching of Imam Hussain (A)

But why is it that we mourn and remember Imam Hussain (A) for a period of forty days and then move on?
Our Prophet (SAW) has said, “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings.”   Therefore it appears that the deceased should be remembered and mourned over for a period of forty days.

Performing an act for a continuous period of forty days is also known to help one to not just form a habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of his life.

If we look at studies dealing with bringing a lifestyle change, we notice the time period emphasized to bring about a change is usually 6 weeks which is about the same time period as 40 days (to be exact it is 42 days).

In the book 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul, the author Baron Baptiste explains the significance of forty days:

Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Moses and his people travelled through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. Noah preserved the sacredness of life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights. According to the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being into our system….

Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is highly recommended in our practices as well.  The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a particular Duaa is recited 40 times, or 40 people gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its effectiveness is highly increased.

It is reported from Imam Ja'fer al-Sadiq (A) that whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the 12th Imam (A).

Visitation of the shrine of Imam Hussain (A) as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40 consecutive Tuesdays / Thursdays is also very highly recommended and is one of the acts that promise a visit from the 12th Imam (A).

Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of mourning of Imam Hussain (A), we hope and pray that this forty days of remembrance of Imam Hussain (A), brings about a transformation in us by which we can continue to follow the path of Imam Hussain (A) and carry on his message of upholding justice with true faith and a strong sense of sacrifice!

References:
www.duas.org
www.hujjat-workshop.org
www.world-federation.org
A’maal of Muharram and Safar (Tayyiba Publishers)
Kerbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jabouri
The Miracle of Ziyarat-e-Ashoora
Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura, translated by Saleem Bhimji from the work of Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani
Kitab al-Irshad, translated by IKA Howard, authored by Sheikh Al-Mufeed

 
Syria Appeal Print E-mail
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wfaidsyriaWF-AID is working inside Syria and through the Damascus co-ordination office, we will work to provide both short-term and long-term solutions.

Syria is still in turmoil after years of conflict and around 6 million people are left internally displaced, having escaped their hometowns in search for safety. The UNHCR estimates that some of the 4.8 million refugees those who may have been living temporarily in neighbouring countries are now returning to their homeland after years of displacement.

WF-AID are supporting the Lady Zaynab Helping Hands Syria Appeal to raise funds for medical assessments and treatments, along with emergency aid in the form of food baskets, financial gifts, education supplies and home supplies.

Towns lay in ruins and homes remain gutted due to fires and explosions, forcing families to seek a new home elsewhere. Some Syrian widows and orphans have travelled as far as 350km to reach the Sayeda Zainab (AS) area, in search of solitude and safety.

£100 for immediate aid, in the form of food baskets, financial aid, educational and home supplies for Syriran mothers, children and orphans.

£150 for providing medical assessments, treatments and medicine for Syrian mothers, children and orphans.

Click here to make a donation

 
Boys YAD Classes Print E-mail
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Boys Youth Azadari Drive (YAD) will be relaunching the YAD classes after the 12 days of Moharram with a new syllabus and a range of classes, aimed at training boys aged 4 to 18.  To register for the classes please contact Br Abdul Virji or Br Riyaz Rajabali on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  If you wish to become a YAD teacher, please also contact the above named.

With Salaams and Duas
YAD Boys Team

 
Darul Quran w’al Itrah: Poetry for the Soul Girls Classes Print E-mail
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DQ Poetry Course - 2Darul Qur'an is pleased to announce an exciting new course for Girls 13-16 year olds entitled, 'Poetry for the Soul'.

This introductory course will take students on a fascinating journey to explore how poetic devices are used in the Holy Qur'an and Islamic poetry. The 10-12 week course will begin in January, 2018 and take place every Friday from 6-7 pm.

The deadline for registration is 15 November.

Please visit www.darulquranwalitrah.org or the hujjat website for more details.

 
Spouse Registration Print E-mail
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Dear Members

The new Constitution adopted on 26 March 2017 allows spouses of Family and Life members, to vote in Elections and General Meetings. To facilitate this, the Jamaat embarks on an exercise to register such spouses on our database. We request Life members and Family members to fill in this form to register your spouse as soon as possible.

Thank you,

With Salaams and Duas,
Secretariat
The KSIMC of London

 
Hujjat App for Smartphones Print E-mail
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hujjatapp2The KSIMC of London is proud to announce the launch of the Hujjat App for Smartphones.

The App contains London Prayer Times, Programmes & Schedules of Events, News and Announcements, link to Live Streaming as well as key Contact Details.

Your feedback is welcome as we aim to build on further enhancements going forward. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your feedback.

For iOS platform, you can download the App here

For Android, you can download the App here

With Salaams and Duas,

Secretariat
The KSIMC of London

 
Guidelines: "In case of a Death" [updated] Print E-mail
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Dear Members

Salaamun Alaykum

Please find an updated Guidelines of what to do "in case of a death" in your family. Information on the "minimally invasive autopsy" (MIA) is also included.

With Salaams and Duas
Secretariat
The KSIMC of London