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  • Saying of the Week

    "I have been sent to perfect good character."

    He also said:

    "The believers  most perfect in faith are those best in character."

    Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be upon Him)

    Funeral Announcements

    INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

    Namaz-e-Wahshat: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Ayatul Kursi should be recited once and in the second Raka'at, Surah al-Qadr should be recited 10 times after Surah-al-Hamd.

    Namaz-e-Haddiye Mayyit: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Surah Qadr should be recited. In the second Raka'at, after Surah al-Hamd recite Surah Kawther.

    Community Announcements

    Al Ahad Islamic Center

    Muharram 1439 Program / Schedule

    The Muharram crescent, Insha'Allah is expected the evening of Thursday September 21st. If the moon sighting is confirmed, Ashura Day will be on Sunday October 1st.

    The Main Evening and Ladies Programs will begin on Thursday September 21st.

    Daily Evening Program:

    Thursday September 21st to Monday September 25th (Muharram 1st-5th Nights)

    8:00 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majalis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    Tuesday, September 26th to Saturday September 30th (Muharram 6th-10th Nights)
    7:00 p.m. Program will begin with Salatul Maghrib, Followed by Niyaz.
    The Majalis program will begin at 8:10 p.m.

    Sunday October 1st - See Ashura Day / Sham e Gharib Schedule Below

    Monday October 2nd (12th Night)
    6:50 p.m. Program will begin with Salatul Maghrib followed by Niyaz and the Majlis program 8:00 p.m.


    Thursday September 21st through Saturday September 23rd
    10:30 a.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    Sunday September 24th
    2:15 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    Monday September 25th through Saturday September 30th
    10:30 a.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    ASHURA –  Sunday October 1st
    **See Ashura Day Program Below***

    Monday October 2nd
    10:30 a.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    Ashura Day Schedule

    Sunday October 1st

    10:00 a.m. Amaal e Ashura
    12:52 p.m. Salatul-Zohar & Asr followed immediately by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam, Ziyarat, Niyaz.

    After Niyaz, we will have the following:

    • Majlis for Ladies at the Center.
    • Majlis for Gents at Cemetery. (Weather Permitting)


    7:00 p.m. Salatul Maghrib followed by Marsiya, Majlis Sham-e-Ghariba, Matam, and Ziyarat

    Excuse Letter (if Required) for Work or School can be obtained by requesting a copy from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


    First 12 Nights of Muharram

    Main Program: Syed Mothafar al Qazwini from Fresno, CA

    Ladies Program: Zakira Nargis Karim from Toronto, ON

    Program Coordinators

    • Shabih/Alam – Br. Raza Bhalloo (Gents) and Sr. Zarina Bhalloo (Ladies)
    • Recitation of Marsiya / Nauha / Mataam / Amaal – Gents: Br. Asim Lilani and Br. Riyaz Kermalli
    • Blood Drive - Br. Riyaz Kermalli

    Anyone wishing to sponsor tabaruk,for the evening program please contact Br. Alli Walji or a member of the ladies committee.

    Ladies Program Coordinators:

    • Shabih/Alam – Sr. Gulshan Kermalli
    • Recitation of Marsiya / Nauha / Mataam – Ladies: Sr. Sukaina Jaffer

    Anyone wishing to sponsor tabaruk for the ladies program, please contact Sr. Zainab Kanji

    To host our guest speakers for a private session (Lunch or Dinner) please contact:

    Br. Arif Soonasra - to host Syed Mothafar al Qazwini
    Sr. Zainab Kanji - to host Zakira Nargis Karim

    Please do not attempt to make arrangements with the speakers directly. This is to avoid schedule conflicts. Priority will be given to requests submitted to the contacts noted above - No Exceptions.

    Program Sponsorship

    Niyaz will be served starting on the 6th night through the 12th night. Please remember the Marhums of the Families who have donated generously towards the Programs / Niyaz with a Surah e Fateha.

    6th Night - Soonasra Family

    7th Night - Abbas Issa and Family

    8th Night - Abdulhussein Jaffer and Family

    9th Night - Shah Family

    10th Night - (Sponsor Requested)

    Ashura Day - Syed S. Zaidi and Rizvi Families

    12th Night - (Sponsor Requested)

    Sponsorship for Evening Programs - $1500.00
    Sponsorship for Ashura Night (Sat) / Ashura Day (Sun) - $1800.00

    Sponsorship for Sham e Gharib Program - $1000.00

    Please email sponsor request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact a member of the mangement committee.

    Members are Humbly Requested to Donate Generously to the Muharram / Safar General Fund.

    To Donate Online Please Visit the Online Donation Link.
    Please select the corresponding Fund from the drop down menu.

    Muharram / Safar
    General Fund


    • Programs are subject to change. Please refer to our announcements at the Center.
    • The final program will be available once the sighting of the moon is confirmed.
    • Smokers are requested to dispose cigarettes in the appropriate disposal units.  Throwing them in the parking lot requires excess expenditure in clean-up efforts.  Smokers will be asked to move away from the entrances so as to safeguard the health of the non-smokers—especially our children.
    • Please DO NOT Double Park in front of the Ladies entrance at the handicap ramp. This leads to traffic hazards for all.
    • Please DO NOT park in the fire lanes as this is a hazard.
    • Dispose all trash in proper receptacles.
    • Parents are required to have their children inside the main hall and left unattended running around in the hallways or the Multi Purpose Room. Parents will be notified during the program accordingly if their children are found unattended. Please note this policy will be enforced.
    • Members are also advised to cooperate with the security team and the volunteers in the parking lot. This is ensure the safety of all our community members and guests.


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