Dhu al-Hijjah

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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 1437 Program / Schedule

    Main Program

    The Muharram crescent is expected on Wednesday October 14th. If the moon sighting is confirmed as expected, Ashura Day will be on Saturday October 24th. If the moon sighting is confirmed on Tuesday October 13th, Ashura Day Friday October 23rd. An updated email will be sent out accordingly.

    Programs will begin on Wednesday October 14th.

    Wednesday, October 14th to Friday, October 16th (Muharram 1st-3rd Night)

    8.00 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majalis, Matam and Ziyarat.

    Saturday, October 17th to Thursday, October 22nd (Muharram 4th-9th Night)
    6:30 p.m. Program will begin Salatul Maghrib, Followed by Niyaz and the Majalis program 7:45 p.m.

    Friday, October 23rd – Ashura Night (Muharram 10th Night)
    6:25 p.m. Program will begin Salatul Maghrib, Followed by Niyaz and the Majalis program at 7:45 p.m.

    Ashura Day Schedule

    Saturday October 24th

    10:00 a.m. Amaal e Ashura
    12:45 p.m. Salatul-Zohar & Asr followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam, Ziyarat, Niyaz.

    After Niyaz, we shall have the following:

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


    6:25 p.m. Salatul Maghrib at followed by Marsiya, Majlis Sham-e-Ghariba, Matam, and Ziyarat

    Sunday, October 25th
    6:25 p.m. Program will begin with Salatul Maghrib followed by Niyaz and the Majlis program 7:45 p.m.

    Muharram / Safar Speakers

    First 12 Nights of Muharram

    Main Program: Sheikh Ali Hussain Datoo from London
    Ladies Program: Zakira Romana Kazmi from London

    7th through 12th Nights
    Nauha Reciters: Tejani Brothers (Shabir and Abbas) from London

    Main Program: Dr. Akbar Mithani from Vancouver
    Ladies Program: Zakira Latifa Samji from Toronto

    Thursday, October 15th to Friday, October 23rd
    10:30 a.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.
    ASHURA DAY – Monday, November 3rd
    **See Main Program Above***
    Sunday October 25th and Monday October 26th
    10:30 a.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat.
    Ladies Majalis' will be recited by
    Zakira Romana Kazmi of London through Ashura Day.

    Program Coordinators

    Anyone wishing to sponsor tabaruk,for the evening program please contact Br. Alli Walji or Br. Abbas Walji

    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. Naznin Rahim

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

    Br. Ameen Datoo - to host Sheikh Alihusain Datoo
    Sr. Naznin Rahim - to host Zakira Romana Kazmi


    • All 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.
    • All 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 halls instead of running around in the hallways and in the Multi Purpose Room. Parents will be notified during the program, accordingly if their children are left unattended.

    Niyaz Sponsorship

    Niyaz is planned starting on the 4th night through the 12th night. Please remember the Marhums of the Families who have donated generously towards the Niyaz with a Surah e Fateha.

    4th Night - Tadjar Familiy
    5th Night - Abbas Issa and Family
    6th Night - Zaidi / Rizvi Family
    7th Night - Ali Askari and Family
    8th Night - Abdulhussein Jaffer and Family
    9th Night - Arastu Family
    10th Night - Shah Family
    Ashura Day - All Members Requested to Donate for Ashura Day Niyaz
    12 Night - Family of Marhum Mahmood Khalfan

    Members are Humbly Requested to Donate Generously to the Muharram Alim / Zakira and General Funds.

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

    Ashura Day
    Niyaz Fund

    Muharram / Safar
    General Fund

    Muharram / Safar
    Alim / Zakira


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    Jazaak Allaahu Khayran.

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