Items of Interest

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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

    Sheikh Jaffer H Jaffer invites all the youths of the community to participate in a special event during the Thanksgiving Break:

    - Thursday from 12:30pm - 3pm boys and girls between the ages of 14-25. Topic is an open forum to 'The Keys of Success'.
    - Friday from 1pm - 3:30pm boys and girls between the ages of 9-13. Topic is 'Kerbala In Me'.

    Lunch will be provided. Parents please encourage your children to attend these events

    Everyday Is Ashura (Usama Al Attar)

    Moon Sighting Confirmation

    The Moon-Sighting Committee in the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announced that Monday, November 24, 2014 will be the first day of the month of Safar 1436 for the entire region of North America. This determination was made based on receiving reports verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Sunday, November 23, in many regions of North America.

    We ask God Almighty to give us success and help us in reaping the fullest of benefits from honoring the sacred signs of the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and to increase their remembrance among ourselves, our family, and our friends. Finally, we ask Allah Almighty to hasten the return of our Master, the Lord of the Age and Time (ajfs)

    Weekly Schedule

    Tuesday, November 25th (Safar 3rd Night)

    • 8:00 pm Dua-e-Tawasul followed by Hifz of Quran Program.

    Thursday, November 27th (Safar 5th Night)

    Shab-e-Juma Program

    • 8:00 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Dua Kumayl, Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat

    Friday, November 28th (Safar 6th Night)

    • 11:45 a.m. Salatul Juma'a Program (Juma 11:50 a.m.)
    • 8:00 p.m. Children's Majalis Program hosted by Al Ahad Madressa

    Saturday, November 29th (Safar 7th Night)

    Shahadat of 2nd Imam Hassan (A.S.)

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

    Sunday, November 30th (Safar 8th Night)

    • 6:00 a.m. Salatul Fajr / Quran Tafsir Program
    • 10:30 a.m. Al Ahad Madressa Classes

    Tuesday, December 2nd (Safar 10th Night)

    30th of Shuhada of Kerbala / Shahadat of Bibi Sakina (A.S.)

    • 6:45 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Niyaz
    • 8:00 p.m. Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat


    • SIJPA in conjunction with the Who is Hussein Campaign Allentown are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner at the local Soup Kitchen on Wednesday November 26th at 2 pm. We extend our gratitude to all donors and volunteers. 

      Volunteers who have confirmed to assist in serving and cleaning, please arrive at 1:45pm at the Salvation Army Facility 144 N 8th Street Allentown (located on corner of 8th and Turner street(s)).

      Please be sure to wear your Who is Hussain Peace Shirts. If you do not have a shirt, please contact Sr. Suraya Hassanali or Br. Ameen Datoo.

    • We are honored to host Dr. Dungersi of New York from Tuesday December 2nd through Friday December 5th (30th of Shuhada / Wafat of Bibi Sakina (A.S.) and Sayed Ali Khalkhali of UK starting Monday December 8th for the Ashra-e-Zainabia / Arba'een Programs.

    • Note: All program may subject to change, please continue to monitor web, email and the answering service for the latest updates.
    • We humbly request all community members to please generously donate towards the Muharram / Safar Funds and Alim Funds.

    Muharam / Safar Niyaz Sponsorship:

    Sponsors are requested for the following open Niyaz Sponsorship slots:
    • Saturday December 20th (Safar 28th Night) - Wafat of Holy Prophet Mohammad S.A.W
    • Sunday December 21st (Safar 28th Night) - Shahadat of 8th Imam Ali al-Ridha A.S
    Sign up form is available at the center or contact Br. Ameen Datoo on the gents side or Sr. Naznin Rahim on the ladies.

    Madressa Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Policy

    In the event of inclement weather, the Management Committee will make a decision on the closing in a timely fashion. Every attempt will be made to make a decision early with primary concern of health & safety of our members.

    How will Members be notified?

    Several forms of communication will be coordinated:

    • Email to those who have registered to the Jamaat Communication emails
    • Updated notice on the Answering Service (Phone)
    • Updated notice on the website
    Management Committee


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