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

    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

    Whispered Prayer of the Fearful (Munajat Khaefeen)

    3rd of 15 Whispered Prayers from 4th Imam Zainul Abideen a.s. found in Sahifa Al-Kamila Al-Sajjadiya recited by Hussain Ghareeb


    - Thursday, October 16th (Dhul HIjjah 22nd Night)

    Shahadat of Sons of Hazarat Muslim A.S

    • 8:00 pm Surah Yasin, Dua Kumayl, Marsiya, Majalis, Mataam and Ziyarat-e-Waritha
    • Majalis recited by Sheikh Bilal Hussein

    - Friday, October 17th (Dhul HIjjah 23rd Night)

    • 12:45 pm Juma’a Program
    • 6:36 pm Salaat al Maghrib followed by Ladies Katmul Quran /  Tasbih of Bibi Fatema A.S.
    • 7:30 pm Children's Workshop
      • Final Workshop for the Current Series
      • Workshop will conclude at 8:30 pm

    - Saturday, October 18th (Dhul HIjjah 24th Night)

    • 6:34 pm Salaat al Maghrib

    Eid e Mubahila

    • 7:00 pm Surah Yasin, Majalis, Qasida and Ziyarat
    • Majalis recited by Sheikh Bilal Hussein

    - Sunday, October 19th (Dhul HIjjah 25th Night)

    • 6:30 am Fajr Program
    • Volunteers are humbly requested to assist with the preparations for Muharram, specifically the hanging of the black cloth in the Men's and Ladies sections.  Please plan to assist immediately following breakfast.
    • 10:30 am Madressa


    • In our last weekly communication, we updated the community on the status and timeline of the roof repairs. The management committee, on behalf of the entire community, wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the family of Abdulhussein Jaffer for their generous contribution towards the entire cost of the repairs. Jazak'Allahu Khairan.
    • We will have Sheikh Ali Husain Datoo from the United Kingdom with us for the evening program and Zakira Seyeda Huma Jafri of Houston for the ladies majlis. Anyone interested in hosting our speakers for Lunch or Dinner, please contact any member of the Management Committee.
    • As we approach the month of Muharram, we request all community members to please generously donate towards the Muharram Program and Alim funds.
    • The Muharram crescent is expected to sight Friday October 24th. If the moon sighting is confirmed, Ashura Day will be on Monday November 3rd. If the moon sighting is not confirmed on Friday, the first night of Muharram falls on Saturday October 25th and Ashura Day Tuesday November 4th. We will distribute a notification via email / web and the answering service accordingly.
    • The full Muharram program / schedule will be posted on the website and distributed via email by midweek. Letters for excused absence from school / work for Ashura Day will be available at the center or download via the website.

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