Eid prayer will be held on Sunday 20th Sep, 09. Prayer will start at 10:30 a.m. Please park your cars properly as last time those who parked illegally on the footpaths had been given tickets by Garda. There is plenty of parking space in the church across the road.
Eid Mubarak to you and to your families.
Imam Ali Trust
What is the reason for the friendship and love for Ali in people's hearts? Nobody has yet discovered the secret of this love. That is, no one has been able to formulate it, and say that if it were like this then that would follow, or if it were like that then this would happen. However it does of course have a secret. There is something in the love which dazzles the one who loves and draws him towards it. This attraction and love are the highest degrees of love; Ali is the one whom people's hearts adore, whom humanity loves. Why? In what does Ali's extraordinariness lie, that it incites love and draws hearts towards itself, that it plays the tune of eternal life and lives for ever? Why do all hearts find out about themselves through him, and do not feel him to be dead but find him living? Read More...
Imam Ali Trust congratulates the Islamic Ummah on the birth of the Holy Prophet of Islam (a) and the inheritor of his knowledge and character, Imam Ja'far Al-Sadiq (a). The life and teachings of prophet and Imams certainly give insight of wisdom and peace to those who delve to know more about the truth. It also provides us education, inspiration and acts as a catalyst to push us to emulate their perfect lives; thereby abiding by the Divine directive: Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much. [Holy Quran, 33:21].
There are some precautions and prerequisites for observing Ramazan ul Mubarak. They are as under:
- Fasting for those who have good health and can fast. Must fast. It’s wajib.
- If you can’t due to regular or prolong on going illness – or other reasons (such as ladies breast feeding babies). Than - three meals of day in your area and send the equivalent amount. So if the cost is 200 rupee for three times per day meal…you must send 6000 rupee (about 100 Euro) to those you know will get this.
bint-e-Hazm bin Khalid (Um-ul-Baneen) - the wife of Imam
The sad demise of this great lady who sacrificed her four sons in Kerbala reminds us of her love and dedication to the house of Ahlu Bayt a.s. I extend my
condolences to the Ahl-ul-Bait (a.s.) and to all Momineen and Mominaat on this sad occasion.
Fatima Zahra (S.A.) The Paragon of a Perfect Human Being
Holy Fatima (s.a.) belongs to the noblest family ever existing throughout the whole history of mankind. Her distinguished father was the very last messenger of Allah, a personality that the Holy Koran introduces him as Oswatun Hasanah (the Best Paradigm). Mother of Holy Fatima (s.a) was a pure lady named Khadija, a godly woman with unparalleled virtues and merits, who dedicated all her wealth for the sake of promotion of Islam. According to the Islamic calendar, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) was born in the 20th day of Arabic lunar month Jamadi al-Thani, five years after Bi'tha (appointment of Hazrat Mohammad (s.a.) to the position of divine prophethood) and 8 years before Hegira (immigration of the Holy Prophet from Mecca to Medina).
The story of her birth is a wonderful one. The Holy Prophet (s.a.) – through a divine command – was ordered to seclude himself from contact with Khadija
(s.a.) for 40 days. Despite all his love for his dear wife, the Holy Prophet (s.a.) did not go home in compliance with Allah's order. During the whole 40-day period of his seclusion, Mohammad (s.a.) was engaged in prayers, fasting, and spiritual connections with his Lord. The Holy Prophet (a.s.) had sent a courier to Khadija to notify her of the matter and assure her that there was nothing wrong with her and that the event had happened as a result of Allah's command.
When the seclusion stage came to its end, at the time of Iftar (while the Holy Prophet (s.a.) was preparing himself to end his fasting by eating food), he heard the familiar voice of Archangel Gabriel: "Allah sends His salaams to you! Get ready to receive the celestial gift from your Lord!" Then angels brought down a tray full of heavenly fruits for Mohammad (s.a.). Gabriel (a.s.) told him: "Eat from this heavenly dish tonight; then go to Khadija; Almighty Allah has willed to create a pure child out of this blissful food."
Thus Fatima (s.a.) was conceived from the fruits of paradise.
Excerpt from Saqafat.com
May the women of our time emulate the dictates of ever shining pearl of Mohammad S.A;Fatima Zahra S.A
Please share your love & greetings on this memorable occasion with other momeneen & momenaat in the comments below. May this year your heart throbs to the melodic tune of Mohammad (S.A)'s darood-o-salam.
Name: Muhammed ibn Abdullah
Titles: Al-Mustafa, Al-Amin, Ar-Rasool
Kuniya: Abul Qasim
Birth date: Friday, 17th of Rabiul-Awwal, 52 B.H. in Mecca
Father: Abdullah ibne Abdul Muttalib (peace be upon him)
Mother: Amina binte Wahab
Age: 63 Years
Muhammad (S.A.) opened his eyes to the world on the 17th of Rabi' al-awwal of the 53rd year before the Hijrah (570 A.D.). His father, 'Abdullah, was from the family of Hazrat Isma'il, and had died before he could see his son. His mother was one of the most pious women of that time.Read More...
By Syed Siraj H . ZAIDI
On the advent of the Prophet's (PBUH) birth, we would like to extend our subscribers with our best wishes and congratulations. May Allah, the most Exalted, return it with His blessings.
Imam Ali (a.s.) says: Belief is a knowledge in the heart , an acknowledgement with the tongue and a practice of the pillars (of religious rites). Read More...
By Syed Siraj H. Zaidi
Kuniya: Abu Muhammad
Birth date: 8th Rabi-al-Thani 232 A.H.
Father: Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.)
Age: Martyred at the age of 28 years at Samarra (Iraq), on Friday, 8th Rabi-ul-Awwal 260 A.H. poisoned by Mo'tamad, the Abbasid caliph. Buried at Samarra (Iraq).
Imam Hassan al-Askari was born in Madina, on 8th day of the month of Rabi' al-Thani, in the year 232 A.H. He was called 'al-Askari' in connection with the district of Askar in the city of Samarra' in which he (the Imam) and his father, Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.) were imprisoned by the Abbasid caliphs. Read More...
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By Syyed Siraj H Zaidi
The word Islam is derived from the word slim, which means reconciliation, peace, submission and deliverance. Before Islam, all previous revelations had been sent to particular nations. Each of these religions either had the characteristic of being a national religion or was later transform into a national religion. For the first time in human history Islam came as the religion for all humanity and the Prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) was the first to be honoured with a duty towards all humanity. Read More...
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Ather bhai I wish to share this noha with all momeneen and mominaat.
"Shabbir teri gurbat ki kasam (Shabbir teri gurbat ki kasam mei laash teri dafana deti) x2. Kausar ke tuje chinte deti zamzam se tuje nehla deti (Shabbir teri gurbat ki kasam mei laash teri dafana deti) x2. Read More...