Upcoming Events

18th May, Thursday
– Dua Kumayl
– 8.45pm
– Hussainiyah Az-Zahra

20th May, Saturday
– Let’s be Ramadhan Ready!
A refresher session to prepare ourselves for the holy Month of Ramadhan for the whole family.

– Lecture plus Q&A.
– Speaker: Ust Md Bashir Md Kassim
– Congregation Maghrib/Isya’ prayers
– Program commences at 8.15pm
– Hussainiyah Az-Zahra



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27th Shaaban, 1438

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017
Fajr5:51 AM
Sunrise6:56 AM
Zuhr1:02 PM
Asr4:26 PM
Magrib7:21 PM
Isha8:04 PM

See note re imsak  at this link

2017 Islamic Events Calendar

Important Dates

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28th April / 1st day of Sha’aban

30th April/ 3rd Sha’aban: Wiladah Imam Hussain (as)

1st May / 4th Sha’aban: Wiladah Hazrat Abbas(as)

2nd May / 5th Sha’aban: Wiladah Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abiden(as)

4th May  / 7th Sha’aban: Wiladah Hazrat Qasim ibne Hasan (a.s.)

8th May / 11th Sha’aban: Wiladah  Hazrat Ali Akbar (a.s.) ( some traditions)

10th – 12th May / 13th, 14th, 15th Sha’aban: Ayam e Bayz

12th May / 15th Sha’aban – Night A’amal & Birth of Imam Mehdi (ajfs)

Spiritual Spring is in full bloom

As Rajab ul Mujarrab says farewell, blessed Shaaban waits in wing to greet us and take us towards the climax of the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.

Shabaan is a month of high excellence.The Holy Prophet (saw) used to keep fasts during this month and join it with the month of Ramadhan. He used to say: “Sha’baan is a month dedicated to me……  read more

3rd Shaaban: Wiladah Imam Hussain a.s.

Shaikh Sadooq (May Allah sanctify his grave) quotes Imam Ja’far as Sadiq (a.s) as saying that when Imam Husain (a.s) was born, Allah commanded Jibra’eel to descend upon the earth with a thousand Angels and congratulate the Prophet on His behalf and himself…..

Taken from  NAFASUL MAHMOOM by Shaikh Abbas Qummi ….read ebook here

4th Shaaban : Wiladah of Hazrat Abbas a.s.

Al-’Abbas, was the first child of Umm-ul-Banin. With his birth, Medina shone and the whole world glittered. Waves of pleasures flowed in the family of ‘Ali (a), for the birth of their magnificent moon that would enlighten this world with his merits, and would add immortal glory to the numerous glories of the Hashemites.

As soon as Imam ‘Ali (a) was given the good news of the birth of this blessed child, he hurried to take him, kiss him frequently, and hold the Shariite ceremonies of newborns. The Imam (a) recited the azan1 in his newborn’s right ear and recited the iqama2 in the left. Hence, the first voice that penetrated this great newborn’s hearing was his father’s, stating:

Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)
La ilaha illa (A)llah (There is no god but Allah)

These great words, which are the message of all prophets and the melody of the God-fearing, found a ground in the inner self of al-’Abbas. These words later on became the most significant element of his personality. In his future, he would adopt the calling to the true application of these words for which he would lose all his limbs……

Taken from Al-Abbas by Badr Shahin read ebook here

5th Shaaban: Wiladah of Imam Zainal Abedin a.s.

The great Companion Jabir b. ‘Abd Allah al-Ansari reported: “While I was sitting with Allah’s Apostle, may Allah bless him and his family, he put al-Husayn on his lap and played with him, and then he, may Allah bless him and his family, said: ‘Jabir, a son will be born for him, and the son will be called ‘Ali. A caller will call out on the Day of Judgment: ‘Let Sayyid al-‘Abidin (the Lord of worshippers) stand up.’ So his son will stand up. Then a son will be born for him, and the son will be named Muhammad. When you meet him, recite my greetings to him.

Taken from The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin by Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi… read ebook here

 7th Shaaban: Wiladah of Hazrat Qasim a.s.

Hazrat Qasim a.s. was the youngest son of Imaam Hassan (A.S.). Qasim a.s. was born in 47 A.H., three years before his father was martyred. When Imaam Hussain a.s. prepared to leave Madina in the month of Rajab 60 A.H. Qasim’s mother Umme-e-Farwa asked Imaam Hussain a.s. to take her and Qasim with him. Imaam Hussain a.s. agreed. Hazrat Qasim, although only 13 years old, had, like his cousins Aun and Muhammad, learnt fencing from Hazrat Abbas a.s. and Hazrat Ali Akber a.s.  Hazrat Abbas a.s. was very fond of Hazrat Qasim….. more

15th Shaaban: Shab e Baraat and Wiladah Imam Mahdi (atfs)

The Holy Prophet (sa.) has said that during the night of 15th Shaba’an the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people. Next to the “Night of Qadr” the night of 15th Sha’baan is the most auspicious night (also known as “night of Baraat”)…. more

Of the blessings of this night is that ,at the dawn of this night ,was born Imam Mehdi (atfs) in Samarra -Iraq in the yr 255 AH . After the sad days of the martyrdom of the tenth Imam Hadi, Imam Hasan received the important role of Imamate by the will of God Almighty while he was only twenty-two years old. His wife Nargis was already pregnant. By the will of God Almighty, all signs of her pregnancy were hidden from everyone including Lady Hakimah. She did not know about that and after nine months, there was still no sign of a baby in Nargis’s womb. Finally, on Thursday, Sha`ban 14th, 255 AH, Imam Hasan invited his aunt to his house.

In a letter, the Imam wrote, “My beloved aunt! I would like to invite you to come over here for breaking the fast with us. This very night too, our God Almighty will finally grant us our wishes! At that special night, the beloved baby that all of us have been waiting for his birth a long time ago will come into this world! God Almighty will thus complete His blessings to all human beings with the birth of my son. My aunt, tonight the Patron of the Age will be born and one day he will offer eternal life and perfect justice to the whole world after the death of the earth.”…,, from ebook: The Blessed Birth of Imam Mahdi by Mohammad Reza Ansari

Q & A  Ayatullah Gulpaygani: Discussions Concerning al-Mahdi (atfs)

For more info / ebooks, please visit: al-islam.org

Towards a Meaningful Life…………  Ascending to Allah swt with the help of the Quran, Prophet & Ahlulbayt

Let us build our lives on the solid foundation of a worldview taught by the Holy Quran and Ahlulbayt

Read  Key Factors For Success in Life’s Journey at


Prophet (S): “The one who takes Prayer lightly is not of me.

No! By Allah (Swt)! Such a person will not reach the Pond of al-Kawthar”

Read about Concentration in Salat: from ehlulbayt.com

“ O’Allah, adorn me with the adornment of the righteous, and clothe me in the ornaments of the god-fearing”

Our troubled world presents a pitiful picture…..  In the midst of this madness, however, one also finds an ocean full of the most beautiful pearls:  www.eahlulbayt.com).


Prophet  Muhammad (saw): Accepted as the Best Leader of  all Times considering:

  •  Smallness of means ( Born / Preached in Mecca among ignorant poor tribes),
  •  Greatness of Purpose (Salvation of Entire Humanity ! ) and
  •  Results Achieved  (Within 1400 years, there would be > 2 billion Muslims !)

Detailed Biography : Hayat Al-Qulub

What Non-Muslims Say : www.al-islam.org

Through the Prophet, Allah swt revealed the Book that enlightens us: the glorious Quran

Quran and Prophet (s) introduce us to  Ahlulbayt (a):

Quran [4:80] He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah

Quran [42:23] ” That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives; and whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein; surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.”

These verses command the Muslims to obey the Beloved Messenger and to love the Ahlul Bayt if they want to repay the Holy Prophet for his toils of prophethood so that they should follow the Ahl ul Bayt in word and deed, because they have been thoroughly purified by Allah Himself, because they are the truthful, because they are the custodians of the word of Allah, because they know the true interpretation of the guidance sent for all mankind.

Event of the Cloak: When the purification verse (Surah al-Ahzaab, 33:33) was revealed, the Holy Prophet (S) was in the house of Umme-Salema. At the revelation of: “Verily  willeth God to keep away impurity from you O People of the House! and He purifieth you with the perfect purification,” the Holy Prophet (S) assembled his daughter Fatima (a), her two sons Hasan (a) and Hussein (a) and her husband, his cousin Ali (a) and covered the group including himself with his own mantle and addressing God said: “O God! These constitute my progeny! Keep them away from every kind of impurity, purified with perfect purification.”

The Prophet (s) saying “The verse of purification was revealed concerning five people: myself, Ali, Hassan, Hussein, and Fatima.” is reported in Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 116; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha’il Al-Sahaba….  read more

Event of the Mubahila: Says Quran [3:61] “And if anyone should argue with thee about this (truth) after all the knowledge that has come unto thee, say: “Come ! Let us summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves; and then let us pray (together) humbly and ardently, and let us invoke God’s curse upon those (of us) who are telling a lie.”

This verse is a reference to the historic Mubahila or the Spiritual debate with the Christians of Najran. At the appointed hour the Holy Prophet (S) entered the field with Hussein (a) in his lap, Hasan (a) holding his finger and walking beside him, Lady Fatima (a) following him and Ali (a) behind her.. The Holy Prophet (S) then raised his hands towards heaven and said “Allahumma haa’oolaae Ahlu-Bayti” i.e. Lord these are the people of my house. At the appearance of these godly souls with the hallow of the divine light radiating from their holy faces, the chief monk who had brought the selected group of Christians, began to gaze at their faces and exclaimed “By God! I see the faces which, if they pray to God for mountains to move from their places, the mountains will immediately move.”

The events of the Cloak and Mubahila prove beyond all doubt as to who are the members of the family of the Holy Prophet (S), i.e., the holy Prophet’s Ahlul Bayt (a)…. more

“ It is He Who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the Believers, that they may add faith to their faith;- for to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom” (Quran  48:4)”.

All of us have a missing one that we are searching for. Since we do not analyse in depth as to who it is that we miss, we look without success for it in everything and in every place. Man’s preoccupation with the mundane and pursuit of the material needs and desires hinders him from searching in the right places. Try to remove the veils to see His beauty and love, and make your soul and spirit quench the thirst at His door. Here you will savour the real tranquility and peace and find the hosts of the heavens at your service! Your real missing one is the same Being who created you. (read more at www.eahlulbayt.com)

At  Ghadeer, Ali (a) is appointed as the first Imam.

Said the Prophet (saw): Whoever accepts me as a master, Ali is his master too.

Imam Ali (a) was the cousin of our Holy Prophet. His birth in the Ka’bah is unique in the history of the world. Neither a prophet nor a Divine saint was ever blessed with such an honour. He was brought up under the care and affection of the Holy Prophet. As Ali says: “The Holy Prophet brought me up in his own arms and fed me with his own morsel. I followed him wherever he went like a baby-camel following its mother. Each day a new aspect of his character would beam out of his noble person and I would accept it and follow it as a command.” (Nahju’1-balaghah)

Prophet’s sayings about Imam Ali (a):

“Ali (a) is with the Qur’an, and the Qur’an is with Ali.” Al-Bukhari, 5/19; Muslim, 2/360; Al-Tirmidhi, 5/304; Mustadrak Al-Sahihain of Al-Hakim Al-Nisabori, 3/109; Ibn Majah, 1/28; Musnad Ahmad, 3/328.

“Love for Ali (a) is faith, and hatred for Ali is hypocrisy.” Ibn Al-Maghazeli, 67; Al-Khawarizmi, 236; Fara’id Al-Samateen; Yanabi^ Al-Mawda.

” O `Ali, you are my brother in this world as well as in the Hereafter. I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is the gate. Nobody knows ‘Ali except Allah and I. Nobody know me except Allah and `Ali. If you want to see the knowledge of Adam, the piety of Noah, the devotion of Abraham, the awe of Moses, and the service and abstinence of Christ, look at the bright face of `Ali ….. more

Examples of  the treasures of knowledge from Imam Ali a.s.:

Good Governance (cited recently by the U.N.):  An order to Malik 

A Worldview for a Successful Life: Imam’s Advice 

Eloquence and Wisdom of Ameer ul Momineen: Nahjul Balagaha  ……. more

The world-wide open university of Imam Hussain (as)

Every year millions attend islamic lectures during the months of Muharram and Safar. Young and old, poor and rich, regardless of colour, race or gender, come in large numbers to attend the open, free of cost, classes at Husainiyas all over the world. They acquire knowledge that makes life meaningful. Quran, the last book of divine revelation, comes alive as they learn its true meaning from the school of the Prophet and his pure household. Lessons about how to worship Allah swt and surrender to His Will are taught on the basis of real life examples of the best role models the world has seen. See what others say about Imam Hussain’s supreme sacrifice in the section below.

These jewels are freely available on the internet. People of all religious faiths as well as atheists can now partake of this treasure from their computers and smartphones. A small selection of quality resources can be found in this website. For additional resources including free ebooks and multimedia, please refer to:  www.al-islam.org  A few examples are shown here and in the section below on Singapore Lectures:

English lectures by Br Khalil Jaffer. Insightful and absorbing intellectually, they also present key concepts and practical tools for the journey away from ego and evil towards Allah and enligtenment.  Some must watch series: Freeing the Butterfly Within, The End of Negative Suffering, Obstacles to Knowing God, In Search of  a Weeping Hear. The Coming of the Mahdi (a.j), The Art of Yearning for God:  Click here to watch on Youtube

Urdu lectures that exude powerful intellect and logic as well as beautiful words and wit:

Dr Kalb e Sadiq        Ayatullah Aqeel ul Gharavi       Maulana Mirza Mohammed Athar

Imam Hussain’s Worldview

Imam Hussain (as) has taught us in the most emphatic manner what this life is all about. He spoke some remarkable words during Haj at Arafat in his famous Dua Arafah. He not only spoke, he also walked the talk. He translated those words of Arafah into action on the day of Ashura on the burning sands of Karbala. He did it his way. In a way that no one else has ever done. In a way that his teachings continue to enlighten us 1400 years later and will always continue to do so … the tradegy of Karbala and its lessons have become timeless! The Imam (as) said:

“O Allah, what did he find, he who lost You?
And what did he lose, he who found You?
Truly he has failed who is contented with other than You.”

A powerful statement of firm belief in Allah swt and a message that makes it crystal clear what our top priority in life should be. A message that is so relevant to all of us every day in the era of super busy lives. How often do we hear from others as well as find ourselves saying it: Not now, not today, may be tomorrow. I am too busy with this, that and the other. But tomorrow never comes. Days and months and years pass by. The intention to do good deeds, to pray regularly/on time, to study Quran …. they remain on the To Do List until it is too late.

Almost everywhere in the world today, we and our children are brainwashed into looking for happiness through materialistic pursuits.We do not realise that we are looking in the wrong place. True happiness and lasting tranquility comes only from remembrance from Allah swt. What are we doing to look for Allah swt. He is nearer than our jugular vein. Let us find Him. Let us ponder over the message of Imam Hussain (as) and internalize it into the core of our being, make it an integral part of our worldview and help our innocent children grow in an environment where this worldview is seen in action every day.

Competition out there from satanic lures and perverted worldviews is intense. Our homes must be fortified with practices and every possible aid that can help inculcate the correct worldview and priorities for our children from a very early age. If we leave it too late, it may be very difficult to reverse course and win the battle.

from: https://www.eahlulbayt.com/blogs/newsroom/what-is-this-life-all-about-imam-husain-as-explains-during-hajj-at-arafat-2min-read

Imam Jaafar Sadiq’s (a.s.) priceless legacy of scientific and spiritual knowledge.

Mind boggles as to why the books listed on islamic websites (at least the ones in English) have so little to offer on the amazing scientific gems from the Imam. These need wide publicity not so much for trumpeting our past but in order to excite our youth into becoming top scientists and thinkers. Our love and respect for the Prophet and the Imams, peace be on them, should surely put us at an advantage when tapping into the treasures of their knowledge.

Some of Imam Sadiq’s theories have been proven to be true more than a thousand years later, confirmed by science in the last few hundred years once science developed the needed tools like the telescope. Is it not possible that there are many others waiting to be confirmed as science develops further capabilities. We urge all to read the excerpts from a French thesis and from the Tradition of Mufaddal (see links below) and to contribute other materials they may be aware of.

Pearls of Wisdom from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (`a), narrated by his companion Mufaddal ibn `Umar .As recorded by ‘Allamah Majlisi (d. 1110 AH) in Bihar al-‘Anwar, volume 3, page 57, chapter (bab) 4, tradition (riwayah) no. 29. Pl click :Tradition of Mufaddal

Excerpts from the book “The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher”, an English translation by Kaukab Ali Mirza of the famous Persian book “Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shia”, which is a translation from a French thesis published by The Research Committee of Strasbourg, France, about the contribution made by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S.) to science, philosophy, literature and irfan (gnosticism). For more please click here