Moon Sighting


The first day of the month of Jamadi-ul-awwal has been confirmed to be Friday, January 19, 2018


Located in central Iraq Samarra is considered to be one of the most significant Shia sites. In Feb 2006 and June 2007 this holy shrine was rocked by a bombing that destroyed the Golden Dome of the mosque. This documentary tried to uncover what happened to the holy shrine.


Born in Madina on the 10th of Rabuil Akhar 232 Hijri ( 6.12.846 AD) Died in Samarrah Iraq on 8th of Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri (4.1.874) aged 28 years. Period of Imamate 6 years.

Imam Hasan al Askari's (as) life from childhood to adulthood was spent in this house where his father Imam 'Ali Naqi (as) was to remain under house arrest. But despite this close guard on the Imam, he conducted his duties as Imam from inside the house.

He taught people Qur'an and instructed his followers the true teachings of Islam as taught by the Prophet of Islam and his Ahlul Bayt. In fact Imam Hasan al-Askari wrote a complete Tafseer of the Qur'an which was mentioned by many scholars, historians and exegetes, including Kulaini and Saduq.

Imam's life in Samarrah was not in peace even under house arrest. From time to time he was taken to Baghdad, questioned and put in prison there. On one such occasion, the Imam was taken by the Turkish guards to Baghdad where he was kept in prison during the short reign of the Caliph al-Muktadi and al-Mu'tamid afterwards.

While he was a prisoner in Baghdad there was a severe draught. Rain had not fallen for some time and crops were drying up. People were facing a famine. They did not know what to do. A Christian priest came to the rescue. He lifted his hands in prayer and rain fell. The Caliph became concerned lest for this reason people would forsake Islam and become Christians.

When the Imam was consulted, he said that when people assembled to see the so called miracle performed by the Christian priest, he would remove their doubts. The Imam was allowed to leave the prison to go where the crowd assembled to see the miracle performed by the priest.

Imam stood there with the crowd and when the priest raised his hands for prayer and rain began to fall, Imam told one of his companions to seize the hands of the priest and bring the piece of bone hidden in his hands.

When this bone was brought before the Imam, he said that it was the bone of a Prophet of God. It was the effect of this holy bone when lifted in prayers to God that brought God's mercy and brought rain to the land. This way the Imam lifted the doubts from the minds of the people. After this the Imam himself spread his prayer mat and performed two Rak'ats of prayers then lifted his bare hands to God for rain to come to the land and wipe out the draught.

The Imam's prayers were heard by the Almighty and rain fell so much that the land became fertile again and crops began to grow. (Kulaini, Akhbarus Alam)In recognition of this service the Imam was allowed to leave the prison in Baghdad and live in his house in Samarrah, still under house arrest. He was still not allowed to go to Madina.


You Must Know This Man
The most influential persons in History. He is by far the most remarkable man to ever set foot on the face of this earth. . .


The Coming of the Most Noble Messenger (S.A.W.)
The Coming of the Most Noble Messenger (S.A.W.). With eyes as bright as the shining sun, a reality on the lips more brilliant than the light of the sun, a heart more fresh than the flowers of the gardens of Yathrib and Taif. . .


Prayer Timming

  Prayer Timing
Wednesday January 17th, 2018
29 Rabi`-uth-thani 1439
  Imsak: 6.58
  Fajr: 7.03
  Sunrise: 8.41
  Zuhr: 12.44
  Sunset: 4.49
  Maghrib: 5.07
     

Words of Wisdom


  29 Rabi`-uth-thani 1439
 

The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'On the night that I was taken on my Night-Journey [to the heavens], I passed by a group of people scratching their own faces with their nails, so I asked, 'O Gabriel, who are these people?' so he replied, 'These are people who backbit about other people and disparaged their reputations.'  Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, p. 115

Duas


  • Dua Iftitah
    Du' al-Iftitah was taught by the Twelfth Imam Imam Mehdi (as) to recite every night during the month Ramadhan. The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator, as it discusses many aspects of the wretchedness of the human being, and the grace of Allah.
  • Dua Joshan Kabir
    This supplication has 100 sections and each section contains 10 names of Allah (swt). An effective supplication with numerous merits -highly recommended to be recited on these auspicious nights.
  • Imam Ali Library
    Ahlulbayt TV visit one of the most famous public libraries in Najaf, established in the holy shrine of Imam Ali (as). We learn how students and researchers benefit from the message of the Ahlulbayt in this librray in the holy shrine.
  • Modesty in all faiths
    A documentary exploring the way in which modesty is defined throughout history, culture and religious background, primarily Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

-->