Moon Sighting

The first day of the month of Shaban has been confirmed to be Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Celebrating the Birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)
The middle of the month of Shabaan holds, after the birth of the Messenger of Allah, one of the most important commemorations for the Shia and indeed the entire world of the oppressed and downtrodden. It is on the 15 of the year 255 AH, that Allah brought in the world, the completion of His light which would, in the future, make Islam the dominant force over the entire globe - even if the disbelievers and polytheists detest it - Imam al-Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (may Allah hasten his return). . .

If Imam Mahdi Appears
"When Imam Mahdi reappears, he will rule with justice, and no one will be able to discriminate against another. Roads and paths will become secure, the Earth will bring out its bounties, all rights will be returned to their rightful owners, and no follower of a religion will remain until he becomes a Muslim and professes his faith."

Advent of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)
Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams (a.s.) and the divine successors. He was born at the time of dawn, on Friday the 15th of Shaban 255 A.H. in the city of Samarrah (Kamaaluddin vol. 2, Pg. 428, 433 424, 430). His respected father is Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.). His beloved mother is Janab-e-Nargis Khatoon (R.A.). She was the descendant of the Caesar of Rome from her father's side and from her mother's side she had descended from Shamoon the vicegerant of Hazrat Isa (a.s.). . .  

Holy Month of Sha'bān
This holy month is ascribed to the Holy Prophet (s) who used to observe fasting in it and connect it to the obligatory fasting of Ramadan. He (s) used to say, "Sha'bān is my month; hence, Paradise will be incumbently decided for one who observes fasting on one day of my month."

Prayer Timming

  Prayer Timing
Saturday May 30th, 2015
11 Sha`aban 1436
  Imsak: 3.10
  Fajr: 3.17
  Sunrise: 5.13
  Zuhr: 1.31
  Sunset: 9.51
  Maghrib: 10.13

Resident Lecturer

Words of Wisdom

  11 Sha`aban 1436

Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.  Imam Ali (a.s.)