Moon Sighting


The first day of the month of Dhu-l-qa`adah has been confirmed to be Thursday, August 28, 2014




The Day of Sorrow
When the Sauds gained control of Mecca and Medina in 1925 CE (1345 AH), they sought to destroy the symbols of the greatest leaders in Islam. As described in the book Wahhabism by Ayatollah Subhani, “The entire traces of Ahlul Bayt and the companions of the Holy Prophet disappeared, and the valuable properties of the shrine of the Holy Imams at Baqi were plundered. The graveyard of Baqi was turned into a heap of dung which would fill one with horror while looking at it.”. . .


Desecrating the Signs of God
As we approach the 86th anniversary of the tragic occasion of the demolition of the holy graves of Baqi in Medina (which took place on the 8th of Shawwal in the year 1345 AH), we are greatly saddened at the injustice. That holy piece of land is the burial place of great personalities without whom the history of A rare photograph of the interior shrine of the Baqi Imams before destructionIslam is incomplete. It is the burial place of four of our great infallible Imams: Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba, Imam Ali Zainul Abideen, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, and Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (peace be upon them all). Unfortunately, the destruction of sacred sites in Hijaz by the Saudi government continues today, and that aggression has extended its evil even to the tombs in Mecca where some of the Prophet's family members are buried. . .


Islamize your iDevice!

By Basim Ali

Do you own an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad? Well, you might as well use it for a more Islamically constructive purpose, if you do (no point in it being an 'iDevice' if you use it like any other device now, is there?).

Being an iPhone user myself for several months now, I've come across some incredibly useful Islamic apps. So I thought of making a list of all the English, Islamic (most of them Shia) apps I've come across and use regularly, for everyone to benefit from (don't worry, I've only included the ones which are free!).

iQur'ān Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iQur'ān-lite/id285944183?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

alQur'ān
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alQur'ān/id314099174?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

Al Musíhaf
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id328962407?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Has the Arabic only.

Qur'an Majeed Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/Qur'ān-majeed-lite/id365557665?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

Listen The Holy Qur'ān ( Koran ) - Arabic Recitation of All Suras and their English Translation
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/listen-the-holy-Qur'ān-koran/id386882944?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
This is a collection of audio recitations of the Holy Qur'an. Each verse is first recited in Arabic followed by its translation in English.
(note: you may find more than one version of this app; they are either the exact same app or just in a different language)

alQibla
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alqibla/id322401779?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
I would say this is one of my personal favorites. Why? It offers Adhan alerts (Imami timings) AND gives you the Qibla direction. From what I've experienced, the timings as well as the direction of the Qibla it shows are extremely accurate (as long as you're connected to the internet).

Muslim Pro
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/muslim-pro-azan-and-holy-Qur'ān/id388389451?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Same as above, with a couple of extra features.

Shia Companion
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shia-companion/id889716236?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires 7.0 or later
From the makers of iSistani, this Ramadhan sees the launch of a revolutionary Shia Muslim oriented iOS mobile/tablet application. Bringing together features which have never been developed in an app previously. Features include: Over 6400 lines of prayers and supplications, Ramadhan Du'as, Qibla compass, Adhaan and Quran audio notifications, Free lite version and much much more...

Shia Duas by Duas.Org
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shia-duas-by-duas-org/id401417981?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1 +
This app has the Arabic, the English translation and transliteration and the Arabic recitation of various duas.

Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/96711/
- For BlackBerry PlayBook
- BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.
Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit is compilation of various islamic Duas/Supplications, Qur'ān Surahs, Ziaraat, Namaz/Salaat index & method, Taqeebat, Important Dates, Imam & Masoomeen(as) Info and other features. Most of the sections have Arabic text, English translation, Description/Background & Transliteration, plus you have the option to play the audio simultaneously while reading the Arabic text or translation.

Shia Toolkit
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=anywheresoftware.b4a.SIAToolKit&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImFueXdoZXJlc29mdHdhcmUuYjRhLlNJQVRvb2xLaXQiXQ..
- Android Apps
- Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Supplications, Qur'ān Duas, Ziaraat, Namaz & Salaat Taqeebat etc for Shia Muslims. Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit is compilation of various islamic Supplications/Qur'ān Duas, Ziaraat, Namaz/Salaat index and method, Taqeebat, Important Dates, Imam & Masoomeen(as) Info and other features. Most of the sections have Arabic text, English translation, Description and Background, plus you have the option to play the audio simultaneously while reading the Arabic text or translation.

IslamicLib
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/islamiclib/id322402168?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 2.2.1 +
This app offers a lot of Islamic books (Shia and Sunni) in several languages. Again, I would say this is one of better apps out there.

iDuas - Muharram
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iduas-muharram/id346415840?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

iDuas - Thursday
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/iduas-thursday/id387716060?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

iDuas - (month of) Ramadhan
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/iduas-ramadhan/id385353036?mt=8
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Requires iOS 3.2 +

QamarDeen
http://itunes.apple.com/sa/app/qamardeen-track-your-islam/id378039041?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Helps you keep track and record of your daily Salah, fasts, Qur'an recitations (can be made to work simultaneously with the iQur'ān and al Mus'haf Qur'an apps).

Salat Tracker
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/salat-tracker/id385710835?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Helps you keep record of you daily Salah.

Nahjul Balagha - Peak of Eloquence
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nahjul-balagha-peak-eloquence/id320171759?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 2.2.1 +
A collection of the sayings, sermons and letters of Imam Ali (a).

Risalatul Huquq - Treatise of Rights
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id338983451?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Description of the rights of various relations by Imam Sajjad (a).

Dua Kumayl
http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dua-kumayl/id351008111?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1.2 +
Arabic and English translation of Dua Kumayl.

iSistani
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isistani/id535650702?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
iSistani is a revolutionary and unique application which allows you to browse the rulings of Ayatullah Sistani, search multiple law manuals in one go, add notes to each law and bookmark the ones you want to refer to later on. This is a milestone in ensuring we are able to keep up with Islamic Laws and much more.

iTasbeeh
http://itunes.apple.com/bw/app/itasbeeh/id423583694?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.2 +
Your virtual rosary.

Mesbah
http://itunes.apple.com/se/app/id357983610?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Same as above.

Hajj
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hajj/id399282244?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

Panjatan Radio
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panjatan-radio/id408179684?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

MeccaLive
http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mecca-live/id384702183?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1.3 +
Live streaming from the House of Allāh 24/7.

Arabic Dictionary Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arabic-dictionary-free/id400273783?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1 +

iQamos lite
http://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/iqamos/id334546915?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +
Same as above, except probably with a richer vocabulary. I like keeping both of them.

Press TV
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/press-tv/id412415885?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.1 +
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/press-tv/id398132898?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

These would be pretty much all of the ones I could find. You can also find some good Shia podcasts in iTunes library. Also, there are loads of free apps available with Halal food guides. I haven't really used any of these, and don't really know how reliable they are, so if you choose to use any of them please make sure they're dependable, first. Additionally, to read (and save) pdf files like e-books use the iBooks ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8 ) app.

Finally, another tip I'd like to share is that if you have a JailBroken iPhone, you might want to get this 'Package' or app called 'MxTube'. Just go to 'Cydia' ? Search ? type in 'MxTube' ? download it.
This app is one designed to download YouTube videos so that you can view them when you're not connected to the Internet. Now you can download all the Qur'an, duas, lectures, etc. you want from YouTube directly.


Source: IQRA Online

Prayer Timming

  Prayer Timing
Monday September 1st, 2014
5 Dhul-qa`adah 1435
  Imsak: 5.02
  Fajr: 5.07
  Sunrise: 6.43
  Zuhr: 1.34
  Asr: 5.16
  Sunset: 8.23
  Maghrib: 8.39
     

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  5 Dhul-qa`adah 1435
 

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.  Imam Ali (a.s.)

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