Moon Sighting


The first day of the month of Safar has been confirmed to be Monday, November 24, 2014








Commemorating the Death of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
The month of Safar ends with the death of numerous personalities - the Prophet of Islam being one of them. The man who was like no other left this world on the 28th of Safar after having brought the Arabian peninsula under the banner of Monotheism. In tribute to the man whom Allah has honoured with sending prayers upon and commanding His Angels and the believers to do the same, we take this opportunity to educate ourselves, albeit in great brevity, on the life of the Seal of the Prophets . . .


The Last Hours of the Prophet (saww)
The honoured daughter and the only souvenir of the Prophet viz Lady Fatimah was sitting beside her father's bed. She was looking at his sacred face and could see that the perspiration of death was flowing down his face and forehead. With a heavy heart tearful eyes and choked throat . . .


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
Saturday December 20th, 2014
27 Safar 1436
  Imsak: 7.03
  Fajr: 7.08
  Sunrise: 8.48
  Zuhr: 12.32
  Sunset: 4.15
  Maghrib: 4.33
     

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Words of Wisdom


  27 Safar 1436
 

Husaini Gatherings
Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said to Fudhail: Do you sit together, talk and discuss amongst yourselves? Fudhail replied: Yes. The Imam then said: I approve of these sittings. So keep our `issue' (Imamate) alive. May Allah (s.w.t.) exhibit mercy on those who revive our issue and mission!   Wasail al Shiah , vol. 10, pg. 391.

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Thursday Dec 18th: 
7:30 PM: Salaatul Isha in jamaat, Ziyarat Waritha, Suratul Yasin, Dua Kumayl, Majlis by Imam Dr. Usama al Atar

Friday Dec 19th:
Salaatul Jumuah at awwal time 12:32 PM

Saturday Dec 20th: 28th Night of Safar - Wafaat of Prohpet Muhammad (S)
The Majlis has been sponsorted for the isale thawab of Marhum Ibrahim (Father of Humera and Turab Ibrahim).
3:00 PM: Qur'an Khwani
4:33 PM: Salaatul Jamaat at awwal time followed by Suratul Yasin, Marthia, Majlis by Imam Dr. Usama al Atar, Matam, Nyaz (Diner) 


Sunday Dec 21st: 29th Night of Safar - Wafaat of Imam Ali Ridha (A)
7:30 PM PM: Salaatul Isha jamaat followed by Marthia, Majlis, Matam,