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Saturday, 26 May 2018  
10. Ramadhan 1439

May Allah (SWT) make our reward and your reward great, at our grief for Imam Husayn (as).

Our condolences to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (at), and to all of the lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) worldwide, on these nights of the month of Muharram.

Upcoming Programs

Tomorrow, Wednesday 12th October, being Yawm al-Ashura, the A’maals of Ashura will commence at 10.30am followed by Zohrain Salaat at 12.58pm. Asr-e-Ashura Majlis will commence at 1.30pm with Marshiyya followed by Majlis, Shabih, Matam and Ziyarat e Taziyah. Nyaz will then be served at 3.45pm.

The Shaam-e-Ghariba Majlis will commence with Maghribain Salaat at the Awwal time of 6.29pm. Marshiyya will commence at 7pm followed by Majlis, Matam and ending with Ziyarat.

Thereafter on Thursday 13th October, being the 12th Night of Muharram, the program will commence at 7.15pm with Surah Yaseen followed by Dua Kumayl, Marshiyya, Majlis, Matam and ending with Ziyarat Waritha.

Tonight’s Shab-e-Ashur Azadari will commence at 12am, Midnight with an extra Saf Matam Program. This will be followed by the Shab-e-Daari program commencing at 1am.

A short video which contains important messages will now be played. We hope you find it useful. The video will now be played.

The Executive Committee is supporting the Muhammadi Madrasah Ambassadors Project this Muharram. Tonight and through the previous three nights we have welcomed our young students to the podium to give a brief speech about our revered personalities. We are extremely proud of their confidence and passion and look forward to supporting our youngsters in developing their skills whilst contributing to our community. Tonight's Ambassador is Akeel Hudda.

Parents are kindly requested to note the following for children who would like to hold Tabarruk bowls during the Shaam-e-Ghariba Majlis tomorrow evening. Boys under the age of 5 years and all girls will be given the opportunity to hold in the ladies’ hall. All boys over the age of 5 years who would like to hold Tabarruk bowls will be given the opportunity in the Gents hall. All boys should sit by the fire exit door at the front of the gent’s hall during the Shaam-e-Ghariba Majlis.

Muharram/Safar Fund

Mu’mineen are requested to donate generously into the Muharram/Safar Fund. The Muharram/Safar Fund is a general fund that will be used for all the various costs that are incurred during these two months. These include the cost of the Marquee, Alims, Ashura Nyaz, Chehlum Nyaz, Tabarruk, and Sabil. Those who wish to donate towards a specific cause should mention this when making the donation.

Mu’mineen are also requested to donate generously into the Nyaz Fund. This fund will be used to cover the cost of the various other Nyaz that will be organised during these two months.

 
 
"KARBALA- Time Will Tell"

The Jamaat have received ion silicone sports watches - "KARBALA- Time Will Tell". The benefits of wearing this ion watch is that it emits negative ions; increases blood circulation & mental awareness; reduces stress & strengthens the immune system. Alongside these benefits, the watch will remind the wearer of the Ahlulbayt and Imam’s message. These watches are available for sale at £3 per watch or 2 watches for £5. Please see the treasurer's Desks to purchase. The Proceeds from these watches will go to the WF Water well appeal and to our Abbasi Islamic Centre.

CDs for sale

Muharram CDs by Brother Abbas Lalji are being sold at treasurers desks at the cost of £3 per CD in both the ladies and gents. All proceeds are towards our Abbasi Islamic Centre and Ali Asgher Water Well.

Muharram Noha Audio Cd 2016/17 titled ‘Ya Hussain Hussain Hussain (as) by Sister Fatemah Ladak are now available in both Ladies and Gents at the Treasures Desks to purchase at a cost of £3.00 with part proceeds going to our Abbasi Islamic Center Fund.

The Tejani Brothers have released this year’s Nauha CDs. The cost is £3 with the proceeds going to our Abbasi Islamic Centre Fund and The World Federation’s Project to build 50 Water Wells for 50 communities in Kenya.

Gents Majlis

There will be gents majlis on Ashura day, Wednesday 12th October at the residence of Murtaza Uncle Meghjee commencing at 9.30pm. (Please note change in time). The address is 68 Brighton Road, Balsall Heath, B12 8QH. All Gents are urged to attend.

Shabir Hirji & Muslim Dharamshi invite you to attend Majlis e Aza for gents on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm at SAM Auto Centre 292 Upper Balsall Heath Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9DR. Niyaz will be served. Gents are requested to attend.

Secretariat Announcements
President's Surgery

The President next surgery will be held on Thursday 20th October. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book an appointment.

Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-committee Announcements
Interfaith Committee

Our Interfaith Committee has organised a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown from Southampton, who has been visiting the Middle East for over 20 years, to come and talk to us about Syria. He visited Syria several times prior to the conflict and has traveled extensively in the country four times in the last two years. He has spent time with ordinary Sunni, Shia, Alawi, Christian, Druze and Kurds; met with faith and community leaders in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia and met with reconciliation committees in Homs and elsewhere. He has also met with government and internal opposition figures; and visited refugee camps at Yarmouk, and in Lebanon and Iraq. In November, he spent a few days at a monastery just a few kilometers from ‘ISIS’ lines, and he was most recently in Syria last month. This program will be held on Saturday 22nd October here in the Imambargah commencing with Maghribain Salaat at 6pm & ending with a Q&A session.  

Committee of Social Responsibility

The committee for Social Responsibility is selling travel mugs as part of the campaign to reduce the negative impact of our community on the environment. These travel mugs are good quality and well designed and you can pick one up for just five pounds! But hurry because stock is very limited! They are on sale from the treasurer's desk in the ladies or the table outside.

BAYN 'Donate Your Day' Campaign

This Muharram, the Birmingham Abbasi Youth Network in conjunction with the KSIMC of Birmingham are launching their 'Donate your Day' campaign. This initiative is based on the concept of donating a day's wage or expenses for the day of 'Ashura', which will go towards building a well in the name of Hazrat Ali Asgher (as). The funds will be donated to the Ali Asghar water appeal. We would also encourage children to take part in this initiative, donating any amount they can. Please collect an envelope from a BAYN volunteer, fill it with the amount desired, seal it and hand back to a volunteer. Donations can also be made through the treasurer’s desk. If you would like more information or to donate please contact brother Mehdi Khaki in the gents or Sister Sakina Rasul in the ladies.

Muhammadi Nursery Free places

Muhammadi Nursery is offering free places for 2-5 year olds. For more information, please see leaflets which are available from the treasurer's desks in both the ladies and gents.

Special Needs

As a community we need to identify the facilities & requirements of the Special Needs the disabled members of our community require. Safiya Kanani, Haider & Shabnum Hudda are keen to hear from carers of such members with a view to gaining ideas, views, and feedback so we can help these members actively participate in our community effectively. Please do contact them to register your names in person or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the screens for more details.

Imam Husayn (a) Blood Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign's session this Muharram will be taking place on Saturday 29th October & Tuesday 11th October. The National Blood Service staff will have stalls outside both the ladies' and gents' entrances. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment today with the National Blood service staff or can visit ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up to book an appointment online.

Secretariat

May Allah (SWT) make our reward and your reward great, at our grief for Imam Husayn (as).

Our condolences to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (at), and to all of the lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) worldwide, on these nights of the month of Muharram.

Upcoming Programs

Fajr Jamaat Salaat this weekend, 15th & 16th October will take place at 6.30am followed by Nyaz.

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place on Thursday 20th October, being the Jumeraat program commencing at 8pm with Surah Yaseen followed by Dua Kumayl, Majlis, Matam and ending with Ziyarat Waritha.

The Vice President, Brother Mohammed Riyaz Sachedina will now address the community

"KARBALA- Time Will Tell"

The Jamaat have received ion silicone sports watches - "KARBALA- Time Will Tell". The benefits of wearing this ion watch is that it emits negative ions; increases blood circulation & mental awareness; reduces stress & strengthens the immune system. Alongside these benefits, the watch will remind the wearer of the Ahlulbayt and Imam’s message. These watches are available for sale at £3 per watch or 2 watches for £5. Please see the treasurer's Desks to purchase. The Proceeds from these watches will go to the WF Water well appeal and to our Abbasi Islamic Centre.

CDs for sale

Muharram CDs by Brother Abbas Lalji are being sold at treasurers desks at the cost of £3 per CD in both the ladies and gents. All proceeds are towards our Abbasi Islamic Centre and Ali Asgher Water Well.

Muharram Noha Audio Cd 2016/17 titled ‘Ya Hussain Hussain Hussain (as) by Sister Fatemah Ladak are now available in both Ladies and Gents at the Treasures Desks to purchase at a cost of £3.00 with part proceeds going to our Abbasi Islamic Center Fund.

The Tejani Brothers have released this year’s Nauha CDs. The cost is £3 with the proceeds going to our Abbasi Islamic Centre Fund and The World Federation’s Project to build 50 Water Wells for 50 communities in Kenya.

Gents Majlis

Shabir Hirji & Muslim Dharamshi invite you to attend Majlis e Aza for gents on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm at SAM Auto Centre 292 Upper Balsall Heath Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9DR. Niyaz will be served. Gents are requested to attend.

Secretariat Announcements
President's Surgery

The President next surgery will be held on Thursday 20th October. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book an appointment.

Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-committee Announcements
Interfaith Committee

Our Interfaith Committee has organised a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown from Southampton, who has been visiting the Middle East for over 20 years, to come and talk to us about Syria. He visited Syria several times prior to the conflict and has traveled extensively in the country four times in the last two years. He has spent time with ordinary Sunni, Shia, Alawi, Christian, Druze and Kurds; met with faith and community leaders in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia and met with reconciliation committees in Homs and elsewhere. He has also met with government and internal opposition figures; and visited refugee camps at Yarmouk, and in Lebanon and Iraq. In November, he spent a few days at a monastery just a few kilometers from ‘ISIS’ lines, and he was most recently in Syria last month. This program will be held on Saturday 22nd October here in the Imambargah commencing with Maghribain Salaat at 6pm & ending with a Q&A session.  

Committee of Social Responsibility

The committee for Social Responsibility is selling travel mugs as part of the campaign to reduce the negative impact of our community on the environment. These travel mugs are good quality and well designed and you can pick one up for just five pounds! But hurry because stock is very limited! They are on sale from the treasurer's desk in the ladies or the table outside.

 
Muhammadi Nursery Free places

Muhammadi Nursery is offering free places for 2-5 year olds. For more information, please see leaflets which are available from the treasurer's desks in both the ladies and gents.

Special Needs

As a community we need to identify the facilities & requirements of the Special Needs the disabled members of our community require. Safiya Kanani, Haider & Shabnum Hudda are keen to hear from carers of such members with a view to gaining ideas, views, and feedback so we can help these members actively participate in our community effectively. Please do contact them to register your names in person or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the screens for more details.

Imam Husayn (a) Blood Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign's session this Muharram will be taking place on Saturday 29th October & Tuesday 11th October. The National Blood Service staff will have stalls outside both the ladies' and gents' entrances. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment today with the National Blood service staff or can visit ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up to book an appointment online.

Secretariat

We extend our condolences to the Imam of our time, Al Hujjah Al Mahdi (ATFS) and to you all as we commemorate the great martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS), his family and the faithful companions who sacrificed their lives to save Islam.

Please see below Safety guidance for Shia Communities in the UK.

  Additional guidance can be found here.

RE: SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR SHIA COMMUNITIES
  • Travelling to Iraq (Ziyaraat)
  • Local Commemoration
  • Safeguarding

Various Shia Muslim community organisations have come together this year to develop guidance for our local communities, to ensure that the British Shia Muslim community is able to commemorate the events of Karbala in a safe and secure manner. With the current political climate of Islamophobia and Shiaphobia, coupled with the threat of Daesh, it is essential that we remain attuned to the sensitivities of our local areas.

Having met and briefed representatives from the National Counter Terrorism and Policing Centre, as well as the Borders Agencies, we have produced the following guidelines for our communities. This also includes updates in relation to developments that have occurred this Muharram. Please do share with other centres and your respective membership.

1.Travelling to Iraq (Ziyaraat)

Summary:

  • Build in extra time when travelling
  • Please be patient and be ready to answer questions if needed.
  • See guidance on children travelling and carrying large amounts of money.

There is currently increased security monitoring those who are travelling to Syria and Iraq (including those travelling via Turkey) to ensure supporters are not going to join the Daesh forces, and similarly others are not going to join the various militias. We are working alongside the National Counter Terrorism and Policing Centre, as well as the Borders Agencies to try and ensure smooth journeys to and from Iraq this year for Ziyaarat.

Please ensure you read the FCO Travel Advice (which is regularly updated) before travelling.https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iraq

Iraq Travel Advice - www.gov.uk

May Allah (SWT) make our reward and your reward great, at our grief for Imam Husayn (as).

Our condolences to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (at), and to all of the lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) worldwide, on these nights of the month of Muharram.

Upcoming Programs

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place tomorrow Friday 21st October being the tenth of Shuhada e Karbala. The program will commence at 8pm with Marshiyya followed by Majlis, Matam and ending with Ziyarat Waritha. The Urdu Majlis will be delivered by Maulana Safi Haider and the English Majlis will be my Syed Zafar Abbas in the Syeda Zainab Building.

 

Gents Majlis

Shabir Hirji & Muslim Dharamshi invite you to attend Majlis e Aza for gents on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm at SAM Auto Centre 292 Upper Balsall Heath Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9DR. Niyaz will be served. Gents are requested to attend.

Secretariat Announcements
 
Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-committee Announcements
Interfaith Committee

Our Interfaith Committee has organised a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown from Southampton, who has been visiting the Middle East for over 20 years, to come and talk to us about Syria. He visited Syria several times prior to the conflict and has traveled extensively in the country four times in the last two years. He has spent time with ordinary Sunni, Shia, Alawi, Christian, Druze and Kurds; met with faith and community leaders in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia and met with reconciliation committees in Homs and elsewhere. He has also met with government and internal opposition figures; and visited refugee camps at Yarmouk, and in Lebanon and Iraq. In November, he spent a few days at a monastery just a few kilometers from ‘ISIS’ lines, and he was most recently in Syria last month. This program will be held on Saturday 22nd October here in the Imambargah commencing with Maghribain Salaat at 6pm & ending with a Q&A session.  

 
Muhammadi Nursery Free places

Muhammadi Nursery is offering free places for 2-5 year olds. For more information, please see leaflets which are available from the treasurer's desks in both the ladies and gents.

Special Needs

As a community we need to identify the facilities & requirements of the Special Needs the disabled members of our community require. Safiya Kanani, Haider & Shabnum Hudda are keen to hear from carers of such members with a view to gaining ideas, views, and feedback so we can help these members actively participate in our community effectively. Please do contact them to register your names in person or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the screens for more details.

Imam Husayn (a) Blood Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign's session this Muharram will be taking place on Saturday 29th October & Tuesday 11th October. The National Blood Service staff will have stalls outside both the ladies' and gents' entrances. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment today with the National Blood service staff or can visit ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up to book an appointment online.

Secretariat

May Allah (SWT) make our reward and your reward great, at our grief for Imam Husayn (as).

Our condolences to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (at), and to all of the lovers of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) worldwide, on these nights of the month of Muharram.

Upcoming Programs

Fajr Jamaat Salaat this weekend, the 23rd & 24th October will take place at 6.45am followed by Nyaz.

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place on Wednesday 26th October being the Shahadat of our 4th Holy Imam, Imam Ali Zaynal Abideen (as). The program will commence at 8pm with Marshiyya followed by Majlis, Matam and ending with Ziyarat Waritha. The Urdu Majlis will be delivered by Maulana Safi Haider and the English Majlis will be by Brother Ali Raza in the Syeda Zainab Building.

Gents Majlis

Shabir Hirji & Muslim Dharamshi invite you to attend Majlis e Aza for gents on Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm at SAM Auto Centre 292 Upper Balsall Heath Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9DR. Niyaz will be served. Gents are requested to attend.

Secretariat Announcements
Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-committee Announcements
Interfaith Committee

Our Interfaith Committee has organised a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown from Southampton, who has been visiting the Middle East for over 20 years, to come and talk to us about Syria. He visited Syria several times prior to the conflict and has traveled extensively in the country four times in the last two years. He has spent time with ordinary Sunni, Shia, Alawi, Christian, Druze and Kurds; met with faith and community leaders in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia and met with reconciliation committees in Homs and elsewhere. He has also met with government and internal opposition figures; and visited refugee camps at Yarmouk, and in Lebanon and Iraq. In November, he spent a few days at a monastery just a few kilometers from ‘ISIS’ lines, and he was most recently in Syria last month. This program will be held on Saturday 22nd October here in the Imambargah commencing with Maghribain Salaat at 6pm & ending with a Q&A session.  

Muhammadi Nursery Free places

Muhammadi Nursery is offering free places for 2-5 year olds. For more information, please see leaflets which are available from the treasurer's desks in both the ladies and gents.

Special Needs

As a community we need to identify the facilities & requirements of the Special Needs the disabled members of our community require. Safiya Kanani, Haider & Shabnum Hudda are keen to hear from carers of such members with a view to gaining ideas, views, and feedback so we can help these members actively participate in our community effectively. Please do contact them to register your names in person or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the screens for more details.

General Announcements
Evening of Grief & Sorrow

The Nationwide all English Majlis, Evening of Grief & Sorrow, is set for its ninth year taking place on Saturday 29th October commencing at 7pm at the Manchester Islamic Centre. The Majlis welcomes lovers of the Ahlulbayt (as) from across the United Kingdom, with renowned English reciters preparing to create an emotionally capturing night as always. Featuring Ammar al Nashed, Nouri Sardar, The Tejani Brothers, Mohammed Abbas Karim, Imran Datoo and Sadiq Damani. Transport is being organised across the UK, and for more information please contact your local youth group.

Imam Husayn (a) Blood Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign's session this Muharram will be taking place on Saturday 29th October & Tuesday 11th October. The National Blood Service staff will have stalls outside both the ladies' and gents' entrances. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment today with the National Blood service staff or can visit ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up to book an appointment online.

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Please email us with any ideas / suggestions / feedback you may have regarding programmes, future direction etc of the Jamaat.

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