Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eid Mubarak to Muqalledeen of Ayatullah Khoei (r.a.)

Eid Mubarak to the Muqalledeen of Ayatullah Khoei (r.a.).

The New Moon of Shawwal was sighted in Oman, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand.

Latest News at 11.30 pm: Moon sighted in Srinagar & Kargil.

Also Shias of Pakistan have declared Eid on Wednesday according to PTV.

11.50 pm: News of Moon Sighting has also come from Tamil Nadu and Gujarat

12.15 am: Islamic Republic of Iran Declared Eid on 1st Oct., Wednesday.

The Muqalledeen of Ayatullah al Udhma Sayed Ali al-Sistani should contact their local Maulana for the confirmation.

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Ramadhan, Quenching the Thirst

This short video is of Zainabia Imambada, Bombay where the Rozadars are taking water and tea after breaking their fast. Click on the glass of water to watch the VIDEO

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hacked Shia Internet Sites Restored, but, with a Revenge

Few days back some 300 Shia Web Sites on the biggest server of Aalul Bayt were hacked by the Wahhabis, identified as group-xp. To counter it, Ashiyane Securities hacked more than 300 important web sites of Wahhabis which were related to government, universities, businesses etc. The Shia hackers displayed their logos on the Wahhabi websites and put 194th Ayat of surah Baqarah of the Holy Qur'an:
فمن اعتدى عليكم فاعتدوا عليه بمثل ما اعتدى‏ عليكم
"And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you"
The page also challenged the Wahhabis that 'yesterday you were in our server, but today we are in yours.' The hacked Wahhabi sites were operated from Saudia, UAE, Bahrain & other Arab countries.
The Shia hackers said that they did not damage the Wahhabi sites, but only altered the home page, as they do not believe in incurring the loss to the Muslims. It was just to teach them a lesson.
Site of Emirate University belonging to Wahhabis in Ajman. Site of Wahhabi supporters. Site of Gold Coin Sellers of Emirates. Sites of Saudia business. Site of Bank Dirahim Channel. Important sites of Saudi Universities. Site of Sugar factory in Emirates. Site of HRD of Emirates etc etc.
The spokesman of Ashiyane Securities said that it took 3 days & nights in hacking Wahhabi sites. He said that hacking is not a war but a new kind of defence.
He also said: We had in the past hacked 100 Israeli & 500 Denmark sites which displayed derogatory material in regard to the holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh).
When we hacked the Denmark and Israeli web sites we had 5th position in the world in hacking, but, now we are number ONE. We are not politically motivated, but, we are defending Islam.
To view the source of this news (1) & (2)

Eidul Fitr Moon Sighting

Position of Crescent on the evening of Tuesday, September 2008.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fuzto wa Rabbil K'abah

The series on this statement "Fuzto wa Rabbil K'abah" of Hadhrat Imam Ali (a.s.) continues, the below video clip is of Maulana Zaheer Abbas Rizvi s/o marhum Wazir Hasan Saheb (T.S.).
write your comments on this short video.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Maatam of Imam Ali (a.s.) at Zainabia

On the 21st Ramadhan night Nauha and Maatam was done by an Anjuman to remember the martyrdom of Hadhrat Imam Ali (a.s.) at Zainabia Imambada, Mumbai-3.
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Fuzto wa Rabbil Ka'bah

Fuzto wa Rabbil Ka'bah (By the Lord of Ka'bah, I have succeeded). This famous and historical statement was uttered by Hadhrat Ali (a.s.), after accursed Ibne Muljam struck the sword dipped in fatal poison on his head while he was in Sajdah during morning prayer. Imam Ali (a.s.) asked him. "Wasn't I, a good Imam for you?" He replied, "I know, that my ultimate destination is Hell fire."

We have asked from different religious scholars and personalities the meaning and short explanation of this sentence 'Fuzto wa Rabbil Ka'bah.' This recording is of Maulana Zaheer Husain saheb (a Student of Business Management Studies, Rizvi College) Imam of Mehfil-e-Panjatan,Mahim, Mumbai. Hope you will give your comments on this video.<<<CLICK to watch the video>>>>

Friday, September 19, 2008

Read & Listen Qur'an on your TV

Quranic verses can be read on screen and listened to via software embedded in the TV. All 114 chapters of the holy book are included and up to 10 pages can be bookmarked via remote control, LG said. LG said it decided to offer the product after learning through a survey that many Muslims listened to the Quran via their home theater systems and that ratings for radio broadcasts of the holy book were high.........<click for full story>

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Spiritual Time-Table for the month of Ramadhan

We hope that this sacred month will be distinguished amongst the months we have fasted in years past, so we would like to summarize what is required of us in this generous month in order to attain the highest blessings. The one who does not lay claim to what remains of this month will face an enourmous loss that cannot be compensated. Days pass quickly and the human being hardly notices anything distinctive in life except by the mercy of Almighty God.
Here are some suggestions we offer to you in the hope that they will bring success to every heart that beats with love for the Divine Master.

1. The best deed in this month: avoiding all the things forbidden by Almighty God, so let us count the sins that we commit frequently throughout the year, because this is a rare opportunity to give up destructive vices. The sacred atmosphere of this month is able to bring every good and eliminate every evil!

2. It is possible for us to deceive ourselves because the soul by its nature doesn't like the long walk in the path of obedience. It is inclined to amusements and entertainment and is full of neglect and forgetfulness as our Imam Sajjad described. So let us try and deceive our soulsin return, asking them to follow us for at least this blessed month. How marvelous it would be if we could continue to forty days, borrowing ten days from the month of Shawwal, to make this forty days a distinguished period, the best period of our activity throughout the year.

3. Just as the merchants of the material world close their shops for inventory,it is suitable for the seekers of the Hereafter and its blessings to make this sacred month the beginning of the spiritual year. So let us now take a pen and a piece of paper to record our debits and credits and to plan a new year free of disobedience except for the minor and unintentional acts. This goal aims for the benefits of this life and the Hereafter.

4. One of the obstacles to divine generosity in this month, particularly in the Nights of Power, is having enmity, anger, and discord with others, especially with relatives. Try to take a look at the people around you, especially your parents and those you have to look after to prevent them having a broken heart on your account. The one who breaks a heart is responsible for putting it back together again!

5. The times we break the fast are blessed times in which the individual finishes obeying a divine command the fruit of which is piety. We have to magnify our prayers, especially for the return of Imam Mahdi (AJ) which is our comfort as well, and after praying for that we should pray for the forgiveness of our sins. How wonderful it would be if we commit to saying the prayers strongly suggested for breaking the fast, and especially this prayer which has been attributed to the Prophet: "Anyone who fasts and breaks his fast saying this prayer: 'O Most Great, O Most Great! You are my God and there is no God but you, forgive my great sin, for there is no one to forgive the great sin but the Most Great', all of his sins will leave him like the day he was born of his mother."

6. Don't delay the prayer past its prime time, especially the Sunset prayer (Maghrib) except if your soul would struggle for food or if there are people waiting for you. To give the soul what it needs is better than giving priority to the belly which can be satisfied with but a few bites.

7. It is never appropriate to awake for food before the fast, then go right back to sleep without praying the night prayer before the Lord of the Universe. Almighty God loves the ones who seek forgiveness in the late hours of the night and there are divine manifestations for God's closest friends in the deep of the night that cannot be repeated at other times, because it is the hour to gain a most praisworthy position! Even stranger is that the worshipper would never miss food before the fast, but would miss performing the mandatory Morning prayer, which would be prayed after its time like the rest of the year

8. The believer should complete the Holy Qur'an in a thoughtful way during the month of Ramadan where he should try at least to understand the outward meaning of the verses. Then he should attempt to think more deeply on its ideas so that he might be given a special gift in understanding the Holy Qur'an. Isn't it beautiful when a person understands the message of the One he loves?! During this month we should increase our reading of the Chapter of Unity (Surat al-Tauhid) in the spare hours of the day -- and how many spare hours we have -- for reading it three times during the normal year is equivalent to reading the entire Qur'an, and each verse in this month is equivalent to reading the whole Qur'an. Can you imagine the amazing multiplication of rewards using this equation?

9. Try to give the late hours of the night before Friday during Ramadan their real value because they are amongst the best hours of the entire year. Do you know any more powerful elixir than this: the sacred month, the blessed night, and the hours in which the doors of the heavens are opened? But how neglectful we are!

10. Going too far in watching the media which are so widespread these days under the excuse of watching Ramadan-oriented programs which never belonged to Ramadan in any way -- rather they contradict Ramadan in many cases -- are amongst the causes of many terrible consequences: illness in the body, loss of sustenance, and hardness of the heart, as we understand from the hadiths on what happens when we get into matters which don't concern us. How can we expect to distinguish these precious hours of the night by starting with neglect and forgetfulness and following that up by seeking empty pleasures?

11. Never expect a distinguished Night of Power when the nights preceeding it were in no way differentiated from any other nights of the year. There should be a gradual ascent from the beginning of the month so that the Night of Power would be a peak of radiance in the area of forming great deals with the Lord of the Universe, but how few are those kinds of people!

12. We should never neglect the charitable aspect of this month, with deeds like taking care of orphans, supporting the destitute, and urging others to feed the poor. The one who gives food to the fasting person to break his fast gets an amazing reward, but on the condition of sincerity and not for showing off, and that he chooses the ones who by feeding them we can come closer to God. This is one example of placing a sacrifice before Almighty God, and He does not accept it but from the pious ones.
(courtsey: www.alseraj.net )

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wonderful Qur'an on Desktop

Below is the link for the wonderful Qur'an on desktop in Flash. One who has developed this site deserves appreciation.
CLICK HERE to visit the site

Monday, September 8, 2008

Majlis-e-Tarheem of marhum Ghulam hasnain Kararvi

Majlis-e-Tarheem of marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain Kararvi was held on 6th Sept.08 at Imambada Zainabia. It started from 6.15 pm and ended at the Azan of maghrabayn followed by Iftar. Marhums relatives, family, friends and prominent personalities of Association of Imam Mahdi (atfs) attended this majlis. They had come from New Bombay, Mira Road, Vasai, Mumbra, Govandi, Jogeshwari, Malad and other parts of the suburbs.
Hujjatul Islam Maulana Hasnain Rizvi Kararvi recited the Majlis.

A Majlis at Malad

A Majlis was arranged by the NRKs (non-Residents of Kararvis) in Malad, Malony (Bombay) on the occasion of the 12 death anniversary of marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain Rizvi. It was recited by Maulana Zafar Abbas saheb who is the Pesh Imam of plot no. 5 Imambada. He spoke on the wives of the Prophets (a.s.) and the eiman of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).
The Majlis started at 9.00 pm and continued till 9.40 pm.

After Majlis a discussion took place that due to price rise of the essential commodities, the sponsors are not coming forward to host Iftar. Various suggestions came up by the believers who were present. Hosting Iftar for a day costs approx. Rs. 3500/- and a single person cannot contribute such a big amount. So they usually share. But, there are poor people who want to participate with a small amount of Rs. 100/- or Rs. 200/-. For such small contributers this paltry amount with sincere intention is very great, so a donation box can be put up for the Iftar during the month of Ramadhan. This may be successful and money can be collected for at least 3/4 days Iftar. All the believers present agreed to this suggestion and was decided that very soon an Iftar Donation Box will be put up at Imambada.
Not a bad IDEA.

Friday, September 5, 2008

12th death anniversary of marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain Kararvi

Remembering marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain Rizvi Kararvi (taaba saraah) on his 12th death anniversary, a majlis has been organised by Zainabia Trust, at Zainabia, Mumbai-9. on Saturday, 6th of September 2008. The majlis will be recited by Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayed Hasnain Kararvi at 6.00 pm. Marhum Ghulam Hasnain was one of the trustees of Zainabia Trust. He was editor of Al-Muntazar magazine published by Association of Imam Mahdi (a.s.). He was also the co-founder of Association of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) along with marhum Agha Ismail Rajabi (taaba saraah). He translated the persian books/booklets written by marhum Agha Ismail Rajabi (taaba saraah) into urdu language and published through Idara-e-Nashre Uloom-e-Aal-Mohammad (s.a.w.), Moghul Masjid. Marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain (taaba saraah) translated more than 250 Persian books/booklets and unaccounted articles for Association into Urdu language. He taught Urdu language to the students of Najafi House Hawza, Jamae Amirul Mo'mineen and mentored his students to become a good Aalim-e-deen. He always tried to bring out best from the youths and always guided and encouraged them. He polished the Urdu language of his colleagues and even to his elders. For example one of his best friend -Sayed Mohammad Akbar Rizvi- two years elder to him, and the current editor of al-Muntazar magazine proudly says that marhum was his teacher and calls him ustad-e-mohtaram.
Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi (Rizvi Builders) still feels his absence, the sad demise of Marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain (taaba saraah) was a great loss for him as he always consulted him in religious matters. It was marhum who insisted Dr. Rizvi to establish a college at his native place (Karari). Today the Rizvi College at Karari stands taller in 4/5 Districts around Allahabad with more than 5 faculties and a modern English medium school.
Marhum's love for Imam Mahdi (atfs) was profound. After a hectic tour of eastern Uttar Pradesh, holding exhibitions and functions, celebrating the birth of Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.) in January 1996 during the holy month of Sha'ban, (Kanpur was his last city) he breathed his last at Lucknow and was buried in his home town Karari, beside his father marhum Amir Ali ibne Roshan Ali. He was just 62 years of age. After his burial in his ancestral graveyard, the graveyard was renamed as Waadis Salaam.
Marhum Sayed Ghulam Hasnain (taaba saraah) never believed in groupism among the Mo'mineen. He brought the people together. He organised the Moharram Majalis in Karari which previously clashed with each other. Still the Majalis are held as per the time table arranged by him during his life time.
His Sewwom (majlis on 3rd day after burial) was read by Hujjatul Islam Maulana Ahmed Ali Abedi sb. A night before Chehlum by Maulana Mehmoodul Hasan of Jaunpur. The Chehlum Majlis by Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar Sb. Same evening of Chehlum another Majlis was read by Hujjatul Islam Sayed Safi Haider Sb at his grave in Waadis Salaam.
He left behind we 4 bros. and 3 sisters. Janab Ainur Reza Rizvi is his eldest son in law, Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayed Hasnain Kararvi is second son in law and Prof. Nazar Abbas is his youngest son in law.
His only brother Janab Sayed Ghulam Sibtain Rizvi is living in Karari and is a scholar himself. He now manages Amjadia Madrasa after his retirement. He is a good khushnawees (calligrapher) and was a Marsiya recitor during his younger days.
Marhum was very kind and loving. His pen name was "Shafeeq." He very much loved his home town and he wrote after his name as Kararvi. Hujjatul Islam Sayed Mohammad al-Musavi always referred to him "Janab Kararvi Saheb."
May Almighty Allah elevates his position in the Hereafter. I personally feel that during the time of the re-appearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) he will come out from his grave wrapped in Kafan, holding a sword in his hand as one of his (atfs) helpers. InshaAllah.
I request for a sura-e-Fateha for his departed soul.

Monday, September 1, 2008

WORDS from S M Masoom on the month of Ramadhan

1) month of almighty's selection

2) month of closeness of man with his Creator

3) month of thorough cleansing of soul and body alike

4) month to recount your successes and failures