Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Passing Away of Niyaz Banarsi

The well known poet of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) Janab Niyaz Banarsi has passed away tonight at 10.45 pm at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai after a prolonged illness of more than 15 years. He has left behind his wife, two daughters and two sons. The eldest son Mr. Salman Khan is the president of Anjumane Azadarane Husayn (a.s.) of Mumbai.
His burial may take place after namaaz of zohr at Rehmatabad, Mazgaon.
You are requested to recite fateha for his departed soul.
You can call Salmaan on his cell no. 9820010652 for the condolence.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Nikah at Imamia Masjid

This video recording is of a nikah at Imamia Masjid, Mirza Ali st. Mumbai-400009
It is a complete Shia Isna Ashari Nikah. One can use it as a template for recitation, just replacing the names of the bride and the groom and their father's name. The amount of the Mehr should be agreed upon by both the parties. Also proper Makhraj* is a condition for reciting a nikah.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yazid in the eyes of a Sunni Alim

Last year in December Zakir Naik called Yazid (LA) as Jannati and also gave an elobrate explanation this year in MILAN, ITALY on the same topic .

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri gave sunni view and sunni reference as to why Yazid (LA) cannot be jannati .

This is not a shia view but an answer of a Sunni scholar which is a heavy blow on the face of Zakir Naik, the self proclaimed Muslim scholar with no background of Islamic studies in Darul Oloom.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jannatul Baqee Protest Majlis

In 1925, the holy shrine on Jannatul Baqee graveyard in Madinah which has the graves of Hazrat Fatema Zahra (s.a.), Imam Hasan (a.s.), Imam Sajjad (a.s.), Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.), Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) and other scores of historical and great personalities of Islam was demolished by the Wahhabis, the so-called Muslims.

Zainabia Trust, Bombay remembers this historical hypocritical and hateful action of these usurpers Wahhabis and holds protest every year on 8th Shawwal.

Trust also explores along with the community that how these holy shrines can be rebuilt. This video is a part of Majlis recited by Maulana Qaiser Sahab at Zainabia Imambada on Wednesday 8th Oct. 9.30 pm. Nauha and Matam after Majlis was performed by Anjuman-e-Abidya and Naugawan Saadaat.
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Nauha ONE (CLICK)-
Nauha TWO (CLICK) by Anjumane Abidya
Nauha (CLICK) by Mashke Sakina
Serving Tabarruk (CLICK)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shankaracharya Defends Muslims & Islam

The Jagatguru Shankaracharya Devanand Saraswati, has openly defended Islam and the Indian Muslims.

He condemned the Hindutva organisations for the negative propoganda carried out by them.

To view this 9 minutes VIDEO,
C l i c k H e r e.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

F I T R A H


Question: When does Fitrah become wajib?
Ans. Payment of Fitrah becomes obligatory after sunset on the eve of Eid al- Fitr. The Fitrah should be kept aside and paid on Eid al-Fitr before Eid prayers or before midday for those who cannot say their Eid prayers. It is necessary to have obligatory intention (niyyah) of giving Fitrah for God's pleasure only.

Question: To whom is Fitrah obligatory?
Ans.: Paying Fitrah is obligatory on every Muslim who is mature (baligh), sane, financially able, and conscious on the eve of Eid al-Fitr. Fitrah should also be paid on behalf of all dependents (e.g. wife, children) whom one supports financially.

Question: When is a host required to pay Fitrah for his guest?
Ans.: If a person invites another person to his house on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and if the guest is present at the host's place at the time of the sunset then it is obligatory for the host to pay Fitrah for his guest.

Question: What happens if the guest arrives after the sunset on Eid night?
Ans.: In this case the guest will pay his/her own Fitrah and it is not obligatory on the host to pay Fitrah for the guest.

Question: Whom should we give the Fitrah to?
Ans.: It is given to the needy who are unable to meet their own or their dependants annual living expenses, nor do they have the means to do so through earning. Ayatullah As-Seestani says that the needy who is given the fitrah must be a Shi`ah Ithna `Ashari.

Question: Who should not be given the Fitrah?
Ans.: A needy who: consumes alcohol, does not say his daily prayers (salat), commits sins openly, or he who is known to use the Fitrah in sinful way.

Question: Are there any additional rules that we need to be aware of?
Ans.: Following are some important rules:

(i) Fitrah should not be sent outside the town one resides in, if there are deserving mumineen in that town.
(ii) Fitrah from a non-Sayyid cannot be given to a needy Sayyid; the reverse is permissible.
(iii) A needy should be given at least one Fitrah
(iv) Amongst the needy, relatives should be preferred over others when giving Fitrah, next in line are neighbors and then the learned.

As per Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Seestani (D.Z.A)

Note: If a non-Sayyid gives the Fitrah of a Sayyid guest or a dependent, then this Fitrah will be considered as a non-Sayyid Fitrah, and if a Sayyid gives the Fitrah of a non-Sayyid guest or a dependent, then it will considered as a Sayyid Fitrah.

(verified by Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayyid Hasnain Rizvi Kararvi).
You may contact him on 9820828338 (Bombay)