Monday, July 30, 2012

Learn Holy Qur'an in 5 Hours

Learn to read the Holy Qur'an in 5 hours. Yes, it is possible and very simple. One hour daily for 5 days.
Hujjatul Islam Maulana Me'raj Mahdi sahab is conducting this course this Ramadhan in Mahim and Mughal Masjid (Bhendi Bazaar). People those who know nothing about Arabic and its reading, even cannot identify the alphabets can enroll in this class and start reading the Holy Qur'an in 5 days.
Below is the video, Maulana sahab is explaining about it. Those who would like to know more can call on his mobile 09987211854

Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome: The Month of Ramadhan

30th day of Shaban is called Yamul Shak (doubtful day) if you do not receive news about Ramadan moonsighting on 29th evening or before the end of 30th day.
It is haram to fast on 30th Shaban with the niyat intention of 1st of Ramadan.
It is Mustahab to keep fast on 30th Shaban but the Niyyat (intention) should be either
(a) with the Niyyat of Mafiz-zimma (to discharge my responsibility), or
(b) with the Niyyat of any Qaza fast of previous Ramadan, if any, or
(c) with the Niyyat of Mustahab Shaban fast.
If you do a double Niyyat of fasting (i.e. 30th Shaban or 1st Ramadan), then such a Niyyat is wrong according Ayatullah Khui, but it is OK according to Ayt Khomeini and Ayt Seestani.
If you are fasting on 30th Shaban, and if, at any time on that day, you get the news of moon sighting of 29th Shaban, then you must immediately change Niyyat to Niyyat of 1st of Ramadan.
If you have fasted on 30th Shaban (with any Niyyat), and afterwards you come to know that it was 1st of Ramadan, then your fast will automatically be counted as fast of 1st of Ramadan.
If you are not fasting on 30th Shaban, then following actions are necessary on you:
(a) If you get the news after sunset of 30th Shaban or later that the moon had been actually sighted on evening of 29th Shaban, then you have to keep Qaza of 1st Ramadan after the month of Ramadan.
(b) If you get the news of moon sighting after Zawal time (Islamic mid-day), then it is haram to eat or drink or do anything, which is not allowed during fasting from that time onward until Iftar time on that day, and you have to do Qaza of 1st of Ramadan later on.
(c) If you get the news of moon sighting before Zawal time (Islamic mid-day), then
    (i) if you have not eaten or drunk anything or done anything which breaks fast, you must immediately do the Niyyat of fasting of Ramadan for  that day,
   (ii) if you have eaten or drunk something or have done anything which breaks fast, then you have to act as if fasting for the rest of the day, and then do Qaza of 1st of Ramadan later on.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Where are the Advocates of Human Rights?

The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar - have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human rights abuses to an immediate halt.
“Burmese helicopter set fire to three boats carrying nearly 50 Muslim Rohingyas fleeing sectarian violence in western Burma in an attack that is believed to have killed everyone on board,” reported Radio Free Europe on July 12. 
Why would anyone take such fatal risks? Refugees are attempting to escape imminent death, torture or arrest at the hands of the Ethnic Buddhist Rakhine majority, which has the full support of the Myanmar government. Full Story

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Helpers of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

The Fifteenth day of the month of Sha'baan is celebrated as the birthday of the 12th Imam, Hadhrat Imam Mahdi (atfs). He was born in the year 255 as per the Hijri calendar.
He is in occultation and will reappear to fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with oppression and tyranny.
During the celebration we had taken the opinion, thoughts and views of some of his lovers that while they are praying for his early reappearance and want to be among his helpers, what role they expect to play during his Zohoor (reappearance). This short video will give the viewers to think about their role.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Israelis Live in Fear

Kenya Human Rights Commissioner, Hassan Omar Hassan

Former commissioner of the Kenya Human Rights Commission,  Hassan Omar Hassan, reacting to the news in some Kenyan newspapers planted by the Israelis which reported that two Iranians wanted to bomb thirty places in Kenya!".  

He wrote: 
"I hardly believe what Israel says. I add spoonfuls of salt to everything it says. They still live in the ‘invincibility’ syndrome and mentality. Thinking and believing that they can manipulate international public opinion. They perpetuate a myth of their ‘unparallel’ capacity in matters of security. So you live in fear of Israel and its designs.
You are concerned that they can spook your drink or engineer a fatal road crush through an ‘innocent’ tyre burst. That they have ‘dirt’ against you should you raise an issue against them! Your feeble soul is sworn to criminal silence and inaction. The Palestinian quest for self-determination becomes a ‘terrorist’ resistance. Murder and international crimes are justified under the guise of Israel’s security. 
Our ‘third world’ psyches are imbibed in the make-belief that their surveillance is ‘omnipresent’ and their intelligence concrete and irrefutable. And with the compliment of stooge intelligence organisations and pseudo security officers like the ones we have in Kenya, the myth is complete.
When we have the under-schooled ethnic zealots as managers of our security against the flambouyance and resources of ‘revered’ foreign intelligence organisations, you are an underdog.
Our security then becomes the preserve of foreign dictates. When the US wills it, you are published on some list. Terrorist sponsoring nation, terrorist this or terrorist that, suspect this or suspect that.
Through foreign-sponsored intelligence outfits and units, Kenyans are subjected to an unending spate of violation. Public accolade for these violations is spurned through conditions of fear and threat at times drummed by the uncritical media.
That’s why I was relatively impressed by part of the coverage by our local media on the alleged plot by Iran on Israeli targets or interests in Kenya. The world is no longer foolish. Kenyans reacted in the various opinion pages on taking Israel’s assertions with a pinch of salt.
In my travels while at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, I witnessed a frustration of the US/Israel ‘movie’ tactics to stage manage and influence events to avert accountability for violations of the Palestinian people.
To shift focus from the real issues! Nations and governments that stood firm with the Palestinian struggle were rogue, ‘terrorist’ sponsoring nations. The narrative was and is that these countries desire the destruction of Israel and possess of have ambition in “weapons of mass destruction” or nuclear weapons.
On these allegations countries were bombed, towns and cities destroyed, hundred of thousands of its citizens killed and maimed, families shattered while others were embargoed and demonised."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Remembering Imam Mahdi (atfs)

Prayer Mats Light Up When Facing Makkah

There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, many of whom direct daily prayers toward the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. One designer from the U.K., Soner Ozenc, would like to bring some tech innovation into the prayer space, by creating a prayer mat that lights up when it faces Mecca.
The prayer mat is called EL Sajjadah — “EL” stands for Electro Luminescent and “Sajjadah” means prayer mat. EL Sajjadah is lightweight, flexible and has a built in digital compass, which lights up when facing Mecca.
“I was looking at designing flying carpets, but I came to a point where I needed to add a function to the project,” Ozenc told Mashable. “Then I came up with the prayer mat idea. You need to put mat on the floor and use a compass, but why not embed a digital compass?”
In the six years since Ozenc began working on EL Sajjadah, he says he has received no negative feedback about the blending of technology into traditional religious practices (the prayer mat is the only object necessary for Muslim prayer).
In addition to its function, EL Sajjadah is designed to be wall art you can hang in your home. Its black base represents the color of the Kaaba in Mecca and its designs are in green, the holy color of Islam. It was displayed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit “Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects” in 2011, and the museum has purchased a copy to be part of its permanent collection.
The Kickstarter has 35 backers so far, but has only raised a bit more than $6,000 of its $100,000 goal. If you would like to get you hands on one of the first releases of EL Sajjadah, you must contribute at least $500 to the project, which will expire August 14.
What do you think of this melding of technology into traditional religious practices? If you’re a practicing Muslim, would you buy EL Sajjadah? 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First Burqa now Circumcision : The Europe's Madness

A court in Germany ruled recently that religious circumcisions of minors who cannot give their consent to the procedure are illegal. The judges at the Cologne state court argued that such practice violates the individual’s rights to self-determination and to physical integrity, both granted by Germany’s basic law (its constitution, so to speak).

THE TRIAL was initiated after a four year old Muslim boy needed to be treated at an emergency room of a Cologne hospital for post-circumcision bleeding.

The medic in charge at the emergency room reported the case to the prosecutor’s office that pressed charges against the physician who conducted the circumcision.

Even though the court found that the doctor conducted the circumcision accurately from a clinical point of view it ruled that the procedure itself was illegal, as there was no medical indication for it.

Personally I don’t agree that circumcision really violates the spirit of the constitutional principles stated by the court. It is certainly true that circumcision irreversibly removes a part ofthe human body, what the judges consider an insult to the principle of bodily integrity. Yet, circumcision does not cause injury in the sense of damaging, depriving or limiting a man in his physiological functioning.

A man who has been circumcised has no practical physiological disadvantage whatsoever over a man who has not been circumcised.

Rather, the opposite is true. It has been shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection; circumcised men are at lower risk for genital cancer, and there are obvious hygienic advantages.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Passing Away of Maulana Shakir Naqvi

Maulana Shakir Naqvi, an 84-year-old religious scholar passed away today at about 11.00 AM in Lucknow. He will be buried in his hometown, Amroha.
He served at Nazmia Arabic College, Lucknow as a teacher and was one of the most respected ustad in Hawzaat of India.
Many of his books have been published in Arabic and have been praised by scholars of Iran and Iraq. He has also translated many Arabic and Persian books into Urdu. Born in Amroha, he lead a simple and secluded life and spent most of his time writing and hence he was not so famous as are the orators of the Shi'a community. 
Please do not forget him tomorrow for Namaz-e-Wahshat.

Today, Inauguration of Exhibition

Today evening an inauguration of a 2 day exhibition of Books, Posters, Panels, stickers etc on Imam Mahdi (atfs). on the occasion of his birth anniversary i.e. 15th Sha'baan.
The venue is Masjid-e-Iranian (Moghul Masjid), Dongri. The inuguration will be at 6.00 PM.
Please do attend.