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  • Saying of the Week

    "I have been sent to perfect good character."

    He also said:

    "The believers  most perfect in faith are those best in character."

    Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be upon Him)

    Funeral Announcements

    INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

    Namaz-e-Wahshat: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Ayatul Kursi should be recited once and in the second Raka'at, Surah al-Qadr should be recited 10 times after Surah-al-Hamd.

    Namaz-e-Haddiye Mayyit: In the first Raka'at, after reciting Surah al-Hamd, Surah Qadr should be recited. In the second Raka'at, after Surah al-Hamd recite Surah Kawther.

    Community Announcements

    Sheikh Jaffer H Jaffer invites all the youths of the community to participate in a special event during the Thanksgiving Break:

    - Thursday from 12:30pm - 3pm boys and girls between the ages of 14-25. Topic is an open forum to 'The Keys of Success'.
    - Friday from 1pm - 3:30pm boys and girls between the ages of 9-13. Topic is 'Kerbala In Me'.

    Lunch will be provided. Parents please encourage your children to attend these events

    Everyday Is Ashura (Usama Al Attar)

    Weekly Schedule

    Sunday, November 16th (Muharram 23rd Night)
    • 6:00 a.m. Salatul Fajr / Quran Tafsir followed by breakfast
    • 10:30 a.m. Madressa Classes Commence

    Tuesday, November 18th (Muharram 25th Night)

    • Shahadat Imam Zainul Abedin A.S.
    • 6:45 p.m. Surah e Yasin followed by Niyaz (Sponsored by Bande Khuda)
    • 8:00 p.m. Dua Tawasul, Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat

    Wednesday, November 19th (Muharram 25th Day)

    • Ladies Majalis Program for Shahadat Imam Zainul Abedin A.S.
    • 10:15 a.m. Sura e Yasin followed by Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat

    Thursday, November 20th (Muharram 27th Night)

    • Shab-e-Juma Program
    • 8:00 p.m. Sura e Yasin, followed by Dua Kumayl, Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat

    Friday, November 21st (Muharram 28th Night)

    • 11;45 a.m. Salatul Juma'a Program
    • 8:00 p.m. Children's Majalis Program hosted by Al Ahad Madressa

    Saturday, November 22nd (Muharram 29th Night)

    • 20th of Shuhada of Kerbala
    • 6:45 p.m. Surah e Yasin followed by Niyaz
    • 8:00 p.m. Marsiya, Majlis, Matam and Ziyarat
    • SIJPA in conjunction with the Who is Hussein Campaign Allentown are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner at the local Soup Kitchen on Wednesday November 26th at 2pm. Volunteers are requested to assist in the preparations, food serving and clean up. More details regarding this event will be provided in a separate communication. In the mean time, anyone wishing to volunteer or support this program with a donation please contact Sr. Suraya Hassanali, Br. Ameen Datoo or Br. Ally Najafali.
    • Note: All program may subject to change, please continue to monitor web, email and the answering service for the latest updates.
    • We humbly request all community members to please generously donate towards the Muharram / Safar Funds.
    Muharam / Safar Niyaz Sponsorship:

    Sponsors are requested for the following open Niyaz Sponsorship slots:
    • Saturday November 22nd (Muharram 29th Night) - 20th of Shuhada of Kerbala
    • Tuesday December 2nd (Safar 10th Night) - 30th of Shuhada of Kerbala / Shahadat of Bibi Sakina
    • Saturday December 20th (Safar 28th Night) - Wafat of Holy Prophet Mohammad S.A.W
    • Sunday December 21st (Safar 28th Night) - Shahadat of 8th Imam Ali al-Ridha A.S
    Sign up form is available at the center or contact Br. Ameen Datoo on the gents side or Sr. Naznin Rahim on the ladies.
    Madressa Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Policy

    In the event of inclement weather, the Madressa Committee will make a decision on the closing by 8:30am Sunday morning or prior. Every attempt will be made to make a decision early with primary concern of health & safety.

    How will the Parents/Students be notified?

    Several forms of communication will be coordinated:
    • Email to parents who have registered to the Jamaat Communication emails
    • Email to the parents who provided their email address on madressa registration form
    Madressa Committee


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