Ramadhan
20
Tuesday
1436 HIJRAH

Items of Interest

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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

    Imam Ali A.S. - Last Will and Testament

    Imam Ali's (AS) last will to his sons Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) following a fatal blow on his head during morning prayers by Ibn Muljim.

    My advice to you is to be conscious of Allah and steadfast in your religion. Do not yearn for the world, and do not be seduced by it. Do not resent anything you have missed in it. Proclaim the truth; work for the next world. Oppose the oppressor and support the oppressed.

    I advise you, and all my children, my relatives, and whosoever receives this message, to be conscious of Allah, to remove your differences, and to strengthen your ties. I heard your grandfather, peace be upon him, say: "Reconciliation of your differences is more worthy than all prayers and all fasting." 

    Fear Allah in matters concerning orphans. Attend to their nutrition and do not forget their interests in the middle of yours. 

    Fear Allah in your relations with your neighbors. Your Prophet often recommended them to you, so much so that we thought he would give them a share in inheritance.

    Remain attached to the Quran. Nobody should surpass you in being intent on it, or more sincere in implementing it. 

    Fear Allah in relation to your prayers. It is the pillar of your religion. 

    Fear Allah in relation to His House; do not abandon it as long as you live. If you should do that you would abandon your dignity. 

    Persist in jihad in the cause of Allah, with your money, your souls, and your tongue. 

    Maintain communication and exchange of opinion among yourselves. Beware of disunity and enmity. Do not desist from promoting good deeds and cautioning against bad ones. Should you do that, the worst among you would be your leaders, and you will call upon Allah without response. 

    O Children of Abdul Muttalib! Do not shed the blood of Muslims under the banner: The Imam has been assassinated! Only the assassin should be condemned to death. 

    If I die of this stroke of his, kill him with one similar stroke. Do not mutilate him! I have heard the Prophet, peace be upon him, say: "Mutilate not even a rabid dog." 

    Source: Nahjul Balagha

    In the 40th year of Hijri, in the early hours of the morning of 19th Ramadhan, Imam Ali (AS) was struck with a poisoned sword by the Kharijite Ibn Muljim (may the curse of Allah be upon him) while leading prayers in the Masjid of Kufa. He was martyred on the 21st day of Ramadhan 40 A.H. and buried in Najaf-ul-Ashraf. He was born in the House of Allah, the Ka'ba, and martyred in the House of Allah, Masjid-e-Kufa. The Lion of Allah, the most brave and gentle Muslim after the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hf) himself, began his glorious life with devotion to Allah and His Messenger, and ended it in the service of Islam.

    Weekly Program Schedule

    Monday July 6th (Ramadhan 20th Night)

    • 7:00 p.m. Quran Khani
    • 7:30 p.m. Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Marsia, Majalis, Matam, Ziyarat
    • 8:56 p.m. Salatul Maghrib followed and Iftar
      (Sponsored by Bande Khuda)


    Tuesday July 7th (Ramadhan 21st Night)

    Shahadat Imam Ali A.S. / 21st Night Laylatul Qadr

    • 7:45 p.m. Quran Khani
    • 8:15 p.m. Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Dua-e-Tawasul, Ziyarat
    • 8:55 p.m. Salatul Maghrib followed Iftar
      (Sponsored by Ali Askari & Family)
    • 10:10 p.m. Marsia, A'amal, Matam
    • Following Program: Jausheen-e-Kabeer, Sehri, 100 Rakat Salaat


    Wednesday July 8th (Ramadhan 21st Day / 22nd Night)

    Shahadat Imam Ali A.S. Day

    • 5:30 p.m. Ladies Majalis Program
    • 7:00 p.m. Quran Khani
    • 7:30 p.m. Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Marsia, Majalis, Matam, Ziyarat
    • 8:55 p.m. Salatul Maghrib followed Iftar
      (Sponsored by Bande Khuda)


    Thursday July 9th (Ramadhan 23rd Night)

    Laylatul Qadr 23rd Night

    • 7:45 pm Quran Khani
    • 8:15 pm Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Dua-e-Kumayl, Ziyarat
    • 8:55 pm Salatul Maghrib followed Iftar
      (Sponsored by Bande Khuda)
    • 10:10 p.m. Qasida followed by A'amal
    • Following Program: Jausheen-e-Kabeer


    Friday July 10th (Ramadhan 24th Night)

    • 1:00 p.m. Salatul Jumah
    • 6:45 pm Quran Khani
    • 7:15 pm Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Dua-e-Samaa't, Majalis, Ziyarat
    • 8:54 pm Salatul Maghrib followed by Iftar
      (Sponsored by Iftikhar Hussain / Aliraza Zaidi)
    • 10:15 Mushaira Program


    Saturday July 11th (Ramadhan 25th Night)

    • 6:45 pm Quran Khani
    • 7:15 pm Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah, Majalis, Ziyarat
    • 8:54 pm Salatul Maghrib followed by Iftar
      (Sponsored by Shah Family)
    • 10:00 p.m. Special General Meeting

    Sunday July 12th (Ramadhan 26th Night)

    • 5:00 pm Majalis at Bhag-e-Mustafa (Greenwood Cemetery)
    • 7:00 pm Quran Khani
    • 7:30 pm Surah-e-Yasin, Dua-e-Iftetah
    • 8:53 pm Salatul Maghrib followed by Iftar
      (Sponsored by Saleem Mawji & Family)

    Ramadhan Sponsorship

    Alhamdulillah, with the grace and blessings of the Almighty Allah (SWT) and generosity of several donors, we have confirmed sponsorship for 29 nights. The following night remains open for sponsorship:

    • Friday July 17th (1st Shawwal Night)


    Sponsorship for Tea & Dates:

    Monday through Thursday - $50 / Night
    Friday through Sunday - $75 / Night

    • Several Nights open


    To sponsor please contact a member of the Management or Ladies Committee.



    Ramadhan General and Ramadhan Alim Fund

    Ramadhan General Fund and Ramadhan Alim Fund are open, donations can be submitted to a member of the Management Committee or donations can also be made at the kiosk or online donation link:



    Message from Community Sports Night Organizers

    Dear Community Members,

    Salaamun Alaykum.

    We would like to sincerely thank you all for participating and supporting the 9th Annual Community Sports Night. Such an event would not be successful without the assistance from our counterparts, Allentown Challengers, Al-Ahad Soccer and the management, ladies committee and members at large of Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Pennsylvania. Inshallah, we plan to do more events of such type in the near future to bring the community together.

    Lastly, we apologize for any short-comings on our part. Please do not forget us in your prayers during these holy nights of Laylatul Qadr.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Management of Union Sports Club of Allentown




     

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