The first day of the month of Jamadi-uth-thani has been confirmed to be Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah az-Zahra (peace be upon her) The death of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) affected her very much and she was very sad and grief-stricken and wept her heart out crying all the time. She was confronted, after the demise of her father, with the deprivement of the rightful claim of leadership of her husband Imam Ali, and the usurpation of her inheritance, the Fadak. Throughout her life, she never spoke to those who had oppressed her and deprived her of her rightful claims. She requested that her oppressors should be kept away even from attending her funeral. .
Save for the love of my relatives The Prophet's Household (Ahl al-Bayt) occupy a special position in Islam. God instructs His Messenger(s) in the Qur'an: 'Say, 'I do not ask you any reward for it except love of [my] relatives.' (42:23) In other words, the only reward the Prophet was told to ask in return for delivering the message of Islam was that the people show respect and affection for his relatives - his Ahl al-Bayt.
Islamize your iDevice!
By Basim Ali
Do you own an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad? Well, you might as well use it for a more Islamically constructive purpose, if you do (no point in it being an 'iDevice' if you use it like any other device now, is there?).
Being an iPhone user myself for several months now, I've come across some incredibly useful Islamic apps. So I thought of making a list of all the English, Islamic (most of them Shia) apps I've come across and use regularly, for everyone to benefit from (don't worry, I've only included the ones which are free!).
Listen The Holy Qur'ān ( Koran ) - Arabic Recitation of All Suras and their English Translation http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/listen-the-holy-Qur'ān-koran/id386882944?mt=8 - Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Requires iOS 3.0 + This is a collection of audio recitations of the Holy Qur'an. Each verse is first recited in Arabic followed by its translation in English. (note: you may find more than one version of this app; they are either the exact same app or just in a different language)
alQibla http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alqibla/id322401779?mt=8 - Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad - Requires iOS 3.0 + I would say this is one of my personal favorites. Why? It offers Adhan alerts (Imami timings) AND gives you the Qibla direction. From what I've experienced, the timings as well as the direction of the Qibla it shows are extremely accurate (as long as you're connected to the internet).
Shia Companion https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shia-companion/id889716236?mt=8 - Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad - Requires 7.0 or later From the makers of iSistani, this Ramadhan sees the launch of a revolutionary Shia Muslim oriented iOS mobile/tablet application. Bringing together features which have never been developed in an app previously. Features include: Over 6400 lines of prayers and supplications, Ramadhan Du'as, Qibla compass, Adhaan and Quran audio notifications, Free lite version and much much more...
Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/96711/ - For BlackBerry PlayBook - BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit is compilation of various islamic Duas/Supplications, Qur'ān Surahs, Ziaraat, Namaz/Salaat index & method, Taqeebat, Important Dates, Imam & Masoomeen(as) Info and other features. Most of the sections have Arabic text, English translation, Description/Background & Transliteration, plus you have the option to play the audio simultaneously while reading the Arabic text or translation.
iSistani https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isistani/id535650702?mt=8 - Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Requires iOS 7.0 or later. iSistani is a revolutionary and unique application which allows you to browse the rulings of Ayatullah Sistani, search multiple law manuals in one go, add notes to each law and bookmark the ones you want to refer to later on. This is a milestone in ensuring we are able to keep up with Islamic Laws and much more.
These would be pretty much all of the ones I could find. You can also find some good Shia podcasts in iTunes library. Also, there are loads of free apps available with Halal food guides. I haven't really used any of these, and don't really know how reliable they are, so if you choose to use any of them please make sure they're dependable, first. Additionally, to read (and save) pdf files like e-books use the iBooks ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8 ) app.
Finally, another tip I'd like to share is that if you have a JailBroken iPhone, you might want to get this 'Package' or app called 'MxTube'. Just go to 'Cydia' ? Search ? type in 'MxTube' ? download it. This app is one designed to download YouTube videos so that you can view them when you're not connected to the Internet. Now you can download all the Qur'an, duas, lectures, etc. you want from YouTube directly.
Source: IQRA Online
Prayer Timing Saturday March 28th, 2015 7 Jamadi-uth-thani 1436
Words of Wisdom
7 Jamadi-uth-thani 1436
When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness. Imam Ali (a.s.)