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The first day of the month of Jamadi-uth-thani has been confirmed to be Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Manifestation of Kawthar
Surah Kawthar is one of the shortest chapters in the Holy Qur'an, yet it is one of the richest ones too. It carries a fountain of knowledge for those who seek to extract its deeper meaning and wisdom. The specific application of Kawthar is manifested in the holy being of Lady Fatima Zahra, the purified daughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny). Sure enough, the progeny of the Prophet comes only from Fatima and. . .


Fatima Zahra: The Supreme Example of a Perfect Human Being.
The Prophet - through a divine command - was ordered to seclude himself from contact with Khadija for 40 days. Despite all his love for his dear wife, the Holy Prophet did not go home in compliance with Allah's order. During the whole 40-day period of his seclusion. . .





Fatima Is Fatima
Author: Dr. Ali Shariati
Translator: Laleh Bakhtiar

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...... Shariati takes us to the heart of Shi'ism - Fatima, the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He describes the woman we could not see, the one we thought we knew but only after his guidance do we become aware of the fact that although we related each day directly to her spirit, she had been lost as a model for our daily lives. That is, we had an emotional attachment to her inner essence but we had removed her form. Shariati takes us to Fatima. He begins with the social customs of the Arabian Peninsula before her birth where according to custom, female children were buried alive at birth in order to save the family from the disgrace of having an unsuitable son-in-law. It was the revolutionary message of Islam which did away with this custom. God reveals through the Quran that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had been given the abundant river of Paradise and through that river, he shall have abundant progeny although according to Arab beliefs at that time, a man without a son is called 'cut-off'. How could it be? The father of a daughter will have abundant progeny?



Fatima The Gracious
Compiler: Abu - Muhammad Ordoni
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This is a biography of Fatima az Zahra a.s. daughter of Prophet of Islam (saww), upto the time of Prophets death. Because of the extremely sensitive period which followed Prophets death, and the everlasting effects which the events thereafter left upon the Islamic ideology and the structure of various Muslim sects and issues, the compiler deemed necessary to study various historical books, especially those which dealth with Lady Fatima Zahra's life, to come up with the most accurate information regarding the prime of the post period of the Prophets death. Moreover, various sermons which were delivered during those events, were intentionally included in the book especially Fatima's speeches so as to allow researchers to study the said historical events independently. In the end, we would like to mention that this book will be very useful not only to information seeking readers, but also to researchers and history students.



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!).

iQuran Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iquran-lite/id285944183?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

alQuran
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alquran/id314099174?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

Al Musíhaf
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id328962407?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Has the Arabic only.

Qur'an Majeed Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quran-majeed-lite/id365557665?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

Listen The Holy Quran ( Koran ) - Arabic Recitation of All Suras and their English Translation
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/listen-the-holy-quran-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).

Muslim Pro
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/muslim-pro-azan-and-holy-quran/id388389451?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Same as above, with a couple of extra features.

Shia Duas by Duas.Org
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shia-duas-by-duas-org/id401417981?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1 +
This app has the Arabic, the English translation and transliteration and the Arabic recitation of various duas.

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, Quran 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.

Shia Toolkit
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=anywheresoftware.b4a.SIAToolKit&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImFueXdoZXJlc29mdHdhcmUuYjRhLlNJQVRvb2xLaXQiXQ..
- Android Apps
- Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Supplications, Quran Duas, Ziaraat, Namaz & Salaat Taqeebat etc for Shia Muslims. Shia Isna Asheri Toolkit is compilation of various islamic Supplications/Quran Duas, Ziaraat, Namaz/Salaat index and method, Taqeebat, Important Dates, Imam & Masoomeen(as) Info and other features. Most of the sections have Arabic text, English translation, Description and Background, plus you have the option to play the audio simultaneously while reading the Arabic text or translation.

IslamicLib
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/islamiclib/id322402168?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 2.2.1 +
This app offers a lot of Islamic books (Shia and Sunni) in several languages. Again, I would say this is one of better apps out there.

iDuas - Muharram
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iduas-muharram/id346415840?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

iDuas - Thursday
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/iduas-thursday/id387716060?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

iDuas - (month of) Ramadhan
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/iduas-ramadhan/id385353036?mt=8
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Requires iOS 3.2 +

QamarDeen
http://itunes.apple.com/sa/app/qamardeen-track-your-islam/id378039041?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Helps you keep track and record of your daily Salah, fasts, Qur'an recitations (can be made to work simultaneously with the iQuran and al Mus'haf Qur'an apps).

Salat Tracker
http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/salat-tracker/id385710835?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Helps you keep record of you daily Salah.

Nahjul Balagha - Peak of Eloquence
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nahjul-balagha-peak-eloquence/id320171759?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 2.2.1 +
A collection of the sayings, sermons and letters of Imam Ali (a).

Risalatul Huquq - Treatise of Rights
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id338983451?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Description of the rights of various relations by Imam Sajjad (a).

Dua Kumayl
http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dua-kumayl/id351008111?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1.2 +
Arabic and English translation of Dua Kumayl.

iTasbeeh
http://itunes.apple.com/bw/app/itasbeeh/id423583694?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.2 +
Your virtual rosary.

Mesbah
http://itunes.apple.com/se/app/id357983610?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +
Same as above.

Hajj
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hajj/id399282244?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +

Panjatan Radio
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panjatan-radio/id408179684?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

MeccaLive
http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mecca-live/id384702183?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1.3 +
Live streaming from the House of Allah 24/7.

Arabic Dictionary Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arabic-dictionary-free/id400273783?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.1 +

iQamos lite
http://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/iqamos/id334546915?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.2 +
Same as above, except probably with a richer vocabulary. I like keeping both of them.

Press TV
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/press-tv/id412415885?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.1 +
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/press-tv/id398132898?mt=8
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 3.0 +

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 Timming

  Prayer Timing
Wednesday April 23rd, 2014
23 Jamadi-uth-thani 1435
  Imsak: 4.30
  Fajr: 4.35
  Sunrise: 6.16
  Zuhr: 1.33
  Asr: 5.30
  Sunset: 8.50
  Maghrib: 9.07
     

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Words of Wisdom


  23 Jamadi-uth-thani 1435
 

One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it; one who is unmindful of them will always suffer. One who is afraid of the Day of Judgment, is safe from the Wrath of Allah. One who takes lessons from the events of life, gets vision, one who acquires vision becomes wise and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge.  Imam Ali (a.s.)

Duas

The Supplication for Wednesday
Ziyarat of Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.), Imam Ali Reza (a.s.), Imam Mohammad Taqi (a.s.) & Imam Ali Naqi (a.s.) for Wednesday


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Announcement Box

Thursday April 24th:

7:00 PM - Qur'an Tajweed Session with Imam Dr. Usama al Atar
7:45 PM - Dua e Kumayl and Suratul Yaseen
Q&A with Imam Dr. Usama al Atar, Salaat ul Jamaat at awaal time followed by Ziyarat Waritha