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Hajj Amir

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  1. Salaam alaykum, I have come across the following daily dhikr in a number of places but I cannot find a source. Can anybody help me please? Monday یا قاضی الحاجات Tuesday یا ارحم الراحمین Wednesday یا حی یا قیوم Thursday لا اله الا الله الملک الحق المبین Friday اللهم صل علی محمد و ال محمد Saturday یا رب العالمین Sunday یا ذالجلال والاکرام Thank you, Hajj Amir
  2. Salaam alaykum. Which is currently the best web resource for obtaining a marja's opinion? I mean, rapid, professional, detailed replies in preferred language. http://www.askthesheikh.com/ http://www.islamquest.net/ direct from the office? For Ayatollah Seestani, for example, there are different offices, so which is currently the best at responding to questions online? Wassalaam, Hajj Amir
  3. Salaam alaykum. Would be much obliged if this could be translated into English please. 7afizkallah. مـاي مـاي ماي ...صوت الأطفال مـاي مـاي مـاي... و الموعد طال مـاي مـاي مـاي ...وين الكفال يـا عـباس و يومك هذا بيه موعود طـفل حسين يناشد وينه راعي الجود لجل حسين و لجل أطفاله ضحي إزنود مـاي مـاي مـاي... و المدمع سال ويـن الـكافل وين الحامي و الرواي يـا عـباس الكل تنتظرك جيب الماي و إسكينه إتسكت عبدالله عمك جاي مـاي مـاي مـاي... نـار الدلال طـفـله و عطشانه و تتألم طفله إتنوح طـفله التسعر نار إضماها وين إتروح تزحف راحت طفله العمها هاك الروح مـاي مـاي مـاي... ترضه إبهالحال طـفله إتقلك يا عم يومك هذا اليوم طـفله التوقع من إضماها طفله إتقوم طفله التمسح خدها إبجودك طفله إتحوم مـاي مـاي مـاي... بـيك الامال زيـنب من شافت هالحاله راحت ليك أطـفال التصرخ عطشانه و متظريك و الطفل اليرضع مشبوحه عينه إعليك مـاي مـاي مـاي... إرجع بالحال يـا خويه المتكفل خدري جيت إوياك سـل سيفك خل يبرد قلبي شيل إلواك جيب الماي و فرح زينب رغم إعداي مـاي مـاي ماي... و الضيغم صال lyrics from http://www.kasaed.ne...article&id=3071 Wassalaam, Hajj Amir
  4. Sponsored Research Opportunity -- Akhund Khurasani The Islamic College is offering a £1000 grant for in-depth research on the following topics. Students and former students are particularly encouraged to apply. The research must be completed by 31 April 2011 (non-negotiable deadline) and should be about 30,000 words. The research must be conducted under the supervision of a university academic and must meet the approval of both the supervisor and the Department of Research and Publications. The sponsors of this award will not restrict students submitting research which will be used for university purposes. The student may submit their research to the Education Department in accordance with the academic timetable and MA dissertation word-limit. Approved Topics 1. An extensive, annotated bibliography of the history of Iran’s Constitutional Revolution (comprised of books, articles and PhD dissertations in English), with special attention given to the approach adopted in each piece of research towards Akhund Khurasani. 2. A series of interviews with experts on the 1906 Constitutional Revolution. The interviews will be about previously unrevealed facts and information, and Western analyses of this event. The discussions will give special attention to the role played by Akhund Khurasani and his aides such as his son, Ayatollah Aqazadeh. 3. The Shi’a seminary in Najaf and its involvement in the Constitutional Revolution, the expansion of the activities of the Qum seminary, and the growing appeal of this seminary for Shi’a scholars (until today). 4. A special focus on the ties of Akhund Khurasani with Shi’a scholars opposed to the Constitutional Revolution (such as Sayyid Tabataba’i Yazdi) and with the trends in the Constitutional Revolution represented by people such as Taqizadeh, Akhundzadeh, and Yafram Khan the Armenian. For more information or to apply, email Dr K. Toussi at toussi@islamic-college.ac.uk.
  5. Salam. You could try the ad on this webpage: http://www.islamic-college.ac.uk/index/jobs.html scroll to bottom. wassalaam, HA
  6. Salaam alykum. Help with translation would be appreciated. I have started. Many thanks, God bless. Hajj Amir ÑÓæáõ Çááøóåö Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÂáå - Ýí æÕíøóÊöåö áÚáíøò - : íÇ Úáíøõ ¡ áÇ æóáíãóÉó ÅáøÇ Ýí ÎóãÓò : Ýí ÚõÑÓò ¡ Ãæ ÎõÑÓò ¡ Ãæ ÚöÐÇÑò ¡ Ãæ æößÇÑò ¡ Ãæ ÑößÇÒò : ÝÇáÚõÑÓõ ÇáÊøóÒæíÌõ ¡ æÇáÎõÑÓõ ÇáäøöÝÇÓõ ÈÇáæóáóÏö¡ æÇáÚöÐÇÑõ ÇáÎöÊÇäõ ¡ æÇáæößÇÑõ Ýí ÈöäÇÁö ÇáÏÇÑö æÔöÑÇÆåÇ ¡ æÇáÑøößÇÒõ ÇáÑÌõáõ íóÞÏõãõ ãöä ãóßøóÉó ÇáÝÞíå : 4 / 356 / 5762 . [#11,139 in Arabic Mizan al-Hikamh] The Messenger of God, the blessing of God upon him and his progeny, in his will to Ali: O Ali, there is no walimah (banquet) except for five things: for wedding or KHURS, or IDHAR, or WIKAR, or RIKAZ: indeed, wedding is marriage, and KHURS is childbirth, and IDHAR is circumcision, and WIKAR is the building of a house and its SHIRA', and RIKAZ of a man is when he comes from Mecca. [Al-Faqih: 4/356/5762]
  7. Salaam. My workplace has started to play the adhan from a computer for broadcast around the building. There is a little bit of Quran recitation before. Who can design the best playlist for Monday to Friday? Requirements: 5 playlists, one for Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri5 mins (approx) Quran - can be recording of live recitals or studio recordings. I like Karim Mansouri's OIC recitals, but there is also tahqiq of Shaykh Abdul Baset and tarteel of Shaykh GhamadiAdhan - different styles would be nice e.g. Iranian, Iraqi, etc.Probably best if the Quran recitation was of verses everybody knows or maybe even with English translation.High quality sound files playable on Windows Media Player e.g. high quality MP3, WMA, etc.Links requiredPerhaps have a playlist for special occasions or commemorations.So who can design the most appropriate playlist with links to the files? Thank-you for your help and good luck. Hajj Amir
  8. Salaam. Thank-you for moving forward Sounds simple but will these people actually work together i.e. the current committee + COEJ +Kh Foundation? Team-work in the Muslim communtiy requires visionaries...its not just something that happens because everybody thinks they are right. From what I have seen the Khojas have certainly put more effort in communicating the rationale for their Eid decision for those who like astronomy but I suppose the ICEL announcement was best in terms of guidance which shows the authority that a direct link to the marjah can carry. Anyway, the point is that I think the khojas can at least add value to the already existing team. I was thinking about the presedency...perhaps it could be rotating? But then again perhaps there doesnt need to be a president. If there was a suitable a secretary who did all the running around trying to get the ulema to speak to each other and to write up their communique that should be sufficieient i/a. As I understand it the idea of referring to available scholars in religious matters is suggested in hadith, but endorsing this is not the same as endorsing the individualism, lack of transparency, and lack of accountability in marja'iyyah today. A scholar has a right to his/her opinion, and more so than anybody else....but the fact is that in the diversity of opinion (and I am for diversity but against disunity) then people get caught up. So if I think there should be a reform of the institution then I dont see it is without justification. With more organisation perhaps things would work better. It appears to me that the situation in Iran today is a direct result of various scholars not working together to move forward and implement an Islamic government which respects the legitimate differences of scholarly opinion. Rather we get a winner takes all situation. As one Shaykh said, each marja sees himself as the wali al-faqih! Hajj Amir
  9. In the Name of God. Salaam and Eid mubarak! I have patiently read through all the posts. After a long break form SC I wanted to make a number of points but they have all been made. Alhamduellah that the discussion tended towards an outcome, and may Allah reward the participants as He sees fit. I must say that it did change my antecedent opinion. In my self-indulgence I cannot go without making a few comments (inshallah it is not so self-gratifying SC is for making comments). 1) Although I understand that shabbir.hassanally feels the need to adopt the tone he does this does not necessarily make him seem extremely credible/academic. Certainty, paradoxically, doesn't sound convincing! Perhaps this is just personal preference or perhaps I have been in university too long. Anyway, I just wanted to speak on behalf of some of the complainants. A measure tone is much more convincing than polemics and refutation 2) I don't think the case for alterior motives of Mustafa Jaffer has been made. It certainly does seem, as alkhaja says, that there are some background experiences at work here. A ref, link, etc. would have helped us to understand the complaints about MJ and the khoja community. 3) I can't see why the institution of marjaiyyah should be treated as sacred, sacrosanct, inviolable….the case for this wasn't made. I'm not saying marjaiyyah is bad but there's no point in not assessing the pros and cons of this institution in the appropriate place (I might add: wasn't MJ criticised for not giving the pros and cons of his moon sighting opinion!). …but more importantly, what is the way forward? I congratulate carlos (post #34) on focussing our attention. To begin with I agree with a body like "The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America" for Europe (excuse the speech marks!). They can make a statement like: For A. Khoei followers Eid is on…. For A. Khamenei followers Eid is on…. For A. Seestani followers Eid is on…. For A. Fadlallah followers Eid is on…. Etc. etc. The various European Islamic organisations (e.g. MU-e-S, IAF, ICEL, COEJ, etc.) should then make their announcements through this organisation or face ridicule. This will solve the problem of disunity inshallah (i.e. people agreeing on what amounts to being Eid but disagree due to organisational or cultural issues etc.). In very delicate cases such as that which faced the followers of A. Seestani this Ramadan/Shawwal then some explanation can be given. Although I would like to point out, contrary to some earlier suggestions, I think 95% of people cannot face the hassle of having to assess the conflicting opinions of astronomers and do want leadership from their community. In this case let the said organisation be the leadership. Over the years I am guessing consensus among the scholars will be established and the current problems people face with the diversity of scholarly opinions will subside. If this consensus point is to be brought close then the maraji must work together, but this is unlikely due to the individualist nature of marja'iyyah. Am I wrong when I say that in Iran (and perhaps the ME & 3rd world in general) there are many great individuals but not many great teams? Why can Iran get a gold medal in weightlifting but not in football/soccer! So, to conclude: 1) let a group rise from among us who can establish the said committee for moon sighting (and prayer times for that matter) and try to overcome (perhaps through banging their collective head against a wall) the various factions in the Muslim community. 2) let the issue of marjaiyyah be explored and, if necessary, a Western form of marjaiyyah be adopted which is more open to scholars working together to issue fatwas. I hope this is helpful. With prayers for all of us. Hajj Amir
  10. slm. post #15 has an error. should end in æóÇÏúÎõáöí ÌóäøóÊöí sura al-fajr, verse 30
  11. CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNAL OF SHI‘A ISLAMIC STUDIES The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published quarterly by the Islamic College in London. The journal conscientiously aims to provide an international forum for scholars through the publication of critical and informed articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, from the historical to the contemporary and from the theological to the philosophical. We welcome contributions from people of all viewpoints, perspectives, and backgrounds. Articles may cover a wide range of topics and need not be restricted to characteristically Shi‘a matters like Imamate and Mahdiism. We invite academics from around the world to submit their essays for the consideration of the Editor, at the address below. Individuals interested in writing book reviews are welcome to make contact. More details about JSIS can be found on our website, in addition to guidelines for contributors. *** JSIS is now in its second volume. Bibliographic information pertaining to JSIS appears in British Humanities Index, Index Islamicus, MLA International Bibliography, and The Philosopher’s Index. *** LINK TO JOURNAL WEBSITE: http://www.islamic-college.ac.uk/Research/JSIS.html CONTRIBUTIONS: Editor, Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies, The Islamic College, 133 High Road, London NW10 2SW. England. E-mail: editor@islamic-college.ac.uk
  12. slm. for what it is worth i think u should keep him busy. as one of the 1st posters said....perhaps he's a genius. if he's not behaving right perhaps he is just too bored and not stimulated. I think he needs to be intellectually stimulated and kept physically busy with sport or chores. I can't claim any expertise, but from my own experience I think I would have behave better as a child if I had been stretched. Boredom leads to frustration, temptation, and other bad things. He needs the confidence to keep busy independently.
  13. ^ u r mallang! http://www.inminds.com/imam-khomeini-on-unity.html
  14. salaam. i know a friend who tried to make contact with Al-Mahdi Institute in B'ham but I think he found it difficult...so that doesn't say much for them. But I visited about 6 yrs ago and they claimed to have the largest Islamic library in Europe. As for ICAS and the London hawzah... then they are closely associated... the teachers are the same (i'm not sure if they are exactly the same tho)... and students of ICAS are encouraged to complete the hawzah programme also. ICAS aspires to professional standards so you should be able to make contact with people there and get answers to your queries. There is a drive to recruit new students at the moment. Term is about to start so be quick if you are interested to go this year. I will see if I can encourage some students/staff from ICAS to reply to this thread inshllh. Also ICAS has a distance learning programme http://www.openstudy.org/
  15. Salaam. FYI Muslim_Marriage_Contract__Muslim_Parliament_.pdf
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