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ShiaChat Mod reacted to Hameedeh for a calendar event, Lunar Eclipse*
*The statement below pertains to the partial lunar eclipse in North and South America, but you can click on the link to see if the eclipse can be viewed in your own country: parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, including Australia.
Peace be upon you.
There will be a partial lunar eclipse which will be visible over North America beginning early Friday, November 19th, 2021 wherein Salat al-Ayaat is obligatory (wajib). For more details about the lunar eclipse and the time it will occur in your respective area, please click here.
During a solar or lunar eclipse, it is obligatory (wajib) to perform a special prayer called Salat al-Ayaat. The prayer becomes wajib even if the moon or the sun are partially eclipsed, and even if they do not engender any fear.
The time of Salat al-Ayaat sets in as the eclipse starts and remains until the eclipse is over. It is better, however, not to delay the prayer until the reversal of eclipse commences, although it may be possible that the completion of Salat al-Ayaat may coincide with the time of reversal.
Note, that Salat al-Ayaat is not required upon a woman who is in her menses (haydh) or postpartum bleeding (nifas), nor would she be required to make-up the prayer (qadha).
How to perform the prayer of “al-Ayaat", a two unit (Rakah) prayer with five Ruku in each unit:
1. Make the intention (Niyyah) of offering the prayers as “Salat al-Ayaat”.
2. One should say Takbir: “Allahu Akbar”
3. Recite Surat al-Fatiha and any other Surah*
4. Then perform Ruku.
5. After Ruku, then stand and recite Surat al-Fatiha and any other Surah and then perform another Ruku.
6. One should repeat this action (steps 3 & 4) five times, and when one stands after the fifth Ruku, one should then proceed to perform the two Sajdah (as in the normal Fajr prayer). Then stand up to perform the second Rakah in the same manner as was done in the first Rakah (with the five Ruku).
7. After performing the second set of Sajdah, one should recite Tashahhud and end the prayer with Salam to complete it.
*Please note that a person is allowed to say Takbir and recite Surat al-Fatiha and then divide the verses of another Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. One should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surat al-Fatiha) and then perform another Ruku. This should be repeated and the Surah must be finished before performing the fifth Ruku. For more details see the Islamic Law Book by clicking here.
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ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Ramadan 22 - Ahya tonight
Ramadan 22 is the day after Imam Ali AS was martyred and mourning continues. After breaking your fast tonight, perform ahya (amal to get closer to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى ) and ask Him to forgive sins and fulfill your duas, because tomorrow is one of three days that could be Laylatul Qadr. A special Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Grandeur) or Shabe Qadr prayer, some duas and religious observances can be performed at a masjid or Islamic Center or at your own home:
Supplications for the last ten Nights of the Holy Month of Ramadan:
ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Rajab 15 - death of Syeda Zainab AS *
Lady Zainab AS passed away (wafat) or was martyred (shahadat). * There are two dates mentioned: Rajab 15 and Safar 24. Condolences for Sayyidah Zainab AS, the daughter of Imam Ali AS and Lady Fatima Zahra AS. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you when you remember her.
ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Safar 7 in the US and Canada
Safar 7 is a special day in Islamic history. Some say that it is the day that Imam Hassan AS was martyred but most say that he was martyred on Safar 28, the same day as Prophet Muhammad SA. Safar 7 is the day that the 7th Imam Moosa Kadhim AS was born, however since that day falls in between the tragedy of Ashura and Arba'een, the birthday of Imam Kazim AS is not celebrated, but his life is remembered and ziyarahs are recited.
ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Safar 17 - Martyrdom Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (AS)
Martyrdom: The 8th Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (عليه السلام).
ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Safar 20: Arbaeen-e-Shuhada-e-Karbala (AS)
Safar 20. Arbaeen-e-Shuhada-e-Karbala (عليه السلام). Arba'een is the Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p). Condolences to everyone. We ask Almighty God for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).
ShiaChat Mod got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe for a calendar event, Labour Day in Canada - Labor Day in the US
The first Monday in September. Labour Day (Labor Day in the US) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
Labour Day in Canada has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Labor Day in the US honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.