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Muharram Updates/Reminders

26 Sep 2017


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EC for SIIJLA 2016-2018

President: Mujahid Chandoo
Vice President: Jamil Jaffer
Secretary: Nazneen Nathani-Mirza
Treasurer: Hasnain Haji
Councilor: Zeeshan Raza
Councilor: Shamim Bata

Muharram 2017

In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful
"...Indeed I am leaving Madinah to reform the ummah of my grandfather" - Imam Hussain (a.s)
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Salaamun Alaikum,

The blessed month of Muharram is in full-swing at SIIJLA.  Please see below for important announcements and updates:

Homeless Event -- Saturday, 9/30:
This Saturday, Sept. 30th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm in Santa Ana, SIIJLA is hosting a "Feeding the Homeless" Event to commemorate Imam Hussain.  Volunteers will be handing out hot meals, as well as hygiene kits, clothing, and canned food. The organizers are asking for donations of old clothes and canned goods which can be brought to the center and given to Br. Hasnain Khakoo on the men's side, and Sr. Fatim Bata on the ladies' side. All clothes must be washed, ironed, and hung on hangers. If you are interested in volunteering at the event or have any questions, please contact Sr. Shamim Bata by email at or by text at 714-482-5373.  

NASIMCO -- Rohingya appeal:
NASIMCO has launched the Rohingya Emergency Appeal to help the Muslims of Myanmar (Burma). NASIMCO is partnering with a relief organization that has boots on the ground to provide emergency food and medical aid, especially to orphaned children. We encourage you to donate immediately to save lives. Click here for more details. NASIMCO has targeted $50,000 for this campaign and will be making a donation to the organization by September 30

Jaffari Online Institute:
Attention university and college students!  The Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto is launching the 'Jaffari Online Institute'. The Institute has been developed with the aim of providing post-madrasah level of Islamic Education for hungry minds, along with tailor-made short courses to better prepare you to answer life questions and overcome life hurdles. 
Who: Any Post-secondary student
When: Starting Wednesday, October 11th at 9PM
Where: Online platforms (WebEx and Moodle)
What: An amalgamation of Theological Principles along with Jurisprudential Rulings geared towards creating spiritual reformation
Deadline to register: October 5th, 2017
For more information, course expectations, and registration, please visit:

Muharram 2017 Lecture Series:
SIIJLA's guest speaker for Muharram 2017, Sheikh Abbas Ismail, has been sharing highly educational and relevant lectures with us each night. The remaining topics for this Muharram are as follows:
  • Tue. 9/26: Dealing with people
  • Wed. 9/27: Societal pressures
  • Thu. 9/28: Friendships and relationships
  • Fri: 9/29: The meaning of justice in one’s life – part 1
  • Sat: 9/30: The meaning of justice in one’s life – part 2 
  • Mon. 10/2:  Reflections and conclusions
  • Please donate to the Muharram fund; SIIJLA relies on your generosity in this blessed month to operate throughout the year.  Click here to donate now!
  • The day of Ashura will be on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Detailed program for Muharram can be found here. The Calendar of Events for the remainder of 2017 can found here.
  • Anyone wishing to participate in the recitation of dua/poetry/eulogy/Marsia/Matam during these upcoming programs please contact Br. Ali Abbas Peera at
With Salaams & Duas,
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