Khoja Ancestry Day - 25th Anniversary of Zainabiya Islamic Centre - Sunday 27th April 2014

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We are pleased to announce an upcoming event to mark the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Zainabiya Islamic Centre, Milton Keynes to be held at our centre.
Event: KHOJA ANCESTRY DAY – A journey from East to West.
Date & Time: Sunday 2.00pm, 27th April 2014
The day will consist of:
• Welcome with refreshments
• Gallery of the journey from East to West
• Fun Quiz
• Interactive talk on the journey by Barkat Walji from Leicester
• Re-visit Milton Keynes Jamaat history
• Raffle to raise money for the Zainabiya Madressa with some exciting prizes
• Dinner
We would like to invite one and all to join us and celebrate 25 years of our Centre’s existence and re-visit the Khoja history. It will be a joyous day but also one to go

Wiladat: SYEDA ZAINAB BINTE ALI (AS)

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Name: Zainab (as)
Title: Siddiqua-e-Sughra
Kunyat: Umm-al-Masaib
Born : At Madina On 5th Jamadi-al-Awwal 5th Year after Hijrah
Grand-father: Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.)
Grand-mother: Umm-ul-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija-e-Kubra
Father: Imam Ali(A.S.)
Mother: Hadrat Fatima Zahra(A.S.)


Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.), the daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.) and Sayyeda Fatima (s.a.), was an exemplary woman of great ability, intelligence, knowledge, insight, courage and perseverance; she performed her divine duties to the best of her ability. She was born to a family formed by the Prophet (SAW), the most outstanding figure in history. The Prophet's wife Sayyeda Khadija (s.a.) a devoted woman, was her maternal grandmother, and her paternal grandmother was Fatima daughter of Assad, who mothered and nursed the Prophet (SAW). The members of the family, in trio hierarchical order, were all great.
Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.) was a brilliant star in the mandate sky that received rays of holiness from the five suns. It was through her holy origins and pious edification that she manifested so great a fortitude in Karbala (Iraq).
The life of the daughter of Sayyeda Al-Zahra (s.a.) was always laden with hardships, but she never feared coping with difficulties, this enhanced her endurance and elevated her soul.

Shahadat Imam Raza (A.S)

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Name: Ali bin Musa (a.s.) Mother: Al Khayzran

Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan

Laqab (Title): Al-Rida

Birth: He was born at Madina in 148 A.H.

Martyrdom: He was poisoned in the year 203 A.H. and is buried in the Khurasan district of Iran.

Imam Ali bin Mousa al-reza (PBUH), the eighth Imam of Shiites , is of the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his eighth successor. At age 35 he became the leader of the Islamic union. His life was contemporary to the Abbasid reign and therefore, he suffered great difficulties made by the Abbasids. Finally, he was martyred by Ma"moon (the contemporary Abbasid Caliph) at the age of 55.

His name, title and honorary name

His name is Ali, his title is Abu al-Hassan, and his most famous honorary name is reza, meaning  Satisfaction.

According to his son, Imam Muhammad Taqi (PBUH), the ninth Imam, The glorious and mighty Lord named him reza because Allah was pleased with him in the heavens and the Prophet of Allah and the Imams of guidance were pleased with him on earth. Also, his friends and relatives and even his enemies were satisfied with him because of his great moral qualities

One of his famous titles is Alim Al Muhammad (scholar of Prophet"s progeny).  His success in the different disputes with the scholars of various religions indicates his high knowledge. We will discuss some incidents in this article. This ability and superiority in knowledge is a proof for his Imamat, as it can be inferred from his sayings.

THE Holy Prophet H. Muhammad (S.A.W.W.)

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 Name: Muhammad

Designation: Last Prophet of Allah

Father: Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib

Mother: Amina Bint-e-Wahab

Born: 12th or 17th Rabi 'Al Awwal (570 AD)

Died: 28th Safar 11 AH (632 AD)

Lived: 63 Years

Buried: Medina Al-Munawwarah

He did not speak or advocate the cause of some particular race or ethnic group, but stood up for all humanity irrespective of race, colour, class, language or geographical barriers.  The Message he preached was universal, transgressing all obstacles whether artificial or otherwise.  A Message so complete and comprehensivethat it not only revolutionized the era in which it was proclaimed, but even today its timeless beauty has lost none of the original charm and continues its profound appeal to the human intellect.