Eid al-Mubahalah

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The 24th of Zil-Hajj marks the anniversary of the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Mubahila. This is the day of victory of Muslims over Christians. The event of Mubahila occurred in the 10th of Hijrah.

Najran was a fertile land located in the Northern mountainous region of Yemen about 20 Kms from Sanaa. About 40,000 Christians inhabited the land divided into 73 small towns. They were idol worshipers historically just like the Arabs but a priest named Femeon, a constructor by profession, preached Christianity in the area of Najran and soon all the population converted to Christianity and Najran became a powerful center of activities of Christians. They also constructed a church and named it \'Kaba-e-Najran\'. They prayed and offered various

Commemorating the Shahadat of Sons of Muslim bin Aqeel

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The first 2 young martyrs in the epic battle of Karbala

Hazrat Muhammed & Ibrahim a.s Ibn e Muslim bin Aqeel a.s
Hazrat Muslim, on his way to Kufa, had taken with him his two sons Muhammad and Ibraheem. After Hazrat Muslim was martyred, Muhammad and Ibraheem were also arrested and put into a dungeon. It is said that Muhammad was just eight years old and Ibraheem was ten years old.

On the 20th of Dhul-Hajj in 60 Hijrah, when the jailer came to give the children their evening meal, he saw

Eid Al Adha

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And proclaim among people the Pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel coming from every remote path. That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of Allah during the stated days over what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds, then eat of them and feed the distressed one, the needy".  (Holy Quran: 22: 27 & 28)

Hajj is a great Islamic conference. It is an ideal demonstration of faith in which diverse groups of every race, class and nationality join together at a given time and in a specific place.

They repeatedly recite a single call, and proclaim the same slogan. They gather for one purpose and that is to declare their servitude and loyalty to Almighty God alone, freeing themselves from any trace of polytheism and ignorance, in a deeply effective, collective way, which fills the soul with feelings of faith and uniterism. As the Holy Quran proclaims, and the Prophetic traditions bespeak, Hajj is not only worship and a way of getting closer to Almighty God, but it is a way of granting the pilgrim social, educational, economic and political benefits. Combined together, these bounties are conducive to improvement within an Islamic society, increase its awareness, rectify the problems and activate its movements.

During Hajj, Muslims witness the most excellent example of equality, submissiveness and human brotherhood. This is accomplished by removing the outer difference and donning the dress of unity, the ihraam. The result is that all feel a oneness among the human race, brotherhood and equality. While performing Hajj, Muslims feel a oneness with the earth and the people. It invalidates all the artificial boundaries established by human, regional, national and racial superiority complexes and egoism. Travelling across thousands of miles, they penetrate all barriers, and rise above all man-made hurdles, in order to respond to Islam's call of faith.

During Hajj, Muslims meet each other in a magnificent communion. They relate to each other's domestic and regional affairs. They consult each other concerning their life and religion. They exchange experiences, opinions and good habits. They become acquainted with each other's problems. They learn of each other's viewpoints. This interchanging of ideas increases their awareness, knowledge grows, and the impetus to reform is invigorated. As a result, plans are proposed, projects designed, educational, political, social and economic centres are established. The Muslims support each other, as if they are one body and one soul. Since Hajj is a large and impressive human gathering, it attracts millions of Muslims from different countries. It also stimulates an economic movement which is beneficial to the world of Islam. During Hajj, the pilgrim imbibes ethical and educational lessons which reduce his faults. He acquires patience through hardship. He becomes humble, generous and tender. He renounces lying, backbiting, animosity and pride. He learns from his journey through mixing with others. Within him, positive social tendencies grow and morals are refined.

Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s)

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Name :
Mohammad (a.s.) - the 5th Holy Imam
Title :
Baqir-ul-Uloom, Shakir, Hadi
Agnomen :
Abu-Jaffer
Father :
Imam Sajjad(a.s.) - the 4th Holy Imam
Mother :
Bibi Fatima bint-e-Imam Hasan(a.s.)
Birth :
1st of Rajab 57 AH (675 AD) at Madina
Martyrdom : In Madina at age 57, on 7th Zil-Hijjah 114 AH (732 AD)
Cause of Death/Burial : Poisoned by Ibrahim bin Walid on the orders of Hashsham bin Abdul Malik
No. of children: 5

Hilal Advisory Team Statement: Ramadhan 1435AH

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new-moon

The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, 27 June 2014 at 0908BST. The crescent cannot be seen with naked eye on this day. On Saturday, 28 June 2014, the crescent can be seen in America and Africa.
 
For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah Sistani, expect 1st Ramadan 1435AH on Monday, 30 June 2014. As for the Muqallideen of Marhum Ayatullah Khui, 1st Ramadhan will be on Sunday, 29 June 2014.
 

Should there be any changes to the above, the CoEJ website will be updated accordingly.