Monthly Archives: July 2014

A United Eid Message to the Community

With the closing of Ramadan, a humble yet very welcome initiative was brought to the community whereby a group of London-based Shia Muslim organisations issued a joint Eid Greeting Card to the community, celebrating the auspicious occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. Inspired by meetings that took place between AIM, Al-Zahra Youth, …

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Statement on Beginning of Eid Al-Fitr in UK

In His Name the Most High, The first of Shawwal, Eid Al-Fitr, has been confirmed in the UK for Tuesday 29th July 2014 for the followers of Ayatollah Khamenei, Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khoei. The first of Shawwal for the followers of Ayatollah Sistani is Tuesday 29th July 2014 in …

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Orphans in Islam

The existence and thanksgiving of parents is generally not realized till the time when one becomes a parent too. Or sometimes till the time when one starts earning hard-earned money and becomes financially independent. In many cultures, the value of parents is never appreciated. However there is a group which …

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Poison Envy

The vice of jealousy is one of the fatal illnesses of ethics that can be destructive to its beholder in both his life and the after-life.  The difference between jealousy and envy is that jealousy involves a man desiring that a blessing be removed from his brother though he knows …

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The Healthy Fast; Tips to a Healthy Ramadan

Unfortunately many people actually gain weight in the month of Ramadan due to excessive eating at iftaar and an increase of fried, fatty, and sweet food than they normally consume outside of the month. In the Middle East, restaurants, markets, and bakeries increase their revenue during this holy month. The …

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Etiquette of the Holy Month of Ramadhan

It has been narrated from the Commander of the Faithful Imam ‘Ali [a]1 that: “Don’t say Ramadhan because, you don’t know what Ramadhan is. Whoever says so must pay charity and must offer an atonement fast, instead of saying Ramadhan, say the way Allah has called it the Month of Ramadhan.” …

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