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The Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission, also known as AIM, is a UK based Shia Muslim organisation providing spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational activities for the community.

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10 August, 2022 | 12 Muharram 1444

Dawn 03:49
Sunrise 05:38
Noon 13:06
Maghrib 20:48
Midnight 00:20

Soyem Shuhadae Karbala

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Ali Asghar, a heavenly infant. The youngest child of Imam Hussain (as) and Umm Rubab. He was only six months old at the Battle of Karbala. Imam Hussain (as) heard the cries of Ali Asghar. The Imam knew what the infant was trying to say. He was crying and Umm Rubab trying to comfort him. The Imam (as) knew what Ali Asghar was trying to say. Imam Hussain (as) whispered into he infants ear, Ali Asghar stopped crying and smiled. Imam Hussain (as) had whispered “my son, Ali Asghar do you want to come to the battlefield with me? Do you want to show your strength on the battlefield? Come, let us go my little soldier Asghar.” The Imam (as) had covered him with his cloak and proceeded towards the battlefield. Imam Hussain (as) moved his cloak to uncover the infant. He raised Ali Asghar with both hands and said: “O soldiers of Yazid, you feel I have offended you, but what has this little child done to you? His mothers milk has dried up. He has not had a drop of water for three days. He is dying of thirst. I beg you to give water to this innocent little child.” Omar Saad instructed his best archer Hurmalah to shoot his arrow. A three headed arrow pierced the neck of the six months old, Ali Asghar. ...

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Ali Akbar was the son of Imam Hussain (as) and Umm Laila. The first martyr in Karbala from the generation of Abu Talib (as). Imam Hussain (as) described Ali Akbar as follows: “Akbar is the most similar person to the first being of the world, the great Prophet (pbuh) and this virtue illuminates his eminent dignity to everyone.” Imam Hussain (as) he helped Ali Akbar mount his horse, as he rode towards the battlefield he heard footsteps behind, “father we have said our farewell. Why are you walking behind me?” The Imam (as) replied, “my son, had you been a father of a son like me, you would surely have understood!” A spear was thrown at the chest of Ali Akbar with such ferocity that it penetrated his chest. As he fell from his horse he called out. “O Father, my last salam to you” he hit the ground, the spear broke but the blade remained lodged in his chest.” When Imam Hussain (as) heard Ali Akbar call out, he looked towards the euphrates, “Abbas! Now that this brother of yours needs you the most where have you gone?” When the Imam (as) got to Ali Akbar he took him in his arms. Ali Akbar had his right hand on the chest. He placed his left arm over the shoulder of his father. Imam Hussain (as) said “Akbar, why do you embrace me with one arm only?” Imam Hussain (as) gently moved the hand. He saw the blade of the spear lodged in the chest of Ali Akbar. He then looked towards Najaf, and cried out “father, it was easy for you to lift the gates of Khaybar, it is difficult for me to pull the blade from my sons chest!” ...

The night before Ashura, Qasim (as) said to his mother, “mother, tomorrow uncle Abbas, Ali Akbar and I will defend our Imam. Mother if I get killed please do not weep for me. Qasim ibn Hassan (as) was the son of Imam Hassan (as) from his wife Umm Farwa, and grandson of Imam Ali (as). He was known as the ‘young warrior of Karbala’. To which Umm Farwa replied “my son although I dearly love you, I shall not weep for you. Nothing will make me prouder than to see my son give his life for Islam.” On the day of Ashura Qasim (as) asked for permission from Imam Hussain (as) to go to the battlefield and fight, the Imam (as) refused, Umm Farwa saw the disappointment on the face of Qasim. Umm Farwa remembered remembered Imam Hassan (as) had written a letter and gave it to her saying “if ever you find Qasim in difficulty, give him this letter.” She gave the letter to Qasim. In the letter it was written, “my son Qasim, a day will come when my brother Hussain will be facing an enemy army of tens of thousands. That will be the day when Islam will need to be saved by sacrifice. You must represent me on that day.” Qasim smiled and rushed to the Imam (as). After reading the letter Imam Hussain (as) said “O my brother’s son, how can I stop you from doing what your father wanted you to do. Bismillah, go. Allah will be with you.” ...

Ashura Day Programme

السلام عليك يا ابا عبد الله الحسين (عليه السلام)

As many of us know our esteemed ulama have varying fiqhi opinions on moon sightings and for this Muharram that has resulted in different days for the start of the month of Muharram.

According to Ayatollah Khamenei Monday 8th is the day of Ashura and for Ayatollah Sistani Tuesday is the day of Ashura.

To spread the benefit, to provide services for our broad community and to further unity, it has been decided that the Islamic Centre of England will be holding their programme on Monday morning in the Farsi language and AIM will be holding it on Tuesday morning at 11am in the English language.

It should be noted that those who want to do amaal or have a nithir on the day of Ashura should adhere to the day based on the fiqh of their marja.

May Allah reward you all.