A Fortnightly Newsletter December 1st, 2009
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*WF Blanket Drive
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NASIMCO is an umbrella organization for the followers of the Shia faith in North America and the Caribbean. Its mission is to provide a common structure and framework to meet the religious, cultural and political needs of the Shia within its area of operation.

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Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive
Today thousands of Muslims living in Northern Pakistan continue to put up with the extreme winters of the region. Although warm blankets are an essential commodity in this part of the world, it is often difficult for Momineen to afford.

Blanket Drive

This winter marks the sixth year of The World Federation's Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive. With the help of the Hussaini Foundation, 850 blankets have been purchased with an intent to distribute them in the Northern Pakistan cities of Skardu, Gilgit and Baltistan by December 2009. These blankets are called 'Razai', which is a thicker, warmer, and a little larger than what is readily available in the shops there. For more information on this scheme, please email

Your donation to the Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive will go a long way in helping those who need it most. The cost of one blanket is $12 USD/ $13 CAD. Please donate today!
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Islamic Book for Sale
The reality of Ziyarat is "to deflect from other than whom we intend". If we intend Imam al-Husayn (AS) then we must realize that he is an epitome of Islam. The more we revive Islamic values individually and socially, the closer we come to Imam al-Husayn (AS). The very first verse that we express in Ziyarat Ashura sums up the gist of the entire Ziyarat. The Imam sacrificed everything for the sake of submission to the Only Beloved. If we really want to show our devotion and love for him, then our actions should reflect submission to Allah (SWT).
To read more, purchase your copy of "The Sacred Effusion: Reflections on Ziyarat Ashura of Sayyid al Shuhada Al-Husayn B Ali (AS)" by Shaykh Muhammad M. Khalfan for only $12 CAD/$11 USD plus shipping. If you have any questions, contact

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