A Fortnightly NewsletterJanuary 15th, 2011
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In This Issue
*New Volunteer Position
*Speakers for Ashra Zainabiyya
*Ahlulbayt TV - Update
*Youth Volunteer Opportunity
*Ahlulbayt TV - Fundraiser Update


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"In the first Arba'een gathering in the year 62 AH, Jabir ibn Abdullah, a companion of the Prohet, was one of the people who performed a pilgrimage to the burial site of Husayn. Due to his infirmity and probable blindness, he was accompanied by Atiyya bin Saad. His visit coincided with that of the surviving female members of the Prophet's family and Husayn's son and heir Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, who had all been held captive in Damascus by Yazid I, the Umayyad Caliph. Imam Zain-ul-Abideen had been too ill to participate in the Battle of Karbala. He later devoted his life to Azadari and spreading the message of Imam Hussain's supreme sacrifice."


To read more, click here.



Chinese to Build Tents for Iraqi Shiite Pilgrims


"Chinese workers belonging to a commercial company in south of Iraq, are helping Shiite pilgrims commemorating the 'martyrdom' of Imam Hussain by building tents for them as they journey to Karbala on foot.

Marking the 40th day after the 'martyrdom' anniversary of Imam Hussein grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, the pilgrims will take the trip on foot to show tribute to the 'martyred' Imam. 


...Oun added that 'the event which will take place in Karbala does not belong to Muslims and is the concern of the whole humanity.'"


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New Volunteer Position Available

NASIMCO is building an e-learning portal with a view to deliver Islamic learning to those who do not have access to it, as well as supplement Madressah teachings and facilitate self-learning. The project is aimed towards remote learners, distance learners, learners who require flexibility, teachers, parents and disciplined self-learners.


NASIMCO is looking for a volunteer with knowledge of content management systems, a strong Islamic grounding and management experience to lead this e-learning project. The Project Manager should demonstrate a passion for the project, have strong organizational skills and be self-motivated. To read the full job description and apply, click here.

Speakers for Ashra Zainabiyya

Jamaats in United States:   

- Allentown (Al Ahad Islamic Center)Imam Syed Rafiq Naqvi of Washington, Sr Shalla Asad of Toronto  

- Los Angeles (SIJLA) - Br. Faiyaz Jaffer of New York

- Maryland (IMEC) - Sheikh Ahmed al-Haeri

- Miami (IJA) - Br. Asad Yawer

- Minnesota (Anjuman-e-Asghari) - Sheikh Ammar Haider of Qum 

- Minnesota (Imam Husain Islamic Center) - Sayyid Najah al-Hussaini of Detroit 

- New Jersey (Masjid-e-Ali) - Sheikh Rizwani of Minnesota

- New York (Husseini Madressah) - Shaikh Ayub Rashid of London

- Orlando (Husseini Islamic Center) - Dr. Akbar Mithani of Vancouver, Professor Kausar Fatima Hasan of Washington 

Jamaats in Canada:  

- Bathurst (Jaffari Community Centre) - Sheikh Safdar Jaffer, Sabira Hussein (Urdu), Khanum Tayyaba (Urdu), Shyrose Jaffer-Dhalla (English) 

- Brampton (Masumeen Islamic Center) - Sayyid Mohamed Naqvi of Birmingham  

- Edmonton (ISIA)Shaykh Murtaza Bachoo 

- Kitchener/Waterloo (ISIAJ) - Br Ashik Kermalli 

- London (Al Mehdi Al Muntathar Union) - Shaikh Ibrahim Sarhan of Dearborn, Michigan 

- Ottawa (ISIA) - Janab Inayat Ali Shakir of Pakistan

- Vancouver (Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre) - Sheikh Shahnawaz Mahdavi of Dar-es-Salaam


Ahlulbayt TV - Update

film festival This Arbaeen, NASIMCO in partnership with Ahlulbayt TV, present the first global film competition centered around the theme of Ashura and Imam Hussein (AS). The festival invites viewers to capture the essence of the tragic events of Ashura in a unique and creative way by making their own film/video. The winners of the Ashura Film Festival will be presented with special prizes, while the runners up will all have their work shown on Ahlulbayt TV and the chance to talk about their projects.


Click here for more details. 


WF Youth Volunteer Opportunity

volunteer africaIn the summer of 2011, the World Federation of KSIMC is arranging a three week volunteer experience in Tanzania for youths from across the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a promising difference in the lives of so many underprivileged children and families.


As a volunteer, you will:

Be placed at schools, orphanages or health centres in Tanzania

 Visit various Islamic centers and institutions

 Meet dynamic Islamic scholars and humanitarian workers

 Visit educational, health and charitable projects run by our communities


For more information and to apply, click here.

Ahlulbayt TV - Fundraiser Update

On December 19th, Ahlulbayt TV held a fundraising event in Toronto which was well attended by viewers, officials and representatives from NASIMCO and many other organizations. The program began with a recitation of the Holy Quran and Hadith-e-Kisa. After a short presentation, which included a special video "sneak peak" of the channel's programs, Sayed Mahdi Al-Modarresi took the opportunity to explain the importance of spreading the message of Islam and answering the call of Imam Hussein (AS) in every part of our lives.


After a three course meal enjoyed by the guests, there was a fundraising auction of tickets to sporting events, professional photography packages, smart phones and beautiful Islamic artwork. The fundraising event was successful due to the generous donations from around the world, with live pledges coming from Nigeria, Kuwait and Lebanon. The total amount raised was over $150,000.