NASIMCO Post

A Fortnightly Newsletter
November 15th, 2011 
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NASIMCO Skills / Census Form
Muharram Speakers 1433
KhojaMatch
Health Report

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Muslim Personalities

  Sheikh Saduq

 

One of the greatest Shia scholars of the fourth century, who was famous by the title Muallim (teacher). His book, Man la Yahzarahul Faqih is one of the four principal books of Hadith of Shia i.e. Kotob-e-Arba'.

 

The high position of Shaykh Saduq (died 381 A.H.) can be gauged from the fact that he was born through the prayers of Hadhrat Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.). Throughout his life he was the centre of Imam's attention and favours.

 

The father of Shaykh Saduq (r.a.) was known by the name of Ali ibne Babwayh. He was one of the well-known jurisprudent and scholar of hadith in the city of Qum. Though he had been married to his cousin for a number of years he was he was not yet blessed with any children.

 

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Islam in the News

Let's Live with Each Other in our 'World House'  

 

I was on a flight from London to Dallas on Sept. 11, 2001. As we landed in Toronto, instead of Dallas, the fateful words of the captain: "Folks we have been attacked" continues to ring in my ears, today 10 years on.

 

As I watched the replays of horrific destruction of the twin towers, my first thoughts were for the innocent victims and the anguish of their families. As more details of the carnage emerged, a chill ran up my spine. I felt all the more pained when I heard that the deranged perpetrators had used my faith - Islam - and sabotaged the very essence of my faith by this heinous act.

 
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NASIMCO Skills / Census Data Form

 skills infoThe NASIMCO Skills/Census Data Form will be available across North America later this month. The purpose of the form is to create opportunities, uncover resources within the community, enhace the quality of services and programs and to correctly represent the community on political and social fronts.

 

Each community member has a role to play in filling out these forms. The data cannot be truly representative unless everyone's information is collected. Every individual is requested to cooperate with Jamaat officers and support this crucial project.

 

Muharram Speakers for North America

Jamaats in United States: 

 

Los Angeles (SIJLA) - Br. Makbul Rahim of UK

Minnesota (Anjuman-e-Asghari) Br. Murtaza Bachoo of Vancouver and Zakira Batul Najfi 

New Jersey (Masjid-e-Ali) - Syed Aftab Haider 

Orlando (Husseini Islamic Center) - Dr. Mustafa Mawjee of UK and Zakira Mahjabeen Dhala of Dubai

Seattle (IMAN)Br. Mahmood Dhalla

Minnesota (Imam Husain Islamic Center) - Sayyed Mahdi Qazwini and Sheikh Saafi Husein

Maryland (IMEC) - Sheikh Ahmed al-Haeri


Jamaats in Canada:  

 

Bathurst (Jaffari Community Centre) Sayed Ammar Nakshwani of UK, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid and Zakira Tahera Jaffer

Edmonton (ISIA)Mulla Mohamed Kassamali of UK  

Hamilton (Razavi Islamic Centre) - Br. Akil Karim of Toronto

Kitchener (ISIJ-KW)Dr. Mahmood Datoo of UK

London (Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre) and (Al Mehdi Al Muntathar Union) - Br. Hussein Walji of Minnesota and Shaikh Mazin Sadkhan 

Ottawa (ISIA) Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi of Vancouver

Vancouver (Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre) Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi of Toronto 

Brampton (Masumeen Islamic Center)Sheikh Khalil Jaffer

 

Khojamatch.com 

"There is no institution in Islam more beloved and dearer to Allah than marriage." - Holy Prophet (SAW)

 

Marriage is among the signs of God's power and blessings and has been given tremendous value in Islam. One of the most important decisions you will ever make is selecting the right person to spend the rest of your life with.

 

KhojaMatch.com may be the perfect means to help you find that right person. The new and improved KhojaMatch from The World Federation of KSIMC is an online matrimonial website for men and women aged 18 years and older, and is exclusively for Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslims who belong to member Jamaats of The World Federation of KSIMC. Fun new features include sending salaams, icebreakers, online messaging and much more.

 

KhojaMatch offers a safe, secure and discreet environment where members are required to follow the KhojaMatch Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. KhojaMatch is confidential and puts you in control of the search for your marriage partner.

 

Registration is simple and setting up your profile is easy. Make contacts fast or let our matchmakers help you. Our trained

administrators are always on hand to provide confidential and personal advice and assistance whenever you need it. 

 KhojaMatch

WF Second Executive Council Meeting: Health

One of the World Federation's health objectives is to alleviate the sufferings of those who live in poverty and destitution by providing them with primary healthcare and specialist treatments either free of charge or at minimal affordable costs.

The World Federation Health currently provides and/or supports the following:
1. Primary Health Care Centers
2. Aeinullah Eye Clinics
3. Eye and Medical camps
4. Autistic Center in Tanzania which is one of its kind in the region
5. Organising Medical Aid in disaster stricken areas
6. Training of social workers to educate the public about basic health related issues in remote areas

To view powerpoint on Health work click here