October 1, 2016
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Dear Readers,

Salaam Alaykum!

NASIMCO e-Post serves as a tool by which you may stay connected with various activities, leverage from opportunities and ideas that emerge within NASIMCO and it's members.

Part of NASIMCO's vision and mission is to bind our community together and promote a unified and caring environment for all. We welcome your feedback and comments to enhance our communities together.

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Muharram Reciters for North America - 1438 / 2016

CANADA Jamaats

Islamic Shia Ithnasheri Jamaat - Toronto
Sheikh Mohammed Al Hilli - English

Syed Mohammad Raza Jan Kazmi - Urdu

Razia Batool Najafi (ladies) - English and Urdu
Live Stream:

Muharram 10th (October 20 - 22, 2016):
Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Shahadat of 4th Imam, Imam Zaynul Abedeen (AS) and 20th of Imam Hussein (AS) (October 26 - 30, 2016):
Syed Dr. Amar Nakshwani

Shahadat of 2nd Imam, Imam Hassan (AS) (November 5 - 7, 2016):
Syed Mohammed Naqvi

Masumeen Islamic Center - Brampton

Syed Mohammed Naqvi - English

Live Stream:

Razavi Islamic Center - Hamilton

Shaikh Arif Hasan Jaffer - English and Urdu

Zakira Nargis Karim (ladies) - Urdu

Shia Muslim Community of BC - Vancouver
(Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre)

Shaykh Saleem Bhimji

Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Association - Ottawa

Molana Abdul Qasim Rizvi Sahib (Muharram 1st - 10th and 12th)

Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Association - Edmonton

Sheikh Shabbar Mehdi - English

Live Stream:

Shian e Haidery Islamic Association - Montreal

Maulana Syed Nasir Raza Zaidi - Urdu

Sheikh Abdul Jaleel - English

Live Stream:

Aza-e-Hussain Association of British Columbia - Surrey

Molana Hasan Rizvi - Urdu

Fatimia Community Services Society of BC - Surrey

Shaikh Assad Dharsi - English and Farsi

Husaini Association of Manitoba - Winnipeg

Al-Hajj Dr. Mehdi Saeed Hazari - English

Live Stream:

Aal e Muhammad Center - Kingston, ON
Sheikh Hasnain Kassamali - English

USA Jamaats

Islamic Education Foundation of Arizona
Sheikh Hussein Walji - English

Live Stream:

October 14 - 16, 2016Sheikh Hilli

Shia Ithnaasheri Islamic Jamaat of Los Angeles - Los Angeles

Sheikh Murtaza Bachoo - English

Live Stream:

Islamic Education Center of Orange County

Dr. Hassanain Walji - English

Dr. Mehdi Taghiei - Farsi

Husseini Islamic Center - Orlando

Shaykh Alihussain Datoo

Zakira Batool bai Najfi (ladies)

Live Stream:

Imam Mahdi Education Center - Maryland

Sheikh Ahmad Alhaeri - English

Imam Hussain Islamic Center - Minnesota

Sheikh Abu Ali Ahmed - English

Sheikh Fouad Ali Al-Buryah - Arabic

Ummeh Aliyaaah (ladies) - Arabic

Anjuman-e-Asghari - Minnesota

Sheikh Safder Jaffer - English
Muallima Masuma Jaffer (ladies)

Live Stream:

Shia Ithna'asheri Jamaat of Pennsylvania - Allentown

Zakira Seeme Haider - English and Urdu

Sheikh Nur Mohammed - English

Live Stream:

Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of Northwest - Seattle

Sheikh Amir Mukhtar Faezi - English

Live Stream:

Muslim Foundation Inc. - New Jersey
Syed Ali Hur Kamoonpuri - English

Dr. Syed Qasim Mujtaba Kamoonpuri - Urdu

Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association of Austin - Texas

Syed Rizwan Rizvi - English

Live Stream:

Islamic Jaffaria Association - Miami

Allama Yasser Naqvi - Urdu
Br. Mahmoud Datoo - English

Shahadat of 4th Imam, Imam Zaynul Abedeen (AS):
Father Kamanpoori - Urdu
Ali Hur Kamanpori - English

20th of Imam Hussein (AS):
Maulana Asghar Mehdi - Urdu
Local Reader - English
November 3, 4, 5, 2016:
Maulana Abul Qasim - Urdu and English
Shahadat of Bibi Sakina (November 10, 11 and 12, 2016):
Maulana Adeel Raza - Urdu
Br. Faiyaz Jaffer - English

Shia Ithna'asheri Jamaat of New York - New York

Sheikh Vinay Khetia - English
Zakira Sabira Hussein (ladies) - English
Live Stream:

Madresah Teacher Alert!
TST - Edmonton
TST - Allentown
Teacher Skills and Tools (TST) in Edmonton and Allentown.

Center of Learning (CIL) NASIMCO is scheduled to run the next teacher skills and Tools program in Edmonton on October 22-23, 2016 and in Allentown on November 12-13, 2016.

Limited Spots!!

Registration is open to all. Preference will be given to the hosting Jamaat madressah teachers.

Interested teachers can register by clicking on the below links:

For more information contact CIL-NASIMCO.

Welcoming the new Manitoba Executive Committee
Husaini Association of Manitoba, Winnipeg recently held elections for their Executive Committee. The elected positions are as below:

President: Br. Imran Pirmohamed
1st Vice President: Br. Mehdi Ali Khan
2nd Vice President: Sr. Mariam Bhojani
Secretary General: Sr. Erum Rizvi
Assistant Secretary General: Sr. Fatima Jalili
Treasurer: Br. Najam Abbas
Member at Large: Br. Adnan Bokhari
Auditor: Br. Sadiq Bhojani

Youth Leadership Retreat 2016 - Orlando

The 7th Annual NASIMCO Youth Leadership Retreat was held in Eustice, Florida at the Warren Williis Camp site through the 2-5 of September, 2016.

25 participants, 5 mentors and 5 facilitators came from across North America and took part in an intensive weekend designed to facilitate youth to 'Think outside the Box'.

The location was ideal to encourage spiritual reflection and ensure complete focus on the outcomes of the, which are:
  • Gain tools to think outside the box.
  • Build communication skills to implement change.
  • Greater understanding of self, potential and engage in self-reflection.
  • Provide basic effective leadership tools to ignite change.
  • Greater understanding of various political and social norms and its effects in the perspective of the community.
Each participant had the opportunity to discuss relevant themes and issues in a safe and inclusive environment.
The retreat is broken down into three step process:
  1. Individual (to look within)
  2. Interpersonal (your interactions with others')

Outreach Event
HIC, Orlando Jamaat - Church Group Visit

On Thursday, September 8, 2016 HIC Jamaat, Orlando had the honor of hosting Rev. Scott DeVries from the Presbyterian Church in Longwood along with approximately 25 members of their affiliated churches who came from South Carolina, Georgia, and Istanbul, Turkey.

The program started with a warm welcome speech from HIC President, Inayat Walli, followed by a captivating historical account of HIC community's ancestral roots by Br. Mohamedraza Janmohamed. Following this was a brief explanation of the Shi'a school of thought by Br. Hussain Alnashed.

Cordial conversations on building heart to heart interfaith relations were held in small groups along with a tour of the center. The guests were treated with HIC's signature tea, mandazi and somosa which provided the guests with a memorable experience of the rich culture our community has to offer.

The HIC Jamaat looks forward to continuing to build relations with other churches and further enhancing their outreach programs in the coming months.

Click here to view photos

Watch the video clip here.

Your LAST chance to carve the future
Project North Star (PNS)

Thank you to all those that have taken the time to fill out the survey, and to those that have not yet done so, now is your chance. Fill out the Project North Star survey to help us better understand the needs and requirements of you as an individual of the communities at large as well as The World Federation body.

Click here to fill out the survey.

The survey should only take 15 minutes, and all responses are completely anonymous.

Please feel free to share the survey with all your friends and family. We want to hear from everyone!

Have your say today and help us build a picture of our global body.

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