SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – On Friday 02 November 2012 Muslims of various nationalities and of all ages celebrated Eid-ul-Ghadeer in Manchester, UK. These celebrations were held at the Manchester Islamic Centre (MIC) and lasted for three hours. The programme started at 7 PM with congregational prayers followed by the Quran recitations and continued with speech, nasheeds and giving presents.
In his speech the Chairman of the (MIC), Sheikh Badeie, welcomed all the participants. He then went on to talk about the importance of Eid-ul-Ghadeer and explained why this great occasion should be celebrated, researched into, believed and why Muslims should follow the instructions left by the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) on his last Hajj (Hajjatul weda) in Ghadeer-e-Khumm. He referred to “verses 3 and 67” of “Sura Ma’eda” in the Holy Quran pointing to Ghadeer. In verse 3, Allah said “This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed my favour upon you and I have chosen Islam to be your faith.”
Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in some parts of his Ghadeer Khotba (sermon) in ‘Hajjatul weda’, said “I have left behind two precious things amongst you; one is greater than the other, the ‘book of Allah’ and my ‘itrah (kindred)’. So watch out how you treat them after me, for verily they will not separate from each other until they come back to me by the side of the pond (in Paradise). Verily Allah is my lord and master (mawla) and I am mawla of all believers. Then he took ‘Imam Ali (AS)’ by the hand and said; This (Ali) is the mawla of whomever I am his mawla. O’ Allah, love whoever loves him and be the enemy of his enemy.” www.shafaqna.com/english
(AS) or Alayhe Salaam - Allah’s mercy on him (PBUH) – Peace (& mercy of Allah) Be Upon Him— www.shafaqna.com/English
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — On the occasion of birth anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), a ceremony will be held on September 27 at Bait-ul-Zahra (SA) Center in Paris, France.
According to the center's website, officials and the staff of Iranian representative offices in France as well as Iranian families residing in this country and Iranian students have been invited to attend the program.
Organized by Paris Bait-ul-Zahra (SA) Center, it will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Komeil supplication, speeches on the auspicious occasion and congregational evening prayers will be some parts of the program.
The Islamic center is actively involved in dissemination of Ahl-ul-Bayt's (AS) culture, holding programs on various religious occasions.— www.shafaqna.com/English