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IHIC is located at :
6120 Brooklyn Boulvard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, USA

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Prayer times for 02-27-2021
Imsak 05:19 إمساك
Fajr 05:29 الفجر
Sunrise 06:55 الشروق
Zuhr 12:26 الظهر
Sunset 05:57 الغروب
Maghrib 06:15 المغرب
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Date: Mar 05, 2021
Time: 12:24

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IHIC IS OPEN FOR THURSDAY PROGRAM
Salaam Alaikum dear community,

Inshallah, IHIC will start regular Thursday program at the center and on livestream.

Please register atOpen this link to join my WhatsApp Group:
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IHIC Re-opening rules: 30 men maximum and 20 woman
1. No one under age 12. Attendees with no underlying conditions.
2. Temperature checks before entering the mosque.
3. Masks at all times while on IHIC grounds.
4. Observing social distancing at all times.
5. No hand shaking or hugging.
6. Please do not bring any foods or snacks, unless pre-packaged for take home.
7. Do not come if not feeling well.
Thank you, Looking forward to see you. Inshallah on Thursday at 7:45 PM
Fasting in Rajab
It has been narrated by Abī Sa‘īd al-Khudrī that the Messenger of Allah (swt) said: Indeed Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha‘bān is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my ummah . Surely, whoever fasts a day in Rajab, he secures Allah’s greatest pleasure, the fast of that day stifles the wrath of Allah – the Mighty and Sublime, and one of the gates of hell is closed for him. 
( Forty Hadith on Rajab and Sha'ban, Hadith 1, taken from Ibn Tāwūs, Iqbāl al-A‘māl, p. 634)
IHIC will celebrate the Birthday of
Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s)
and
Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (a.s)
on Thursday Feb 25th.
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon them)
Name: Ali
Title: Asadullah (Lion of God); Haydar (Brave-hearted), Abu Turab (Father of Dust), Amir al-Mu’minin (Commander of the Faithful)
Kunya: Abu al-Hassan; Abu al-Hassanain
Father: Abu Talib (Peace be upon him)
Mother: Fatimah bint Asad
Born: 13th Rajab, 23 BH/595 CE inside the Holy Kabah in Makkah, Hejaz region of the Arabian Peninsula
Died: 21st Ramadan, 40 AH/661 CE, after being struck on the head with a sword by the Kharijite, Ibn Muljam
Age at Martyrdom: 63
Period of Imamate: 29 years
Buried: Najaf, Iraq

For more information about Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (p), click here.
Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (peace be upon him)
Name: Muhammad
Title: al-Taqi [the Pious]; al-Jawad [the Generous], al-Qani’ [the Content]
Kunya: Abu Ja’far, al-Thani (the Second); Ibn al-Ridha
Father: Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (Peace be upon him)
Mother: Khaizoran
Born: 10th Rajab, 195 AH/811 CE in Madinah, Hejaz region of the Arabian Peninsula
Died: End of Dhu al-Qidah (which may fall on the 29th or the 30th, depending on moon-sighting), 220 AH/835 CE, after being poisoned by al-Mu’tasim
Age at Martyrdom: 25
Period of Imamate: 17 years
Buried: Kadhimayn, Baghdad, Iraq

For more information about Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p), click here.
Thursday Feb 25th
English /Arabic Lecture Online
Click here for Livestream & at the Center
Program will start at 7:45 PM
PROGRAM AT THE CENTER
7:45 PM Quran Recitation
7:55 PM Lecture by Sayyid Muntadher
8:25 PM Dua Kumail
8:45 PM Arabic - Lecture by Sayyid Muntadher Aljaberi
9:15 PM Ziyaraat
End of the Program
Friday Feb 26th
Friday Khutba Livestream only
Friday Khutba by Sheikh Abu Ali at 12:26 PM
Click here for Livestream

No Salaat at the Center
A Hadith to start the week from Sayyid Muntadher
Weekly Activities & Classes with
Sayyid Muntadher
Salaam Alaikum,
As we continue to share opportunities for the community to engage with Sayyid Muntadher, the flyer below is a how-to guide to use the online calendar tool, Calendly, to find time to connect with Sayyid Muntadher one on one.
Connecting with Sayyid Muntadher
Nasimco Online Class
Masoomeen Foundation
During these challenging times Masoomeen Foundation is here to serve the Shia community of Minnesota with resources to weather uncertain times. 

If anyone requires any support please visit the site https://www.masoomeenfoundation.org/ or contact us Contact@MasoomeenFoundation.org. The assistance form can be access here: https://www.masoomeenfoundation.org/financial-assistance-application-form/
Weekly Quranic Reflection 
Presented By The Academy for Learning Islam

Quranic Reflection No. 508. Āyat 5:116 – Refraining from unbefitting words.
مَا يَكُونُ لِي أَنْ أَقُولَ مَا لَيْسَ لِي بِحَقٍّ
Mā yakūnu lī an aqūla mā laysa lī bihaqq
It does not befit me to say what I have no right to [say].
(Sūrat al-Mā’idah, No 5, Āyat 116)

When Prophet ‘Īsā/Jesus ‘alayhis-salām is asked by Allah ‘azza wajall if he had told his people to take himself and his mother as deities other than Allah. Jesus replies with utmost humility. The question, of course, is just for witnessing in front of the people on the Day of Judgement. The Almighty Allah already knows that Prophet Jesus did not say such a thing. But the conversation is an open declaration of the denial of such a falsity by the Prophet himself.

The etiquette shown in the Prophet’s reply is outstanding. He does not only deny having said it, rather he negates the very premise of the possibility of it. He says it would not befit him to say what is not his right. This shows an exaltation of Allah subhānahu wata‘ālā through the impossibility of him ever uttering such polytheistic statements. It conveys the high level of reverence for Allah and servitude to Him of Prophet Jesus (a).

‘Allāmah Tabātabā’ī brings out the God consciousness in this statement by explaining that if Prophet ‘Īsā (a) had said ‘I did not say such a thing’ it would have meant that it was possible for him to say such things, but he chose not to say this particularly. But when he negates the cause behind such a statement - the audacity of a human being to dare ask others to associate himself with God - he has negated the truth of the words as well as the right to say anything like it. ‘Allāmah gives the example of a master who asks his slave if he has committed a certain act. If the slave replies that he has not, he has denied responsibility for that particular action. But if he says it is not possible for him to do such an act of disobedience, he has negated both the action as well as the ability of him ever doing anything like that. He has conveyed the elevated status of the master in his eyes by his reply.

The conversations of Jesus (a) with Allah narrated in the Quran show a similar vein of servitude etiquette. When his people tell him to ask Allah (swt) for a table of food from the sky, he is horrified at their disrespectful language. He tells them to be more God conscious. When they persist and explain their demands, he turns to Allah ‘azza wajall with a request that shows much more decorum. He says: O Allah! Our Lord! Send down to us a table from the sky, to be a festival for us, for the first ones and the last ones among us and as a sign from You and provide for us; for You are the best of providers (Q5:114). Subhānallāh, what a reverence for the Lord!

As servants of Allah – the Exalted and Sublime, we have no right to say things that go against His expectations of us. Before saying anything, or writing anything, we should ask ourselves if we have the right to go ahead. Certain types of statements must be off limits as we cannot say things which have not come from Him or are not in line with His guidance. This includes offering people our own interpretations of His message which are not based on reliable and authentic teachings from His chosen guides. It also includes words that do not befit a servant of God, untruthful words, hurtful words, negative words, etc. Allah (swt) has set high standards for the speech of the human being. The words of Jesus in the Quran can be a good reminder for us to refrain from saying that which we have no right to say. May He keep us under His eternal guidance!

Sources: Allāmah Muhammad Husayn Tabātabā’ī, Tafsīr al-Mīzān; Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirāzī (Ed.), Tafsīr-e Namūneh 
Commentary on the Quran By Al Haj Mohammed Sobhanie
Salaam Alikum Dear Scholars: 

Inshallah, this email finds you in good health and excellent spirit, I pray for your health and safety.

By the grace of Allah SWT and appealing to prayers of the Prophet and His Ahlul-Bayt, I have completed commentary of the second chapter of the Quran. The content is based on the commentary of Al-Mizan (تفسیرالمیزان) by the late grand commentator of the Qur’an, Allamah Tabatabai, May Allah (SWT) be pleased with him and Tafseer-e-Namoona (تفسیر نمونه) by Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, May Allah (SWT) grant him a long and blessed life.
Please find link to last verse of the chapter-2, verse 2:250-252;
 
وَلَمَّا بَرَزُوا لِجَالُوتَ وَجُنُودِهِ قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ (٢٥٠
Title: David and Goliath Part-5

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Eltmas Dua
Mohammad Sobhanie


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