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

Our Mailing Address:
PO Box 29133, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Prayer times for 12-03-2021
Imsak 05:50
Fajr 06:00
Sunrise 07:34
Zuhr 12:03
Sunset 04:32
Maghrib 04:53
Friday (Jum'a) Prayer
Friday prayer for this week is on
Date: Dec 03, 2021
Time: 12:03

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تاريخ 12-03-2021
وقت 12:03
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IHIC Upcoming Events
Prayer times

Inshallah, IHIC will conduct Jumaah Salaaat .
Sheikh Abu Ali is back in Town.
Thursday October 28th
Program Start at 7:30 PM
with Salaat (Isha)
Click here for Livestream
7:30 PM Salaat (Salaat Isha congregation)
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-----------Arabic Lecture by Sayyid Muntadher Aljaberi
Friday, October 22nd
Inshallah, Jumaah Salaat at IHIC
Salaat time 12:57 PM
Save the Date: Saturday, November 20th, 1-2:30 pm, CT

Beyond Thanksgiving: A Primer on Tribal Nations in Minnesota

Guest speaker: tribal leader Levi Brown of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

On behalf of Anjuman-e-Asghari, Farheen and I from CASE hope to see you all there for this virtual event Inshallah! Zoom link to come soon.
The World Federation is honored to present: The KADHIMIYYA TILE PROJECT.

The WF is taking part in supervising this project and we call upon all community members world-wide to support and be part of this unique opportunity to serve the Zawwar of our Holy 7th and 9th Imams (as).

By donating a square metre (cost of $250) of the NEW Thassos marble flooring, you will be able to be part of a very special Thawaabe Jaariyah project!

Learn more about this project here:
A Hadith to start the week from Sayyid Muntadher
Ḥalāl Meals on Wheels
Please save the date
for Almuswe & Albatushi wedding invitation
Saturday, November 13th 2021
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
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 or contact us The assistance form can be access here:
Weekly Quranic Reflection 
Presented By The Academy for Learning Islam
Upcoming Course

Almighty God states numerous times that He revealed the Quran in Arabic. Imam al-Sadiq has advised us to learn Arabic because it is the language of the Quran. In this course we will look at Quranic vocabularies taken from famous sūras and study simple Arabic grammar. Available online or in person

Fees: CAD 70.00 for seven sessions
Instructor: Sh Hasanayn Kassamali

Quranic Reflection No. 547. Ayat 6:125 – Understanding ‘Sharh al-Sadr’

فَمَن يُرِدِ اللَّهُ أَن يَهْدِيَهُ يَشْرَحْ صَدْرَهُ لِلْإِسْلَامِ
Faman yuridillāhu an yahdiyahu yashrah sadrahu lil-islāmWhomever Allah desires to guide, He expands his chest for Islam.(Sūrat al-An’ām, No 6, Āyat 125)

The human capacity for deep understandings is expandable. A small mind can have limited horizons of thought and can only grasp so much. But a mind that is expansive can see beyond petty matters and is able to have profound insights that give a clearer perspective of life. The fact that the mind can be expanded gives hope of guidance and ultimate success.

According to the above verse, Almighty Allah expands the chest - the heart/mind - for those whom He wishes to guide. Allah ‘azza wajall only wishes to guide those who are working on the path of guidance themselves. As a gift and boost to their struggles, He expands their chest. This means:
  1. They can think lofty and noble thoughts.
  2. They can overlook petty matters.
  3. They can understand subtleties of life.
  4. Their ability to gain knowledge and awareness increases.
  5. It becomes possible for them to submit wholeheartedly to the beliefs of Islam.
  6. The heart is soft and receptive to the truth.
  7. They are bestowed with calmness and inner peace
Expansion of the chest has been described as a light placed in the heart by Allah. The Quran says: Is someone whose chest Allah has opened to Islam so that he follows a light from His Lord…? (Q 39:22). Allah subhānahu wata‘ālā also talks about this light as life after the death of the heart. He says: Is he who was lifeless, then We gave him life and provided him with a light by which he walks among the people, like one who dwells in a manifold darkness which he cannot leave? (Q 6:122).

The human being has the potential to know and understand truths and realities. This potential is awakened in the heart that is expanded and the light of Ma’rifah of Allah shines in such a heart. The light shines in three stages. There is the light of intelligence at the beginning of the path, light of knowledge in the middle, and awareness or gnosis at the end of the path. As the believer traverses this path, many of the veils before the eyes are removed and there is familiarity with the secrets of the other world. The Prophet (s) says: Beware of the intuition of the believer, for he sees with the light of Allah. (Kanzul Ummāl, H 30731).

Almighty Allah tells the Prophet sallal-lāhu ‘alayhi wa-ālihi wasallam: Have we not expanded your chest for you? (Q94:1). This ability allowed the Prophet to perfectly understand and convey the mission of Allah as well as to bear all the difficulties that came with the task. His soul could carry the heavy responsibility of Prophethood and carry it out his work with patience and steadfastness. It is reported that when the Prophet (s) asked Allah about the miracles given to the other Prophets such as control over the wind, and giving life to the dead, Almighty Allah told him He had granted him the blessing of Sharh al-Sadr - expansion of the chest. This shows that this gift was greater than the miracles granted to the other Prophets.

When Prophet Musa (a) was given the responsibility of inviting Fir‘awn to belief in One God, he asked Allah for Sharh al-Sadr (Q 20:25). It was a necessary tool for facing the tyrant, going through the challenges of preaching the word of Allah, guiding the Ummah, and being a good leader. Sharh al-Sadr is the most important capital of Prophets and leaders. Amīrul Mu’minīn Imam Ali (a) says: The instrument of leadership is Sharh al-Sadr. (Nahjul Balāgha, H. 176)

The Prophet identified some signs of Sharh al-Sadr. When asked how to recognize if a person has Sharh al-Sadr he explained that there are three signs: Inclination towards the eternal abode, not being attached to the transient world, and preparing for the end of life. As a believer goes forward in the path of Sharh al-Sadr, these signs become more manifest in him.

Let this verse remind us of the value of Sharh al-Sadr and its effect on the life of a believer. It is a blessing we should constantly be asking for and working to attain.

Sources: Allāmah Muhammad Husayn Tabātabā’ī, Tafsīr al-Mīzān; Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirāzī (Ed.), Tafsīr-e Namūneh;
Commentary on the Quran By Dr. Al Haj Mohammed Sobhanie
Salaam Alaikum Dear Respected Scholar:
Inshallah, this email finds you in good health and excellent spirit, I pray for your health and safety.
Please find a link to this week's commentary on the Quran, verse 2:264-265.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُبْطِلُوا صَدَقَاتِكُم بِالْمَنِّ وَالْأَذَىٰ … ‏
2:264 O’ you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders of your generosity or by hurtful words 

Title: Etiquettes of Giving Alms
Your comments and feedback are deeply appreciated.
Eltmas Dua
Mohammad Sobhanie

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