Tuesday, 16 August 2022 / 18 Muharram 1444 H *

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 / 18 Muharram 1444 H *

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  • Visiting the shrines in Iraq
    26Dec 2015

    Visiting the shrines in Iraq

    I looked around me. The sight of masses of people walking around in draping black garments, sitting down on fine Persian rugs, reciting, reading and contemplating was alluring. I stared up at the ceiling; I was mesmerised, almost drowning into the intricately designed floral panels, golden boards, stunning silver chandeliers flowing out from the ceiling with […]

  • Travelling to Karbala
    26Dec 2015

    Travelling to Karbala

    The tragedy of Imam Hussain (as) holds huge importance within Shia Islam. Sayed Mahdi Modarresi reflects on his journey to Karbala. Several years ago I met an Australian who had converted to Islam. Though he must have struggled with many intellectual and social factors impeding his adoption of the faith, it wasn’t his conversion which […]

  • The message of the Quran: Justice
    26Oct 2015

    The message of the Quran: Justice

    Justice is often discussed as being very important in Islam. Imam Hussain’s (as) stand was ultimately for justice. Fatima Muhammad considers this important principle with reference to the Quran and its application Every book written has a message and all divine books have the common message of worship of a divine authority. Dedicated seekers of […]

  • The epic of Karbala: A divine decree
    17Oct 2015

    The epic of Karbala: A divine decree

    Dr Murtadha Alidina considers Imam Hussain’s knowledge of the unseen regarding the Battle of Karbala and explores why he still proceeded despite knowing the tragic outcome. It is often overlooked that the events leading up to the tragedy of Karbala were divinely decreed and designed. When Imam Hussain (as) visited the Prophet’s (pbuh) grave for […]

  • Black is back
    15Oct 2015

    Black is back

    Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar; however, as Muslims, we choose not to commemorate the start of the New Year in celebrations. Instead, we mourn and remember the sacrifice of our third Imam, Imam Hussain (as). How we choose to mourn and display our sadness has become a subject of discussion and […]

  • Zahra
    10Apr 2015


    Zahra, Zahra… no-one like her Zahra, Zahra… Heaven’s flower * * * The Lord created the foundations of Heaven With it he gave a gift to all of creation An angel wrapped in the scent of the Lord’s wisdom This gift was called Fatima, leader of women The world, the world… owes all to her […]

  • Wayfaring towards the Beloved
    19Feb 2015

    Wayfaring towards the Beloved

    The Almighty Allah (swt) created man to worship; a worship which is based on knowledge and is as a result of knowing Him (swt). From the ways to know Allah (swt) is to study the universe, His divine books and finally to discover the self, the treasure which lies within every single one us! There […]

  • The Proclamation of Surat Al Bara’ah
    26Oct 2014

    The Proclamation of Surat Al Bara’ah

    When the pilgrimage season arrived in the year 9 A.H., Prophet Muhammad (SA) had myriads of pressing duties demanding his immediate attention such that he was unable to leave Medina. He then sent Abu Bakr to Makkah as the leader of a group of three hundred pilgrims to conduct the rites of Hajj. It was […]

  • The Wisdom Behind Hajj Rituals
    22Oct 2014

    The Wisdom Behind Hajj Rituals

    A variety of attempts has been made by scholars and authors through literature and books to better understand the significance of one of the major pillars of Islam – Hajj (Holy Pilgrimage).  However, there is no source better than that of an Infallible guide who presents to us a brief presentation of the wisdom behind […]

  • Truth
    5Nov 2012


    Today I am so sad because I see so much injustice in the world I wish people would stand by the truth. I question why do they lie? Are they not scared to meet their Lord when they die? They care more about name, fame and being in no pain They have forget they will […]

Prayer Time Table Tuesday 16 Aug 2022

  • Imsaak 3.53
  • Fajr 4.03
  • Sunrise 5.48
  • Dhuhr 13.05
  • Sunset 20.21
  • Magribain 20.36
  • Imsaak 4.03
  • Fajr 4.13
  • Sunrise 5.46
  • Dhuhr 13.10
  • Sunset 20.34
  • Magribain 20.54
  • Imsaak 3.40
  • Fajr 4.00
  • Sunrise 5.50
  • Dhuhr 13.31
  • Sunset 8.51
  • Magribain 9.09
  • Imsaak 4.08
  • Fajr 4.18
  • Sunrise 5.50
  • Dhuhr 13.13
  • Sunset 20.36
  • Magribain 20.56
  • Imsaak 4.12
  • Fajr 4.21
  • Sunrise 5.53
  • Dhuhr 13.16
  • Sunset 20.39
  • Magribain 20.59
  • Imsaak 4.13
  • Fajr 4.23
  • Sunrise 5.51
  • Dhuhr 13.11
  • Sunset 20.32
  • Magribain 20.52

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