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Letter of Molana Mirza Athar --- Ms Tahira Jaffer  

Date: 16/05/05

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Salamun Alaikum
Some people are involved in my character assassination on internet and through handbills in connection with the deportation Ms Tahir Jaffer from Mumbai this year. I would not have replied had some religious issues not been involved. In fact in the garb of opposing me, some vested interests are targeting azadari.

In this connection I have to clarify some facts. First of all I did not know Ms Tahira Jaffer till 3rd of Moharrum this year. I have been addressing Khoja masjid Ashra majalis for the last 40 years and every year a woman zakira (preacher) is also invited for ladies majalis. I have nothing to do with these majalis and never knew who is going to address them. How anybody can oppose someone whom he doesn’t know at the first place. This point needs to be taken care of.

On 2nd Moharrum after midnight, I came to know that a zakira has spoken something against azadari. Next day on the insistence of Mr Sultan Delhiwala and MrMohib Roshan Nasir, I reached Khoja mosque in the afternoon after addressing a majlis at MrMohdAli Bhai Vakil’s house alongwith Mr Shabbir Parekh and Mr Haji Parekh. At the mosque nearly 100 youth were raising slogans against Ms Tahira Jaffer’s speech.
Till then I did not know her name. so how it was possible that I would have instigated the people against her. At the Khoja mosque library I came to know her name for the first time and the fact that she had come fromMombasa.Ms Tahira Jaffer,s speech that was played for us was not appreciated by me, Maulana Aneesul Hasan sahab, Imam-e-Juma of Khoja mosque, and other responsible members of the Khoja community. By the time the crowd at the mosque had swelled and was furious after listening her speech. The president of Khoja jamat and his associates then and there decided that the day’s majlis would be addressed by the daughter-in-law of jamat’s secretary and not by Ms Jaffer. This decision was entirely that of the Khoja jamat and I had nothing to do with it.

Next day Mr Mohib Roshan Nasir again invited me. This time the meeting was held at Habib Hospital and Maulana Nasiri sahab and Maulana Aneesul Hasan sahab were also present along with responsible members of the Khoja jamaat. Ms Tahira Jaffer also came to this meeting with three ladies and justifying her speech clarified certain points. Her assertion that Athar Saheb did not allow her to speak is wrong. All the important members of the Khoja community, two clerics and her three companions were present in this meeting. Had I not allowed her to speak, then somebody present there would have objected to it. The fact is that she had failed to clarify certain points which I had raised.

Another allegation leveled against me is that I had opposed Hujjatul Islam Ayatollah Aqai Seestani while the fact is that during entire discussion his name never cropped up. After explaining my viewpoint, I came back from Habib Hospital since I had to address another majlis while Ms Jaffer and Khoja jamaat members stayed back. If I had not allowed her to speak, why she could not convince members of the Khoja jamaat afterwards and why the community decided not to engage her in future.

It is also being told that I addressed four majalis against Ms Jaffer and instigated people against her. In fact people are making these allegations without listening these majalis. I had addressed these majalis on Wahabiyat and the importance of Azadari and appealed in every majlis to maintain peace in view of the sanctity of Moharrum days. If anybody is wahabi and enemy of azadari, then indeed, these majalis were against him. I will again insist that any opinion should be formed only after listening these majalis.

Another propaganda against me is that I am against Marjaiyat. I am perhaps the only zakir who, when propaganda against the Marjaiyat was started, addressed many Ashras in its support. In 1997 in Mumbai’s Khoja mosque, in 1998 in Stanmore, London and at Al-Mehndi Centre in Toronto, I addressed majalis on the importance of Marjaiyat and history of ijtihad. In 2000 in Kazmain imambargah of Karachi, I addressed a ‘khamsa’ on the same topic. Then again in 2001 in Dubai, I addressed three majalis on this issue at Hussainia-e-Zehra. I myself is a firm believer of Marjaiyat. If anybody has any tape of my majlis or anything in writing, then he is most welcome to make it public. Otherwise this salacious propaganda against me should be stopped.

Ms Tahira Jaffer has said in an interview that I was instrumental in her deportation. This is entirely based on some confusion. I had left Mumbai for Dubai on 11th Moharrum and on the day of deportation, I was present in a feast at the house of Hujjatul Islam Maulana Murataza Kashmiri Sahab, representative and son-in-law of Ayatollah Agha Seestani, along with Mr Mohib Roshan, Dawood Nasir. How it is possible that I, sitting in a third country, could be instrumental in her deportation while the entire Shia community in Maharashtra could not convince the chief minister, home minister and the director general of police to cancel her deportation.
By this propaganda, some vested interests want to lessen the sanctity of azadari and the greatness of Hazrat Imam Husain (a.s.).

Another move against me is in full swing. I am addressing majalis for the last 54 years and in Mughal masjid in Mumbai for the last 47 years. Always loudspeakers are installed. Till today no controversy has cropped up against my majalis throughout the world.

Barring one day, throughout the year, majalis are held with the view that they should be accepted to others also. But Eid-e-Zehra on 9th of Rabi-ul-Awwal is one day when enemies and killers of Imam Husain (a.s.) and his kin are exposed unabashedly and this practice is followed throughout the world. So in Idara-e-Jafri London in 2002, I addressed a gathering of Husain’s (a.s.) followers in which names of those who usurped Hazrat Ali’s (a.s.) rights and the Fidak, those who turned Islam into kingdom and those who burnt the gate of Saiyyada’s house, killed Hazrat Mohsin and injured her grieviously, cropped up with the impression that on Eid-e-Zehra enemies of Hazrat Imam Husain (a.s.) do not attend such gatherings. But to my misfortune, some so-called Shias but enemies of the Ahlebait, (a.s.) were present there. They handed over the tape of this event to enemies. They issued a fatwa to kill me. I want to ask those who handed over the tape as to what type of service they have rendered to Shiyat. These so called ‘momins’ regularly sent tapes of my majalis to the organizations opposed to me. In the name of Muslim brotherhood these Wahabi Shias condemn me. Perhaps they are ignorant of Qurans and the Hadiths of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.) and the Imams (a.s.). I believe, they have also not read books from Sheikh Saddooq to Ayatollah Khomeini in which true picture of the enemies of Ahlebait (a.s.) has been depicted.

Supporters of Ms Jaffer are condemning me on the suspicion that I had a role in her deportation. Same people, in support of those elements who tied the rope around Hazrat Ali’s (a.s.) neck and broken ribs of Hazrat Fatima (s.a.), are distributing handbills against me.

I have also seen on the internet claim of Ms Jaffer’s supporters that some Imambaras in Dubai and Washington have banned Mirza Mohd Athar. I have no such information, nor my friends in these cities have informed me to this effect. The supporters of Ahlebaits’ enemies may decide to clamp a ban on me but I myself declare that I would never address any majlis for those who love the killers of the mother and organize majlis of the son.

In fact enemies of azadari are ambushing. They are writing either anonymously or on fictitious names. Time has come for Shias to decide with whom they would like to be associated with. With those who respect azadari or with enemies of Ahlebait having Wahabi beliefs.

When I united Shias of India and formed an All India body for them, supporters of the Wahabis termed this as a move against Muslim brotherhood. When I exposed the enemies of Ahlebait, my picture was flashed on website with Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar. However, these antics will not affect me. If anybody wants to talk to me, he is welcomed to come forward with real name and address. I am ready.

As I had completed this write-up, Mr Mohib Roshan Nasir and Hujjat-ul-Islam Moulana Nasiri contacted me to clarify that whatever was attributed to them by the supporters of Ms Tahira Jaffer, was totally wrong.

Mirza Mohammad Athar
moulana_athar@yahoo.com     

Protest daily “nawa-i-waqt”  

Date: 12/05/05
Salamun Aleikom
Regarding letter of br Manzar Syed dated 05/05/05 about biased policy of daily “NAWA-I-WAQT NEWSPAPER" ONLINE
What br Manzar Syed wrote is absolutely right. I would say that nawa-i-waqt is the most prejudiced newspaper in Pakistan; rather it is justifiable to call it ‘terrorist’.
This paper has done like this for dozens of times. On one hand it describes itself as one that represents opposition but it has always every government’s support.
Similarly daily ‘Express’ is not less than this.
Jamal S. Khan
Chicago, USA    

Need help on Imam Bargah  

Date: 09/05/05
Dear Brothers,
We are facing a big problem. How can you help us???? We have an Imam Bargah in the old city of Peshawar. Adjacent to Imam Bargah there is house. Now the owner of the house wants to sell his house for 1500,000. The anti-Shia radical group is approaching the owner of the house to buy the house which is adjacent to Imam Bargah. Now it is matter of life and death for momineen in that area. We have arranged some money in order to buy that house and submit it to Imam bargah in the Name of Imam Hussain (AS). We are now in desperate need of money. Can anyone help us to avoid blood shed in the future? Momineen are welcome to visit us and see the site by themselves.
For any details please contact us at our e-mail address sharza@psh.paknet.com.pk 
Best regards,
Mahdi Shah
Peshawar, Pakistan    

Imambargah in Bangalore   

Date: 10/05/05
Salaam Br
I was recently reading through Jafariya News.
Read your query about where to find Imam Bargah in Blr. I am not sure if you have already found one.
You can visit the Masjid e Askari on Hosur Road, (Next to Baldwins Boys High School) which also shares a common wall with Imam Bargah e Babul Hawaej. You can get a list of other Mosques and Imam Bargahs
from here.
Was Salaam
Regards
Abbas Muslim
abbas.muslim@gmail.com     

Please protest   

Date: 05/05/05
PLEASE READ " NAWA-I-WAQT NEWSPAPER " ON LINE
DR. ZIA AL-HABIB SABRI USED ABUSIVE LANGUAGE FOR OUR HOLY IMAM HAZRAT ALI
PLEASE GO TO
www.nawaiwaqt.com 
then click thaza treen ( in urdu )
then click milli edition ( in urdu )
then click urat ki imamat ( in udrdu )
this is 2nd artile writen by DR. ZIA AL-HABIB SABRI
PLEASE CALL SHIA TO PROTEST AGAINST HIM AND NAWAIWAQT NEWS PAPER
Manzar Syed
manny@micro-trends.com     

Shaikh Isa Qasem  

Date: 08/05/05
Few days ago, u mentioned something about Shaikh Isa Qasem , well anyway he was an Ayatullah years back and has studied in Iran
Just correcting you he is Ayatullah Shaikh Isa Qassim
Check www.albayan.org
Kind regards
Ahmed
ahmed_2606@yahoo.com     

Help needed from Shias in Sydney   

Date: 08/05/05
As Salamalaikum,

I need some information from Shia brothers & sisters based in sydney,australia.

I would be grateful if you send me a mail and help me find some information which is very critical for my family.

With best regards,

Syed Haider Ali
Email syedhaider76@hotmail.com    

Question about Imambargahs in Kuwait   

Date: May 05, 2005

Salaamun’alaikum

My son and his family are considering moving Kuwait. Could you therefore be kind enough to email us the address of ALL Husainiyaas in Kuwait?

Jazakallah Khair.
Thank you
Iltemase Dua
Mahmud and Zehra Habib
mhabib@hajj.org   

Where can I find an imambargah or mosque in Bangalore  

Date: 28/04/05

Assalamualaikum,
I am from Mumbai, recently shifted to Bangalore (India), I do not Know any one here, I want to Know where can I find a masjid or Imambargah here. It is very difficult to attend salah here. Please help me.
Mail me the address of the mosque, if you get it.
My email address is tousiff87@yahoo.com
Tousiff Ali Rizvi Khan  

My respect …   

Date: 19/04/05

ALSALAM ALAIKOM WA RAHMANTALLAH WA BRAKATOH,

DEAR SIR, I TAKE THE CHANCE TO EXPRESS MY GREAT RESPECT AND LOVE TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE GREAT ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. THE MOMENT I SET MY FOOT ON ITS LAND I SENSE THE POWER OF ITS PEOPLE AND THE STRONG WILL OF ITS LEADERS. I ALWAYS VISIT MASHAD AND THAT'S MORE THAN 2-3 TIMES A YEAR BUT THE DAY I LEAVE I FEEL SAD AND NOT WILLING TO SAY GOODBYE. THAT'S AMAZING AS I ALWAYS SAY THAT MASHAD IS THE ONLY PLACE ON EARTH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE IN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND PLEASE SEND MY LOVE TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN

Libeng
libeng@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw  

Eid-e-Zahra (sa) Mubarak  

Date: 18/04/05

Eid-e-Zahra (sa) Mubarak to all Momineen

From
Nara-e-Haideri Network

How to contact Alam-E-Dauran Mujtahed  

Date: 12/04/05

Biradazre Momin Janab Editor Sahab SalamAlikum,

Firstly, hearty congratulation for this site! Actually we came to know about your site from our one relative in Canada they told us regarding this site very good site “HZ ShahzadeFatima (sa)” give you rewards.

Request for how to contact any Present Alim-E-Dauran any big Mujatahed-E-Azam,

BiradareMomin, we are working in abroad in Dubai UAE so we have so many things to clarify as usual so we want to contact any "MUJTAHID-E- AZAM". We have some questions to ask from him if you send us their email id we highly Thank.

Thanks in Advance,

SYED Abbas Ali Zaidi
luckyma@yahoo.com
mirza@alrawas.net

Show support for Allama Mirza Mohammad Athar  

Date: Friday, April 08, 2005

Nara-e-Haideri Network would like to lend its support to Zakir-e-Ahlul-Bayt, Sultan-ul-Zakireen, Aalim-e-Deen Janab Allama Mirza Mohammad Athar SQ who is protecting the sanctity of Azadari and Islam by the teachings of Quran, Mohammad (saww) & Aale Mohammad (as), and ulama at a time when qiyamat is approaching ever closer.

DO NOT FALL INTO THE TRAP OF BELIEVING MEDIA AND PROPAGANDA AGAINST THIS MOHIB-E-AHLULBAYT AND MOHIBBAN-E-AHLULBAYT AALIM.

Propaganda is made by those who have a mission to ruin or distort something.

Islam never believes in propaganda - Rasool (saww) and Ahlul Bayt (as) spread Islam by love and truth, not by sword or propaganda.
Ask yourself... who is giving out the propaganda?

Don't believe those persons who speak against Azadari.

Show your support for Allama Mirza Mohammad Athar sahab, he is protecting the sanctity and respect of Azadari.

Nara-e-Haideri Network shall create a website in dedication of Allama Mirza Mohammad Athar sahab.

Sayings of Ulama on Azadari (taken from www.tnfj.org.pk)

Ayatullah Al Uzma Haaj Syed Abul Qasim Moosavi Al Khoie
"performing azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) is a part & portion of His (AS) mission because declaring the zulm (oppression) of zalim (oppressor) and mazloomiyat of mazloom (oppressed) is exactly the Deen."

Ayatullah Al Uzma Roohullah Khominie, Rahber-e-Inqalaab-e-Islami Iran
"life of nation lies in Azadari. Hazrat Imam Hussain(AS) granted salvation to Islam, and protected its eminence from being trampled by kissing martyrdom. So holding majalis-e-aza to commemorate Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)'s martyrdom is a source of everlastingness and immortality of Islam. Those who oppose these majalis, oppose Islam. They are totally unaware of Islam's reality. It is Azadari-e-Syed-ush- Shuhada (AS), which has given protection to Islam till today. Seena zani (beating chest), nohay, lamentation and cries are the very secrets of our success."

Ayatullah Al Uzma Syed Mohsin Tabatabae Hakeem
"performing azadari is a source of connection with the Guides of deen, of verdure and fertility of emaan, elevation and magnificence of deen and expression of Sha'a'ir-e-Deen (signs of religion). If these amoor-e-azadari (majalis-e-aza, mourning, azadari processions, matam, zanjeer zani and quma zani etc) are not to be performed, irreligiousness would get popularization".

Ayatullah Al Uzma Gulpaigani
"Due to the blessings of Azadari, people get awareness of their rights. It is a source, by dint of which mission of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and the aim of Risaalat (prophet hood) is being revived. In fact Azadari is Deen (religion). The pure and sinless Aaimmah (AS) had said: "perform Azadari-e-Imam Hussain(AS) to stand against tyranny and despotism". This is Azadari which gave birth to the biggest revolutions, shaked the basis of palaces of tyranny of Umayyad rule, redressed the grievance of oppressed and rooted out the oppressor."

Ayatullah Al Uzma Muhammad Bin Al Mehdi Hussaini Sherazi
"Azadari of Imam Hussain (AS) is the very base of our religion and we want to protect Islam through it. Azadari rites are the sources of salvation for weak and helpless people from tyrant rulers. In whatever manner, sha'air-e-Hussaini are, they are superior and source of sawaab (reward)"

Ayatullah Syed Murtaza Pasandeeda Khomenie
"To observe the azadari days of Aaimmah-e-Ahle Bayt (AS) is compulsory and obligatory, and to leave them out is against the masaleh of ummah."

Ayatullah Nasir Makaram Sherazi
"Azadari of pashwa'e Hurriyyat (guide of freedom), Salaar-e-Qafla (leader of the caravan), Talib-e-Shahadat (desirous of martyrdom) Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions who sacrificed each and every thing in the battle of Haq and Baatil in Karbala and preferred the red death of martyrdom than the black and dark life of disgrace, is a duty from among the duties of muslim ummah."

Ayatullah Aaqa'e Haaj Sheikh Jawad Tabrezi
"Azadari of Aal-e-Muhammad (progeny of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH&His Aal) is from among the mustahab aamal (desireable deeds). These are the best means to promote Islam and to give public, awareness with the facts and realities of Islamic history."

Thank you.
Khuda Hafiz.

Nara-e-Haideri Network

Condolence marking Safar 28, 29  

By: s-alshirazi
Momin brothers and sister

Assalamo Alaykom

Marking the martyrdom anniversary of holy Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah (s.a.w.) and his grandson Al-Imam Al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) on 28 Safar, and martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ar-Raouf Al-Gharib Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (a.s.) on 29 Safar, we extend condolence to Al-Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Montazar (a.s.) asking Allah to keep us firm with the teachings of His prophet (s.a.w.) and his holy progeny (a.s.).

Ar-Rasul Al-Akram Cultural Foundation

Thanks for giving a chance to read miracle of Imam Hosayn (AS)  

Date: 06/04/05

Assalamo Aleikum
Dear Editor
Khatamallahu Ala Quloobihim wa Ala Absaarihim Ghishavatun … (al-Quran)

Very nice work! Allah and Masumeen (AS) will give you reward insha`Allah
Thanks for providing us a chance to read miracle of Imam Hosayn (AS) that took place this year. The link of lankarani website which you provided in the article is also authentic and a plain reply to those who doubt in miracles.

Dr. Mahmoud Hosayn
United States

Address of mujtahid needed  

Date: 05/04/05
HELLO,
SIR,IM STUDENT AND I WANNA CONTACT MY "MUJTAHID ALI HAMNAI". I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK FROM HIM, I WILL HIGHLY THANKFUL TO
YOU IF YOU TELL ME HIS E MAIL ADDRESS, GIVE ME CHANCE TO SAY YOU THANKS
FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

AMMAR SHAHID
cute_male_1@hotmail.com
PAKISTAN
0092427631226
00923008499428

Miracle on Lankarani.com  

Date: 03/04/05

Salaam Alykum:

You are announcing a recent miracle happened in Karbala and the link in it confirms about its authentication on the above website but appears nothing on that website regarding this recent event which took place (miracle) on the night of Ashura in Karbala.

I also tried to contact and 'ask a question' but nothing is working in the same above link.

Wassalaam.

Hassanali
mh015v7445@blueyonder.co.uk

Mashallah... Janabe sayyeda (sa) will give you reward  

Date: 25/03/05

Sa

MashaAllah keep it brothers your site is very useful for the people who say agn azadari and fatwas for not taking out zuljana …..shabi…..mehndi
Help of Allah and i.zamana (atfs) is with u brother keep it up Janabe sayyeda (sa) will give you the reward for the work you are doing

kh
Ali .H Panjwani
ali.panjwani@dimexon.com

Ulema deported by US  

By: Imran Rasool
clasi@vsnl.com

Date: 22/03/05

Original Message by expogas

Shaukatali S. Mewawala 150, Sheriff Dewji Street,
Mumbai 400 003.
Tele: +91 22 2343 2106, Fax: +91 22 2340 1635
Email: expogas@vsnl.com

DEPORTATION OF SHIA ULEMA FROM VARIOUS US AIRPORTS “CALL FOR JOINT ACTION: Please respond

March 17, 2005

Dear brothers and sisters,

Salam Alaykum,

We have had this happening in previous years, but only very seldom. However, after the recent episode with Mawlana Safi Haider of Tanzeem-ul-Makatib, Lucknow; and that with Dr. Kalb-e-Sadiq of Tawheed-ul-Muslimeen Trust, Lucknow; things have taken a new turn.

Mawlana Safi Haider was detained at the airport in the month of February, for several hours and among the questions that were asked of him by the interviewing INS agent at the airport was this: Do you know how to make a bomb.?
Last week Dr. Kalb-e-Sadiq was detained at Chicago and then after several hours, he was deported to London. According to phone conversations, he was given a piece of paper which listed INS Section 235(b)(1), among other things. Please see the details of this ruling at the end of this letter, under the title: TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT. Also see the website: http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/efoia/ocij/oppm97/97-3.pdf

This is a memo issued by the Justice Department to all immigration judges and support staff detailing the application of that ruling.

Now, we all know that these two ulema, namely: Mawlana Safi Haider and Dr. Kalb-e-Sadiq are two of the most pacifist and mild mannered people of our community. They are the most harmless of all people and basically they come here to the U.S. to share their thoughts with us, educate us and advise us on how to behave in the community. If these people can be labelled with terrorism and then what is left?
WHAT CAN AND SHOULD WE DO?

A. THE PROBLEM
We are all peaceful citizens of the United States of America and we are tax-payers.
Our basic rights are being violated by indiscriminate application of recent terrorism prevention laws and Justice Department’s insensitivity to our needs, our culture and our religious heritage.

We should, first of all, address the foreign policy aspects of the matter.
We should then address the immigration aspect of the issue.

B. ACTION NEEDED
(i) All those people in the United States, who had been sponsoring Dr. Kalb-e-Sadiq and Mawlana Safi Haider for speeches either in the past or during this Muharram, whether they are individuals or religious organizations and centers, should join hands in this effort. And all those who have sponsored others and want to become a part of this movement are welcome to join in.

(ii) WE should formulate an appeal to Secretary Rice stating the following:
• We are peaceful and law-abiding tax-payers of the United States of America
• We have a right to hold our religious meetings and ask for speakers to come and address us
• That right is being denied to us due to inept foreign policy rulings
• The Shia community is the only part of the world Muslim community helping the US policies against terrorism and bringing democracy. The actions and statements of Ayatullah Seestani are clear proof to that.
• WE are not the ones making bombs, we are the ones being blown up by bombs.
• Thus victims of crimes of terrorism are being labelled as the criminals
• The US foreign policy has to consider our plight and remodel itself.
• We have the right to say all this to our government in a peaceful manner as legitimate voters

(iii) We should write a legal brief (after consulting immigration lawyers) addressing the Justice Department of the incorrect association of terrorism to accomplished philanthropists, who come to this country, collect some meager amounts and take it back to India and Pakistan to help out the poor and the unfortunate Shia youth and spend that money in their education.

The immigration agents sitting at various airports in the U.S. are totally insensitive to the cultural aspects of our community. They have got to be trained properly.
By stopping a few innocent clerics coming from India and Pakistan and deporting them, the INS agents just want to show their efficiency to their superiors that they worked for stopping terrorism. The superiors themselves have no idea as to who has been stopped. They just look at statistics.

These are people who have been coming to this country for the last 10-20 years. Their speeches are openly available on the INTERNET. If there is any association of any kind of terrorism with these people, we too want to know. Because, we would be the first to shun such speakers.

I want this to be a grassroots movement. All are welcome to join in this movement, but no one is forced to do so.

I want to impress upon every member of the community that this is not the beginning of a new organization as such. I want this to move ahead with a call for the protection of our basic rights in this society.

I am calling every one via this letter to join us. Every one from New York to Seattle, from San Jose to Dallas and from Houston to Chicago, and all the areas in between.
This is not a challenge to any existing organization or any leadership.

C. NEXT STEP

Depending upon the responses to this letter, I plan to rent an audio-conferencing center at the Mercer County Community College, here in New Jersey. Rent an 800-number for a Saturday afternoon (for the convenience of the folks on the West Coast) and ask everyone to call in. We will then have an open discussion and see where we want to go from here.

Please respond and respond quickly. The responses will give me an indication as to how many conference-lines I will have to arrange for people to call in.
No monetary contributions are being asked for at this stage.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Syed-Mohsin Naquvi
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Prayer appeal for poet Asad Raza Asad  

By: Rehan Azmi
rehan_azmi@hotmail.com

Young poet of Aal-e-Imran (A) Janab Asad Raza Asad is ill because of an accident which occurred while he was returning from a majlis-e-aza.

All momineen (believers) are requested to pray for his early recovery.

Thanks

Moulana Atahar statement on the matter of anti-Azadari speaker

By: Jamil Aali
Date: 15/03/05

Salamun Alaikum,

Referring to Ms Tahira Jaffer, who came from Mumbasa, Africa addressing Majalis at Khoja Masjid, Mumbai India, I first of all say that neither I did know much about this lady previously nor at present. The truth is that I have got a phone call on 2nd Moharram that a zakira named Ms. Tahira Jaffer who came from Mumbasa is misleading the Shia Women while addressing the Majlis. Therefore the women have raised objection on what she said in her Majlis.

Around 12:30 a.m. Mr. Mohib Roshan Dawood Nasir called me to inquire whether I had any objection to the Majlis which Ms. Tahira Jaffer had addressed at Khoja Masjid. I replied that I have not heard that Majlis and I cannot say anything about it. The next day was Sunday and I had to address two Majalis during the day at Bandra. Soon after the second Majlis I got calls from the President of Khoja Jamaat, Mumbai Sultaan Dilliwala & Mohib Nasir to reach Khoja Masjid immediately and listen to the tape of Ms. Jaffer’s Majlis which have raised controversies. Despite being tired I immediately reached Khoja Masjid where a large number of youth were already there. Some responsible members of Khoja Jamaat, Maulana Aneesul Hasan Sahab, Imam-e-Juma of Khoja Masjid & another Maulana were also present there.

The tape of Ms. Jaffer was played in which she said that the Nazr of 22nd Rajab is Bidat & the dreams in which women see Alams and later offer Panjaas have no reality. She was also against taking out the Mehndi of Hazrat Qasim [a.s.] She urged the women folk to shun these rituals for the next generation would not follow them.

In my opinion this speech is in no way was appropriate. Everybody was present there and expressed their displeasure. Khoja Jamaat immediately decided to replace Mrs. Jaffer to someone else for the days Majlis.

The next day I was again called by Khoja Jamaat’s President, the others were also invited and this session was a closely guarded secret. Therefore the entire Khoja Jamaat, Pesh-e-Namaaz of Khoja Masjid, Maulana Aneesul Hasan Sahab, Pesh-e-Namaaz of Mughal Masjid, Maulana Nasri Sahab& I was present in Habeeb Hospital. There came Ms. Tahira Jaffer and the lady said, Whatever I have said was completely consent of Ulemaâ. She further said, I recited nothing wrong. Regarding the Nazr of 22nd Rajab she said, If anybody offers Nazr with the impression that it was ordained by Imam Jaffer Sadiq [a.s. ] then it is Bidat.

Maulana Nasri Sahab dittoed her statement. On this I said that Shias offer Nazr of Imams & the Martyrs of Karbala not because of any compulsion but because of their love and affection for them. Controversial statements regarding Nazr & Niyaz are not advisable & should not be given. The lady could not give any appropriate explanation regarding Panjas & offerings. As far as dreams are concerned I replied that they could not be completely ignored since they have got reference in Quran & Hadith.

She was also advocating that Alams and Tazias [ Tabarrukat e Aza ] can be touched by the women while they are not clean. I said to her that if it insults the SHAYAR-E-HUSSAINI then it will be Haraam & it will be called Hukm-e-Sanavi in terminology of Fiqah. After this discussion we left.

The Khoja Jamaat decided that Ms Jaffar would further not address the majalis in Khoja Masjid. The entire decision was of Khoja Jamaat & none of us [Maulanas] involved in this decision. After this I got busy in majalis & left for Dubai on 11th Moharram.

On 16th Moharram I got news in Dubai that Ms Jaffer has been deported & people are blaming me for this decision. The truth is that I am totally uninvolved in this matter. Yes, I have addressed four Majalis in Khoja Masjid on the importance of Azadari. These Majalis are available on internet.

I am totally against of every movement, preaching & writing which could give a slightest harm to Azadari. The enemies of Azadari object on our every move & every time they issue Fatwas of Shirk & Bidat. They get strength by the preachings and writings of the so called Reformist.

Either my statement could be verified by the Khoja Jamaat of Mumbai or anyone who wants to talk can contact me.

(Moulana) Mirza Mohammad Athar
India

Email: moulana_athar@yahoo.com

(Statement by Moulana Athar from the one who wants to 'remain behind the veil' posted as this matter is deemed to be highly important to the community.)

Tahera Jaffer versus Shia Unit

Date: 15/03/05

In The Name Of ALLAH , The Beneficent And The Merciful

SalaamAlaikum

Tahera Jaffer, a zakira from Mombassa in Kenya, was reciting a Majlis for ladies in Khoja Masjid of Bombay on the 2nd. of Muharram 1426 A.H. Countless Majlis-e-Azaa are peacefully held in Bombay, but the inflamatory comments of Tahera Jaffer against the true interpretation of Shariat, irked the Olema, Zakirs & the Momeneen in general. Under the guidance of several Olema & Zakirs & in the presence of Momeneen, the trustees of the Khoja Jamaat & Trust banned her recitation in Khoja Masjid. However, she continued her preaching at the private Hall of Mehfile Khatoon-e-Jannat, that could accommodate around 150 ladies.

On 12th of Muharram, Aga Nasiri, representative in India of Aga Sistani, asked her to avoid further fitna & refrain from reciting anywhere. She accepted this in the presence of the community as also the police but later betrayed her words. Displaying crude irresponsibility & disregard to the sentiments of Momeneen, she tried to address a seminar at the same hall of Mehfile Khatoon-e-Jannat. Confusion prevailed due to this & people felt cheated. Fearing law & order problems the police intervened & deported her. Unfortunately, the media got a chance to highlight the disturbance that surfaced due to her. The offence of Tahera Jaffer has brought shame & disgrace to several hundred thousand of peaceful Shias in Bombay.

ALHAMDOLILLAH, Momeneen in Bangalore & Hyderabad had decided to cancel her Ashra-e-Majalis, after hearing her controversial cassette. No wonder, she is banned in Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar & Mahuva. This explains why she was pulled down from Mimbar in Lahore. Is creating chaos between Shias, some special way of her earning the pleasure of Ahlebait-e-Tahereen (A.S.).

She is not merely a pseudo-reformer with a bruised ego but in fact seems to be on a mission of creating dissension & disaccord in various cities. She could very well be a part of a larger international conspiracy, aimed at promoting groupism within Jaffery Shias & dividing us. Let us all stand united & let us spoil this evil strategy. With a calm mind & an healthy attitude, let us analyse the misconceptions of Tahera Jaffer........

Azaadars Imam-e-Mazloom (A.S.) have great respect, obeisance & reverence towards the Alam-e-Mubarak of Hazrath Abbas (A.S.) We stand united under the esteemed shadow of Alam-e-Mubarak. Shias beleive it to be Shairullah. The Holy Qoran says " Mai Yoazim Shairallahe Fa Innaha Min-at-Taqwal Qolub " (22:32) But , Tahera Jaffer asked, "How many more Alams will you all make ?" It was same as asking, 'How much more Taqwa will you observe ?'

The Holy Qoran condemns Israaf -- " Innallaha La Yohibul Musrefeen " (7:31) Making of an Alam is not any evil act of extravagance, irrespective of whether a believer makes it after doing its ziyarat in his dreams or otherwise. But Tahera Jaffer bluntly offended it as 'ISRAAF' (extravagance).

How would our government react with the one who insults our National Flag? Thus, no Momeen could be expected to support her for disrespecting Alam-e-Mubarak.

The lady who has a track-record of inciting people of several cities, would naturally have been much more cautious. This could not have been her slip of tongue. The remarks were intentional. She stressed on such statements deliberately & knew its consequences very well.

A tradition states that creating fitna is more severe than committing adultery. The sanctified Farsh-e-Azaa is not meant for the outflow of cheap & freakish whims & fancies. Does anyone feels that Tahera Jaffer has secured the pleasure of Bibi Sayyeda (S.A.) by her sarcastic remark for Alam-e-Mubarak as 'Israaf' ??...

Let us further study her views with a healthy & academic approach.
While commenting on the silver offerings in the Imambargahs, she went berserk & repeatedly declared it to be polythesim. ' Yeah toa ba-kae-da Shirk hai....', 'Leave this ! Allah does not want all this.'

Every virtue is for one's own soul. Allah (s.w.t.) does not need our sacrificial animals. The Holy Qoran states, "There does not reach Allah their flesh nor their blood, but to him reaches the piety (taqwa) on your part ; " (22:37). Sacrifice of animals comprise just an expression of piety. Does a believer even imagine to physically offer flesh & blood to Allah (s.w.t.) ?

But, offering a silver eye or a silver ear in an Imambargah is polythesim, as per Tahera Jaffer. It remains implicit that a Momeen whose very first Usool-e-Deen is TAUHID, does not worship that silver article. Do Momeneen consider a silver eye to be their God or in sense connect silver with HIS Omnipotent & Omniscient Being ?

Praying with a silver offering in our hands in an Imambargah becomes 'Shirk', according to her. Do the Momeneen pray to that silver article or do they pray with it ? Do we prostarate to the Kaaba or do we prostarate towards the Kaaba? Going by her perverted ideologies, she would blame a sajdah before the Kaaba as stone-worship ?!!

She confuses our humble offerings to be a custom & ritual of polytheists. If polytheists drink water to quench their thirst, we do not have to drink something else ! There are several things which the polytheists do as also the believers do, like the sacrifice of animals, shaving of heads during pilgrimage etc., but , " Al Amaalo Bin Niyah " --- the deeds depend upon their intentions.

Wearing of an Agate (Akhigh) ring in our hands is Mustahab-e-Mowakedah. It is one of the signs of a believer. It enhances the reward of Salat. If an agate stone could influence the reward of prayers, why could not a silver offering increase the weight of our Dua ?

Polythesim is Zulm-e-Azeem. The Holy Qoran says, " Wa Mai Yushreko Billahe Fakadif Tara Isman Azeema " (4:48) ; " Wa Mai Yushrik Billahe Fakad Zalla Zalaalan Baeeda " (4:116)

Tahera Jaffer presumed her mass audience of believing women to be Mushrekeen ! Little did she realize the compensation as per the Jurisprudence for laying such a serious 'tohmah' on so many believers. Needless to say, she neither had the courtesy nor the inclination to apologise.

After ‘Shirk” & ‘Israf’ , let us expose her doctrine of ‘Biddat’ . To begin with, she issued her foolish verdicts without quoting any Maraje-Taqleed . That too, without proper knowledge of Usool-e-Fiqh . In her sick analogy she rendered a number of permissible acts as “Biddat” or “Tashri”. She sounded utterly confused & often contradicted herself. Let us see her examples of Biddat……..

Burning of Incense Sticks in graveyard it is Biddat she declared if one consider it to be inherent in shariat. Ironically she added that one could do it of one feels like doing it as there is nothing unlawful in it .Did she presumed that the shariat is not a complete code of life…? As if she could speak after the shariat become silent !

She proceeded with the lighting of candles on the “Dastarkhwan” & branded it as Biddat. In a resentful tone typical to her , she said “Mumbatti” bechari jalti rahi, jalti rahi, jalti rahi…….” Pity her for burning with jealousy more intensely than the candles . Pity her even more for being so heretic. Whatever made her feel that decorating the dastarkhwan is outside the scope of Sharait !

Carried away by her repulsion for “Tabarrukh” she said “Hazrath Abbas ko laddu na khane ka time than e dekha tha……” She advocated that the niyaz of 22nd Rajab becomes biddat if one consider it to be a “Jooz” of shariat . Infaaqh has been praised in the Holy Quran & Ahdees-e-Masumeen a.s , Yet unless ordained a rigid menu, she would not accept niyaz as part of the shariat . From her perspective, she would see Biddat in everything served for iftar except Dates.

But the real offence was yet to come .totally out of context in the topic of biddat , but bearing “Ayame Azaa” in her mid , she mentioned the Mehendi of Shazada-e-Qasim a.s , orphan of our Master Maula Hasan –e-Mujtaba a.s , terming the Mehendi ritual as biddat was more than enough to create disturbance . Even she realized the need to dilute the bitterness of her poison. Thus she remarked that the Olema have advised to perform it , as hazrath Qasim a.s was eligible for marriage & we could show our reverence to the unfulfilled wishes of his mother. “Al Mar-O-bu-oon tehtal lesanehee” ‘A person is hidden beneath his tongue’ Alas she spoke! It become clear who she really was & what she wanted, when she said magar koi Dhula…Dhula…. Dhula…suit hi nahi kar raha hai Qasim ko , Uska Marsiya padhna yaa nawha padnah yeh sab khatam kar doh !!! This followed her hiccups of shirk & israaf.

But by then the self respecting Khojas of Bombay had decided that they could no more compromise the etiquettes of Farsh-e-Azaa, just for the sake of donation from the World Federation.

Yet some greedy elements compared the “Garibul Watani “of Thaera Jaffer to that of Saniye Zehra s.a & Janabe Muslim inbe Aqil a.s ? How cheaply have these people shown their worth? They exposed their level of Marefath & intelligence.

The wounds inflicted by the words are deeper than those of swords. Thaera Jaffer & her supporters should fear being answerable to mother of Mazloome Husain a.s , Bibi Sayyed s.a & Warise-Azaa, Imam-e-Asr a.t.f.s. Will they do some introspection before it is too late? “Surely we have shown him the way, be he thankful or unthankful” (76:3)

ABU TURABI
zibheazeem@yahoo.com

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Date: 15/03/05

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Deteriorating level of azadari in the subcontinent!!!!!!!!

Date: 07/03/05

BISMEHI SUBHANAHU.

RESPECTED EDITOR AND ALL READERS!!!!!!!!

SALAM WA ALAIKUM!!!!!!!!!!!

MY NAME IS SYED HASAN KAZIM AND I BELONG TO MUZAFFARPUR WHICH IS IN THE STATE OF BIHAR IN INDIA.

BUT 1ST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW ATTENTION OF ALL OF YOU TOWARDS DETERIORATING SITUATION OF THE AZADARI IN THE SUBCONTINENT. WHENEVER I GO TO THE MAJLISES I OFTEN SEE MOST OF THE ZAKIREEN ALWAYS LIKE TO PREACH SUCH TOPICS WHICH HAVE NO ANY INFLUENCE OF THE DAY TO DAY HAPPENING OF SHIAN E ALI. NO ONE TRIES EVEN ONCE TO TELL SOMETHING ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IMAM E HUSSAIN (A.S) AND CHAHARDA MASUMEEN SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES.

THERE R SOME SO CALLED FAVUORITE ZAKIREEN WHICH HAVE MADE AZADARI A PROFESSION AND I THINK WE AWAM ARE EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM .I WONT LIKE TO NAME ANY ONE HERE. BUT SOME ZAKIREEN HAVE SUCH A HIGH FEES THAT ANY POOR WHO WANTS THE MAJLISES OF HIS MARHOOMEEN IS UNABLE TO PAY SUCH A HIGH SUM.

BUT I THINK A MAJLIS DOESNT DEPEND UPON THE CHOICE OF A ZAKIR SUCH AS HOW MUCH HE IS POPULAR BUT WHAT IN HIS MIND(NEEYAT) WHEN HE IS DOING THAT JOB OF READING MAJLISES. SO I HAVE A REQUEST TO THOSE ZAKIREEN .PLEASE SIR YOU ALL R GREAT ZAKIRS. BUT PLZ DO NOT MAKE THIS NOBLE PROFESSION A TOOL OF MONEY MAKING.

I HAVE A SECOND REQUEST TO THEM ALSO .PLZ WHENEVER U ALL RECITE MAJALIS TRY TO READ ALWAYS ABOUT MAULA E KAYENT'S KHUTABEY FROM NAHJ-UL-BALAGHA. BEACUSE I THINK AFTER QURAN NAHJUL BALAGHA IS THE BEST BOOK IN THIS UNIVERSE.

I WILL REALLY VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL THAT ZAKIREEN WHO DENOUNCE THEIR PROFESSIONALIM. I AM NOT TELLING THAT U DONT TAKE FEES OF YOUR MAJALIS. SURELY U MUST TAKE YOUR FEES BUT NEVER TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANYONE'S POVERTY.THE POOR TO WANT THE MAJLISES OF THEIR LOVED ONES BEING RECITED BY U. AND I ALSO WANT TO REQUEST THE HUMBLE AWAM TO DENOUNCE THE WRONGDOINGS .BECAUSE DOING AZADARI WITH DOING TYRANNY AND CAUSING HARM TO DOWNTRODEN WONT WORK.

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Thaira in Mumbai

Date: 10/03/05

As sallam allekum

thaira was against janbe qasim as mehdi cassette or cd available in Mumbai. I thought this lobby is mehdi class group. She told this is bedat .anti shia group provide fund to mehdi class people against azadari. pls once again show sisitani saheb photo with mehdi qasim (as).

shukriyaa
asi
asi127@hotmail.com

Petition for Ayatollah Sistani

Date: 09/03/05

Please place this on your website so everyone can sign and pass on to others as well

http://www.petitiononline.com/ocsi2005/petition.html

Beheshti Bukhari
sbbukhari@hotmail.com   

Impressed with jafariyanews team working as unpaid 

Date: 09/03/05
 
Dear Editor,
Salam
I went through ‘covenant… beginning of 5th year of jafariyanews.com’…
 
Well, it really impressed me a lot that there are still such people in the present day world working as unpaid …
 
Now we have to ponder over our responsibilities. Can we fulfill our duty only by appreciating?? And whether our maragay (grand Ayatollahs) who keep a high position after our holy A’IMMA (A.S.), are attentive towards it or their attention is drawn towards it?? If not, then, I being a mo’min ask them to turn towards it, appreciate its performance rather urge their followers to cooperate with it selflessly …
 
Jafariyanews is doing its job superbly!!
 
w.salam
Engr. Mohammed Hosayn Shouky
Helsinki, Finland  

Zakera Tahera problem in Bombay

Date: 05/03/05

YA ABULFAZAL ADRIKNI!
YA ABA_SALEH AL_MAHDI ADRIKNI!

Dear Brothers / Sisters
Salamun Alaykum

I am a member of Khoja Shia Jamat (Bombay) and today I am shameful to call myself a member of the jamat. The reason behind this is the recent incidents that have taken place this mohurram.

> > > >I want that all the shias around the world should be aware as to how a zarkera of Imam Hussain (as) was treated in Bombay for doing Amr bil Maroof & Nahi anil munkar. > > > >A zakera named Tahera Jaffar who is originally from Africa and was invited by the Khuja Shia Jamat (Bombay) for reciting majlis this mohurram. She was to recite two majlis everyday. (1st in Mehfil –e- khatoon –e- Jannat at 11am & 2nd in Khoja Masjid at 4pm)

> > > >On 2nd Mohurram in the evening majlis she spoke about some rasam which are common among khoja community and those rasams are to be taken as Islamic Rasams. She told that these acts have nothing to do with islam > and are all innovations. She also said about wedding of J. Qasim (as) that no reliable historians have said that any wedding have taken place in Karbala.

> > > >These words created a wave among the ill-literates and they started raising objection and demanded to ban the zakera. Jamat also gave full support to the demand and baaned her from reciting the majlis in masjid. On 3rd Mohurram Zakera Tahera Jaffar was not allowed to recite majlis and instead Anjum Sharif (Daughter in-law of Alamdar Sharif ESecrectary of Jamat) recited the majlis.

> > > >When the ladies came to know that Zakera Tahera Jafar is not reciting majlis they started shouting “V want Tahera AapaEand at that time 3 men (Rosu {Partner of AL MEHDI TOURS}, Shahid Panjwani, & Shabbir Lakdawala {Husband of Zakera Zainab & Brother of Zakera Sabira})came into the ladies section and started talking in abusive language and it is said that Rosu also threatened to hit one of the ladies when she was arguing with him. And some > say that he hit the lady. (Allah knows the best)

> > > >From next day i.e. 4th mohurram ladies organized another majlis of Tahera Jafar in the evening at 5pm at Mehfil –e- Khatoon –e- Jannat. As a result of this majority of the ladies stopped going to Masjid and started attending Zakera Tahera Jafar’s majlis in the mehfil. When the volunteers saw that there are very few ladies coming to the masjid they demanded that Zakera Tahera Jafar should not be allowed to recite in Mehfil also. But this could not happen and the majlis continued.

> > > >A meeting of Alims was arranged at Habib hospital and there Mau. Nasiri who is the representative of Aya. Sistani said that this lady has done a work that men could not do. What she has said in the majils is correct. Mau Athar was also present in the meeting.

> > > >Mau Jaffar Abbas who recites majlis in Mehfil –e- Khorasan started reciting majlis against the Zakera and said many things which were meant to arowse anger among the public. Then mau > Athar also joined him and from 6th Mohurram onwards he also started speaking against her in Majils he recited in khoja majlis (you can listen to the majlis on www.azadari.com). Then the mehfil authorities started getting threat calls. On 6th Mohurram a lady stood up and said that she had asked a question on some site named madinatul baabulilm and had got the answer which confirmed that what the zakera had said as correct. The same day in the evening 2 ladies with full face covered came to the mehfil and distributed a pamphlet in the name of pairwan-e-aaza or pasban-e-aaza which condemned baabulilm for the answer. When ladies told them to remove their naqab and show their face they went away.

> > > >On 9th Mohurram a lady came after the majils and threatened the Zakera to kill her and then threw stones on her car. > > > >All this was happening and the jamat who had invited her was silent. > On 12th Mohurram a question answer session was organized in the mahfil. Some boys > geathered near the house where the Zakera was staying. And on the same day a group had made a complain with the Dongri Police station that this lady is doing vulgor talks in the mehfil and is showing blue films there. They gave a cassette of the Zakera in which she had answered questions during a family councelling session.

> > > >Around 150 ladies supporting the Zakera went to the police station to deny the allegation. There men from the opposition group had also geathered and were talking in abusive language. At the police station some ladies told that Safdar Karmali (vice president of Jamat) had told them to come to the police station to lodge the complain against the Zakera and the the police station Safdar Karmali was pretending that he has come the support the Zakera. It is known to all that he has a good control over the Dongri Police Station. > > > >There the ladies were telling that only 2 people have that kind of dirty mind that can put such a false and defaming > accusitaion on the zakera. 1st is Safdar Karmali & 2nd is Rafiq Meghani (Partner of Al Mehdi Tours)

> >I have never met Rafiq Meghani personally so I cannot comment on him. What I have written here is what I have heard from other ladies. But as far as Safder Karmali is concerned I have heard him talk and any one who might have spoken with him know very well what kind of dirty tongue he has. Only that thing comes on tongue that is ones mind. So it is a big possibility that Safdar Karmali’s dirty mind and tongue has given birth to this accusitation. > > > >I would ask that is educating our young girls about sex haram. If it is wrong then why do all Mujtahid write on topics related to sex in their Tawzi ul Masael. Then we should baan the books like Tehzeebul Islam and other books written on this topic by Mau Mohammed Rizvi. When Islam has laid some rules for sex then who will teach these rules to the girls. We cannot expect our girls to go to male alims and ask these questions.

> > > > >Then the ladies returned to the Mehfil. A mob of around 200 men geathered near the Mehfil and started shouting. As there was no lecture or question and answer going on ladies started leaving. In the end only 15 ladies and the zakara were in the Mehfil few men went on the first floor of the building where the mehfil is located and started banging the door and tried to break it with the intention of harming the zakera and ladies inside. The ladies came out in the window and shouted for help. Then the police came and dispersed the crowd. > > > >They took the zakera in their protection when some ladies requested that they should be allowed to go with the zakera, Safdar Karmali did not let them go with her. The police took her straight to the airport and was deported back to her country the same night.

> > > >Let me point out that Zakera Sabera & Zakera Kaniz has also played a big role in fueling the fire. They both have changed their stand every now and then. In front of the zakera > they favoured her and behind her they said against her. You can get this claim confirmed from anyone who has attended their majlis recently. > > > >Is this a way a Zakera of Imam Hussain (as) who said the truth is to be treated ? > >Even if we say that what she said is wrong is this the way a alone lady has to be treated ? Is there no single man in full Bombay who could stand and support the alone lady ? > >Is there no Alim in Bombay who has the courage to stand up and object to what has happened ? > > > >I would request the authorities of www.azadari.com to put the majlis of Zakera Tahera Jafar on their site so that all can listen to what she has said and judge if it is right or wrong. When you can put majlis of Mau Athar on your site why can’t you put these majlis ? > > > >I would also request the members of Khoja Shia Jamat Bombay to give Ladies to vote. If ladies get the right to vote atleast a person like Safdar Karmali will not be elected the vice president. I don’t understand > how can such a characterless person be sitting on such a post? > > > >These inhuman people tell them selves azadar of Imam Hussain (as) and followers of Imam Hussain (as) who is the saviour of humanity. They are not even humans then how can they be followers of the saviour of humanity.

> > > >I will end my letter with one request that from now onwards when ever you recite ziyarat and when you recite the following verces keep this in mind > > > >LA’NALLAHO UMMATTAN ZALAMATKA (O allah send Lanat on the zalims which include the authorities of Jamat, Mau Athat, Mau Jaffar Abbas who gave fule to the fire and were the master mind behind all this) > > > >LA’NALLAHO UMMATTAN KATALATKA (O allah send Lanat on the killers which include the Al Mehdi Tour Group and specially Rosu, Shabbir Lakdawala who attacked the ladies) > > > LA’NALLAHO UMMATTAN UMMATAN ZALEKA LE FARIZIYAT BE (O allah send Lanat on those who heard but remained silent. This includes the alims of Bombay who know what the > truth is and remain silent and also the men of Bombay who did not take any action and are still not taking any action against the wrong) > >PLEASE THINK ON WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN AND TAKE SOME ACTION. > > > >Sister in Islam Sakina Mukadam YA HUJJATULLAH ADRIKNI

Mahmoodeh Askari
askari14@hotmail.com

Prayer appeal for Ali Rizvi

ATLANTA: Sahib-e-biaz of anjuman-e-ghamkhoaran-e-abbas Mr Ali Zia Rizvi is seriously ill after an accident in Atlanta (USA). Momineen are requested to pray for his early recovery.

Thanks
Yasir Abbas
jonsidpk@hotmail.com  

Prophet’s tooth

Date: 05/03/05

Assalaamoalaikum,

Dear brother / sister,

I'm looking for an image of our prophet's (pbuh) tooth. I am a dentist and Muslim, that is why I am so interested in this.
If you can help me out, please reply?

Kind regards.

Wassalaam.
Dr. E.M.F. Muradin
emuradin@xs4all.nl

Excellent Website!!

Date: 25/02/05
Dear Madam,
The Jafariya News Website is an Excellent News Source for Shia Muslims. I am impressed with the wide courage of Shia news from around the world.
I think you need to promote your site so that more Muslims can be aware that this website exists.
Secondly, the website doesn’t give information about when this website was created or its history, how the news is collected. It would be interesting to know the people behind Shia News.
Thirdly, what is the next step in the development of Jafariya News? Do you have any plans to further develop and expand Jafariya News?
You are providing a great service to the Shia Community. Please keep up the Good Work!!
Best Regards,
Mohamed Abbas

Please help me in fulfilling wish of a mother!!

Date: 23/02/05
salaam Alaykum wa rahmatullahe-wa barakatahu,
With due respect, I want to inform you that I am Mohammad Sibtain Jafar
resident of Lucknow, UP, India.
Sir, In this month of moharram-ul-haram, I came Across some of Pakistani Nauhas ...those are
>>Khudara Ya Imam Mujhe Shaeed Hone Ki Ijazat..
>>Husain Husain Shear-e-Maa.
>>Khuda Hafiz Ali Akbar..
>>Ilahi Ta-Inquilab-e-Qayam..etc
these are really nicely versed and very well delivered.. there's so much pain in his voice...
Sir.. Would you please give me a detailed Information about the Nauha Khuwan of These Matams.. I am desperate to contact MR. Ali Safdar Rizvi.. please provide me His Email ID or any sort of Contact number So that I Can Contact him ...and have a word with him..
My whole family is desperate to meet him and to give our regards to him....
My mother had asked me to make arrangements for contacting him at any
cost...
Please help me in fulfilling a wish of a mother!!!
Waiting eagerly for your replies....
Khuda Hafiz...
Mohammad Sibtain Jafar,
email:
jafarsibtain@rediffmail.com
im1in1000@yahoo.com 

Request for life history of J.umme kulsoom

Date: 17/02/05 06:55

salaamun alaikum,
I would request u if you can provide the life history of J. umme kulsoom (sa). it would be very grateful for me.
Thanking you
k.hafiz
F.amaanillah
Abid
abid@equitymaster.com 

Deepest condolences - Az Zahraa Islamic Center

Deepest condolences - Az Zahraa Islamic Center
 
All brothers and sisters in Islam,
 
Salamun Alaykum
 
Everyday is the day of Ashura and Eery land is karbala and every mimbar and every mehrab is a battleground of Imam Husein (AS).
 
The Majalis of Imam Hussein (AS) and the tears that roll down our cheeks are for the oppressed and each droplet being challenge to the tyrant.              
 
With Approach of Ashura, we are about to begin the epic heroism and self sacrifice. On this day we pray to Allah to protect Muslim Ummah, accept our deeds and charity, answer our prayers and maintain & establish the dignity of Muslims especially at these difficult times.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to Az-Zahra Islamic Center. Your overwhelming support and financial help has helped us immensely to complete the project.
 
Mohammed Khaku
mkhaku@rcn.com 

Link of Molaali Network

Date: 22/02/05

YA ALI MADAD
 
Dear Admin
 
There was a link of Molaali Network to www.molaali.com  on your site but now you have removed it could you please tell me why that is?
 
Thank you
Webmaster team
Molaali Network

Hadith on taqleed

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005
 
SALAM OON ALAIKUM,
 
Please give us a hadith which proves that taqleed is wajib. Also a hadith to whom to pay the amount of khums in the period of ghaybat e kubra with reference.
 
FEE AMAN ILLAH
 
ali reza
sajjad2alireza@yahoo.co.in 

Azadari in U.A.E

Date: 20/02/05

Salam, Ya Ali Madad...

My name is Ali Abbas, an 18 yr old Student of media and psychology In Dubai.
Indeed, it is a great benefit to the society to have a website such as
jafariyanews.com, and I am sure that your team will receive a great reward, from none other than Bibi Fatema (a.s), for your propagation of azadari in both exemplary and unique.

However, I was wondering if I could contribute, by writing in about the
azadari programmes in Dubai U.A.E. I am a matmi with anjuman-e-Hussaini and Ata-e-Zahra, so I will also be able to contribute details about matamdaris and zanjeer zani progs. For now, I don’t have any pics, but I surely can work on getting some.

Do let me know, if I too can become part of this superb news network, and in it help to spread the message of Hussainyat.

W.salam. Ali Waris....

ALI ABBAS 

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