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Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice

Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice

Eid ul-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice is in commemoration of the sacrifices of Abraham and his family. All the other Muslims in the world join the hajjis (pilgrims) in Mecca, in celebrating the Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), marking the end of the pilgrimage. On the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, Muslims around the world wear their nicest clothing and attend a special prayer gathering in the morning. This is followed by a short sermon, after which everyone stands up to hug and greet one another. Next, people visit each other"s homes and partake in festive meals with special dishes, beverages, and desserts. Children receive gifts and sweets on this joyous occasion.

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The Greatest Blessing

The Greatest Blessing {(The Bedouins tell you O’ Muhammad that) you owe them (a great deal) for their embracing (the religion of Islam). Say to them (O’ Muhammad, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny) that, ‘You are not doing me any favour by embracing Islam. In fact, it is Allah who has done a great favour to you by guiding you to the true faith. (Think about this) if you are people of truth.’}

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Dua: Guidance from the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Imams (A.S.)

Dua: Guidance from the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Imams (A.S.) Dua is an important part of our faith and belief. It is a higher form of worship that Allah loves. It is a means of keeping in touch with the Creator, and draws the supplicant closer to the Almighty. It causes increase in bounties and helps remove pain and suffering.

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AAMAL FOR THE DAY OF EID UL FITR

 AAMAL FOR THE DAY OF EID UL FITR It is recommended to offer a prayer of fourteen units and to recite Surah al-Faatehah once, Ayah al-Kursi once, and Surah al-Tawheed three times at each unit. The reward of offering each unit of this prayer is as same as the reward of forty-year worship as well as the reward of each and every one who has observed fasting and offered prayers in this month.

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PRAYERS & DU'AS OF NIGHT OF EID UL FITR

 PRAYERS & DU'AS OF NIGHT OF EID UL FITR 1- It is recommended to repeat the following supplicatory prayer ten times. It has been already cited within the devotional acts at Friday nights

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1ST NIGHT OF SHAWWAL

 1ST NIGHT OF SHAWWAL The first night of Shawwal is one of the blessed nights. Many narrations have referred to the great merits and rewards of those who spend this night, as a whole, with acts of worship. Moreover, some narrations have mentioned that this night is not less blessed than the Qadr Night. The devotional acts at this night are as follows

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LAST NIGHT OF RAMADHAN

LAST NIGHT OF RAMADHAN A number of rites are advisably practiced at this blessed night. They are as follows:

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Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Sermon on welcoming the month of Ramadan

Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Sermon on welcoming the month of Ramadan In the Name of Allah Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)O People! The month of Allah (Ramadhan) has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the best among the days; its nights are the best among the nights. Its hours are the best among the hours.

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Ziarat of Hazrat Abbas (A.S)

Ziarat of Hazrat Abbas (A.S) بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم سَلاَمُ اللَّهِ وَ سَلاَمُ مَلاَئِكَتِهِ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ أَنْبِيَائِهِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ وَ عِبَادِهِ الصَّالِحِينَ وَ جَمِيعِ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ الصِّدِّيقِينَ‏ (وَ) الزَّاكِيَاتُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ فِيمَا تَغْتَدِي وَ تَرُوحُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ‏ أَشْهَدُ لَكَ بِالتَّسْلِيمِ وَ التَّصْدِيقِ وَ الْوَفَاءِ وَ النَّصِيحَةِ لِخَلَفِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ الْمُرْسَلِ‏

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Worth of Pilgrimage of Hazrat Fatimeh Masumeh (A)

Worth of Pilgrimage of Hazrat Fatimeh Masumeh (A) Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (A) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A) was born in the holy city of Madinah on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A),the Seventh Holy Imam and Imam Reza (A),the Eighth Holy Imam was his elder brother.

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Ziarat of Aemma (A.S) in Jannat al- Baqi

Ziarat of Aemma (A.S) in Jannat al- Baqi

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DUA of Rajab Month

DUA of Rajab Month The following du`a is recommended after the daily obligatory prayers in the month of Rajab. The du`a, according to Shaykh `Abbas Qummi in MafateeHul Jinaan has been taught by Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a).

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A Brief Commentary on Dua al-Iftitah

A Brief Commentary on Dua al-Iftitah Du' al-iftutah was taught by or twelth Imam (a) for Shi'as to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the wrethedness of the human being, and the grace of Allah. The Du's can be divided into two parts:

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Dua'a Kumayl

Dua'a Kumayl O Allah! I beseech Thee by Thy mercy which encompasses all things And by Thy power by which Thou overcometh all things and submit to it all things and humble before it all things  

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Dua e Makarem al-Akhlaq

Dua e Makarem al-Akhlaq Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedin (a.s.)’s Supplication on Excellence in Moral and Good Conduct

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Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali O' my Lord! Do not discipline me by Your punishment, And do not plot against me in Your stratagem (wa la tamkur bi fi heelatik).

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Dua Iftitah

Dua Iftitah O Allah, I begin the glorification with praise of Thee; Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely the truth and salvation; I know for certain that Thou art the most merciful in disposition of forgiveness and mercy, [but] very exacting at the time of giving exemplary punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers, the Omnipotent in the domain of absolute power and might.

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Dua'a Tawassul

Dua'a Tawassul O Allah, I beseech Thee, and turn towards Thee, Through Thy Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad, may Allah Bless him and his Progeny, and grant them peace.

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MUHARRUM & SAFAR (Mafatih ul Jinan)

MUHARRUM & SAFAR (Mafatih ul Jinan) The month of Muharram is the month of sadness for the Ahl al-Bayt (`a) and their followers. In this respect, Imam al-Raza (`a) is reported to have said, “With the beginning of Muharram, my father (`a) would never smile at all. He would be dominated by depression for ten days. The tenth of this month would be the day of his misfortune, sadness, and weeping. He used to say that on this day Imam al-Husayn (`a) was slain.”

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'Munajaat' (Invocation) of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (A.S.)

'Munajaat' (Invocation) of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (A.S.) Now that we know what is to happen on the Day of Judgement, we should always seek the protection of Allah against the sorrows of that Day. Here is the translation of a famous Munajaat (Secret Invocation) of Hadhrat Ali (A), which will show us how to beseech our Lord for that protection:- O Allah! I seek Thy safety on 'the Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail, but only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a good (or ubmissive) heart; (26:88-89) 101

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