IJA Library and Book Club

IJA Board solicits your patronage for a Book Club and reorganization of the IJA library. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Seeking knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. Let it be known that Allah loves those who seek knowledge." (Al Kafi, Part 2, Chapter 1, Hadith 1).

IJA plans to purchase books related to the list of subjects provided below. We would encourage you to send your comments and titles and authors of books of your choice. If you have books to donate to the IJA Library, your generosity is welcome (Fee Sabil Illah). Care shall be taken that the books are oriented towards both youth and adults.

  • Islamic Traditions and Sources

  • Sharia

  • Ilm e Kalaam (Islamic Theology)

  • Islamic Philosophy

  • Islamic Ethics

  • Islam and Modernism

  • Islam and Modern Politics

In order to encourage, critical thinking among our community members, an establishment of a Book Club is in order. The goal of the Book Club is to select a topic and discuss the topic in a forum with a Maulana Saheb as the moderator. It shall be made sure the resources for the topics are available online. Example of topics are:

  • Quranic exegesis in the contemporary world

  • The Prophet’s social revolution in the 7th century Arabia

  • Imam Ali’s discourse about metaphysics in Nahjul Balagha

  • The Medina School of Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) and its influence on the Golden Age of Islam

  • Influence of Islamic philosophy and science on the Western Civilization

  • Causes of degeneration of Muslim civilization

  • Muslim response to modernization

  • Impact of Sayyid Qutb’s liberation theology on Sunni extremism

  • Impact of Ali Shariati’s liberation theology on Iranian revolution

  • Ayatollah Khomeini’s impact on world politics

  • Literalist hermeneutics of the Wahhabi school of thought

For the Book Club and the order of Library books or for your purchase, please contact:

Brother Syed Mehdi Ashraf

Chairman, IJA Library Committee

E-mail: mehdiashraf@msn.com

Phone: (954) – 918 - 0781

Jamaadi’ al Thaani 1435

Announcements & Events

Salaam Alaikum,
The moon for the month of Jamaadi’ al Thaani is expected to be seen on Monday March 31st, 2014, therefore the 1st of Jamaadi’ al Thaani is expected to be Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.


Important Dates of the Month:

·       3rd (April 2nd) - Wafat of Bibi Fatima (AS)

·       20th (April 19th) - Wiladat of Bibi Fatima (AS)

The 2014 Membership fees are DUE. Last day to pay is Dec 31, 2014.

Please see the treasurer, Br. Mohammad Iqbal, in regards to this.

Announcements and Updates

  • IJA encourages everyone that is interested in sponsoring that on regular Thursday programs, the cost will be under $200 for total sponsorship (excluding big nights like Wiladat’s or Shahadat’s)
  • The ladies committee chairman, Br. Shahid Rizvi, would like to inform all the ladies that the annual meeting for the ladies interested in working in the committees will be after the 13th Rajab program  (app. May 12th)
  • The IJA is offering 3 scholarship awards for 3 students (one each: Elementary School, Middle School & High School). There are some rules and criteria for the scholarships and the last date to submit to be eligible is: July 11th, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded on Eid-e-Ghadeer 2014.
  • IJA will be offering an “SAT Training Program” starting April 13th, 2014 on Sundays after Madressah from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

All Thursday Programs will start at 8:00PM with the following:

  • 8:00PM Salaat
  • 8:30PM Dua-e-Kumail / Sura-e-Yaseen
  • 9:00PM English Lecture
  • 9:30PM Urdu Lecture
  • 10:00PM Niaz

We kindly request that members please attend on time to end the program on time at 10:00pm.

Please help sponsor these events by contacting:

Br. Shahid H. Rizvi at 305-556-0336 / 786-479-9369

Enroll for Affordable Care/Obama Care

Salaam Alaikum,

Come and enroll for Affordable Care/Obama Care at Islamic Jaffaria Association this Sunday March 16th, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We will have two experts on Obama Care on hand at IJA.

Please click on the link to register for this program.

Important note: Please have your 2012 and 2013 income amount that was filed for enrollment and if you don't have insurance or Obama Care by the end of March 2014, there will be a $95 fee per year

Also, we have our new-look website up and running. Please take some time to scroll through the site and see the new features:www.ijamiami.org.

We would like thank Br. Sajjad Zaidi and his team for their hard work in completing this.

Was Salaam,

Managing Committee Islamic Jaffaria Center - Miami

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Jamaadi’ ul Ula 1435 Updates

Salaam Alaikum,

The moon for the month of Jamaadi’ ul Ula was seen on Sunday March 2nd, 2014 , therefore the 1st of Jamaadi’ ul Ula is Monday, March 3rd, 2014.


Important Dates of the Month:

·       5th (Feb 8th) - Wiladat of Bibi Zainab (AS)

The 2014 Membership fees are DUE. Last day to pay is Dec 31, 2014.

Please see the treasurer, Br. Mohammad Iqbal, in regards to this.

Announcements and Updates

  • IJA encourages everyone that is interested in sponsoring that on regular Thursday programs, the cost will be under $200 for total sponsorship (excluding big nights like Wiladat’s or Shahadat’s)
  • The ladies committee chairman, Br. Shahid Rizvi, would like to inform all the ladies that the annual meeting for the ladies interested in working in the committees will be after the 13th Rajab program  (app. May 12th) 

New IJA Executive Committee and Members Announcement

The Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 and a new board was elected.  Please see the 14 board members and their respective committees below.  Thank you to all that attended.

 

Executive Committee:

President:                      Br. S. Jamil H. Rizvi
Vice President:            Dr. Afzal Khan

Treasurer:                     Br. Mohammed Iqbal

Secretary:                      Br. Raza Rizvi

Committee Chairman/Co-Chairman:

  • Madressah(IJEC)Br. Mohammad Tabibi
  • Burial: Br. Kamber Shamji
  • Youth: Br. Muhammad H. Hussain
  • A'alim : Br. Raza Rizvi
  • Niaz/Nazaar: Br. Shahid H. Rizvi
  • Maintainence: Br. Liaquat Ali
  • Medical Affairs: Br. Ali Jaffer
  • Cemetery: Dr. Afzal Khan
  • Aza Khana: Br. Jawaid H. Rizvi
  • Fundraising: Br. Ali Barakat
  • Library: Br. Syed Mehdi Ashraf
  • Zainiabia: Br. Liaquat Ali
  • Ladies Committee: Br. Shahid H. Rizvi
  • Public Relations & Community OutreachSrIrma Khoja

All Thursday Programs will start at 7:30PM with the following:

  • 7:30PM Salaat
  • 8:00PM Dua-e-Kumail / Sura-e-Yaseen
  • 8:30PM English Lecture
  • 9:00PM Urdu Lecture
  • 9:30PM Niaz

We kindly request that members please attend on time to end the program on time at 9:30pm.