25th Muharram - Martyrdom Imam Zainul Abideen (as)

Imam Zainul Abideen (as)
No Imam began his period of Imamat in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamat saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father and predecessor had sacrificed all he had on the altar of truth; and Imam Zayn al-'Abidin found himself with a group of helpless widows and orphans being led from place to place, from the durbar of Ibn Ziyad to the court of Yazid. Finally they were thrown into a prison, where the Imam spent the first year of his Imamat, cut off from the followers of his father and unable to look after their affairs.
Understandably, the tragedy of Karbala had created a chaos in the Shi'a world. Shi'as were in the throes of a dark pessimism, and the community was

Muharram 1436 - October / November 2014

Salaamun Alaykum

Please click for a copy of the forthcoming programmes during Muharram 1436 - October / November 2014.

Programmes will commence on Saturday 25 October at 19:45. Please note on Sunday 26 October and Sunday 2 November, the programme will commence at Awwal-Waqt with Maghribain Prayers.

Ladies Morning Majalis will commence from Saturday 25 October 2014 at 10:00.

Ashura Day is expected (subject to moon sighting) to fall on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

English Lectures will be delivered by

Hilal Advisory Team Statement: Ramadhan 1435AH



The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, 27 June 2014 at 0908BST. The crescent cannot be seen with naked eye on this day. On Saturday, 28 June 2014, the crescent can be seen in America and Africa.
For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah Sistani, expect 1st Ramadan 1435AH on Monday, 30 June 2014. As for the Muqallideen of Marhum Ayatullah Khui, 1st Ramadhan will be on Sunday, 29 June 2014.

Should there be any changes to the above, the CoEJ website will be updated accordingly.


Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (peace be upon him)
Name: Muhammed ibn 'Ali
Titles: Al-Baqir
Kuniya: Abu Ja'far
Birthdate: Tuesday, 1st Rajab, 57 A.H. in Madina
Father: Imam 'Ali As-Sajjad (peace be upon him), 4th Holy Imam
Mother: Fatima binte Hasan (daughter of Imam Hasan Al-Mujtaba)
(Martyred) Date: Monday, 7th Zilhajj, 116 A.H.
Place: Madina, Arabia
Age: 59 years
Cause: Poisoned by Hisham bin 'Abdul Malik
Buried: Madina, Arabia in Jannatul Baqi

Khoja Ancestry Day - 25th Anniversary of Zainabiya Islamic Centre - Sunday 27th April 2014

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event to mark the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Zainabiya Islamic Centre, Milton Keynes to be held at our centre.
Event: KHOJA ANCESTRY DAY – A journey from East to West.
Date & Time: Sunday 2.00pm, 27th April 2014
The day will consist of:
• Welcome with refreshments
• Gallery of the journey from East to West
• Fun Quiz
• Interactive talk on the journey by Barkat Walji from Leicester
• Re-visit Milton Keynes Jamaat history