Hilal Statement: Dhul Hijjah 1436AH

he next new moon occurs on Sunday, 13th September, 2015, at 07:41 BST. On this day it cannot be seen with the unaided eye in most parts of the world.

On Monday, 14th September, 2015, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in Central, East and South Africa, as well as South and Central America. On Tuesday, 15th September, 2015, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in Europe and the rest of the world

For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Dhul Hijjah, 1436AH, to be on Wednesday, 16th September, 2015.

For Mu’mineen who are “baaqee” on the Taqleed of Marhum Ayatullah Al-Khoe (May Allah Elevate his status), 1st Dhul Hijjah, 1436AH, will be on Tuesday, 15th September

Diseases of the Soul - Anger (ghadhab)

Diseases of the Soul - Anger (ghadhab)

Those who spend (freely) whether in prosperity or in adversity; who restrain their anger and pardon men; And Allah loves those who do good.
(Qur'an, 3: 134)

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a) said:
"Anger is the key (that opens the door) to all kinds of vices."

[Al Kulayni, al Kafi, vol. 2, p. 303, hadith # 3]

It is narrated from Imam al Sadiq (a) that he heard his father Imam al Baqir (a), as saying: "A bedouin came to the Prophet (s) and said: `I live in the desert

Diseases of the Soul - Self-admiration (`ujb)

Diseases of the Soul - Self-admiration (`ujb)

Say: Shall We inform you who will be the greatest losers in their deeds? Those whose efforts are wasted away in the life of the world, while they think that they are doing something good.
(Qur'an, 18: 103-4)

Imam Ali (a) said: “The one into whose heart 'ujb permeates is destined to be destroyed.”
[Al Saduq, al-‘Amali, p. 447]

Imam Musa al-Kazim (a) said: "There are several levels of 'ujb. One of them is when one's bad actions appear to him as good; he

Diseases of the Soul - Hypocrisy (nifaq)

Diseases of the Soul - Hypocrisy (Nifaq )

When the hypocrites come unto thee (O Muhammad), they say: We bear witness that thou art indeed Allah's messenger. And Allah knows that you are indeed His messenger, and Allah bears witness that the Hypocrites are speaking falsely.
(Qur'an, 63: 1)

Imam Ja’far al Sadiq (a) said: "One who meets Muslims with a double face and a double tongue, on the Day of Judgement he will come with two tongues of fire."
[Al Kulayni, al Kafi (Akhundi), vol. 2, p. 343]

Stage 12 - The Life After Hereafter: As-Sirat al-Mustaqeem: The Straight Path

Stage 12 - The Life After Hereafter: As-Sirat al-Mustaqeem: The Straight Path

الصراط المستقيم

It is also one of the most terrifying stages/stages of the Hereafter if not the very most. It is described in both Holy Qur'an and authentic Sunnah in numerous verses and traditions due to its significance, so much so that the faithful are reminded of it ten times a day in their obligatory daily prayers and in all optional ones, nawafil, when they recite Surat al-Fatiha, the Opening Chapter to the Book