For long, many of our elders had expressed a wish that the story, of who the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris are, must be told for future generations to glean an understanding and appreciation of their ancestors’ struggles, trials, tribulations as well as triumphs as they spread across the globe.
Posted on Wed, 2014-10-29 18:18
A delegation jointly led by the Vice President of The World Federation of KSIMC, Shabbar Dhalla and the President of The Council of European Jamaats, Dr Husein Jiwa visited Sayed Jawad Sharistani on Sunday 26 October 2014 in London, United Kingdom.
Sayed Jawad Sharistani is a son-in-law and representative of His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani (may Allah (swt) prolong his life) is currently convalescing from his surgical operation.
The delegation consisted of the following members:
Maulana Zaffer Abbas Malik
Sheikh Fazle- Abbas Datoo. Resident Alim, Wessex SI Jamaat
Hasnain Noormohamed, President, Wessex SI Jamaat
Shabbir Sabur, President KSI Muslim Community of Milton Keynes
Komayl Rajani, Officiator at KSI Muslim Community of Milton Keynes
Iqbal Manji, Secretary, Husseini Islamic Centre, Peterborough
Sarfarz Jeraj, President, Hyderi Islamic Centre, London
Sayed Shabbir Shah, President, Anjuma-e-Jafriyya, Watford
Iqbal Panju, Secretariat, The World Federation of KSIMC
The delegation passed on the community’s’ wishes and prayers for his full and speedy recovery.
Sayed Sharistani urged the Shias to emulate the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (a.s.) and that we must refrain from actions that may cause hatred towards the Shia and the Ahlulbayt (a.s.) and to give respect to leaders of other sects and religions just as the Shias would expect their leaders to be treated.
He praised the administrative skills of the Khoja community be at local, regional or at world level and urged the Khoja community to take lead on forming an influential Global Muslim Community encompassing specifically of Shias from all backgrounds. He added that a united and an integrated Muslim Community can achieve milestones in every respect.
He also said he will initiate a way for the youths to be in communication with His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani (may Allah (swt) prolong his life) through his representatives.
The delegation wished him a restful period of recovery and requested that when he returns, to pass on the community’s salaams and prayers to His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani (may Allah (swt) prolong his life).
Member communities of The World Federation of KSIMC and Shia communities around the world marked the day of Ashura last week on Tuesday 4th November 2014.
The spirit of the Holy month of Ramadhan is buzzing in London (UK) as the children and youth of SI Madrasah (Stanmore) fundraise in support of families who will benefit from The World Federation’s Ramadhan Relief Program 1435/2014 this year.