On the auspicious day of Eid al Adha, On behalf of The World Federation team across the globe, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy Eid Mubarak. May Allah (swt) shower His blessings in your lives . Ameen
Posted on Tue, 2014-12-16 13:51
Saturday, 13th December 2014 marked the day of Arba’een , 40 days after the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a). This year, as in recent past years, millions turned up to pay their respects to the holy Imam (a) in Kerbala, most of them undertaking the journey on foot as a sign of love and loyalty to the cause of the Ahlul Bayt (a).
Despite the security threat, the crowds were undeterred in their determination to mourn and commemorate this event. 17.5 million pilgrims are estimated to have arrived from within and outside of Iraq, some walking from as far as Basra for an average 12 days to reach Kerbala.
Tens of thousands of security forces were in place while thousands of volunteers and mawakeb lined the streets to serve the blessed guests.
The communal spirit of giving, sharing and serving amongst these lovers of the Ahlul Bayt (a) is unmatched worldwide. From the youngest to the oldest, every Shia wanted to do what he or she was capable of in the name of Imam Husayn (a).
It is this same energy that The World Federation aims to nurture within the members of its community. Regardless of the time of year or the place, we would like to see ‘every day be Ashura and every land be Kerbala’.
You can be part of this tradition of selfless service in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (s) and his Holy Family (a) by contributing whatever you are able to and as often as you can to the various projects and programs that we run worldwide.
As we arrived at the Al-Mahdi Centre in Wessex at 10:30pm on Friday 21 June, the complex was abuzz with activity. Delegates and guests had arrived for The World Federation Fifth Executive Council meeting for the Term 2011-2014 which was to begin the next morning, and sounds of conversations and socialization could be heard.
On Thursday 3rd June 2015, The World Federation was saddened to hear the news that Ayatullah Shaykh Mohammed Mehdi Asefi (ra) has passed away, at the age of 76.