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Salaamun 'Alaikum,

Ramadan Mubarak! May Almighty God accept your fasting and good deeds. Due to the current pandemic programs at the center will remain suspended, however, we will broadcasting live on YouTube two daily sessions. The online programs will begin with a Suhoor Program (4:00 am), in which essential Ramadhan rulings will be discussed by Hujjatul Islam Sayyid Hasan Naqvi in English. In the evening (9:00 pm) we will have recitation of Dua Iftitah and lecutures in Urdu by Hujjatul Islam Syed Rehan Naqvi (first half) and in English by Hujjatul Islam Muslim Mahdi (second half). Please make sure to subscribe to center YouTube channel and click the bell icon to receive notifications. 

Suhoor Program (4:00 AM)
Essential Ramadhan Rulings
Speaker: Hujjatul Islam Sayyid Hasan (English)

Shah-E-Najaf YouTube Channel 

Evening Program (9:00 AM)
Dua Iftitah & Lecture
Hujjatul Islam Syed Rehan Naqvi (Urdu) 
Hujjatul Islam Muslim Mahdi (English)

Shah-E-Najaf YouTube Channel 

We ask God, the Most Merciful, to bring a swift end to the current pandemic and grant a quick recovery to all those afflicted. And as always, we ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

Shah-E-Najaf Center was featured in Newsday, "Shah-E-Najaf Islamic Center in Brentwood has mobilized its community; volunteers are providing door-to-door delivery of groceries, medicine and other emergency supplies for the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and immunocompromised." Full Text
Upcoming Events
Important Islamic Events this Month:
6 Ramadan  (Apr 30) Allegiance of Imam Ali al-Ridha (p), (Year 201 A.H.)
10 Ramadan (May 4) Death of Lady Khadijah (p), (Year 3 B.H.)
12 Ramadan (May 6) Welcoming of the Muslims in Madinah, (Year 1 A.H.)
15 Ramadan (May 9) Birthday of Imam Hasan ibn Ali (p), (Year 2 A.H.)
17 Ramadan (May 11) The Battle of Badr, (Year 2 A.H.)
19 Ramadan (May 13) Attack on Imam Ali (p) in Masjid al-Kufa, (Year 40 A.H.);
1st Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) -
Starts in the evening on Tuesday, May 12th.
20 Ramadan (May 14) The Conquest of Mecca, (Year 8 A.H.)
21 Ramadan (May 15) Martyrdom of Imam Ali (p) in Kufa, Iraq, (Year 40 A.H.);
2nd Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) -
Starts in the evening on Thursday, May 14th. 
23 Ramadan (May 17) 3rd (Final) Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) -
Starts in the evening on Saturday, May 16th.
Choose Occupation-Free Dates this Ramadhan

Did you know Israel exports more than half the world's Medjool dates? And that Israeli date imports in the US are valued at $51 million per year, according to the USDA? Almost all dates grown in the Jordan Valley are grown in Israeli settlements grown on stolen Palestinian land. Profits from those dates support the settlement industry, while Palestinians are forced by harsh economic conditions created by the occupation to work on these date farms for substandard wages and in hazardous conditions? This Ramadan, choose occupation-free dates. Buy American! Boycott Israeli dates for the sake of our brothers and sisters in Palestine.

Boycott Jordan River, Jordan River Bio-Tops, King Solomon and any brands marketed by Hadiklaim! Purchase California dates instead. Two brands to try are and 

Imam Ayatullah al Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei:

It is incumbent on every Muslim to refrain from buying, selling commodities imported from Israel. It is ḥarām to make use of goods produced by Zionist companies or companies which spend the profits to help the occupying state of Israel.


Ayatullah al Uzma Sayyid Ali Sistani:

Question: I know there is a company which is helping Israel monthly. What is the fatwa about working in such a company and purchasing its products?
Answer: If it allocates part of its income for supporting Israel, it is not permissible.

Question: Is it permissible to buy or sell Israeli products?
Answer: It is not permissible.

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