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Muharram 1444 AH / 2022 AD Program

The Eternal Renaissance of the Hussaini Movement: The Future of Islam in the 21st Century

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Muharram 1444 AH / 2022 AD Program
Muharram 1444 AH / 2022 AD Program

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Kirkland, 515 State St, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA


About The Event

Tonight will be the final event planned for Muharram 1444 AH commemoration of the tragedy of Karbala. 

Program will be held in person a the IMAN Center and will commence at 7:30 PM.

The order of program this evening will be slightly different to accommodate a community panel discussion with our guest speaker Dr. Shabbir Kirmani and Br. Mohamed Jawad Khaki.

Daily program schedule:

  7:30 PM Open with Qur'an

  7:37 PM Marthiya

  7:45 PM Panel Discussion: "Future of our Community and the next steps."

  8:47 PM Salaat ul Maghrebain

   9:15 PM Concluding Presentation by Dr. Shabbir Kirmani

10:00 PM Lamentation / Matam / Latmiyah

10:30 PM Conclude

Given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of all community members, only those in good health and exhibiting no symptoms may attend in person.  

Masks are highly recommended for all attendees - for your safety and the safety of all around you.

Anyone not feeling well can join our live broadcast instead of attending in person.   If you are not sure you are well, then please be safe and join the program from home.

Live broadcast link for the program is

Dr. Shabbir Kirmani was our Muharram guest speaker this year. His topic of discussion was: 

The Eternal Renaissance of the Hussaini Movement: The Future of Islam in the 21st Century

About Sayed Shabbir Kirmani

Dr. Sayed Shabbir Kirmani is a Poet, Researcher and Lecturer in the American Muslim Community.

An engineer by training, Dr. Kirmani has a diverse professional background working with Fortune 500 Firms, in sectors as diverse as Pharmaceuticals, Government and Consulting.

As a Lecturer, he has traveled throughout North America and Europe to Lecture for the past 12 years. He has been an active speaker in multiple conferences & seminars in the US, Canada, UK and India, on topics as diverse as Islam & Economics, Modernity, and Development.

He was co-founder of the Ahlul-Bayt Society at UCF,  and served as President and Vice President of the Society.

Born & raised in Maryland by our Nation's Capital, Sayed is passionate about Islam in America, particularly the present & future of the American Muslim community and works to bridge the gap between Modernity & Religion.

He completed his bachelor's degree in Economics, Mathematics & Computer Science in 2012, his Master’s in Engineering in 2015, and his PhD in 2021.

Sayed enjoys good books, thought-provoking discussions, volunteering, and traveling.

Dr. Kirmani currently serves as the Resident Scholar at Masjid Al-Hayy in Orlando, FL.

About Mohamed Jawad Khaki

Mohamed Jawad Khaki is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist and a community volunteer.

Jawad led development of operating Systems, networking and cloud computing software from 1979-2015.  He is a 20-year Microsoft Corporation veteran where he served as a Corporate Vice President.

A native of Tanzania, Jawad has volunteered for various roles at non-profit organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and now in the Greater Seattle area in the USA.

In 1997 Jawad helped establish the Ithna‐asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN)  and serves as its President.  

Jawad and his wife Kaniz established the Khaki Foundation in December 2003 to aid the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and through educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering.

Jawad was recognized nationally with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation in May 2003.  He was appointed honorary professor by Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications in October 2003.  In November 2012 he was conferred with a honorary  Doctorate of Technology from University of East London.

Jawad is presently exploring how technology can improve access and raise standards of education. He envisions an America that, with its rich tapestry of pluralism, incorporating all ethnicities and religions, inspires not only those just within its borders but all those who inhabit our planet.


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    Open with Qur'an

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