IMANews: Muharram 1444 AH, Jul Aug 2022

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Muharram 1444 AH

We expect Saturday, July 30th, 2022 to be the first day of Muharram 1444 A.H.


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


Important Islamic Events this Month:

Muharram Jul/Aug Occasion

2 Jul 31 Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)

7 Aug 5 Water cut off from Imam Hussain (p) & companions (61 A.H.)

10 Aug 8 Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)

12 Aug 10 Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)

25 Aug 23 Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)


Muharram Program at IMAN

Muharram 1444 AH Programs at IMAN Center will be held in person and commence on July 29, 2022, at 7:30 PM.


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 http://live.iman-wa.org


Dr. Shabbir Kirmani is our Muharram guest speaker this year. His topic of discussion will be:


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


Daily program schedule:

7:30 PM Open with Qur'an

7:40 PM Marthiya

7:50 PM Community Announcements

8:00 PM Lecture: Sayed Shabbir Kirmani

8:45 PM Lamentation / Matam / Latmiyah

9:00 PM Salaat ul Maghrebain*

9:30 PM Conclusion


*When salaat time is earlier than 9:00 PM, timings above will be adjusted so that salaat starts at the appropriate time.


Subject to volunteer availability, children's program will run concurrently starting at 8:00 PM.


Details for Ashura day and Sham-i-Ghariban will vary from the above and will be updated.


Sponsors for daily tabarruk are welcome and can e-mail hospitality@iman-wa.org to sign-up.


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.


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IMAN Roof Repair Update

Alhamdulillah repairs necessary to remove and replace the rotted wood and failing roof areas have been completed.


Painting work is now in progress.


Installation of new LED light fixtures need to be completed.


We appeal to your generosity to help cover the >$40K unforeseen expenses.