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IMANews: Muharram 1446 AH, Jul/Aug 2024

Updated: 4 days ago

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum / Peace be upon you!

Crescent Moon Muharram 1446 AH

Based on moonsighting predictions we expect 1st of Muharram 1446 AH to coincide with Sunday, July 7th, 2024.

[July 6th, 2024, update: there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, July 6th, 2024, in many locations.]

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

Important Islamic Events this Month:

Muharram Jul/Aug Occasion

2 Jul 8 Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)

7 Jul 13 Water cut off from Imam Hussain (p) & companions (61 A.H.)

10 Jul 16 Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)

12 Jul 18 Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)

25 Jul 31 Wafat of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)

Muharram Program at IMAN

Muharram 1446 AH Programs at IMAN Center will be held in person for twelve consecutive nights starting Saturday July 6th 2024, at 7:30 PM and ending on July 17, 2024. For more information please see:

Full day Ashura program will take place on Tuesday July 16, 11:00 AM starting with a'amaal recommended for the day of Ashura.  Ladies majlis for Ashura day will take place at 5:00 PM.  Sham-e-ghariban program will commence at 9:17 PM with Salaat ul Maghrebian.

For the safety of all community members, only those in good health and exhibiting no symptoms may attend in person.   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.

Our daily Muharram program will feature Sheikh Aly Lakhani who is visiting us from Dearborn, Michigan. His topic of discussion will be: Foundations of Faith: Deepening Our Understanding of Usool-e-Deen during Muharram

Live broadcast link for the program is

About Sheikh Aly Lakhani

Sheikh Aly Lakhani is a student of al-Hujjah Islamic Seminary and has lectured in various communities on a variety of thought-provoking topics, ranging from philosophy, comparative hermeneutics of sacred near-eastern texts and the Qurʾān, historical analysis, as well as his weekly deep-dives into the holy Qurʾān. He is trained as an automotive engineer and now invests in real estate while spending his free time studying advanced independent research from classically trained scholars. He intends to resume his howza studies in the holy city of Najaf soon.

Daily program schedule:

  7:30 PM Open with Qur'an

  7:40 PM Marthiya

  7:50 PM Community Announcements

  8:00 PM Presentation by Sheikh Aly Lakhani

  8:45 PM Lamentation / Matam / Latmiyah

  9:30 PM Salaat ul Maghrebain*

10:00 PM Conclusion

A special children's/younger youth program will run concurrently 7:30 - 8:45 PM in the south room.  

Sponsors for daily tabarruk are welcome and can e-mail to sign-up.

Br. Seyed Rasool Aliroteh is looking for more nawha/marthiya reciters. Please contact him or send mail to

Sponsors for daily tabarruk are welcome and can e-mail to sign-up.

Muharram 1446 AH Reflection

Muharram holds immense significance for us as it marks a time of remembrance, reflection, and renewal of our faith. It is a month of both mourning and introspection, where we pay homage to the sacrifices of Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), and his companions.

As we embark upon this journey in the year 1445 AH, let us take a moment to contemplate the lessons we can draw from Imam Hussain's unparalleled courage and unwavering devotion to justice. His sacrifice at the Battle of Karbala stands as a timeless example of the struggle against oppression and tyranny.

Imam Hussain's refusal to surrender to an unjust ruler, even in the face of immense adversity and certain martyrdom, highlights the paramount importance of upholding our principles and standing firm for what is right.

In the face of unimaginable hardships, Imam Hussain demonstrated unwavering faith, resilience, and the strength to resist injustice. His unwavering commitment to truth serves as an inspiration for us all, reminding us that the path of righteousness may be arduous, but it is one worth treading upon.

As we immerse ourselves in the spirit of Muharram, let us reflect upon our own lives. Are we standing up against oppression and injustice in our communities?

Are we extending a helping hand to those in need?

Are we practicing compassion and empathy towards one another, just as Imam Hussain exemplified in his teachings?

Muharram is not merely a time of mourning, but also an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement.

It is a reminder for us to reevaluate our actions, to strive for excellence in our character, and to deepen our connection with Allah.

Let us seize this blessed month to reconnect with our faith and make a renewed commitment to the values that Imam Hussain sacrificed his life for.

As we come together in unity and solidarity during this Muharram gathering, let us remember the importance of fostering love, understanding, and respect among ourselves and within our communities.

Let us honor the memory of Imam Hussain by embodying his teachings of justice, compassion, and the pursuit of truth.

May this Muharram ignite a spark within our hearts, inspiring us to live with greater purpose and to uphold the principles that Imam Hussain so valiantly defended.

Let us embrace this opportunity for spiritual growth and collective remembrance, as we strive to make this world a better place for all.

May Allah bless us all with His mercy and guidance throughout this sacred month of Muharram.

Please support our Muharram Program

We thank you in advance for your generous consideration and continued support!

See link on instructions to donate.

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