24th Rabi II, 1443
November 30, 2021
Towards a life
Jaafari Muslim Association Spore

Embracing the Straight Path

Welcome! Join us on an exciting journey as we explore the beauty of true Islam. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) urged his followers to hold firmly to two precious things to avoid being misguided – the Holy Quran and his Pure Household (as). 
 

Let’s partake of their rich treasures of wisdom as we travel towards:

  • True faith and good deeds
  • Enrichment of the soul
  • Inner Peace and Tranquility
  • Our Ultimate Goal – Allah swt 

Our Guide

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) -sent as Mercy for Mankind

Our Guide

Holy Quran - Unaltered Words of the Creator, Allah swt

Our Ultimate Goal

To pass the tests in the short life of this world and return to our Lord, having earned the lofty status of a Believer and a true Servant of Allah swt. And live happily ever after in gardens of perpetuity - in a blissful state, and above all, feeling His Closeness and Love. This is the crux. The ultimate goal of our Journey is ALLAH swt. - the End to which we aspire .... everything else is a means to this End.
Allah swt
Karbala - timeless -- uplifting- an event like no other

As soon as the moon of the month of Muharram is sighted, a deep transformation comes about in shias. A tinge of sadness is felt deep inside which intensifies with each day and pervades the entire being as the mourning climaxes on the day of Ashura on 10th of the month. Pre-occupation with mundane worldly matters has by now been subdued by a conscience that calls with intense passion towards spirituality and good deeds. Night after night, clad in black, all roads seem to lead to the mourning gatherings at Hussainyahs.  The trigger is the remembrance of severe atrocities against Imam Husain (a.s.) , the grandson of the Prophet (swt), and his family and companions for their refusal to allow the hijacking and distortion of Islam by the corrupt rulers.

Every year millions attend islamic lectures during the months of Muharram and Safar. Young and old, poor and rich, regardless of colour, race or gender, come in large numbers to attend the open, free of cost, classes at Husainiyas all over the world. They acquire knowledge that makes life meaningful. Quran, the last book of divine revelation, comes alive as they learn its true meaning from the school of the Prophet and his pure household. Lessons about how to worship Allah swt and surrender to His Will are taught on the basis of real life examples of the best role models the world has seen. 

These jewels are freely available on the internet. People of all religious faiths as well as atheists can now partake of this treasure from their computers and smartphones. A small selection of quality resources can be found in this website. For additional resources including free ebooks and multimedia, please refer to: www.al-islam.org  

Mahatma Gandhi: “My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint”

Dr. Radha Krishnan: “Though Imam Hussain (A.S.) gave his life almost 1300 years ago, but his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today.”

Knowledge & Wisdom

Good character, good deeds and correct beliefs are at the very core of Islamic teachings. A recurrent advice in the Holy Quran is: Believe and do good; establish prayers and pay the poor tax

Gems from Quran 

THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW)
Accepted as the Best Leader of all Times considering smallness of means ( Born / Preached in Mecca among ignorant poor tribes), Greatness of Purpose (Salvation of Entire Humanity ! ) and Results Achieved (Within 1400 years, there would be > 2 billion Muslims !) ….. more

The Prophet (s) said, “Ali (a) is with the Qur’an, and the Qur’an is with Ali.” Al-Bukhari, 5/19; Muslim, 2/360; Al-Tirmidhi, 5/304; Mustadrak Al-Sahihain of Al-Hakim Al-Nisabori, 3/109; Ibn Majah, 1/28; Musnad Ahmad, 3/328.

The Prophet (s) said, “Ali (a) and his shia are the successful ones.” Ibn Al-Maghazeli, 47; Mizan Al-^Itidal, 2/313.

From Ghadir Sermon : “……. O people! This is the last stand I make in such a situation; so, listen and obey, and submit to the Command of Allah, your Lord, for Allah, the Exalted and the Sublime One, is your Master and Lord, then next to Him is His Messenger and Prophet who is now addressing you, then after me ‘Ali is your Master and Imam according to the Command of Allah, your Lord, then the lmams from among my progeny, his offspring, till the Day you meet Allah and His Messenger…. click here for full Khutba

Wisdom from Imam Ali a.s.

Wisdom from Sayyeda-Tun-Nisa-el-Alameen (Leader of all women of the Universe) click here

Karbala – a Timeless Event : click here

Scientific gems from Imam Jaafar Sadiq (as): click here

 

Selection of some of the best books, articles, video lectures and more. Full of knowledge and wisdom from past and current scholars. Great resources for self-improvement…. nourishing the soul, changing lives: click here

Short Clips

Pearls for Peace Tranquility

Our troubled world presents a pitiful picture. Increasingly engulfed in misery and suffering, wars and terror, it reveals meaningless lives of vanities, devoid of morals and ethics, consumed by hectic materialistic pursuits, surrounded by injustice, inequalities and oppression. In the midst of this madness, however, one also finds an ocean full of the most beautiful pearls. Dive in and be transported to islands of inner peace and tranquility.

Cannot swim? Select a quiet corner/room in your home, designate it as the prayer place/sanctuary and spend just 5% to 10% of your time there each day in the company of  Allah swt and Ahlulbayt a.s. Make friends with the Glorious Quran and the two most magnificent books after that: Nahjul Balagha and Sahifa e Sajjadiyyah. And let them add value and enrich the entire day every day of your lives in a way that will amaze you to no end ……  more

Duas & Ziarat

for a great start to the day

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

For all duas and ziarat please click here

Aamaals for the Month

& Duas from Sahifah e Sajjadiyah

54 sublime supplications   from Imam Jaafar Sadiq (as)

15 Munajaat (whispered prayers) from Imam Jaafar Sadiq (as)

To whet appetites, here are  just 5 appetisers from one of the hundreds of mouth watering, soul nourishing, dishes gifted by the one whom friends and foes refer to as the Ornament of the Worshippers. Savour, act upon and be uplifted by these amazing recipes from Imam Zaynul Abedin’s (a.s.) famous dua Makarim al Akhlaq (Du`a # 20 in Sahifa ).

1. We are sdvised to pray for things that matter: strong faith (yaqeen), pure intention, best deeds:

“ O’Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household. Cause my faith to reach the most perfect faith, make my certainty the most excellent certainty, and take my intention to the best of intentions and my works to the best of works!”

2. Do not nullify your rewards through self-conceit:

“ O’Allah, make me worship Thee and corrupt not my worship with self-admiration! Let good flow out from my hands upon the people and efface it not by my making them feel obliged! Give me the highest moral traits and preserve me from vainglory!”

3. Long life at all costs? Better to die than serve shaitan:

“ O’Allah, let me live as long as my life is a free gift in obeying Thee, but if my life should become a pasture for Satan, seize me to Thyself before Thy hatred overtakes me or Thy wrath against me becomes firm!”

4. Pray for adornments and ornaments of a different kind:

“ O’Allah, adorn me with the adornment of the righteous, and clothe me in the ornaments of the god-fearing, through:

o spreading justice, restraining rage,

o quenching the flame of hate, bringing together the people of separation,

o correcting discord, spreading about good behaviour,

o covering faults, mildness of temper, lowering the wing,

o beauty of conduct, gravity of bearing,

o agreeableness in comportment, precedence in reaching excellence,

o preferring bounteousness, refraining from condemnation,

o bestowing bounty on the undeserving,

o speaking the truth, though it be painful!”

o making little of the good in my words and deeds, though it be much,

o and making much of the evil in my words and deeds,though it be little!

5. Pray for good in both worlds:

“ O’Allah, incite me to remember Thee in times of heedlessness, employ me in Thy obedience in days of disregard, open a smooth road for me to Thy love, and complete for me thereby the good of this world and the next!”

Has the time not come to come together and raise our hands in prayer to be brought out of darkness into light?