بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
We pray that you and your family are all keeping well during these difficult times.
Due to the current situation with the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, and the advice from the health-care officials, government leaders AND our religious scholars - the Mara'ji Taqlid (may Allah protect them all), who have strongly recommended to limit our interaction with one another and practice social distancing to limit the spread of the virus, the Islamic Shia Jamaat of Waterloo-Wellington has taken the decision, following other communities across Ontario and Canada, to CANCEL all programs which we hold. This includes: Thursday Night Programs, Ladies Programs, and any Youth Programs which the ISJ of WW hosts.
This cancellation will continue UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
During these times, we MUST heed to both the MEDICAL EXPERTS and the SPIRITUAL EXPERTS and practice social distancing WHILE AT THE SAME TIME practicing SPIRITUAL ASSOCIATION with Allah, Glory and Greatness be to Him, through prayer, supplication and tawassul to the Prophet and the Ahlul Bayt, peace be upon them all.
In this regards, we highly advise the believers to refer to the below statements AND to engage in your own personal spiritual sessions to help US ALL OUT in these difficult times. You can find many Duas at which should be used in times of affliction.
Some of the supplications which have been advised to be recited include:
1. ANYTHING of the Quran, but most specifically, Surah Yaseen.
2. Ziyarat Ashura
3. Dua al-Mashlool
4. Dua al-Yastasheer
5. Dua al-Tawassul
6. Hadith al-Kisa
7. Dua #7 of Sahifa Sajjadiyyah
The below are also some important articles which we would encourage the community to read.
The following message was sent to us from Shaykh Hamam Naseeruddin who is doing an online lecture to commemorate the Shahadat of the 7th Imam, peace be upon him.
May Allah greatly reward you with the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al Kadhim (peace be upon him).
I shall be reciting an english majlis for Imam al Kadhim (peace be upon him) online on
Thursday, March. 19 2020 @ 9 pm
and an arabic majlis for Imam al Kadhim (peace be upon him)
on Friday March. 20 2020 @ 9 pm.
Whoever would like to watch the majaalis on live broadcast can do so on the links below: