On 26 January 2014, students (ages 4 to 16) and staff of the Shia Ithna’Asheri Madressa (SIM) of Hujjat Stanmore united to fundraise to help Syrian refugees affected by the ongoing conflict.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult trials we face in life, even during the best of circumstances. Under the current climate of the Covid-19 pandemic, this trial and ordeal has proved even more challenging.
In Islam, it is obligatory to perform the rites of Ghusl (ritual washing) and kafn (ie the whole process of shrouding with the kafn) upon the mayyit (dead body) before burial. And under specific circumstances that Ghusl cannot be performed Tayammum should be performed.
From the very onset when we saw the emergence of Covid-19, The WF sought guidance from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid al-Sistani (may Allah SWT grant him a long & healthy life) on the new fiqhi rulings to adapt to the emerging challenges.
In an endeavour to continue these efforts, The WF have produced a series of videos to provide guidance and clarity for those in charge of administering the burial rites of the deceased. All the information put together is in accordance to the instructions given by the Marja’s Office.
Video Part 1: Introduction
Video Part 2: Answers to 7 Very Important Questions
Video Part 3: Personal and PPE Preparation
Video Part 4: Adaptations to the Ghusl Procedure
Video Part 5: Demonstration of Tayammum during Covid-19
Video Part 6: Removing and Discarding the PPE
The World Federation, in partnership with Al-Itrah Foundation of Dar es Salaam, is pleased to announce the publication in Swahili of its title ‘Mukhtar: How He Avenged the Karbala Perpetrators’ by Dr Mahmood Datoo.
Updated 6 November 2013
In the quest of providing a service to the Women of the Community on 29th October 2013 the manager of The World Federation India Office, Asad Virani, visited Jamiat Fatima (sa) at Mira Road.