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Memorandum of Understanding with I.M.A.M. on Islamic Laws
A memorandum of understanding has been concluded between The World Federation and Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya (I.M.A.M.) for the distribution of Islamic Laws in North America.
Published by The World Federation, Islamic Laws is a manual of rulings by His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (may God protect our scholars). I.M.A.M. is a non-profit organisation that serves as the liaison office of His Eminence in North America. With I.M.A.M.’s extensive reach to the Mu’mineen in that part of the world, the MOU will help bring this manual to many more homes, libraries, and centres.
Commenting on the MOU, Shaykh Dr Murtadha Alidina, Head of The World Federation’s Islamic Education department, said: “Working in partnership with other organisations to achieve common objectives is something that Islamic Education is increasingly striving to do. I am delighted we have signed this MOU with I.M.A.M. as it will facilitate the distribution of this important work across North America. I am thankful to I.M.A.M. for their collaboration, and I hope our organisations can work together on more projects in the future, Insha’Allah.”
Updated 13 November 2013
Dedicated to the victims of the Gaza Massacre - 2008/2009
As we commemorate Imam Husayn's revolution of truth and justice, this poem considers our role as Hussaynis in a world wracked by oppression.
Muharram arrived with piercing screams
Playing children bombed to smithereens
Torn limbs shrouded in ash
Lost in the deafening blitz, blinding flash
I heard the echoes fade
As I sat in the mosque and prayed
Safe in His house of peace
Far from the blood and screams
They said it was going to be fun. They said I was going to make new friends, they said that I would experience new things, and above all, they said that I would not want to leave. But that was all an understatement – they had no idea.