Friday 22nd September 2017
 
 
Fri 22 Sep
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
Dramatic presentation and discussion about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love

We welcome Shaykh Luqman Ali and Eleanor Martin from Khayaal Theatre as they present about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love.

As a founding members of Khayaal, Eleanor and Luqman have researched, produced, devised, directed, and performed for the Company since its inception.

20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Introduction by Luqman Ali
20:40 Dramatic Story Telling by Eleanor Martin
21:05 Reflections by Luqman Ali
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Sat 23 Sep
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
Dramatic presentation and discussion about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love

We welcome Shaykh Luqman Ali and Eleanor Martin from Khayaal Theatre as they present about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love.

As a founding members of Khayaal, Eleanor and Luqman have researched, produced, devised, directed, and performed for the Company since its inception.

20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Introduction by Luqman Ali
20:40 Dramatic Story Telling by Eleanor Martin
21:05 Reflections by Luqman Ali
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Sun 24 Sep
07:00 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Join us as we discuss issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
09:30 - 12:30 Tuition Classes
Tuition classes
Every Sunday, Tuition classes for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be taking place for years 9-13.

For more details, visit http://www.sicm.org.uk/tuition - or email tuition@sicm.org.uk
09:45 - 13:00 Husayni Madrasah
Classes in Quran, Arabic, Fiqh, Islamic History and Current Affairs for children aged 3 and over.


For more information, visit http://www.husaynimadrasah.co.uk
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
Dramatic presentation and discussion about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love

We welcome Shaykh Luqman Ali and Eleanor Martin from Khayaal Theatre as they present about Imam Husayn in the Eye of Intimacy, Conversation and Divine Love.

As a founding members of Khayaal, Eleanor and Luqman have researched, produced, devised, directed, and performed for the Company since its inception.

20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Introduction by Luqman Ali
20:40 Dramatic Story Telling by Eleanor Martin
21:05 Reflections by Luqman Ali
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Mon 25 Sep
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
Reflections on the sacrifices of Imam Al Husayn and the Noble House of the Messenger; lessons in faith, selflessness and hope in darkness for our lives and times

We welcome Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury from the Sunni community.

Sheikh Shafi Chowdhury graduated from one of the UK's oldest Islamic seminaries where he read classical disciplines including Shariah studies, Tafsir, and Hadith, with associated usul. Since graduating in 2002 he has worked extensively within a wide range of Muslim communities as an imam and educator. He has served as a Muslim Chaplain in the Prison Service and currently serves as a consultant to the Home Office and HMPPS on the development and delivery of programmes for Islamic spiritual learning and countering extremist narratives.

20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Lecture by Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury
21:10 Questions and Answers
21:15 Conversations of Karbala
For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Tue 26 Sep
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
Title TBC

We welcome Shaykh Fazl e Mohammed, who studied Islamic sciences at Jamia Al Karam and completed the darse nizami at Dar al-Uloom Qadria Jilania, London. He also holds a LLB (Hons) degree. He undertook hadith studies at Dar al-Uloom Jamia Hanafia Sialkot, Pakistan.

Currently he is the Head of Faith and Pastoral Care at HMP Nottingham and delivers lectures/classes on Islamic studies across the country.


20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Talk by Shaykh Fazl e Mohammed
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Wed 27 Sep
20:00 - 22:00 Muharram
The Historical legacy of Imam Husayn

We welcome Dr. Arzina Lalani, from the Ismaili community, who will be talking to us about the Historical Legacy of Imam Husayn (AS).

Dr. Arzina R Lalani received her doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh. Formerly a recipient of the Institute's Visiting Research Fellowship (1999-2000) she is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. A specialist in early and medieval Arabic Literature, she focuses on multi-dimensional aspects of Shii thought. Her work Early Shii Thought: The Teachings of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (London, 2000) won prestigious literary awards in London and Iran.

he has previously taught Hadith literature at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, served as a mentor in Arabic at DeMontfort University and lectures on Shii Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

20:00 Salaat
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Lecture by Dr. Arzina Lalani
21:10 Questions and Answers
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
Thu 28 Sep
19:30 - 22:00 Muharram
Three approaches to understanding Islamic teachings: Deontic, Purposive and Virtue Sharia

We welcome Professor Seyed Mohammad Ghari Fatemi for a series of talks looking at Three approaches to understanding Islamic teachings: Deontic, Purposive and Virtue Sharia

Seyed Fatemi spent thirteen years studying to the highest level in the traditional educational seminaries of Qum under the direct instruction of some of the leading scholars of the present day. Alongside his traditional education Seyed Fatemi was also trained in Public Law at Tehran University.

Seyed Fatemi's teaching and research interests include; the Philsophical foundations of human rights, International and comparative Human rights, Islam and Human Rights, Usul al-Fiqh and Hermeneutics, the History and Development of Fiqh, and Muslim Theology. He has written various publications on these matters as well as two volumes on human rights in the contemporary world.

19:00 Salat
20:00 Dua Kumayl
20:25 Qur'an recitation
20:30 Lecture by Professor Fatemi
21:10 Questions and Answers
21:15 Conversations of Karbala

For more on the Muharram programme, click here
 

JANUARY

Date

Imsaak

Fajr
Dawn

Shurooq
Sunrise

Zuhr
Noon

Asr
Afternoon

Maghrib
Sunset

Isha
Evening

106:2906:4308:0812:0513:4616:0318:06
206:2706:4108:0712:0613:4716:0418:07
306:2706:4108:0712:0613:4816:0518:08
406:2706:4108:0712:0713:4916:0618:09
506:2706:4108:0712:0713:5016:0718:10
606:2706:4108:0612:0713:5116:0818:11
706:2706:4108:0612:0813:5216:1018:12
806:2706:4108:0612:0813:5316:1118:13
906:2706:4108:0512:0913:5416:1218:14
1006:2706:4108:0512:0913:5516:1418:15
1106:2706:4108:0412:1013:5616:1518:17
1206:2606:4008:0312:1013:5816:1718:18
1306:2606:4008:0312:1013:5916:1818:19
1406:2606:4008:0212:1114:0016:2018:20
1506:2506:3908:0112:1114:0116:2118:21
1606:2506:3908:0012:1114:0316:2318:23
1706:2406:3807:5912:1214:0416:2418:24
1806:2406:3807:5912:1214:0516:2618:25
1906:2406:3807:5812:1214:0716:2818:27
2006:2306:3707:5712:1314:0816:2918:28
2106:2106:3507:5512:1314:0916:3118:30
2206:2006:3407:5412:1314:1116:3318:31
2306:1906:3307:5312:1414:1216:3418:32
2406:1806:3207:5212:1414:1416:3618:34
2506:1806:3207:5112:1414:1516:3818:35
2606:1506:2907:4912:1414:1616:4018:37
2706:1406:2807:4812:1414:1816:4118:38
2806:1306:2707:4712:1514:1916:4318:40
2906:1106:2507:4512:1514:2116:4518:41
3006:1006:2407:4412:1514:2216:4718:43
3106:0806:2207:4212:1514:2416:4918:44

 

Harrow, United Kingdom

Qibla = 119 29 E (From True North)

Fajr is defined to be when the light in the sky first appears and spreads horizontally. The Quran tells us:

...and eat and drink until the white streak becomes manifest to you from the dark streak at the crack of dawn (2:187 (Ali Quli Qarai))

In our current living conditions, due to the large amount of light pollution in the cities, it is not possible to notice this effect. For this reason much work has gone into arriving at formulas to calculate the time when this light first appears in the sky. Until recently the best work on the prayer times were carried out by a Malaysian Astro Physicist, Dr Mohammad Ilyas, who made the suggestion, based on large amounts of research, that the time of Fajr should be when the sun is 16° below the horizon. As a cautionary measure, he also suggested taking Imsaak, the time when one should stop eating in order to begin the fast, when the sun is 18° below the horizon. This calculation coincided with numerous observations for Fajr time in locations close to the equator. Dr Ilyas also suggested that there was no reason not to use this calculation for locations further north or south as the reason for Fajr coinciding with the sun being 16° below the horizon should extend to all locations.

As further research has been carried out in countries further from the equator, evidence has been found showing this phenomenon of Fajr being at 16° does not hold. Some of the best research to date has just been completed by the OpenFajr Research group in Birmingham, where a specialised camera was set up to observe the time of Fajr on a daily basis for a period of a year. The research findings have shown that the angle of the sun below the horizon is not a fixed value for the duration of the year, the angle varies depending on the date. Using the data obtained from these images, the OpenFajr group have put together a timetable for the city of Birmingham.

SICM has decided to take the timetable that has been produced for Birmingham and convert that data to make it as close to the actual Fajr times for London as possible. As Birmingham is relatively close to London, it is unlikely for there to be a significant variation between the times. However to calculate the small variation that is present, the difference has been taken between the time for sunrise in Birmingham and London and this value has been subtracted from the OpenFajr group's Fajr time. A further cautionary value of 7 minutes has been subtracted from the time to produce a time for Imsaak and 7 minutes added to the time to produce a time for Fajr. This cautionary period should account for the small error margin present in transposing data from a different location as well as the small cautionary margins put in by the OpenFajr group themselves.

We give thanks to the great work done by the OpenFajr group and the other organisations working on this problem, praying that Allah is pleased with all of our work and forgives us all for our shortcomings.