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Salam Alaykum
Our condolences to the Imam of our Time, our grand Maraji' Taqlid and all of the believers as we begin to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, and his noble family and companions.The programs will be held at the IHS Centre (81 Hollinger Crescent, Kitchener, ON, N2K 2Y8) beginning on Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Our speaker for this year is Hujjatul Islam Shaykh Husayn el-Mekki - please see the attachment for his biography and other details.Anyone wishing to recite Quran, Marthiya (in ANY LANGUAGE) , Nawha (in ANY LANGUAGE) or Ziyarat Ashura nightly are requested to contact Br. Sayyid Taha or Br. Mohammed Abbas Hyder.Anyone wishing to sponsor tabarruk or food for any of the nights of Muharram can contact Sr. Jalila Mohammed. There will be children's classes during the main program as follows:
1. Children aged 4 to 7 yrs - in the kitchen on the Ladies' side - classes to be conducted by Sr. Neloofer Frahmand and Sr. Manija Frahmand
2. Children aged 8 to 12 yrs - in the library on the Mens' side - classes to be conducted by Sr. Zainab Amiri and Sr. Alina AmiriChildren aged 13+ will be requested to stay in the main hall for the program.Friday Salat al-Jumu'ah will be led by Shaykh Husayn el-Mekki beginning at 1:10 PM.On Friday October 16th, following the program, we will have a special Q&A session with Shaykh Husayn for the
ENTIRE COMMUNITY - young and old - brothers, sisters, and children are all welcome to stay.On Saturday October 17th, there will be a special youth event FOLLOWING OUR PROGRAM organized by the Masumeen Youth Committee to be held at theMasumeen Islamic Centre in Brampton, ON - please see attachment for further details.

DONATIONS for Muharram/Safar and for general running of YOUR community are open and we humbly request everyone to generously donate towards this cause. For the brothers' side, please contact Br. Sultan Hudda on the brothers' side, and on the sisters' side, please contact Sr. Jalila Mohammed.
MEMBERSHIP  forms can also be picked up on either side - please fill in and submit with payment to Br. Sultan Hudda on the brothers' side and on the sisters' side, please contact Sr. Jalila Mohammed.
COMMUNITY DIRECTORY is also now available! All community members who had contributed towards our membership fund will receive *1* complimentary copy of the directory. Anyone wishing to purchase additional copies or purchase their own copy are requested to give a nominal $5.00 donation to cover printing costs. Please see Br. Sultan Hudda on the brothers' side and on the sisters' side, please contact Sr. Jalila Mohammed.
FOR PARKING  we request you to follow our volunteers' instructions and ensure that you leave the LAST TWO PARKING SPOTS at the end of the parking lot (near to the garbage cans) EMPTY - both on the IHS parking lot and the neighbors - this will allow people to drop off family and the make their way out of the lots.
ANY STUDENTS NEEDING RIDES to the centre for Muharram are requested to get in contact with Br. Maysum Panju at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as the coordinator for this service. If any of our community members have extra space in their vehicle and can assist with picking and dropping students off, please contact Br. Maysum.

Any updates or changes to the program will be communicated via email.Thank you very much and may Allah reward you for your efforts.
Islamic Shia Jama'at of Waterloo-Wellington EC


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The Islamic Humanitarian Service drop-in centre is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer a fully-stocked Islamic book store, Library and area for offering daily prayers - including the only centre in the KW Region which offers Salaatul Jumu'ah [Friday prayer service]. To book visits or if you require a speaker for your public school or event, please contact us. For off-time visitation to purchase books, browse through our library or other assistance, contact the Staff Secretary:

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