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Sister Siddika Dossa receives accolades for memorizing Ziyarat-e-Ashura

Ziyarat-e-Ashura is one of the most prominent Ziyarats that has been brought down generations to us. This Ziyarat is a gift from Allah (s.w.t.) sent via Jibrael (a.s.) to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and thereafter given to Ameer-ul-Mo’mineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and was then inherited by the following A’immah (a.s.) until it was narrated to Safwan by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.). [Biharul Anwar, Vol 98, Pg. 300]

With its divine origin, the recitation of this Ziyarat brings about miraculous effects in the individual’s life. It has been encouraged by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) to recite this Ziyarat regularly and benefit in manifold from its recitation including acceptance of deeds, fulfillment of requests, immunization from the fire of hell, elevation of stature on the day of Judgment, and enjoy nothing less than paradise.

During the early nights of Muharram Ashra-e-Azaa at Al-Mawaddat Centre, visiting Mawlana Munawar Abbas Kumaili invited all the youth to memorise Ziyarat-e-Ashura and gave them ten days to do so. Those who would successfully memorise would receive a cash prize and certificate in their honour.

On the eve of 15 Muharram 1434 (29 November 2012), two female students presented their recitations orally to Mawlana. Sister Siddika Dossa of Daresalaam, Tanzania successfully recited the Ziyarat by heart and received Indian Rupees 1,000.00 from Mawlana and an additional Ringgit Malaysia 60.00 (equivalent to Indian Rupees 1,000.00) from the family of Fazal Abbas Botaj.

Siddika - Ziyarat Ashura award

Sister Siddika (right) presented with the cash prize and certificate by resident Mulyani Syeda Fatima Abbas Rizvi (centre) as Aunty Saida Hussein Kassam, Co-Convenor of Al-Mawaddat Centre looks on.

The second participant managed to recite half of the Ziyarat by heart and was encouraged to keep up the effort to memorise the remaining half. Mawlana Munawar Abbas thereafter encouraged all the other youth to put an effort and memorise the Ziyarat by the Arba’een of Imam Husayn (‘a) this year.

Al-Mawaddat Centre congratulates Sister Siddika for this achievement and encourages all the youth to memorise or at least make the effort to recite this Ziyarat on a regular basis.

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