Remember your Marhoomeen

The Holy Prophet says that the leader of the good doers on the day of Judgment is the one who did good to his parents after their death.

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June

Marhum Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei

Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei About this sound pronunction  AH-boo al KAH-sihm al HOO-EEE[needs IPA] (November 19, 1899 – August 8, 1992) was one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars (marja’), and the predecessor to Ali al-Sistani. He was the spiritual leader of much of the Shia world until his death in 1992. He was succeeded by Ali al-Sistani, his former student, whereby many of his followers became followers of Al Sistani and foundations previously headed by Khoei were handed to Al Sistani.

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February

Marhum Mulla Asgharali Jaffer

When Uganda’s Asian community was expelled by Idi Amin in 1972, 5000 Khoja Shia Muslims were among the arrivals in England. It was the beginning of the presence of the Khojas in the west.

Within four years, Mulla Asgharali Jaffer, who has died aged 62, had become the driving force in setting up the headquarters in London of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Muslim communities, of which he was the first president. The Khoja Shia exemplify the dynamic diversity of the Shia tradition, often seen in the west as simply

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January

Marhum Imam Khomeini

Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini was born on 24 September 1902 (20 Jamadi al-Akhir 1320), the anniversary of the birth of Hazrat Fatima, in the small town of Khomein, some 160 kilometres to the southwest of Qom. He was the child of a family with a long tradition of religious scholarship. His ancestors, descendants of Imam Mousa al-Kazim, the seventh Imam of the Ahl al-Bayt, had migrated towards the end of the eighteenth century from their original home in Neishapour (in Khorasan province of Iran) to the Lucknow region of northern India.

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