LONDON PRAYER TIME DAWN: 06:02 SUNRISE: 07:35 ZOHR:: 12:45 MAGHRIB: 18:10
Statement of the Representatives of the eminent Maraja and the heads of the Shiite centres of England regarding the Arbaeen 1442 procession
In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
The Prophet of Islam (Pbuh) said: “Indeed Hussain a.s. is a fervent passion in the hearts of momineen that can never die down”
We owe a debt of gratitude and sincere appreciation to all the mourners and lovers of Imam Hussain a.s who conducted the majalis to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain a.s and his loyal companions during the first ten days of Muharram.
We pray and hope that Allah and Masoomeen a.s especially Imam Zaman a.s (May Allah hasten his reappearance) accepts these mourning ceremonies.
Once again, the eagerly anticipated and a historic day has come for the Shias of Ahlul Bayt to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain a.s. and his altruistic companions and show their extreme love and sincerity towards them by solemnly organizing the event of Arbaeen procession.
On the other hand, the stringent measures are put in place against the impending second wave of the contagious corona virus, which makes it compulsory for the organizers of the Arbaeen procession to follow all the precautionary steps and protocols.
We therefore ask the organizers of the Arbaeen procession to follow the guidelines as stated below to preserve and safeguard the health and lives of the momineen:
• All momineen should try to follow the laws related to prevent the spread of this disease at all cost.
• Wearing the mask and observing social distancing must be taken seriously as advised by the doctors and medical specialists.
• Cyber space should be the prime location of conducting Arbaeen e Hussaini programs and ceremonies mirroring the online Muharram ceremonies during the first ten days.
• Officials of all Islamic centres, mosques and Husseiniyahs are therefore advised to be meticulous in their selection of speakers they invite, which must be undertaken after consultations with the scholars, only qualified and competent speakers should be welcomed, who with their knowledge and deep insight can help raise the level of religious awareness of the momineen, thereby preventing any unpleasant and unfavourable event from happening.
We pray to Allah to grant us the sincerity and the sagacity required to conduct the de facto Azadari of Imam Hussain a.s.