New York, July 19, 2020 – An online meeting was organized on Saturday, July 11, 2020 to discuss the future plans of the Shia Islamic centers located around the northeastern seaboard and what these centers are contemplating with respect to the upcoming months of Muharram and Safar.
Following are the highlights of the meeting:
- The centers will conduct the Moharram commemorations while fully conforming with local, state and federal laws and recognize that doing so is also our duty as per Sharia.
- Majority of the centers are planning to conduct their programs with physical audience limited only to a minimum number of people allowed by local laws and necessary to organize and broadcast such events.
- The centers will attempt to conduct the programs within the physical confines of their facilities, to preserve the vitality and sanctity of these institutions for the community.
- The centers will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves, with the ultimate goal of reopening our facilities but doing so with regard to guidelines from the Marjaiyyah as well as from local, state and federal authorities.
A video recording of this meeting can be viewed in an unlisted video here: https://youtu.be/wgEIbsNWI-4
Following individuals – listed alphabetically (A-Z) according to last name – were present:
Respected Brother Hasan Ali SIJNY Husssaini Hicksville, NY
Respected Brother Sultan Karam Ali Mehfil-e-ShahahayKhorasan, NJ
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sheikh Fadhel Al-Sahlani Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sheikh Mann Al-Sahlani Al-Ghadeer, NJ
Respected Brother Sarfaraz Haider Jafaria Center, CT
Respected Brother Shabeh Hayder Mehfil-e-ShahahayKhorasan, NJ
Respected Brother Dr. Aftab Husain Muslim Foundation MFI, NJ
Respected Brother Dr. Imdad Imam Al Fatema Islamic, Albany, NY
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sheikh Islami Imam Ali Islamic Center
Respected Brother Dr. Askari Jafri Jafaria center, CT
Respected Brother Dr. Moosa Jafri Batul Waliul Asr, NJ
Respected Brother Turab Jafri Al Fatema Islamic, Albany, NY
Respected Brother Mohamad Khako Khoja Jamaat, PA
Respected Brother Eshtesham Naqvi Zainabia, NJ
Respected Brother Nayyar Naqvi Jafaria Center, CT
Respected Brother Sarfaraz Naqvi Asthana Zahra, NJ
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Syed Rayhan
Respected Brother Syed Ismail Razvi Imam Al khoei Islamic, NY
Respected Brother Dr. Manzoor Rizvi Pyame Aman
Respected Brother Rizwan Rizvi Imam Al Khoei Islamic, NY
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Syed Rizwan Rizvi
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Syed Tilmizul Hasnain Rizvi
Respected Brother Dr. Asad Sadiq Baitul Qaim, NJ
Recpected Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sheikh Kadhem Sadiq Islamic center of Brooklyn
Respected Brother Dr. Parvez Shah Idara-e-Jafaria, DC
Respected Brother Mawlana Rohullah Wahidi Muhamadia Islamic center