PHOTOS: Rally at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS

Azad Maidan, formerly known as Bombay Gymkhana Maidan, is the Mumbai equivalent of Tahrir Square in Cairo or Tianmen Square in Beijing. The name Azad means “Liberty” in Persian. Mahatma Gandhi addresses the largest ever political meeting at Azad Maidan in December 1931. The gathering of Dawoodi Bohra mumineen at Azad Maidan therefore holds immense significance and importance as a symbolic statement of resolve, that we believe Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS to be the rightful Dai ul Mutlaq and wish to boldly demonstrate our love and allegiance to the world.

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul MutlaqMembers of the Dawoodi Bohra community gathering at Azad Maidan in support of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, the 53rd Dai ul Mutlaq

Annular Solar Eclipse, May 10th 2013

This Solar eclipse will be visible in the Pacific, South East Asia, Indian Ocean and Australia/ New Zealand, Hawaii.

It is an ‘annular’ eclipse, one in which the Moon blocks out the Sun except for a ring of light around it.

UTC Timing of 10th May 2013 Solar Eclipse (UTC is GMT) :

Event UTC Time
First location to see partial eclipse begin 9 May, 21:25
First location to see full Eclipse begin 9 May, 22:31
Maximum Eclipse 10 May, 00:23
Last location to see full Eclipse end 10 May, 02:20
Last location to see partial Eclipse end 10 May, 03:25  

Australia Timings can be found here.

New Zealand, Indonesia, Malyasia and other places incl. Australia can be found here.

All Mumineen should abstain from eating and drinking during the eclipse and there should be no sexual intimacy in that night (or during the day of a solar eclipse). It is a time when one should pray, particularly namaaz, Quran and Dua. Leisure and frivolous pursuits should be avoided.
During an eclipse pregnant women in particular should be very careful. For example they should not handle metal objects – especially sharp ones. Nazrul Maqaam (as) and sadaqo should be offered.

Other directives with regards to things to abstain from during eclipses and other times of extreme natural events can be found in Busaheba’s Sahifa.
Gharan (eclipse) namaaz see Book 1 page 149.
For pregnancy see Book 3 page 21.

Table 10-1 Annular Solar eclipse 10 May 2013 timing for selected locations
Location

Start

Partial

h:m (am)

Start

Annular

h:m:s am

Annular

Duration

m:s

Maximum

Magnitude

Time of

Max.

h:m (am)

End

Partial

h:m (am)

Sun

Elev.

(at max)

Annular eclipse              
  Kowanyama

7:27

8:42:18

4m 30s

97%

10:19

26°

Pormpuraaw

7:27

8:42:52

3m 19s

96%

10:19

26°

Coen

7:27

8:45:35

2m 14s

95%

10:23

28°

Partial eclipse            
 

 

 

 

 

Cairns

7:28

88%

8:49

10:27

29°

Cooktown

7:28

93%

8:49

10:27

29°

Townsville

7:29

81%

8:49

10:27

29°

Rockhampton

7:34

65%

8:54

10:30

30°

Brisbane

7:41

52%

8:58

10:28

30°

Lunar Eclipse – April 25th 2013

This lunar eclipse will be visible in eastern Europe or Africa, central Asia or western Australia. At the instant of greatest eclipse the Moon will be at the zenith for an observer just east of Madagascar. Eastern parts of South America will experience moonrise with the eclipse already in progress, but none of the eclipse is visible from North America.

UTC Timing of 25th April 2013 Lunar Eclipse (UTC is GMT) :

Penumbral Eclipse Begins:  18:03:38 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins:    19:54:08 UT
Greatest Eclipse:          20:07:30 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends:      20:21:02 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends:    22:11:26 UT

Corresponding tiimings for India:
Partial Eclipse starts: 01.24
Partial Eclipse ends: 01.52

All Mumineen should abstain from eating and drinking during the partial eclipse phase and there should be no sexual intimacy in that night (or during the day of a solar eclipse). It is a time when one should pray, particularly namaaz, Quran and Dua. Leisure and frivolous pursuits should be avoided.
During an eclipse pregnant women in particular should be very careful. For example they should not handle metal objects – especially sharp ones. Nazrul Maqaam (as) and sadaqo should be offered.

Other directives with regards to things to abstain from during eclipses and other times of extreme natural events can be found in Busaheba’s Sahifa.
Gharan (eclipse) namaaz see Book 1 page 149.
For pregnancy see Book 3 page 21.

PHOTOS: Solar system installed in Ganje Shohada mazar in Ahmednagar

We have installed solar system in the mazaar of ‘Ganje Shohoda’ in Ahmednagar. After the shahadat of 32nd Dai Syedna Qutbuddin Shaheed (AQ), Aurangzaib and his officers imprisoned many mumineen in Ahmedabad and took them towards Deccan. Many of these mumineen ‘shaheed thai gaya’ and yahan dafan thaya che.

Hundreds of Mumineen visit here for ziyarat. Recently a nice faiz building was inaugurated here by Shahzada Qusai bhai Saheb Vajihuddin Saheb (DM) which has 18 rooms and jaman is also served to zuwaar. This location is six hours drive from Mumbai and zuwaar normaly stay here overnight on their way to ziyarat in Dongaam near Aurangabad.

Electricity is not available in the mazaar for many hours and it compels the use of a generator which is inconvinient and costly. Now after installing solar system here, inshallah lights will be available in the mazaar all the time, free of charge. We thank the following mumineen from the United States of America for donating this solar system here.

1, Munira bai Mulla Mohammed Ali Shakir from Houston
2, Mulla Abde Manaf bhai Akbari from San Francisco

We plan to install solar systems in the houses of hundreds of needy mumineen and if you wish to donate in this noble cause, please contact us at rabehasolar@gmail.com
Our website- www.rabehasolar.com

We thank Shaikh Abbas bhai Qamruddin Indorewla, the manager of mazaar in Ahmednagar for taking keen interest in the solar project and his assistance during the installation.

Abde Syedna (T.U.S)
Hatim Aliasger bhai saheb Shakir
Amil Saheb- San Francisco, U.S.A
President Rabeha Solar

Rabeha Solar was formed in the month of January 2012 by raza Mubarak of Aaliaqdr Maulayi Mufaddal bhai Saheb Saifuddin (T.U.S)

Photos provided courtesy of Rabeha Solar