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To all believers, may you be protected by God Almighty,

Periodically we receive two of the same questions regarding the timings of prayer: one regarding how to establish the time of Imsak (abstaining from food) and the Fajr (morning) prayer, and the other regarding which of the many apps available for smartphones is the most accurate and dependable. The differences among the times given by these apps have caused disagreements among believers, particularly at critical times such as congregation prayers or Iftar in the holy month of Ramadan, amongst other examples.

We first would like to inform the believers that the offices and representatives of the Supreme Religious Authority usually use the time table provided by the “Leva Research Institute”, which is available on many smartphone apps. However, it should be noted, that establishing the correct times of prayers way is the responsibility of the individuals themselves, as they should attain the “knowledge” or, at the very least, the “certainty” that the time for prayer has come, before they start their prayers.

That being said, because of the disagreement among experts and the various calculations, the supreme religious authority, Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, may God prolong his life, says the following regarding the time of the Fajr prayer:

  • As an obligatory precaution, a person who is not certain that the time indicated on the table is correct MUST postpone the Fajr prayer by 10-15 minutes after that time.
  • As a recommended precaution, a person who is certain that the time indicated on the table is correct SHOULD postpone the Fajr prayer by 10-15 minutes after that time.

In addition, the time of Imsak is the same as the time of the Fajr prayer. There is no difference between the two times. However, in order to ensure the validity and correctness of their fasting, believers should refrain from eating and drinking for a short period of time before the time of the Fajr prayer and busy themselves with reciting the Qur’an or supplications until they are certain that the time of the Fajr prayer has come.

We ask God, the Glorified, to accept your worship and submission. May you have a blissful month of Ramadan.

Thanks to I.M.A.M. for preparing this message.

Please find below the portable document format (PDF) and image (PNG) versions of the timetable.

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Prayer times for the current month, please check the following informations according to the jurisprudence of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani may Allah protect him, regarding the Fajr (Dawn) prayer times:
  • As an obligatory precaution, a person who is not certain that the time indicated on the table is correct MUST postpone the Fajr prayer by 10-15 minutes after that time.
  • As a recommended precaution, a person who is certain that the time indicated on the table is correct SHOULD postpone the Fajr prayer by 10-15 minutes after that time.
The given Imsak timings have been calculated by precaution 15 minutes before the calculated Fajr times, it is better for the believers to make good use of the waiting time before completing their Fajr Prayers by reading the Holy Quran, the Supplications of the Holy month of Ramadhan, and fulfilling the Night Prayers.

 

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris present its warmest congratulations to the Imam of Our Time -mAhha-, as well as our Great Scholars, the Islamic Community, and the entire Humanity, for the joyful remembrance of the birth of the Pure Moons of Shaaban, Imam al-Husayn al-Shahid, AbulFadhl al-Abbas, Imam Ali al-Sajjad -pbut-.

The IKCA is honored to invite you for the celebrations which will take place on Thursday May 12, 2016 and will start at 19:30.

Birth Imams al-Husayn al-Shahid, Ali al-Sajjad and Abul Fadhl al-Abbas -pbut-

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris present its condolences to the Imam of Our Time -mAhha-, as well as our Great Scholars, the Islamic Community, and the entire Humanity, for the sad event of the martyrdom of the Gate of Wishes, Imam Musa ibn Jaafar al-Kadhim -pbuh-.

The IKCA is honored to invite you for the mourning which will take place on Wednesday May 4, 2016 and will start at 19:30.

Martyrdom Imam al-Kadhim -pbuh-

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris present its warmest congratulations to the Imam of Our Time -mAhha-, as well as our Great Scholars, the Islamic Community, and the entire Humanity, for the happy anniversary of the birth of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali al-Murtadha ibn Abi Talib -pbuh-.

The IKCA is honored to invite you for the celebrations which will take place on Thursday April 21, 2016 and will start at 19:00. Shaikh Esmail al-Khaliq will present the main lecture, and Sayyid Yusef al-Hilu will recite the poems and praises for this event.

Birth Imam Ali al-Murtadha -pbuh-

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris present its warmest congratulations to the Imam of Our Time -mAhha-, as well as our Great Scholars, the Islamic Community, and the entire Humanity, for the happy anniversary of the birth of the Mistress of the Women, Lady Fatima al-Zahra -pbuh-.

The IKCA is honored to welcome several scholars for these celebrations.

The celebrations program will be on Monday March 28, 2016 and will start at 13:30, will be as following

  • 13:30 Hadith al-Kisaa
  • 14:00 Dhuhr and Asr Congregational Prayer
  • 14:30 Quran Recitation
  • 14:40 Opening Word
  • 14:50 Main Speech
  • 15:15 Anasheed (Islamic Celebratory Songs) in French Language
  • 15:25 Guidance for Workshops
  • 15:50 Anasheed (Islamic Celebratory Songs) in Arabic Language
  • 16:10 Sweet Break / Tea Time
  • 16:30 Workshops
  • 17:30 Al-Zahra's -pbuh- contest
  • 18:00 Anasheed (Islamic Celebratory Songs) in Persian Language
  • 18:15 Workshops Report
  • 18:30 Closing Word
  • 18:45 Dinner Meal

The Program involve workshops to which we invite you to participate. The workshops will be around the following subjects:

  • Sisters Workshop
  • Youth Workshop
  • Ashura Workshop

Birth Lady al-Zahra -pbuh-

Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris strongly condemns the tragic terrorist attacks which aimed at destabilizing the country, killing innocents and spreading terror.

The actions of the terrorists do not represent any religion, culture, or belief; On the contrary, it represents the ignorance and extremism that has, throughout history, plagued different places and different eras.  As Shia Mulims, we know very well the disastrous effects of this evil mentality in Iraq and in other countries.  Sadly, today we witnessed it in our beloved France.

The first and foremost victims of this terrorism are the shia muslims, as they were killed for no reason other than their religious convictions. Even the moderate sunni muslims have not been spared from the criminal hands.

We announce from our association (which was and still is at the service of humanity, with its ethnic diversity) that we share your pain and sadness, and mourn with you on these difficult days.  We ask the Lord Allah Almighty to grant patience to the victims' families, as well as grant victory to any action taken against terror and oppression.

By His Name The Most High

Praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon Mohammad and his Pure Household

Hussein is the Lantern of Guidance and the Ark of Salvation.

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association of Paris present its condolences to the Imam of Our Time -mAhha-, as well as our Great Scholars, the Islamic Community, and the entire Humanity, for the tragedic events of the martyrdom of the Master of the Martyrs, the Leader of the Free, the Father of Abdullah, Imam Hussein ibn Ali -pbuh-.

You are invited to commemorate this event and assist to the conferences and elegies on the evenings starting as of Wesnesday October 14, 2015, till Ashura, which will be on Saturday October 24, 2015.

The program will start on these days as of around 7:30pm with the congregational prayers of Maghrib and Ishaa and will be led by his Eminence Sayyid Zoher Abdul-Muttalib for these nights.

By His Name The Most High

 

The Imam al-Khoei Cultural Association congratulates the Imam of our Era may Allah hasten his appearance, our Great Scholars, and the entire Islamic Community for the celebration of the completion of the religion and official nomination of Imam Ali -pbuh- as the Guardian of the Islamic community, on the event of Eid al-Ghadir (Ghadir Day) 1436 AH. It invites you to celebrate this event on Saturday 03 October 2015 starting from 19:30. The program will include the following:

  • Quran lecture
  • Congregational Prayers
  • Activities / Contests for Kids
  • Poetry and Anashid
  • Conferences in Arabic and French
  • Dinner in honor of this honorable event

Ghadir Day