Khoja Shia ItnaAsheri Jamaat, Kampala has got an opportunity to host Ayatullah Allama Syed Muntazir Mehdi Rizvi for nine days during this blessed month of Shabaan.
Ayatullah Syed Muntazir Mehdi Rizvi commonly known as Allama Syed Muntazir Mehdi Rizvi is a Shia Mujtahid who was born near Allahabad, India and has been based in Iran for 38years for his own studies and research on various topic of Faqih.
He is a spiritual leader of Shia Ithna Asheri Faith and is Faqih (an expert in Shariah) and author of many books along with resala of his own.
He gained knowledge of Fiqh and Usool under multiple renowned Maraje such as: Ayatullah Syed Marashi Najafi, Ayatullah Sheikh Mohsin Haram Panayi, Ayatullah Sheikh Javad Tabrizi, Ayatullah Sheikh Fazel Lankarani, Ayatullah Sheikh Vahid Khurasani (whose darse kharij he attended for 30 years) and in Irfan and Philosophy by Ayatullah Jawad Ameli and Ayatullah Sheikh Hasan Zade Ameli. The ceremony of putting amamah on his head was done by Ayatullah Marashi Najafi in 1987. Also, he has Ijaza-e-ijtehad and Ijaza-e-rawayet. At present, he is Ustad-e-Howze (Professor) in Howze-e-Elmiyah e Qom and giving Dars-e-Kharij.
He has brought up many good and well-known students some of whom have gone on to become experts in their own fields as well as Vakil for some Marjae.
He has travelled all over the world to spread spiritual knowledge (teachings of Aale Muhammad (a.s)) as an orator.
While trying to make full use of the presence of Ayatullah within the community for a brief period, Kampala Jamaat has organized various programs ranging from Duas, Question & Answer Sessions, Majalis, Dars and Aamals for their members.
On the auspicious occasion of Wiladat of our Imam Mahdi (atfs) a special Jashn Program has also been arranged where Ayatullah shall be speaking on Imam Mahdi (atfs) and the children shall recite Qasidas.
Ayatullah shall also be visiting local Madressa which are being organized by Jamaat and will give speeches to inspire our young boys and girls.
Below are the programs which have been organized by KSIJ Kampala:
- Tuesday 15th March Evening – Dua’a Tawassul at Mosque
- Wednesday 16th March Evening – Aamal at Imambargah followed by Dars on Usool e Deen
- Thursday 17th March Evening – Aamal and Duas for Neem e Shabaan
- Saturday 19th March Afternoon – Visits to Jamaat Madressa
- Saturday 19th March Evening – Dars on Imam Mehdi (atfs)
Ayatullah shall inshaAllah depart from Kampala on 20th March.
Kampala Jamaat prays that its members can be enlighted with his presence and looks forward to hosting such important personalities of Shia ItnaAsheri Faith in future.
We further pray for Ayatullah’s health and may Allah (swt) bless him with more Taufeeq to spread the word of Aaale Muhammed (a.s) in this world, as well as look forward to gaining the most from his knowledge.