Imam al-Asr Masjid
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
With the Name of God, the Kind, the Merciful

Muharram Majalis Programs

Assalam Alaykum,

Imam al-Asr Masjid will hold daily majlis programs for the first ten days of Muharram. Please join us to honor and commemorate the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (as) and the martyrs of Karbala.
The English program will begin at 7 PM sharp with Ziyarat Ashura and will conclude before Maghrib and Isha prayers.
The Urdu program will begin immediately after Maghrib and Isha prayers.


Friday, July 29 to Sunday, August 7

Our Speakers

The English Majlis will be addressed by the respected scholar Sayyid Shaan Rizvi. Sayyid Shaan graduated with distinction from the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary in Chicago, before proceeding to Qum, Iran for advanced studies. Sayyid Shaan is also a graduate of Cornell Law School and is a licensed attorney.
The Urdu Majlis will be addressed by the respected scholar Sayyid Raza Rizvi. Sayyid Raza is a graduate of the eminent seminary of Qum, Iran, where he specialized in Qur'anic Studies. Sayyid Raza has taught courses on the Qur'an and Islamic studies for both a specialized and general audience in Iran, Pakistan, and the United States.


7 PM English Majlis
8:35 PM   Maghrib and Isha Prayers
9 PM Urdu Majlis

If you would like to help sponsor a majlis, email at or contact
  • Sr. Khurshid Hassan (703) 569-2761
  • Sr. Nerjis Fatima (703) 346-4017
  • Sr. Kalsoom Akhter (703) 981-8865
  • Sr. Attiya Mohsin (703) 939-2675
Family Majalis Schedule & Sponsors

Ladies Majalis

Date Saturday, July 30 @ 5 pm
Speaker Sr. Khurshid Hassan
Sponsor Sr. Azra Zaidi  
Date Sunday, July 31 @ 5 pm
Speaker Sr. Khurshid Hassan
Sponsor Sr. Sobia Gilani
Date Saturday, August 6 @ 5 pm
Speaker Sr. Shehnaz Ali
Sponsor Sr. Talat Ali
Ladies Majalis Schedule & Sponsors

Imam al-Asr Masjid Online Platforms

All Imam al-Asr Masjid programs can be watched online at our following platforms.

Program Sponsorship

All programs at Imam al-Asr Majid (Shahe Najaf Islamic Center) are held with your support. We encourage all community members to help sponsor the speakers in addition to food sponsorship to serve the guests of Abu Abdillah Husayn (as).  You can pay online using PayPal or contact Imam al-Asr Masjid for more information via email

General Announcements

We request all participants to follow the guidelines below: 
  • Please be on time. The programs will begin exactly on scheduled time.
  • Keep your cell phone off or on silent during Majlis.
  • All reciters are REQUIRED to pre-register with the moderator. Late comers may not be able to recite if other reciters have already signed up.
  • Children should be with their parents at all times. Children are not allowed outside unsupervised in the parking lot or around the building due to safety and security reasons.
  • Please volunteer to help with cleaning the center after each program. This noble task is currently being done by volunteers, similar to other operations at the center. Please email us if you would like to discuss volunteer opportunities.
  • Proper Islamic attire is required at all times on the center premises. This applies both to men and women.
Everyone is requested to attend and new members are welcome to join.

Jazakum Allah Khairan - جزاكم اللهُ خيرًا

Important COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

  • We recommend only vaccinated community members to join the in-person programs. If you are unvaccinated or not feeling well, please attend program virtually.
  • The elderly and those with underlying health concerns are strongly recommended to attend the services virtually.
  • Adhere to CDC COVID-19 prevention guidelines at all times.
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