“Know that whatever of a thing you acquire, a fifth of it is for Allah, for the Messenger, for the near relative, and the orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer.”- Qur’an 8:41
To the respected believers of North America, peace be upon you.
On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the event of Eid al-Mubahala in the central New Jersey city of Somerset, Masjid-e Ali received khums*** authorization (ijaza) from the office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sistani.
MFI resident scholar at Masjid-e Ali, Mawlana Sayyid Rizwan Rizvi obtained khums authorization from His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sistani in order to raise more funds to repay the loan that they had obtained for their building.
When consent was given from Najaf, Sayyid M. B. Kashmiri visited Masjid-e Ali and personally delivered the letter of authorization to Sayyid Rizvi in a special event coinciding with the occasion of Eid al-Mubahala. Standing beside them at the ceremony to receive the ijaza were Chairman Dr. Asad Sadiq and Vice Chairman Dr. Aftab Hussein.
Sayyid Kashmiri also gave a speech and spoke about the Event of Mubahala, emphasizing upon the importance of knowledge, different methods of dealing with non-Muslims and how we can better assist our Islamic centers.