Death Announcement – Marhoom Al-Hajj Mir Ahmad Farid Talebi

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marhoom Al-Hajj Mir Ahmad Farid Talebi. The Marhoom will be laid to rest on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020.

On behalf of the Imam Ali Masjid community, we would like to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of the Marhoom. InshaAllah, upon the clearance of the social distancing and stay at home orders, arrangements to pay respects to the bereaved family will be announced.

All are requested to remember the Marhoom with the recitation of Surah al Fatiha and Salat al Wahsha tonight.


Salat al Wahsha is recommended that on the first night of burial, after Isha prayer. The method of performing this prayer is as follows: In the first rakʿah after reciting Sūrat al-Ḥamd, Āyat al-Kursī  is recited once; and in the second rakʿah after reciting Sūrat al-Ḥamd, Sūrat al-Qadr is recited ten times; and after the salām of the prayer, the following is said:

___اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَ ابْعَثْ ثَـوَابَها إِلَىٰ قَـبْرِ

allāhumma ṣalli ʿalā muḥammadiw wa āli muḥammad, wab ʿath thawābahā ilā qabri ____

Oh, Allah! Bless Muḥammad and the progeny of Muḥammad, and send the reward of this prayer to the grave of ____.

In the blank space, one should say the name of the deceased person.

Celebration for the birth of Imam Mahdi (ajtf)

Join us live on Friday, April 10th at 8:15pm EST to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (ajtf) with poetry by Brother Nouri Sardar, and lecture by Sayed Mahdi Qazwini, followed by more presentations, games, and prizes.

The event will be live on Zoom and YouTube:

Meeting ID: 363 336 707
Password: 12


Temporary Suspension of All Masjid Programs

Asalaamu Alaykom,

In the best interest of our community at this time, we will be suspending all programs at the masjid due to the current virus outbreak. The following are changes to the regular programming:

Sunday School: Students will be contacted by their teachers to continue their lessons online until further notice.

Dua Kumayl Program: The Thursday night dua kumayl program will be live streamed at 8pm on Thursday until further notice.

Also, in these challenging times, we ask all brothers and sisters to remain vigilant and increase the supplications to ease the hardships upon humanity. It is recommended to recite Ziyarat Ashura and Ayat al Kursi daily for protection from evils and illnesses.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and request you to please continue to exercise precaution in your day to day activities.

Additional Information

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses. These include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand rub or soap and water, this will kill the virus if it is on your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • Try to maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Please keep us and all people around the world in your prayers during this time. May Allah bless you all.