During the last six months of 2022, the Ladies Managing Committee (LMC) organized numerous activities and programs to inspire young girls and women to greater social, academic and spiritual heights. During the holy month of Muharram, our Guest Zakira Anjum Muqaddam presented morning and evening Majalises for the 12 days on a range of interesting topics. The summaries of her Majalises were screened and also posted on the official Instagram account @ksijdar and posted on the website – www.ksijdar.org.
Chai and Why?
The LMC organized a Chai and Why event on the 6th of August at the Tabligh Auditorium where Zakira Anjum Muqaddam took questions from the audience on a whole range of different topics. The event was successful in sharing and responding to pertinent issues and questions that affect us in today’s time. The event had a turn out of nearly 100 young girls and ladies.
This event was held at Mehfile Asghary on the 7th of August where the Iranian Ambassador’s wife attended as the Guest of Honor. Our young girls presented skits, talks and conducted recitations. In this event, the mothers pledged to continue nurturing and upbringing our next generation in the name of Imam Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī (AJTFS).
Volunteers Appreciation Program
The LMC organized a appreciation programme on the 11th of August for nearly 300 volunteers who have committed their time and efforts towards the majalis of Aba ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḥusayn during the Holy Month of Muharram. The true reward lies with Allah (SWT) and we pray for their tawfeeqat and of their families for this service is a great sacrifice. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Zakira Anjum Muqaddam.
An informative series for young girls and ladies were organized over two series. The first program focused on young girls on topics regarding peer pressure and family expectations was attended by nearly 70 young girls between the ages of 13 – 25 years. The second program focused on Parent-Child and Family Relationships for girls above the age of 21 and this attracted nearly 60 participants. The moderator for the events were Zakira Najia from Qum and the facilitators Dr. Zohraida Karim and Dr. Shaina Yusuf. More such events will be organized during the course of the year to respond and address the real challenges faced by young girls and ladies.
An inter-faith program was organized on the 27th of September to spread the message of Islam. This event invited participants from faiths such as the Ahle Sunnah, the Khoja Ismaili and the Hindu communities. The message of the religion of Islam and the message of Hasanain was conveyed through prose and poetry. The event was a success and promoted sisterhood and unity with nearly 600 participants across all communities.
On the 6th of October, Eid-e-Zahra was celebrated through Mushaira with an insightful talk by Sis. Zeeshan Karim.
Milad un Nabi
On 14th of October, Milad un Nabi was celebrated through a Family Fun Fair Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. where a total of 500 people attended. There were games that were organized by Mehfile Asghary for children and various other activities such as a Cake Competition, Buzzer Round Quiz and a Skit on Imam Jaffar as Sadiq’s teachings. Participants were awarded gifts and enjoyed a fun-filled day.