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Eid-E-Shuja (Eid-E-Zahra). Twelver Shi’a Muslim ritual festival marking the end of the two-month mourning period (azadari) after the events of the 680 CE (61 AH) Karbala massacre. Today, 9 Rabi’ al-Awwal (رَبِيع ٱلْأَوَّل‎), the third month in the Islamic lunar calendar, which means the first month or beginning of spring from its position in the pre-Islamic Arabian calendar ends the seventy-day period commemorating the martyrdom of no less than six infallibles and other personalities and it is now possible to remove the black from places of worship and bodies and go forth to implement the lessons learned during that time. The leadership of the living Imam al-Hujjat ibn Hassan al-Askari (may Allah hasten his return) is celebrated, as the Twelfth Imam will revenge the blood spilled at Karbala. Through the justice of the Imam, that day will truly be marked as the feast day (Eid) for Fatima al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet, and all her true followers. Ayatullah Ruhullah Musawi al-Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution declared the week between 9 and 17 Rabi’ al-Awwal as Usboo al-Wahda, the week of unity amongst Muslims, and adherents all over the world are urged to gather to celebrate. Hence, 9 Rabi’ al-Awwal is the day of glory, honour, dignity and blessings of the Imam, the great Eid day Eid-E-Shuja. The Pledge (Dua al-Ahd) every morning is: “O’ Allah, truly I renew on the dawn of this day and all the days of the remainder of my life my pledge, covenant and allegiance to Him, as my obligation, which I shall neither contravene, nor neglect. O’ Allah include me among His helpers fulfilling his wishes and commands, His defenders, the fore-runners to carry out His intentions and those to be martyred in His presence. O’ Allah, make Him the refuge for Your oppressed servants; a helper for Him who has no other helper besides You; the reviver of the commandments of Your book which have been neglected; the strengthener of the sciences in Your religion, and the traditions of Your Prophet. May Allah’s blessing be upon Him and his progeny.” On 9 Rabi’ al-Awwal, highly recommended are: the wearing of new clothes; applying perfume; and holding gatherings to praise Allah (Glory to Him, the Exalted), His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Ahlul Bayt ‘People of the House (peace be upon them). Image: youtube.com.

Prayer We pray to Allah, Glory to Him, the Exalted (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) to keep us firm on His path, and to always protect us from negligence in discharging our duties towards Him and our living Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. May Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) hasten His return, and include us with Him as helpers and companions. May Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) hasten His return. Elahi Ameen

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Heilige Hedwig von Andechs (St Hedwig of Silesia, Hedwig of Andechs¸ Święta Jadwiga Śląska, Hedvigis) (1174-1243). Feast Day for the Thirteenth-Century widow, a member of the Bavarian comital House of Andechs, daughter of Count Berthold IV of Andechs, Margrave of Carniola. At twelve, she married Henry I the Bearded, who struggled with his Piast cousins and was the first of the Silesian Piast descendants of Władysław II the Exile to manage to rule over Silesia and the Seniorate Province in accord with the 1138 Testament of Bolesław III Krzywousty. Hedwig was Duchess of Silesia and of Greater Poland and High Duchess consort of Poland. Her youngest sister Matilda (Mechtild) became abbess at the Benedictine Abbey of Kitzingen in Franconia, where Hedwig had received her education. Hedwig’s brother was Bishop Ekbert of Bamberg, Count of Andechs-Meranien. Another brother was Berthold, Archbishop of Kalocsa and Patriarch of Aquileia. Through her sister Gertrude, Hedwig was the aunt of Elizabeth of Hungary. She was great in war and descended from Teutonic Knights. Hedwig died at the 1203 Trzebnica Abbey, a convent for Cistercian nuns north of Wrocław, Silesia on 15 October 1243. Venerated in Roman Catholic Church. Feast Day in Canada 20 October. Major shrines in Andechs Abbey, Upper Bavaria and St Hedwig’s Cathedral, Berlin. Patron of Andechs Abbey, Brandenburg, Berlin, Kraków, Poland, Silesia and its capital Wrocław, Trzebnica, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Görlitz and orphans. Image: commons.wikimedia.org.

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Sainte Marguerite-Marie Alacoque (St Margaret Mary Alacoque VHM) (1647-90). Feast Day for Burgundian French Roman Catholic Visitation nun and mystic who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. From childhood, she showed intense love for the Blessed Sacrament and preferred silence and prayer to childhood play. After her First Communion at 9, she practised severe corporal mortification in secret, until rheumatic fever confined her to her bed for four years. She made a vow to the Blessed Virgin to consecrate herself to religious life and was instantly restored to perfect health. In recognition, she added Mary to her name of Margaret. She had visions of Jesus Christ, which she thought were a normal part of human experience, and continued to practice austerity. At 17, hoping to find a husband and believing her childhood vow no longer binding, she accompanied her brothers to social events, dances and balls. One night, after returning home from a Carnival ball, she experienced a vision of Christ, scourged and bloody. He reproached her for her forgetfulness of Him but reassured her by demonstrating that His heart was filled with love for her because of the childhood promise she had made to His Blessed Mother. She determined to fulfil her vow and at 23 entered the Visitation Convent at Paray-le-Monial in Saône-et-Loire, France to become a nun. She was humble, simple and frank, above all kind and patient, but she was assigned to the infirmary and was not very skilful at her tasks. In the monastery, she received several private revelations of the Sacred Heart, the first at 26 and the final one 18 months later. The visions revealed to her the form of the devotion by receiving Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month, the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and Eucharistic adoration during a Thursday night Holy Hour, meditating on Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. The Holy Hour practice later became widespread among Catholics. On the Feast of St John, Margaret Mary claimed that Jesus had permitted her to rest her head upon His heart and then disclosed to her the wonders of His love, telling her that He desired to make them known to all mankind and that He had chosen her to spread the treasures of His goodness. She was elected assistant to the Superior and later became Novice Mistress and saw the monastery observe the Feast of the Sacred Heart privately from 1686, a chapel being built at Paray-le-Monial 2 years later to honour the Sacred Heart. Margaret Mary died on 17 October 1690 at Paray-le-Monial and the devotion to the Sacred Heart was then fostered by the Jesuits and the subject of controversies within the Catholic Church. When Margaret Mary’s tomb was opened in 1830, two instantaneous cures were recorded to have taken place. Her incorrupt body rests above the side altar in the Chapel of the Apparitions, located at the Visitation Monastery at Paray-le-Monial, and many striking blessings have been claimed by pilgrims attracted there from all parts of the world. Mariologists refer to Margaret Mary Alacoque as living proof of how Marian devotion is linked to Christology and the adoration of Jesus Christ. Major shrine Monastery of the Visitation, Paray-le-Monial. On the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia there are two annual flower festivals supported by two Societies, each Society having a patron saint on whose feast day a grande fête is celebrated. For the Roses it is the feast of St Rose of Lima on 30 August, and for the Marguerites it is that of St Margaret Mary Alacoque on 17 October, which is also her Feast Day in the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, as is 20 October in Canada. In popular culture, James Joyce’s short story Eveline in his book Dubliners has a coloured print of the promises made to Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque mentioned as part of the decorations of an Irish home at the turn of the Twentieth Century, testifying to his fine eye for the details of Irish Catholic piety. Venerated in Roman Catholic Church. Patron of those suffering from polio, devotees of the Sacred Heart, loss of parents. Image: amazon.com.