Children Reciting Nohas At Idara e Jafaria, Maryland

Younger Generation Reciting Nohas


idarae Jafaria Maryland

FZP’s Annual Membership Plan

Membership Plan Members 2020

Assalam O Alaikum,

FZP’s Annual Membership Plan Members 2020

Entry Slot Name
26 Abbas Lakhani, Maryland
36 Abid Khoyee, Michigan
33 Afsar Peerbhoy, California
13 Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI)
79 Alireza Mukhi (MD)
58 Ali Rizvi Sachey
11 Altaf Lakhani, Maryland
49 Asad Hussain (NY)
121 Asghar Kirmani, Maryland
104 Ashfaq Talajawala, (MD)
129 Ashfaq Talajawala, Maryland
71 Dr. Akhtar Naqvi (MD)
83 Dr. Hasan Kassamali, Maryland
70 Erum Mirza (Wash DC)
24 Faizan Naqvi, Maryland
68 Farzad Moosvi (MD)
37 Feroz Merchant, CA
38 Feroz Merchant, CA
82 Habib Syed, Washington DC
14 Haji MH Rehmatullah (TX)
113 Hasan Peerbhoy (CA) Student
2 Hasan Zaidi, (MD)
4 Hassan Zaidi, Maryland
76 Hejab Imteyaz, Washington DC
51 Hyderali Lakhani (MD)
12 Hyderali Lakhani, Maryland
18 Irfan Sabir (TX)
66 Jawad A Mir, Maryland
123 Jon Kirmani, Maryland
75 Kaiser Saifuddin
10 Kassamali Lakhani, Maryland
138 Khalid Rizvi, Maryland
48 Kumail Raza (PA) Student
131 Mir Basharath Razvi, Maryland
3 Mohammed Sabir (MD)
96 Mohammed Sabir, Maryland
1 Molana Sakhawat Husain (NY)
42 Molana Rafiq Naqvi, Maryland
100 Molana Sheikh Abdul Jalil, MD)
107 Munaawarali Rajan
78 Najeeb Syed, Washington DC
119 Nasib Manekia (CA) Student
110 Qamar Hasan, Maryland
56 Raza Mir, Maryland
57 Raza Mir, Maryland
34 Raza Peerbhoy (CA)
85 Shabib Syed, Washington DC
60 Shahid Rizvi (MD)
124 Shawn Kirmani (MD)
5 Sr. Abida Haji (MD)
61 Sr. Ghazala Rizvi, Maryland
20 Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX) Student
102 Sr. Masumeh Shirazee
32 Sr.Mehmuna Afsar (CA)
72 Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi (MD)
27 Sr. Mumtaz Lakhani, Maryland
122 Sr. Nancy Kirmani, Maryland
111 Sr. Nasiha Manekia, California
25 Sr. Rukhsana Sabir (TX)
116 Sr. Safia Rizvi (MD)
103 Sr. Sakina Naqvi
134 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
31&30 Sr.Sayyada Jinnah, (MD) and Salmaan Jinnah (MD)
50 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)
106 Sr. Shaheen Faraz
84 Sr. Shamim Kassamali, Maryland
127 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
80 Sr. Sheba Mukhi, Maryland
108 Sr. Shehnaz Rajan
45 Sr. Sukaina Premjee (CA)
47 Sr. Syeda Raza (PA)
125 Sr. Syeda Sydrah Naqvi
109 Sr. Taliba, (MD)
23 Sr. Uzra Khoyee, (MI)
132 Sr. Zahra Razvi, (MD)
28 Sr. Zainab Khoyee, (MD)
35 Sr.Zehra Peerbhoy, (CA)
101 Syed Ali Shirazee, (MD)
117 Syed Anwar Rizvi, (MD)
126 Syed Haider (FL)
22 Syed Hidayat Husain Rizvi, (MD)
114 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi, (MD)
16 Turab Sabir, (TX)


Note: The numbers show Entry Nos of Draw #1,2,and 3. All names are those of the Pioneer Participants.

Shia Youth Inc.,15216 Rockport Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905. JazakAllah

Thank you.
Shia Youth Team

Shia Youth Introduces FZP Membership Plan



December 10, 2019                                                                Shia Youth Social Services, Inc.

                                                                                                            15216 Rockport Drive

                                                                                                             Silver Spring, MD 20905

  Shia Youth Inc. Introduces Annual Membership Plan For Free Ziyaraat Plan (FZP)’s Pioneer Participants


  1. Shia Youth Inc. is extremely thankful to all of the FZP’s Draw #1,2,and 3 participants. These participants are considered very important as well as Pioneer Participants (PP). The FZP project has recently achieved tremendous progress. The credit for this achievement goes to donors for their generous donations, and the Pioneer participants for their valued support, JazakAllah. In order to serve better, Shia Youth is introducing a new Annual Membership Plan (AMP) effective January 1, 2020, with membership intended only for the Pioneer participants. All Draw #1, 2, and 3 participants have been automatically included as members in the Annual Membership Plan. Each AMP member whose membership is current shall be eligible to participate in all three Draws of the year.
  2. The AMP members will pay a minimum annual donation of $30 per membership account at the beginning of each calendar year. Payment can be made through website as an additional donation, by PayPal (Friends & Family), Zelle, Bank transfer, or by check payable to Shia Youth Inc. Each member will be allowed one additional membership account for family member upon payment of additional membership. As soon as a goal of total membership of 300 members is reached, the new membership will either be limited or closed altogether.
  3. The current FZP Entry Plan providing participation @$25 per Entry will continue to operate in 2020 (along with the current promotion of participation in two consecutive Draws by each Entry holder). Participants who purchased Entries for Draws #4, #5 or/and #6, upon completion of their participation in future Draws, will be eligible to join the AMP at the end of Year 2020 provided AMP member limit of 300 is not exceeded.

Shia Youth Inc. humbly requests all donors and participants to kindly continue to provide their generous donations and support for FZP project in the next year. To add on, Shia Youth Inc. has recently received “IJAZAH” (a religious authorization to collect Khums) from the office of his Eminence Grand Ayatullah Ali Sistani. Any one who would like to give donation for this noble cause, or pay Khums, that will be a significant help to Shia Youth Inc. in achieving further progress. Authentic receipts for the donations or/and Khums will be provided to payers promptly.

A list of Annual Membership Plan members will be posted to the website ( and circulated soon insha’Allah. Any question, please email to: Wishing all donors, participant and volunteer staff a very happy holiday season.



Shia Youth Team

Results of Draw #4, And Final Participation List


Assalam O Alaikum,

Free Ziyaraat Plan’s Draw #4 was held on November 30, 2019.

Based on 80 Participants as listed below, Molana Sheikh Abdul Jalil randomly selected following four winners:

    1. Winner: Entry # 108 – Sr. Shehnaz Rajan
    2. Alternate winners: Entry # 119 – Nasib Manekia (CA) Student
    3. Alternate winners: Entry # 065 – Sr. Gazala Rizvi
    4. Alternate winners: Entry # 050 – Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)

DRAW #4 – List Of Participants.

Entry Slot Name
Molana Dr. Sakhawat Husain
2 Hassan Zaidi
3 Mohammed Sabir (MD) Student
10 Kassamali Lakhani
11 Altaf Lakhani
12 Hyderali Lakhani
13 Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI)
15 Sultan Noorani
16 Turab Sabir (TX)
17 Sr. Atiqua Sabir (TX)
18 Irfan Sabir (TX)
19 Minhas Sabir (TX) Student
20 Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX) Student
24 Faizan Naqvi
25 Sr. Rukhsana Sabir (TX)
28 Sr. Zainab Khoyee (MI)
34 Raza Peerbhoy (CA)
35 Sr. Zehra Peerbhoy (CA)
47 Sr. Syeda Raza (PA)
48 Kumail Raza (PA) Student
50 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)
53 Rafiq Panna
55 Rafiq Panna
58 Ali Rizvi Sachey
59 Sultan Noorani
61 Sr. Gazala Rizvi
62 Shahid Rizvi
65 Gazala Rizvi
71 Dr. Akhtar Naqvi
72 Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi
80 Sr. Sheba Mukhi
Molana Sheikh Jalil
104 Ashfaq Talajawala
106 Sr. Shaheen Faraz
107 Munaawarali Rajan
108 Sr. Shehnaz Rajan
109 Sr. Taliba
113 Hasan Peerbhoy (CA) Student
114 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
117 Syed Anwar Rizvi
118 Syed Anwar Rizvi
119 Nasib Manekia (CA) Student
125 Sr. Syeda Sydrah Naqvi
126 Syed Haider (FL)
127 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
128 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
129 Ashfaq Talajawala
130 Mir Basharath Razvi
131 Mir Basharath Razvi
132 Sr. Zahra Razvi
133 Sr. Zahra Razvi
134 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
135 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
136 Shoeb Mukhi
137 Sr. Aiman Zehra
138 Khalid Rizvi
139 Khalid Rizvi
141 Jehangirali
142 Sr. Huzoor Rani
143 Zain Baqar
144 Zain Baqar
145 Zain Baqar
146 Azher Husssain
147 Qamar Abidi
148 Sr. Salmah Zainab Khabir
149 Zilley Naqvi
150 Sr. Anamta Raza (PA)
151 Syed Zaidi
152 Syed Zaidi
153 Syed Zaidi
154 Syed Zaidi
156 Syed Husain
157 Naseem Hasan
158 Sr. Syeda Naseem
159 Sr. Batool Manekia (TX)
160 Shahid Rizvi
161 Shahid Rizvi
162 Gazala Rizvi
163 Sr. Gazala Rizvi
164 Syed Abbas Jafri
165 Syed Abbas Jafri
213 Sr. Maria Abbas


Draw #5 is expected to be held in April 2020 insha’Allah.

To make any donations to the Ziyaraat Fund or to purchase Entry tickets
@$25 donation per ticket, please visit, or mail your check to:

Shia Youth Inc.,15216 Rockport Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905. JazakAllah

Thank you.
Shia Youth Team


Results of Draw #4


Draw #4 held on Nov 30, 2019. Based on 80 Participants, Molana Sheikh Jalil randomly selected following four winners:

Winner: Entry #108 Sr. Shehnaz Rajan

Alternate Winners: (3)

Entry #119 Naseenb Manekia (CA) Student

Entry # 065 Sr. Gazala Rizvi

Entry #050 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)

Congratulations to all winners.

Shia Youth Team

Note: Final List of Participants will be posted soon.

Syed Ammar Nakshawani 2019 : MKSI Lercester, UK

1. Kerbala and the Holocaust
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 1st Muharram

2. Nahjul Balagha: The Evil of Women
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 2nd Muharram

3. Imam Hussain and Salat (Prayers)
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 3rd Muharram

4. Islam and Human Rights
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 4th Muharram

5. Can a Muslim Marry a Non-Muslim?
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 5th Muharram

6. The Ismailis : Nizaris and Bohra
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 6th Muharram

7. Who are the Shia?
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 7th Muharram

8. Islam and Drugs
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 8th Muharram

9.Ayt Sistani, Ayt Khamenei or more? Islamic Law
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve 9th Muharram

10. Muslim Conceptions of Ashura & Karbala
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve 10th Muharram

11. Karbala: Burial of the Martyrs
Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani
Eve of 12th Muharram

Announcement – FZP Draw#4 Scheduled


Since one of Alternate Winners of Draw#2 has declined acceptance, one additional award will be included in Draw#4. Thus there will be a total of four awards to be given for Draw#4 including one full package of (r.t. Air +Land Package)  and three Land Package  awards. As per the Terms and Conditions, each winner shall be given nine months from date of the Draw#4 to complete the Ziyaraat Journey. Shia Youth Inc. has scheduled Draw#4 to take place on November 30, 2019. Last date to purchase Entries for Draw#4 shall be November 27, 2019. Good Luck To All Participants.

NOTE:   Those participants who are holding expired Entries, are requested to please renew them for Draw#4/5 by paying $25 per Entry. Thank You.

Syed Baqir Al-Qazwini – 12 Benefits Of Visiting Imam Husain’s Shrine, See Inserts / Messages


Lecture Dated Sept 23, 2019

Molana Syed Baqir Al-Qazwini Described 12 Benefits of Visiting Imam Husain’s (Shrine) in Karbala. Click the Link and watch on Youtube


An Article on “Islam..” Published by Dunya International -New York (Full Article -See Category: Inserts/Messages)


Following Article was published by Dunya International, New York in  September 6, 2019 edition. 


Bismillahir- Rehmanir – Rahim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.




By: Ramzan A. Sabir               Review By: Hyderali Lakhani


Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world. If present growth trend continues, Islam is heading to become the largest religion in the world. Within Islam, Wahabism is losing popularity, whereas Shiaism is growing faster than any other sect.

 The world population is continually growing at approximately 83 million per year. It reached 7.0 Billion in the year2011 and is estimated to reach 8.3 Billion in 2030, 9.8 Billion in 2050 and 11.2 Billion in the year 2100. According to United Nations population statistics, the world population grew by 30% or 1.6 Billion, in a twenty – year period between the year 1990 and year 2010. In terms of the number of people, the increase during the same period was the highest in India (350 Million) and China (196 Million). Among the most populous countries, population growth rate for Pakistan for the period 2010-2018 jumped to 19.74 % see Table 1.


Table 1

Growth Rates of World’s Six Most Populous Countries in the years 2010 – 2018


Year 2010 Population

China …

1.341 Billion


1.225 Billion


310 Million


240 Million


195 Million

Pakistan …

174 Million

Year 2018 Population

1.384 Billion

1.297 Billion

329 Million

263 Million

209 Million

208 Million

Growth (%)









Based on a research study by Pew Research Center of Washington D.C. the world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 1.97% per year in the next 20 years versus Christianity which is expected to increase at 1.32 % per year. If current trends continue, by 2070 or sooner, the world’s Muslim population will surpass Christianity, and Islam will become the largest religion in the world, insha’Allah.

Table 2

Growth Rates for Seven Prominent Religions:

(Rate is given as percent per year)

Christianity –    1.32%

Islam –     1.97%

Hinduism –  1.46%

Budhism –      1.28%

Chinese Folk Religion – 0.11%

Sikhism – 1.54%

Judaism –  1.02%

World Overall – 1.20%


A population pie chart and bar diagrams for the world’s major religions for year 2015 are given below:

Based on the current population projections, about 79 countries will have a million or more Muslim inhabitants by the year 2030 compared to 72 countries in the year 2010. Pakistan is expected to surpass Indonesia as the country with the single largest Muslim population in 2030 according to the 2030 projected estimates by Pew Research Center, Washington DC, given below:

Table 3

Eight Countries With the Projected Muslim Population by Year 2030:


Estimated Muslim Population – 2010 (Million)

Estimated Projected Muslim Population – 2030 (Million)

1. Pakistan



2. Indonesia



3. India



4. Bangladesh






6. Egypt



7. Iran



8. Turkey



According to PEW Reasearch Center, Washington D.C. if the current demographic trends continue, Islam will catch up with Christianity by middle of the 21st century. Between 2010 and 2050, the world’s total population is expected to rise from 6.9 Billion in 2010 to 9.3 Billion in 2050, a 35% increase. Over the same period, Muslims – comparatively a youthful population with high birth rates- are projected to increase by 73%. Following Table 4 provides a list of percentage of major religious groups.

The number of Christian population is also expected to rise, but somewhat slowly, at about the same rate (35%) as the increase in global population. As a result, by 2050 there will be near parity between Muslims(2.8 Billion, or 30% of the population) and Christians (2.9 Billion, or 31%) perhaps for the first time in history.

Muslims are the only major religious group projected to increase faster than the growth rate of world’s population as a whole. Table 4 includes a list of estimated change in population size of major religions during the period 2010 to 2050:

Table 4

Changes in the World’s Major Religions 2010 – 2050

Muslims – + 73%

Christians – +35%

Hindus – +34%

Jews – +16%

Folk Religion – +11%

Unaffiliated – +9%

Budhist –   -.3%

Global Overall – +35%

The population projections for the United States show that the number of Muslims will more than double by the Year 2030, rising from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.3 million in 2030. Although several European countries will have substantially higher percentages of Muslims, the United States is projected to have a larger number of Muslims by 2030 than any European country except for Russia and France. In Europe as a whole, the Muslim population is projected to grow from 44 million in 2010 to 58 million in 2030. Several factors account for faster growth of Muslims than non-Muslims worldwide. Generally, Muslims have larger younger population, higher birth rate, and rising number of converts year after year. As per, every year about 20,000 converts accept Islam in the USA.

Islam is also the fastest-growing religion in Europe. According to the Pew Research Center, the Muslim population of Europe (excluding Turkey) was about 30 million in 1990, 44 million in 2010 and is expected to increase to 58 million by 2030; the Muslim share of the European population increased from 4.1% in 1990 to 6% in 2010 and is projected to continue to increase over the next 40 years, reaching as high as10% in 2050. In recent years, Europe has experienced a record influx of asylum seekers fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen. In the absence of any definite guidelines of accepting future influx of migrants, it has been extremely difficult for researchers to make accurate projections of future Muslim population in Europe. However, based on the moderate growth rate of new migrants in Europe, Muslims are projected to make up more than 10% of the total population in 10 European countries in 2030. These countries and the composition of Muslims in these countries are: Kosovo (93.5%), Albania (83.2%), Bosnia-Herzegovina (52.7%), Republic of Macedonia (40.3%), Montenegro (21.5%), Bulgaria (15.7%), France (10.3%) and Belgium and Georgia each over (10.%).

Islam is currently the largest religion in Asia. According to the Pew Research Center, in the Asia-Pacific region, in 2030, approximately 27.3% of their inhabitants will be Muslim, up from about a quarter (24.8%) in 2010. In India, Muslims are the fastest growing segment than any other religious population. Research has indicated growth rate of Muslims has been consistently higher than the growth rate of Hindus. In 2006, the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had appointed a census committee which concluded that if the current population growth trend continues, by the end of the 21st century India’s Muslim population will reach about 340 million people (19% or 20% of India’s total projected population for the same period.

In China, Muslim population growth was estimated at 2.7% per year during 1964–1982, compared to the growth rate of 2.1% per year for the overall chinese population.

Converts also contribute to increase the growth rates for Islam. There are thousands of converts in Europe every year. As per the latest data for 2010, the number of converts in the United Kingdom and France have each exceeded 100,000 per year.

If the projection model is extended beyond 2050, the research would conclude that Muslim share of world population would equal up the Christian share roughly at 32 % each for the same time period between 2050 and Year 2070. After that, Islam, due to higher growth rate, will undoubtedly claim to be the largest religion of the world.

As of 2010, about 74% of world’s Muslims live in the 49 countries in which Muslims make up a majority of population. More than 23% live in the non-majority countries in the developing world. About 3% of the world’s Muslims live in more developed regions such as Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Within Islam, based on the latest available research, it can be concluded that Sunni Muslims will continue to make up an overwhelming majority of Muslims 85 to 90% whereas Shia Muslims will continue to make up 10% to 15%. Shia Muslims are growing at faster rate (2.4%) than the Sunni Muslims (2.1%). Among Sunni Muslims, growth rates are for Hanafi sect 2.1% , Shafi sect 2.2 %, Maliki sect 2.0 %, Humbli sect 2.2 %, and Wahabi sect 1.4%. Accordingly, by 2050 Shia population could rise to as high as 420 million.Shia and Sunni muslims appear to have more similarities than differences. Over 90% of their religious beliefs and practices appear to be the same. For example, they both (1) believe in the same Allah, (2) follow the same Quran, (3) believe in the same prophets,(4) keep similar fasts during the month of Ramadan, (5) perform the same Hajj or Umrah, (6) give a zakat of 2.5% of income every year, (7) perform the same five salaats every day. Additionally, Shias pay 20% Khums out of their annual savings.

Shiites are estimated to be 21–35% of the Muslim population in South Asia. It is estimated that 10–15% of the world’s Muslims are Shia. The Shia population of the world is estimated conservatively at 200 million as of 2009 (source :Wiki Encyclopedia). This estimate comes as approximately 3% of total world population. Shia population worldwide is continuously rising. Based on the Shia Muslim population growth rate of 2.4 % per annum, it is estimated that Shia population world wide may surpass 300 million by 2025.


Countries with Shia Population of 100,000 or More

( Source: Wiki Encyclopedia Estimate 2009)


Shia Population


Shia Population As % of Total 2009 Muslim Population of



Shia Population


Shia Population As % of Total 2009 Muslim Population of Country.


60,000,000 – 70,000,000


Saudi Arabia

3,000,000 – 4,000,000



40,000,000 – 50,000,000



1,000,000 – 1,500,000



20,000,000 – 30.000,000

5 – 20





20,000,000 – 25,000,000

10 – 15


360,000 – 480,000



19,000,000 – 22,000,000



400,000 – 600,000



8,000,000 – 10,000,000



850,000 – 900,000



7,000,000 – 11,000,000


United Arab Emirates

300,000 – 400,000



5,000,000 – 7,000,000


United States

200,000 – 400,000



3,000,000 – 4,000,000


United Kingdom

100,000 – 300,000



3,000,000 – 3,500,000





Wahhabism / Salafism originated from fall of the Ottoman Empire. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Al Saud dynasty, and with it Wahhabism, spread to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Wahabis are engaged in destruction of Shia Holy Shrines, Mausoleum /Tombs and an ancient cemetery in Medina where four Shia Imams, Fatema Zehra (a.s.), the daughter of Holy Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), have been buried. Shia Muslims have been constantly protesting worldwide against these destructions and have been demanding Saudi Regime for immediate restoration and reconstruction of the Medina cemetery.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is presently undergoing dramatic changes. The drive to modernize the kingdom and open it to the world is spearheaded by the young and ambitious Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS). He is seen as a mastermind behind the Riyadh’s strategy to revamp the Saudi economy and limit the power of clerics over state affairs. “We are returning to what we were before – a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world” –Mohamed Bin Salman said to international investors in Riyadh in 2017. We certainly hope that MBS will succeed in his moderation plan.

Note: Please forward comments, if any, on the above Article to:


  1. Pew Research Center, Washington D.C.

  3. Shia Islam at a Glance by Shaikh Abdul Jalil Nawee
  4. World Encyclopedia.

FZP List of Recent Graduates & College Students (See Inserts / Messages)

List of Recent Graduates and

College Students (G&S)

(Holding Valid FZP Entries)

  1. Sr. Maniha Sabir (NJ)

  2. Nasib Manekia (CA)

  3. Mohammed Sabir (MD)

  4. Kumail Raza (PA)

  5. Hasan Peerbhoy (CA)

  6. Sr. Nasiha Manekia (CA)

  7. Minhas Sabir (TX)

If any prior Draw Winner would decline acceptance, the offer(s) shall be passed on first to Alternate winners  and if the Alternate winners decline the offers shall be passed on to the updated  List of Graduates and College/University Students for random selection.

Presently, one Draw#2 winner has declined acceptance. Therefore, date of selection of a new Winner  from the above List will be announced soon, insha’aAllah.  Any valid Entry holder who is either a Recent Graduate ( Graduated in 2017,2018,or 2019) or a College / University student (Full Time or Part Time), may ask to include his/her name in the above List by sending an email to Verification will be required at the time of  issuance of Award Certificate.