Announcement – FZP Draw#4 Scheduled

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djkq0yAir3E

 

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.

ISLAM ON THE PATH OF BECOMING WORLD’s LARGEST RELIGION…

 

 

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

India…

1.225 Billion

USA..

310 Million

Indonesia..

240 Million

Brazil…

195 Million

Pakistan …

174 Million

Year 2018 Population

1.384 Billion

1.297 Billion

329 Million

263 Million

209 Million

208 Million

Growth (%)

2010-2018

3.23%

1.297%

6.08%

9.55%

7.13%

19.74%

 

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:

Country

Estimated Muslim Population – 2010 (Million)

Estimated Projected Muslim Population – 2030 (Million)

1. Pakistan

178

256

2. Indonesia

205

239

3. India

177

236

4. Bangladesh

149

188

5.Nigeria

76

116

6. Egypt

80

105

7. Iran

75

90

8. Turkey

75

89

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 Wickipedia.org, 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.

Table5

Countries with Shia Population of 100,000 or More

( Source: Wiki Encyclopedia Estimate 2009)

Country

Shia Population

(2009)

Shia Population As % of Total 2009 Muslim Population of

Country

Country

Shia Population

(2009)

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

Iran

60,000,000 – 70,000,000

90-95

Saudi Arabia

3,000,000 – 4,000,000

10-20

India

40,000,000 – 50,000,000

25-31

Lebanon

1,000,000 – 1,500,000

30-35

Pakistan

20,000,000 – 30.000,000

5 – 20

Indonesia

1,000,000

5

Nigeria

20,000,000 – 25,000,000

10 – 15

Kuwait

360,000 – 480,000

30-35

Iraq

19,000,000 – 22,000,000

65-67

Germany

400,000 – 600,000

10-15

Yemen

8,000,000 – 10,000,000

35-40

Bahrain

850,000 – 900,000

90-95

Turkey

7,000,000 – 11,000,000

10-15

United Arab Emirates

300,000 – 400,000

10

Azarbaijan

5,000,000 – 7,000,000

65-75

United States

200,000 – 400,000

10-15

Afghanistan

3,000,000 – 4,000,000

10-15

United Kingdom

100,000 – 300,000

10-15

Syria

3,000,000 – 3,500,000

10-13

Qatar

100,000

10

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:  Shiayouth.org@gmail.com.

Sources:

  1. Pew Research Center, Washington D.C.

  2. Wikipedia.org
  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 Shiayouth.org@gmail.com. Verification will be required at the time of  issuance of Award Certificate.

Results of Draw #3

Bismillahir Rehmanir Rahim

FREE ZIYARAAT PLAN

 DRAW #3 HELD ON

SATURDAY AUG. 17, 2019

By: Molana Sheikh A. Jalil

Advisor, Shia Youth Inc.

Participants: 64 Entries

Draw #4  To be held in November insha’Allah.

Results: Winner  Entry#124 – Br. Shawn Kirmani

Alt Winner#1 Entry #60 – Br. Shahid Rizvi

Alt Winner #2 Entry #49 – Br. Asad Hussain (NY)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE WINNERS.

‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’

List of  (64) Participants  For Draw #3

1x Molana Dr. Sakhawat Husain 105 Mehboob Husain List of

Students

2 Hasan Zaidi 106 Sr. Shaheen Faraz Entry #3
3 Mohammed Sabir (MD) Student 107 Munaawarali Rajan Entry #20
10 Kassamali Lakhani 108 Sr. Shehnaz Rajan Entry #48
11 Altaf Lakhani 109 Sr. Taliba Entry #111
12 Hyderali Lakhani 110 Qamar Hasan Entry #119
13 Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI) 111 Sr. Nasiha Manekia (CA) Student Entry #19
16 Turab Sabir (TX) 112 Mehboob Husain
17 Sr. Atiqua Sabir (TX) 113 Hasan Peerbhoy (CA) Student
18 Irfan Sabir (TX) 114 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
19 Minhas Sabir (TX) Student 115 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
20 Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX) Student 116 Sr. Safia Rizvi
24 Faizan Naqvi 117 Syed Anwar Rizvi
25 Sr. Rukhsana Sabir (TX) 118 Syed Anwar Rizvi
28 Sr. Zainab Khoyee (MI) 119 Nasib Manekia (CA) Student
34 Raza Peerbhoy (CA) 121 Asghar Kirmani
35 Sr. Zehra Peerbhoy (CA) 122 Sr. Nancy Kirmani
47 Sr. Syeda Raza (PA) 123 Jon Kirmani
48 Kumail Raza (PA) Student 124 Shawn Kirmani
49 Asad Hussain (NY) 125 Sr. Syeda Sydrah Naqvi
50 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY) 126 Syed Haider (FL)
58 Ali Rizvi Sachey 127 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
60 Shahid Rizvi 128 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
61 Sr. Gazala Rizvi 129 Ashfaq Talajawala
62 Shahid Rizvi 130 Mir Basharath Razvi
65 Gazala Rizvi 131 Mir Basharath Razvi
68x Winner Draw#2 Not Eligible 132 Sr. Zahra Razvi
71 Dr. Akhtar Naqvi 133 Sr. Zahra Razvi
72 Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi 134 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
80 Sr. Sheba Mukhi 135 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
100 Molana Sheikh Jalil 137 Sr. Aiman Zehra
101x Winner Draw#2 Not Eligible 138 Khalid Rizvi
102 Sr. Masumah Shirazee 139 Khalid Rizvi
103 Sr.Sakina Naqvi 140x Jaleel Hasan (Pending)
104 Ashfaq Talajawala
Student- Any student who is enrolled in college or University as of 1.1.2019
If a Winner declines acceptance, offers are passed on to students.

Since one of the winners of Draw#2 did not accept the award, the offer will now be passed on to the Students as per the List given above. Selection of Student winner will be made on Sept 1, 2019.

List Of Participants Draw#3 (Tentative)

List of Participants Draw#3 8.12.19 (Tentative)

                       List of Participants For Draw #3 List of Students
1 Molana Dr. Sakhawat Husain 80 Sr. Sheba Mukhi Entry #3
2 Hasan Zaidi 101 Winner Draw#2 Not Eligible Entry#20
3 Mohammed Sabir (MD) Student 102 Sr. Masumah Shirazee Entry# 48
10 Kassamali Lakhani 103 Sr.Sakina Naqvi Entry#111
11 Altaf Lakhani 105 Mehboob Husain Entry#113
12 Hyderali Lakhani 110 Qamar Hasan Entry #119
13 Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI) 111 Sr. Nasiha Manekia (CA) Student Entry #19
16 Turab Sabir (TX) 112 Mehboob Husain
17 Sr. Atiqua Sabir (TX) 114 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
18 Irfan Sabir (TX) 115 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
19 Minhas Sabir (TX) Student 116 Sr. Safia Rizvi
20 Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX) Student 121 Asghar Kirmani
24 Faizan Naqvi 122 Sr. Nancy Kirmani
25 Sr. Rukhsana Sabir (TX) 123 Jon Kirmani
28 Sr. Zainab Khoyee (MI) 124 Shawn Kirmani
34 Raza Peerbhoy (CA) 100 Molana Sheikh Jalil
35 Sr. Zehra Peerbhoy (CA) 113 Hasan Peerbhoy (CA) Student
47 Sr. Syeda Raza (PA) 117 Syed Anwar Rizvi
48 Kumail Raza (PA) Student 118 Syed Anwar Rizvi
49 Asad Hussain (NY) 127 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
50 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY) 128 Sr. Shamoon Rizvi
58 Ali Rizvi Sachey 134 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
60 Shahid Rizvi 135 Sr. Salmah Rizvi
61 Sr. Gazala Rizvi 138 Khalid Rizvi
62 Shahid Rizvi 139 Khalid Rizvi
65 Gazala Rizvi 137 Sr. Aiman Zehra
68 Winner Draw#2 140 Jaleel Hasan (Pending)
71 Dr. Akhtar Naqvi 109 Sr. Taliba
72 Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi 132 sr. Zahra Razvi
104 Ashfaq Talajawala 108 Sr. Shehnaz Rajan
106 Sr. Shaheen Faraz 131 Mir Basharath Razvi
119 Nasib Manekia (CA) Student 129 Ashfaq Talajawala
125 Sr. Syeda Sydrah Naqvi 130 Mir Basharath Razvi
126 Syed Haider (FL) 133 Sr. Zahra Razvi
107 Munawarali Rajan
Student – One who is enrolled as a Student in any College as of 1.1.2019. If any winner declines acceptance, the offers will be passed on to Students randomly.

Free Ziyaraat Plan- Draw#3 Scheduled on Saturday August 17, 2019

Announcement

Shia Youth Inc. makes the following Announcement:

Free Ziyaraat Plan – Draw #3 is scheduled on Saturday August 17, 2019. Random selections will be made by Molana to pick one Winner and two Alternate Winners. The Winner shall receive free Ziyaraat package including r.t. travel from JFK. The Alternate Winners shall each  receive Land Package only.

Last Date to purchase Entries for Draw #3 shall be Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Important Notice:

Those Entries purchased for Draw#1 have since expired. In order to make them eligible for Draw#3 and Draw#4, please renew them immediately by paying $25 per Entry. Last date for renewals will also be August 15, 2019. Payment can be made via Paypal, or Bank deposit or Bank Transfers (See Terms and Conditions). Thank you.

Free Ziyaraat Plan (FZP) – Update

June 11, 2019

FREE ZIYARAAT PLAN (FZP) – UPDATE

 Assalam O Alaikum,

Free Ziyaraat Plan (FZP) –   

Alhumdolillah, FZP completed first year successfully. During the year, two separate Draws for Ziyaraat were held. In the first Draw, 84 individuals participated, whereas, in the second Draw 98 individuals participated. In both Draws, a total of seven persons were randomly selected by Molana  as Winners and Alternate Winners. Three winners who have accepted their respective awards are: Br. Afzal Mukhi, Farzad Moosvi,and Syed Ali Shirazee. Br. Afsar Peerbhoy (CA) has declined acceptance. Three alternate winners are placed in the Waiting List.

Donations Collected:  During 2018, Shia Youth collected donations of $15,514  forEisal e Sawab of Marhumeen, and $1,675  from Entry purchases.  Shia Youth thanks and expresses its gratitude to ten donors who graciously and generously donated more than $1000 each for Eisal e Sawab of their respective Marhumeen. The donors are:  Jawad Mir,  Dr. Javed Hussain (FL), Feroz Merchant (CA), Sajjad Premjee (CA), Raza Mir, Turab Sabir (TX), Dr. Hasan Kassamali, Hyder Lakhani, Amjad Sabir, and Ramzan Sabir.

 FZP To Maintain 3 Awards Per Draw:

Shia Youth plans to adopt a policy of awarding free Ziyaraat packages to 9 individuals per year during 2019 insha’Allah. For each Draw, Shia Youth is required to set aside a minimum of $4000 to provide award tickets to the future Winners. Presently, it got enough funds to cover the financial needs for 2019, and also got about 67% funds for 2020. Shia Youth Inc. is therefore facing an urgent need  of $13,620 to cover all Draws up to end of 2021.  Considering the divine connections and expected spiritual benefits resulting from the Ziyaraat of the Holy Shrines, the FZP project, Masha’Allah, will soon be a big blessing for our younger generation, insha’Allah.

 Request For Support:     Shia Youth Inc.welcomes new participants, and donors who would like to support the FZP by giving charitable donations, or donations for Eisal e Sawab of Merhumeen. The donations are tax exempt per IRS Section 501 (C) (3). Please visit www.Shia-youth .org or mail your checks to: Shia Youth Inc., 15216 Rockport Drive,  Silver Spring, MD 20905.

 Note: The Draw #1 participants are requested to please renew their Entries for Draws #3 and #4 by paying $25 per Entry. Any question, please email: Shiayouth.org@gmail.com 

Thank you.

Wassalam


Team – Shia Youth Inc.

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Announcement #1905 – New Matrimony Page Available Soon

NEW MATRIMONY PAGE TO BE AVAILABLE SOON

Shia Youth Inc. Team Staff are in the process of designing a secured and privacy insured New Matrimony Page which will allow Shia sisters to add profile /biodata for viewing only by registered members. Details will be provided in Matrimonial Category soon insha’Allah.