Baad as Salaam il Jameel,
This year, waaz in Dallas during Ashara Mubaraka will be starting at 10:30am. It is the Irshaad-e-Aali and Khushi of Aali Qadr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Aqa (TUS) that all mumineen and farzando must attend all days and be on time.
In order to assist farzando and parents, attached are letters signed by Janab Amilsaheb that can be used to request that absences from school and work in observance of Ashara be excused. Farzando and parents should submit their requests as soon as possible in order to allow schools and teachers enough time to determine how farzando can make up their work.
Link to school absence letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B76HaAoX4sR-WTRvSmU5bVBNenc
Link to work absence letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B76HaAoX4sR-SXgxMC1WRHJSbms
In addition, similar to last year, Jamaat will initiate contact with various ISDs when schools open to inform them of Ashara and to request that they accommodate all requests for excused absences.
If anyone has difficulty requesting leave for Ashara, please contact Shk. Mohammed bhai Khurrum or Mu. Murtaza bhai Sardharwala. We will attempt to assist in any way that we can.
May Allah Taala bless Aqa Maula (TUS) with a long and healthy life ta qayamat and give us yaari ane quwwat to make manifest Noha wal Aweel – Izhaaro-Noha-wal-Aweel – and gather barakat. Ameen!