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About Us

Az-Zahra Center is Shia Muslim Organization in Kansas City.

The goals of Az-Zahra are to provide a place to practice our faith as a community, offer weekly religious and cultural education classes to our children, provide programs for our youth and women, and serve as a meeting place among other things. Our community has been looking forward to making this a reality. The time is finally here.

Islam and Family

In Islam, family is important and must always be treated with respect and dignity. Presented below are some quotes of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.), the Holy Imams (a.s.), and the Quran.

A Time to be Thankful

There are countless reasons to be thankful to Allah (swt). We are grateful to Him for the many bounties we receive each and every day: good health; honest means of livelihood; our families and friends, etc. None of which is more important than having the gift of Islam. This gift also comes with enormous responsibilities. It requires every Muslim to be involved in the affairs of their community, to be a guardian and a support for each other, to care for one another’s well being, and to be steadfast in our religion among other things.


Friday, Jan 21 2005 9:00 AM Location: Days Inn Motel 6101 East 87th Street, Kansas City, MO 64138 Light Refreshments, Dessert, Sweets are all welcome after the Eid Prayers! We will have a Potluck for these.


Saturday Jan 29, 2005 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Roeland Park Community Center 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS Program Schedule: 5:00 PM to 5:10 PM General Setup 5:10 PM to 5:25 PM Recitation of the Holy Quran 5:25 PM to 5:45 PM Az-Zahra Center Update by Hajj. Jameel 5:45 PM Break for Prayer,… Read More »

Adab of Islam

The Adab of Islam (civility through unreserved submission to the will of Allah), has been established by the behavioral guidelines of Islam for the purification of human conduct and the cleansing of the soul. The one who observes Islamic Adab will not only become edified with the proper forms of manners and readily recognized for his good personality, but will find it to be the source of happiness in all aspects of his life and within his society.

The Sacrifices

In this month of Muharram, we acknowledge the sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (a.s.) and his followers. This month we remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.), which took place on the 10th of Muharram, the day we now call Ashura.

Change for a Change

Simple changes in behavior make significant changes in life. This is true in all aspects of life. When one makes small change in their diet or begins a regular exercise program, they see a vast difference in their overall health and energy level.

The United Nations of Imam Hussain (as)

Br. Faisal Jafri This year Kansas City mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) under the banner of the Az-Zahra Center. The Board of Trustees extends its thanks to the many volunteers who made this a success. Among these were Sister Batool Mukhi, Brothers Abu Ali Jaffri, Hajj Massoud, Hussain Mirza, Mostafa Jafari, and all… Read More »

Does God Exist?

Sr. Eman Shaiwani “La Illaha Illalah.” There is no God but All-h (swt). Who is All-h (swt)? How do we know He exists? In the Noble Qur’an, All-h (swt) asks us, in Sura Tur (Mount) Aya 35, “Were they created of nothing or are they themselves the creators?” He asks us to ponder and reflect… Read More »