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Project Gate-of-Mercy

مشروع باب الرحمة

United We Stand for Imam Ali, PBUH&HF

Tuesday, 5 Rajab 1424 A.H- September 2, 2003

Project Purpose:

The objective of Project Gate-of-Mercy is for the Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond to stand united and declare active rejection of the bombing and inhumane terrorist attack at the Imam Ali, Peace be upon him. Shrine and Mosque by collecting and sending a financial gift to the Mosque of our beloved Imam Ali, Peace be upon him. As such, God willing, the participants in Project Gate-of-Mercy can collectively engage in fund raising efforts for the purpose of repairing and maintaining the shrine of Kassimu an-Nar waj-Jannah (the Segregator of the Inhabitants of the Hell and the Heavens), the Gate of Mercy separating the inhabitants of the Hell and the Heavens, the Gate of the City of Knowledge (of God), the Lion of God on Earth, the Commander of the Faithful, the Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb, Peace be upon him.

It is also the aim of Project Gate-of-Mercy to promote cooperation among the Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and demonstrate our active support for ash-Shaheed Ayatollah Muhammad Baqer al-Hakim and our solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq. Through collective participation in Project Gate-of-Mercy, we can God willing achieve the followings:

  1. Contribute to the repair and maintenance of the Shrine and Mosque of Imam Ali (PBUH) and gain ajr and thawab.
  2. Show active support to Ahlulbayt (PBUT), the founders of Islam, our leading ulama, and our brothers and sisters in Iraq.
  3. Demonstrate our active rejection of terrorism and mass murder.
  4. Promote global Islamic unity by reaching-out to our brothers in Iraq.
  5. Actively promote unity among the Bay Area Muslims and demonstrate that we are indeed always very capable and ready to work together for the sake of God tabara.k.a. wa'taa'lah and Ahlul'bayt, Peace be upon them.

All devout Muslims are encouraged to propagate Project Gate-of-Mercy beyond the Bay Area by launching similar projects elsewhere. All Muslims are also encouraged to contribute to our brothers in Iraq in any fashion, financial and otherwise.

آية الله محمد باقر الحكيم
Ayatollah Muhammad Baqer al-Hakim
Ayatollah Muhammad Baqer al-Hakim

Project Sponsors:

Project Gate-of-Mercy is sponsored by the following parties:

1. Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi
The Imam of Azakhana-e-Zahra, PBUH
(view announcement by Azakhana-e-Zahra)
Syed Mudassir Ali Shah
2.Kays Hadi
The Chairman of the Board of the
Iraqi Community Association (ICA)
3.Ahmad al-Ali
Executive Director of the ICA
Ahmad al-Ali
4.Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi)
The resident mullah at Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Islamic Center)
(view annoucement by SABA)

Project Coordinator: Sam Bazzi

Project Funds:

The collected funds will be provided directly to the Office of Sayyed Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim (the brother of the shaheed Ayatollah al-Hakim) as a gift from the San Francisco Bay Area Muslims to the Shrine and Mosque of Imam Ali, PBUH. Sayyed Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim is a member of the Iraqi Governing Council.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that contributors clearly indicate on their checks that the funds are a contribution to Project Gate-of-Mercy. 

Project Deadline:

The deadline of Project Gate-of-Mercy is 19 Ramadan, 1424 A.H. 


For more information on Project Gate-of-Mercy, please visit the Contact Us page.

Sam Bazzi is an American counterterrorism activist and a counter-ideology expert. He is the founder of the Islamic Counterterrorism Institute. Bazzi blogs at sambazzi.com and tweets at @sambazzi.

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