Dar-e ‘Abbas is an Islamic Shia Center (Imambargah) located in Metro Atlanta and southern Gwinnett County on Lawrenceville Hwy. Saheb-e-Biyaz of Anjuman-e-Ghamkhwaran-e-Abbas Ali Zia Rizvi is one of our Patrons. The name Dar-e ‘Abbas means “The Door of Abbas” in the Persian language, a reference to the Valiant Muslim Hero Abbas Bin Ali Bin Abu Talib A.S. Our congregation adheres to the Asna Ashari Shia tradition of Islam in remembrance of the family of Prophet Muhammad Mustafa PBUH [Ahle-Bait] and the descendants of His Daughter Fatimah Zahra A.S. The property is owned and operated by Anjuman-e-Ghamkhwaran-e-Abbas (AS) and is located at 5064-5074 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. We also have the distinct honor of opening the first Muslim Shia Cemetery in North America, Shabih-e-Jannat-Ul-Baqi.
In this regard, we hold weekly recitations of the “Hadees-e-Kisa” [The Account of the Blanket] and Programs commemorating Ahle-Bait’s Lives, Sacrifices, and Devotion to God. Additionally, we also hold Majalis [solemn gatherings] to commemorate the Shahadat of Masumeen, and Jashans [joyous gatherings] to celebrate Eids and Births of Masoomeen. Our services are primarily held in Urdu, but English lectures and services are delivered on certain occasions and on requests. Arabic is used for many rituals. In addition, we have a Saturday Madrasah [School] for children taught primarily in English. School curriculum covers such topics as Islamic history, laws, values, and recitation of the Holy Quran. Our mission is to provide Azadars [worshipers and followers of Prophet Muhammad PBUH and Ahle-Bait] a place for Azadari [practice of Azadars’ beliefs] in an effort to give pursa [condolence] to Masooma-e-Alam Bibi Fatima Zehra (SA), the Daughter of our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
Our community has grown greatly through the years, so we are very eager and excited to see how the future will unfold for Dar-e ‘Abbas. In striving for the best possible future for our community, we welcome novel ideas while still honoring the integrity of our tradition. It is our hope to not only be a faithful part of the international Islamic Shia community but also an integral and engaged component of the Atlanta milieu and American culture at large, InshaAllah [God willing].
Five Trusties – Elected For 7 Years (2014-2020)
Syed Ali Zia Rizvi (Founder)
Syed Wasi Haider Zaidi (Founder)
Hasan Afroz Mirza (Founder)
Syed Qamar Iqbal
Mohammad Arshad – Yousuf
Organizing Committee – Elected For 3 Years (March 2017 to February 2020)
President: Syed Safdar Ali Abedi
General Secretary: Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah Kazmi
Finance Secretary: Syed Jaffar Shah
Communication Secretary: Sajid Khan Motorwala
Joint Secretary: Syed Akbar Ali