IDARA-E-JAFERIA in Maryland-USA is a non-profit, independent organization that culminated from years of dedication from a group of fellow Muslims who started working on the idea in 1990. It was established as a Community service for residents of Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and nearby other local communities.


Some of our goals are:

  • To organize and promote religious and Educational activities pursuant to Shia faith of Islam as preached by Prophet Mohammad (p.b.u.h), Holy Quran, Ahlulbait (Prophet’s family) and Ja’afari Fiqh (jurisprudence)
  • To provide religious services and education, social ceremonies, such as majalis, jashns, marriages and funerals and to promote Shia Islamic fundamentals and codes.
  • To promote and enhance mutual understanding, cooperation and unity among the Shia Muslims here and throughout the world.
  • To facilitate the observation of Islamic and religious occasions such as daily congregation prayers, Friday prayers, Eid reunions, Majalis, religious processions, jashans and other special services.