Salutations and Felicitations to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (aj), on this grand occasion of the Wiladat day of our 3rd Holy Imam, Sayyid ash-Shuhada', Aba Abdillah al- Husayn (as). The Executive Committee wishes you all a very joyous Khushali Mubarak.
On this happy occasion, the Jamaat takes great pleasure in announcing the engagement of Mubina Zahra d/o Sukaina Walji, granddaughter of Marhuma Zehra Banu Jadawji & Ebrahim Walji to Mohamad Kazim s/o Sajad & Fatim Pirmohamed of Stanmore. On this happy occasion, both the parties have made donations towards our Abbasi Islamic Centre fund, and various other Jamaat funds which the Jamaat accepts with grateful thanks. We also take this opportunity to congratulate both the parties and pray to Allah (SWT) to bless this engagement, and grant the couple with a prosperous, happy and everlasting union (Ameen).
Fajr Prayer Program tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday will take place at 4.45am.
The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place tomorrow, Monday 1st May, being the Wiladat day of Hazrat Abul Fadhlil Abbas (as). Mehfil will commence at 6.30pm with Hadith al-Kisa, followed by Lecture by Sheikh Nuru Mohamed, Qasidas and ending with Ziyarat.
The Jamaat has received an invitation to attend the Walimah Mushairah of the wedding of Hana-Fatimah d/o Naseen & Shabnam Valji to Gulammehdi s/o Soheil & Sukaina Haji which will take place on Saturday 6th May commencing at 6pm & ending with Walima Nyaz.
Jamaat’s Annual Membership and Burial Subscriptions for 2017
A reminder that the Jamaat’s Annual Membership and Burial Subscriptions for 2017 are due. As per the Constitution, failing to pay the subscription within thirty days from the date of an overdue notification, the membership shall be automatically terminated.
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Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis
Du'a Recitation in Shahr al-Ramadhan
We have now started the process of collecting names for those who would like to recite Dua’s during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. This will be done via a google form. The link has been circulated to all members on Whatsapp and is also available on the Jamaat website. This online form is only applicable to those aged 16 years and above. Madrasah children will be given slots through Muhammadi Madrasah. Any children who are not in Madrasah and anyone who doesn’t have internet access and would to recite should give their names to either Br. Alimehdi Moti or Br. Yasir Pirmohamed.
The Children’s Tabligh Committee
The Children's Tabligh Committee will be raising funds for their upcoming event, Imam e Zamana (as) Day. Keep an eye out for the little CTC helpers who will be here during the Khushali program today, tomorrow & Tuesday and please donate generously. Donations can also be made at the Treasury Desks.
The Welfare Sub Committee Presents FREE professional legal advice in a completely confidential manner. Sessions are held with a SOLICITOR at our centre once a month. Next session is on Thursday 4th May between 7pm and 9pm. Appointments are strictly on a first come first serve basis. To book an appointment please contact Shoukat Uncle Dahya, Hussain Uncle Fazal or Brother Hasnain Bandali.
Mindfulness and Stress Management Event for Youth
The Book Cave and Mental Health team are excited to present the first ever Mindfulness and Stress Management Event for Youth between the ages of 13-22. The event will be fun, practical and insightful, giving participants easy to implement techniques that can fit into busy revision schedules and exam preparation. Please register soon to confirm your space. Please see the poster which has been circulated for more information.
BAYN Wellbeing Survey
The BAYN Wellbeing Team have released a survey as part of a new initiative to build awareness and capacity for managing mental health issues within the community and to tackle the stigma associated with these issues. Taking part is voluntary, and all answers are anonymous, therefore participants will not be identifiable. You can find a copy of this survey on the Jamaat Website and Facebook page as well as the BAYN facebook page. For any more information, please contact sisters Sakina Zahra Nazerali or Sakina Rassul in the ladies and brother Mehdi Khaki in the gents. The survey will only take 5 minutes to complete and your participation is greatly appreciated.
World-Federation & CoEJ Announcements:
Camp CoEJ 2017
The European Hajj Company, in conjunction with The Council of European Jamaats, are proud to officially announce the launch of this year’s Hajj packages for 2017. We are fortunate to have two dates for you to choose from this year as follows:
Group 1 Hajj Departing on 18th August costing £4290
Group 2 Hajj Departure on 23rd August costing £4490
The Return Date will be 7th September.
We have the privilege of having Mulla Mohamed Kassamali who’ll be the English Speaker and Maulana Syed Kalbe Abbas in Urdu. For more information, and to download the application form, kindly visit www.eurohajjmission.org.
The World Federation launched a Syria Appeal entitled #unspeakable. They have embarked on a mission to provide mental-health services in collaboration with an agency in Lebanon. A primary objective is to facilitate a shift in self-image from passive victim to active survivor. Under this program, torture and war atrocity survivors recover from psychological and physical symptoms, helping them to successfully regain control of their lives. We are appealing to you to support this worthy cause and help these people overcome the difficulties they have endured. Please give what you can today – your donations will go towards training for nurses, medical supplies and the general running of the clinic. Donations can be made at the Treasurer’s Desk or online on the World Federation Website.