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Wednesday, 22 November 2017  
3. Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439
 
 

Upcoming Programs

The A’maal of Umm al-Dawood will take place tomorrow, Thursday 13th April following Zohrain Salaat at 1.15pm in the Imambargah for both ladies and gents.

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place tomorrow, Thursday 13th April being the Jumeraat Program commencing at 7.30pm with Surah Yaseen followed by Du'a Kumayl, Maghribayn Salaat at 8.13pm, Gujarati Majlis by Brother Sibtain Panjwani & ending with Ziyarat Waritha.
The topic for tomorrow will be: Knowledge as guidance and mercy.
And the OUTCOMES are:

  • A. Quran links knowledge to guidance
  • B. Obtaining reliable knowledge is fundamental for the growth of oneself and the community.

The A’maals of Umme Dawood will take place on Thursday 13th April following Zohrain Salaat at 1.15pm here in the Imambargah for both ladies and gents.

Wedding Invitation

The Jamaat has received an invitation to attend the Nikah Ceremony of Masuma Aliyah d/o Late Akberali & Zeenat Fazel Rawji Somji to Aliabbas s/o Sajjad Ali & Ruksana Rahim & Mohamed Ali & Sukaina Rahim, which will take place here at Mehfil-e-Abbas, on Sunday 16th April, commencing at 4pm and ending with Walima Nyaz.

Secretariat Announcements 
Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaat will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 commencing at 7pm here at Mehfil-e-Abbas. Please note that the date is subject to moonsighting and in the case that our 3rd Imam’s Wiladat falls on Saturday, the Meeting will instead be held a day earlier on Friday 28th April commencing at 8pm.

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign session this year will be taking place on Saturday 22nd April. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23 or by visiting ius.org.uk/giveblood. Anyone who is able to donate is highly encouraged to take part in this important initiative in the name of Imam our 3rd Imam (as).

The Children’s Tabligh Committee

On the joyous occasion of the birth of our first holy Imam (as), the Children's Tabligh Committee have the immense pleasure in announcing a ground-breaking event for all children aged 0-18 years to celebrate the birthday of our 12th Imam (as) on Saturday 13th May here at the Abbasi Islamic Centre from 3pm to 6.30pm. This event is only for children and the entry fee is £5 per child and for siblings £2.50 each. To register please apply via their email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to Sister Sukaina Khatau after the program tonight. The Children’s Tabligh Committee is still recruiting for full-time positions within the team and those that have applied will be contacted shortly. Part-time ad hoc volunteering positions are also available, which will be event based. These positions are open to men and women, 16 years and over. Please register via the Jamaat website or through CTC Facebook page.

Ask an Alim

Anyone who wishes to contact our Alim can do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-Committee Announcements
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 Council of European Jamaats is delighted to announce that they will soon be launching Camp CoEJ 2017. Camp CoEJ is a unique 10-day camp for both boys and girls aged 11 to 14. It will take place from the 7th to 17th August and builds on the values, mantras and principles refined from camps of the past to deliver what will be a fun, fulfilling and an exciting Camp for everyone involved. If you would like more information about the Camp or if you’d like to be exclusively notified once the sign-up page has been launched, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website.

HAJJ 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.

Syria Appeal

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.

General Announcements
Lonely Prisoner of Baghdad, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as)

A programme in memory of the Lonely Prisoner of Baghdad, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as) has been organised in Leicester’s Masjid Al-Husayn on Sunday 23rd April on the Imam’s Wafat Day. The program will commence at 4.45pm with a children’s recitation workshop with the Hashimi sisters and Zainab Tejani. The main programme will start at 5.30pm featuring the Tejani Brothers, the Hashimi Sisters, Zainab Tejani, Nouri Sardar, Syed Ali Abbas Razawi and Mohamedabbas Karim. The program will end with Nyaz. All are requested to attend.

Secretariat

 

The Jamaat is holding its Annual Barbeque family event on Sunday, 3rd September 2017 at 12pm to coincide with and celebrate Eid al-Adha. With lots of fun things to do and as always lots of wonderful food to enjoy this KSIMC annual event is one not to miss.

For further information and to hire a stall on the day please contact Brother Hussein Hirji (07956 891423), Sister Mumtaz Ismail (07791 358565) or Sister Sabira Fazal (07842 361259).

As a mark of respect today's scheduled EGM will be adjourned by the President. The meeting will be reconvened with 7 days notice given in advance.

Please recite Surah al-Fatiha for Marhuma Fatmabai Meghjee and all Marhumeen.

In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the Ever-Merciful

Zakāt al-fiṭrah (The fiṭrah alms tax)

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ

Felicitous is one who purifies oneself. (Qur’an 87:14)

Payment of Zakat al-Fitrah becomes obligatory after sunset on the eve of Eid al-Fitr. The Fitrah should be kept aside and paid on Eid al-Fitr before Eid prayers or before midday for those who cannot say their Eid prayers. It is necessary to have the obligatory intention (Niyyah) for giving Fitrah for God’s pleasure only.

The guidelines are based on the fatawa of our Marja-e-Taqleed Ayatullah Sayed Ali al- Hussaini al-Sistani (r.a.)

We enclose herewith the link below to view the Guidelines on Zakat al-Fitrah prepared by Shaykh Kumail Rajani of Islamic Education of the World Federation.

Zakat al Fitrah Guidelines

Salutations and Felicitations to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (aj), on this grand occasion of the Wiladat night of our 1st Holy Imam, Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (as).
The Executive Committee wish you all a very joyous Khushali Mubarak.

Engagement News

On this happy occasion, the Jamaat takes great pleasure in announcing the engagement of Zamir s/o Shabbir & Tazim Hirji to Aisha Maria d/o Yasmin Hussain. 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).

Upcoming Programs

The Jamaat’s next scheduled program will take place on Wednesday 12th April, being the Wafaat night of Sayyida Zainab al-Kubra (as). The program will commence with Nyaz at 7pm followed by Maghribain Salaat at 8.12pm, Marshiyya, Majlis by Maulana Musharraf Hussaini, Matam and ending with Ziyarat.

The A’maals of Umme Dawood will take place on Thursday 13th April following Zohrain Salaat at 1.15pm here in the Imambargah for both ladies and gents.

Wedding Invitation

The Jamaat has received an invitation to attend the Nikah Ceremony of Masuma Aliyah d/o Late Akberali & Zeenat Fazel Rawji Somji to Aliabbas s/o Sajjad Ali & Ruksana Rahim & Mohamed Ali & Sukaina Rahim, which will take place here at Mehfil-e-Abbas, on Sunday 16th April, commencing at 4pm and ending with Walima Nyaz.

Secretariat Announcements 
Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaat will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 commencing at 7pm here at Mehfil-e-Abbas. Please note that the date is subject to moonsighting and in the case that our 3rd Imam’s Wiladat falls on Saturday, the Meeting will instead be held a day earlier on Friday 28th April commencing at 8pm.

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign session this year will be taking place on Saturday 22nd April. Those who wish to donate blood this year can book an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23 or by visiting ius.org.uk/giveblood. Anyone who is able to donate is highly encouraged to take part in this important initiative in the name of Imam our 3rd Imam (as).

The Children’s Tabligh Committee

On the joyous occasion of the birth of our first holy Imam (as), the Children's Tabligh Committee have the immense pleasure in announcing a ground-breaking event for all children aged 0-18 years to celebrate the birthday of our 12th Imam (as) on Saturday 13th May here at the Abbasi Islamic Centre from 3pm to 6.30pm. This event is only for children and the entry fee is £5 per child and for siblings £2.50 each. To register please apply via their email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to Sister Sukaina Khatau after the program tonight. The Children’s Tabligh Committee is still recruiting for full-time positions within the team and those that have applied will be contacted shortly. Part-time ad hoc volunteering positions are also available, which will be event based. These positions are open to men and women, 16 years and over. Please register via the Jamaat website or through CTC Facebook page.

Ask an Alim

Anyone who wishes to contact our Alim can do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis

Mu’mineen are kindly requested to note the following protocol for having announcements made. All announcements, including Marhumeen names for sponsoring a majlis, should be emailed to the email address, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least, 24 hours in advance. Please do not send emails to any other personal email addresses or send announcements via text message. Those without access to email can contact the Jamaat Office during office hours who will take down your request.

Sub-Committee Announcements
 
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 Council of European Jamaats is delighted to announce that they will soon be launching Camp CoEJ 2017. Camp CoEJ is a unique 10-day camp for both boys and girls aged 11 to 14. It will take place from the 7th to 17th August and builds on the values, mantras and principles refined from camps of the past to deliver what will be a fun, fulfilling and an exciting Camp for everyone involved. If you would like more information about the Camp or if you’d like to be exclusively notified once the sign-up page has been launched, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website.

HAJJ 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.

Syria Appeal

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.

General Announcements
 
6th Annual Behlool Boys Easter Camp 2017

 The Behlool Youth Society from Leicester is once again hosting the 6th Annual Behlool Boys Easter Camp 2017, taking place from Saturday 8th April to 11th April for Boys Aged 11-14. This year the camp ethos will focus on Empowering Character Building, Spiritual Development and Personal Skill Enhancement. The camp will bring together various elements such as Interactive Workshops, Leisure Activities, Debates and Team Building Exercises. Alongside these fundamental aspects of the camp there will be both Islamic and Secular Workshops. Leisure activities include: Skiing, Sports, Self Defence, Tubing, Laser Tag, Tobogganing and many more. For more information and to register please visit the Masjid al-Hussain, Leicester website.

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Please email us with any ideas / suggestions / feedback you may have regarding programmes, future direction etc of the Jamaat.

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