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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Ask an Alim
Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis
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.
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.