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Tuesday, 23 January 2018  
5. Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1439

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 mental health 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.

Click here to take the survey which will only take 5 minutes to complete and your participation is greatly appreciated.

This house believes 'The Khoja mother tongue has no future.' In an effort to promote community spirit, there will be a debate to discuss this taking place:

On: Sunday 26th of February 

Time: Immediately after Maghrib Salaat at 5:50 pm ending with Nyaz.

This is a community event and open to all ages. Because this is a parliamentary style debate, there will be an opportunity to make comments, ask questions and even make suggestions from the crowd. All are encouraged to attend what is set to be a highly opinionated debate that has seen many conversations and discussions in the past within the community.

Anyone interested in participating should give their name to either Kazim Sajan, Ali Fazel or Mehdi Khakhi.

The BAYN team is hosting a unique workshop open to all, on Arabic Calligraphy on Sunday the 29th January. We will be joined by the talented Samiur Rahman from House of Calligraphy who will guide you on your masterclass in calligraphy.

There will be two workshops during the day, one for children and one for adults. The children’s workshop will run from 2pm to 4pm for ages 9 to 15. The adults Workshop will then take place from 4pm to 7.30pm for ages 16 and above. All materials will be provided, this includes the Workbook and special calligraphy pen. The cost of the workshop will be £5 for children and £8 for adults. These costs are heavily subsidised, and limited spaces are available.

For more information, please contact Sisters Fatema Khoja & Sarah Yusufali or Brother Gulam Sumar.

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In light of recent Islamophobic attacks across the globe, the BAYN team have partnered with the Al Najiyaat and Masoomin Sports Club to offer a crash course in self-defense. This will consist of a 5 week tailored course in the art of self-defense, taught by a qualified instructor, Zahid Shah. Participants will be shown how to defend against knife and gun attacks, and how to remain alert and vigilant in face of an attack.

The course will be run on 5 consecutive Mondays starting on Monday 23rd January and ending on Monday 20th February. The class for Gents will be held from 7 pm to 8 pm and the ladies class will be from 8 pm to 9 pm. The cost of this unique course is just £20 for the full 5 weeks.

Please contact Brothers Kazim Sajan & Kassim Mawji or Sister Anam Panjwani for more information or to get involved in the BAYN team.

Registration and payment for this course can be done online by signing up here.

1) 3 part series on *'Eliminating Illiteracy - How to become a reader'* with Sh Vinay

Third and final part series tonight (Friday) on 'Eliminating Illiteracy - How to become a reader' with Sh Vinay taking place straight after English lecture in SZ Hall

Tonight, Shaikh will be sharing 3 books that changed his life. He will also take us through the extract below, providing tools and guidance on how to effectively read. All are invited to attend and take benefit from this potentially life changing course (Inshallah!).

 Hart Extract (Friday 18th Nov)

 Harvard Guide to Reading

Lecture starts at 8:10pm tonight, and this programme begins straight after. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. –Frederick Douglas.

2) BAYN is holding a late night event for youths aged 15-35 on the 19th of November starting at 10:30pm.

The night will start off with a debate about right wing, and left wing, politics by passionate youth in our community, followed by an introduction into self-defence by Zahid Shah which will be demonstrated. Next: A BBQ meal will be provided! This will be provided at a cost of £3 per person, and finally, the night will end with an interactive discussion from Sheikh Vinay about his journey to Islam, as well as a seminar on Religions and Violence.

There will be an opportunity to get some discussion going at the end of the programme.

For any further information feel free to speak to brother Gulam Sumar- 07703699496.

If you are interested, please register your name by following the instructions at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/4tdqNZM5HRnPBK5v1

Please note that the deadline for registration is the 17th of November, so sign up as soon as you can! See you there!

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The EC would like to encourage all members to give feedback on various aspects of the Jamaat.

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

Any comments are welcome.