"Creating a spiritual & vibrant community based on the values and practices of the Islamic Shi'a Ithna-Ashari faith by developing the potential of its members, engaging with the wider society and serving the needs of humanity worldwide."
The World Federation runs Ali Asghar Water Appeal (AAWA) every Muharram. Since this appeal launched over 10 years ago, WF have been working to provide clean and safe water to communities who have to live without. This year, we are raising funds for a number of sustainable water solutions in Yemen, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh. These will ensure that families have consistent access to clean and safe water near their homes, so they don’t need to travel long distances to bring it back for their families.
Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work opportunities and improved health for women, children and families across the world.
The water solutions include water storage tanks, water supply pipelines and solar powered water wells, amongst others. You can read more about these projects here.
I hope you are all well.
Please see this fantastic resource developed by police colleagues, making it easier to report hate crime.
The long awaited WMP Hate Crime App has now been launched. This App forms part of my strategy to make the reporting of hate crime more accessible and to help continue to reduce the reporting gap.
The App is available on both Apple and Android. It consists of a useful guide/book that provides guidance on all aspects of hate crime, there are also different languages available. There is then a reporting section that directly links to our live chat service. It also gives other reporting options.
The App can be accessed by via the below itunes or Google Play links:
Alhamdullilah, summer is here! This August at The Book Cave, we will be having a Minibeast themed Storytime every Thursday from 8-9pm.
The library will also be open at 12-2pm every Saturday!
We look forward to seeing you there!”
Thank you, with dua
The Book Cave Team
We live in an age of paradox. There is no shortage of information and misinformation available on the Internet. Sometimes, even within the “safe spaces” which we go to for enlightenment, we become confused with “new” religious theories.
Today more than ever, we see the actualisation of the hadith:
عن أنس عن النبي (ص) أنه قال: «يأتي على الناس زمان الصابر منهم على دينه كالقابض على الجمرة
It has been narrated from Anas from the Holy Prophet (s), that he said, “A time will come upon humanity that remaining on their religion will be like holding hot coals in their hands.” (Mustadrak al-Wasaail, vol. 12, pg. 33, tradition 1.)
Introducing STEPS – Shi‘i Theology, Ethics and Practice Series. The Islamic Education department of The World Federation aims to intellectually empower the community by providing easy-to-understand and comprehensive answers to pertinent issues. Watch the trailer video about this new initiative.
We aim to do this through a steady stream of videos, articles, and podcasts which will, Insha’Allah, help us to become better servants of Allah (swt) as we work towards the advent of Imam al-Mahdi (aj).
Every Friday we will be releasing videos and Podcasts and each series will have its own eBook for you to download and print for further reading. Click on the series below to start watching! (and reading!).
Sign up to get the latest releases on STEPS.
Islamic Laws right at your fingertips, guiding you through everyday Islamic life
This revolutionary and unique mobile app, which works on tablets too, offers guidance on spiritual and practical aspects of day-to-day Muslim life through the rulings of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Sistani (may God protect him).
The app gives an individual experience that’s as user-friendly as it is resourceful. Once installed, you will be able to search multiple law manuals in one go, add your own notes to each law and bookmark any rulings you want to refer back to – giving you access to rightful practicesright at your fingertips.
In order make sure the iSistani app remains a valuable and accurate source of information for the community, the latest version has been updated with the very latest rulings from His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Sistani (may God protect him) as well as the addition of new and amended rulings from the third edition of Islamic Laws.
This gives an easy and user-friendly approach to understanding the rulings that guide us on how we should live our lives.
Members of the community who have downloaded older versions of iSistani are encouraged to download the latest version, as previous versions may contain outdated rulings.
The brutal fighting in Syria is in its eighth year and has had a devastating effect on the health of the Syrian people yet less than half of Syria’s health facilities are fully operational, so people have nowhere to go and many can’t afford the essential treatment they need.
WF-AID have their own Coordination Unit in the Sayeda Zaynab (sa) region of Syria, where they provide ongoing support to many orphans and widows in need. They have been providing emergency medical treatment, including medication, physiotherapy and surgery and need your help to continue providing this life changing treatment.
You can contribute towards medical support, minor and major surgeries including open heart surgery, joint replacement and artificial limbs. You can donate today at the treasurer’s desk or on www.wfaid.org, where you can read more about the appeal.