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Monday, 24 February 2020  
29. Jamadi-ul-Akhir 1441

The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 23 February 2020 at 3:32 pm. The crescent cannot be seen on this day

The calculations for crescent visibility on Monday 24 February 2020 for London is as follows

Sunset 5:33pm
Moonset 6:21pm
Crescent age 26 hours
Moon lag time 49 minutes
Crescent altitude 6.38 degrees
Crescent elongation 12.48 degrees

The crescent is visible only with optical aid

1st Rajab 1441AH will inshallah be on Wednesday 26 February 2020 in Europe.

Changes in Organ Donation from Spring 2020

The law in the UK is changing from Spring 2020 whereby individuals will require to opt-out from donating their organs as opposed to opting in for those who wished to donate their organs.

Who will the changes affect?

These changes will affect all adults in England unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the following excluded groups:

  • Those under the age of 18
  • People who lack the mental capacity to understand the new arrangements and take the necessary action
  • Visitors to England, and those not living here voluntarily
  • People who have lived in England for less than 12 months before their death

The link summarises the changes taking place and the actions required to opt-out from organ donation.  Please share the link provided with your family and friends that they can make an informed decision. https://nhsbtdbe.blob.core.windows.net/umbraco-assets-corp/15763/organ-donation-law-in-england-factsheet.pdf

We herewith attach the rulings received for your ease of reference which constitutes of:-

  1. Rulings from Tawdih al-Masail
  2. Q&A from His Eminence’s Website

 Rulings on Organ Transplantation

 The World Federation elections will be taking place at your centre on Thursday 30th January 2020 in the Lower Sports Hall of the Syeda Zainab a.s Building from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

 In order for you to make an informed decision, please visit all four candidates site which are:

 -   Shaykh Safder Jaffer: www.safder4president.org

 -   Dr Husein Jiwa: www.huseinjiwa.com

 -   Brother Ashik Rashid: www.rashid4president.com

 -   Brother Aunali Khalfan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lady Fizza Qur’an Competition will be taking place from Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th February 2020 at Al-Abbas Islamic Centre. We would like to invite all community members to join us for the weekend, to support our participants and learn more about the Holy Qur'an.

The weekend of Quran recitation, reflection and remembrance will start on Friday 14th February in conjunction with the wiladat programme of Bibi Fatima (as), where registration for participants will take place in Sayyida Zainab Building from 7pm.

Further details can be found on our website- www.lfqc.uk

21st January 2020

Dear Members,

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held on Sunday 09th February 2020 at 2.00 pm at
Al Abbas Islamic Centre, 17 Clifton Road, Birmingham, B12 8SX

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

1. Recitation of the Holy Qur'an
2. To consider the matters raised in the Petition (see attached below)
3. Any other business

End with Surat al-Fatiha.

 AIC Petition EGM request 17 01 2020

Petition: The Alternative Proposal

Resolution in the petition signed by members:

1. "The resolution passed on 10th September 2017 to be amended that the Building Committee embark upon the construction of the Multipurpose Hall and Refurbishment works on the Mosque and Imambargah Building."

Resolutions proposed by Tawfiq Jivraj and Sajjad Gulamhussein:

2. It is hereby resolved that the Building Committee is instructed to fully investigate and evaluate the alternative proposal presented at this Extraordinary General Meeting held on 09th February 2020. As part of the Building Committees investigations, they will conduct a full due diligence on this alternative proposal and report back to the General Body at an EGM or AGM with their findings within the next 2 months. The general body at this meeting will then vote and decide whether to continue with the current proposals that the Building Committee is working towards or vote to approve the alternative proposal.

3. It is also hereby resolved that the chairman of the buildings committee shall appoint a buildings committee task force consisting of at least 4 members of the existing building committee and 4 members of the group promoting the alternative proposal the alternative proposal to fully investigate and evaluate of the alternative proposal.

4. It is hereby resolved that the Building Committee will not in the coming two months take any irreversible steps or incur significant amounts in cost towards the existing buildings committee project so as to act to deprive the general body of a vote at the next EGM/AGM on the alternative proposal.


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