InshaAllah, I pray that you are all well.
It has been over eight months since we have taken office and Alhamdulillah with your support we are making progress on the pledges I have made. So far I have been providing updates during various speeches and thought you would find it useful if this time round I provide an update via email.
Our Community has been very busy with various activities and I will not be able to cover them all within this email. InshaAllah you should find a more detailed summary in the AGM report. This email focuses on some key updates.
As you are aware, Shaykh Nuru Muhammad arrived in Birmingham in December 2016 as our new Resident Alim.
I would like to thank all those who have helped us and Shaykh in anyway to ensure he and his family settle well into Birmingham. Moving with one’s family into a completely new environment is not easy, hopefully, we can all continue to provide our support so that inshaAllah Shaykh becomes a proper Brummie soon.
As you can imagine, Shaykh has lots of ideas about how we can develop our Community. In order to effectively do this, he will structure his time to ensure good coverage across the range of projects and activities. Shaykh is also meeting various Sub-Committees in order to get insight into their activities. Shaykh has already been meeting members, supporting and advising them on personal aspects. Shaykh will be available on the following timings for such meetings:
- Mondays: 10am – 12pm
- Tuesdays: 7pm – 9pm
- Fridays: 2 hours after Juma
If you would like to invite Shaykh to conduct a Programme outside our Organisation and for Private Programmes, you are requested to first get in touch with our Secretary General Tawfiq Jivraj.
Shaykh will begin conducting brief Fiqh sessions with Q&A as part of our Maghribayn Jamaat Namaz Programmes every Saturday and Sunday.
As you may be aware, we had created a Team to look into the effectiveness of our Programmes and how they could be enhanced. InshaAllah this team shall be sitting soon with Shaykh to discuss further and create plans for our future Programmes.