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Wednesday, 20 February 2019  
14. Jamadi-ul-Akhir 1440

Dear Members,

Salaamun Alaikum

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.

Resident Alim

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

You may contact him directly or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating your preferential slot and this would be provided based on availability.

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.

Abbasi Islamic Centre

The Jamaat has organised a Unique Lifesavers event that will be run by doctors, pharmacists and dentists. The aim is to teach the public when and how to deliver CPR to someone who is unconscious and cover other essential life-saving skills.

It is open to the public of all ages and will be held this Saturday 26th November starting at 1pm ending at 3pm.

For registration, please contact Mohamed Ahmed on 07706353140 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help allocate resources appropriately.

A vacancy has arisen in the Jamaat Office for an Administration Officer to to look after secretariat matters for the KSIMC of Birmingham.

Please see full job description here.

All applications to be made to Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enclosing a full CV.

Closing date for applications is 24th July 2016.

Imam Sadiq ('as) has said:

The Holy Prophet (saw), initially observed the I'tikaaf (spiritual retreat) during the first ten days of the month of Ramadan. Later, he observed it during the middle ten days of the holy month and finally, he observed it during the last 10 days of the month and then continued to do so in the last ten days (for as long as he was alive).

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 16, pg. 274 

This year’s I'tikaaf will be held from this Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th June for males from the age of 18 years and above.

For those between the ages of 16-18, in order to take part, they will have to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please note that registration is required if you would like to participate.

Register here.

Dear Community Members,

Salaamun Alaykum

The Executive Committee in conjunction with CoEJ are planning to launch Khoja TV in Birmingham.

Khoja TV transmits Gujrati and Urdu Majalis, Nauhas, Marsiyya and Qasidas twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There is a one-off cost for the equipment of £50 but we are trying to get sponsors to reduce the cost. Internet connection is a requirement for the transmission. Those who do not have an internet connection will be able to get assistance from volunteers to source the best deal.

The EC is looking for volunteers to assist in this project. If you are interested, please give your names to Taufiq Jivraj or Sajida Sajan.

Those interested to sponsor towards the cost of the equipment should contact Gulamraza Datoo.

For those interested to install Khoja TV at their homes should register at the Treasury desk in both Ladies and Gents. First preference will be given to those who are Elderly or Housebound.

Thank you



Jamaat Programme 1440AH


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