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


The Jamaat is looking for volunteers to represent us at the Muslim Liaison Committee of Birmingham. The role of the committee is to ensure the education standards of Muslims is adequate as well as advising the Birmingham City Council on Muslim matters.

The volunteer needs to be proactive and be able to dedicate atleasr 5 hours a month to ensure we have representation.

All those interested are requested to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Jamaat in conjunction with the Worcester Crown Court arranged a court visit for a small group of our members during December 2015.

The day was spent as guests of Honourable Judge Abbas Mithani QC and the visiting members were invited to observe actual court proceedings where Judge A Mithani was the presiding Judge.

The team was also invited for lunch and an informal get together with other judges from Worcester Court.

The visiting members found the occasion to be very educational and hopefully this will be a start of future visits to larger courts in the West Midlands.

The visiting members are very grateful to Honourable Judge Abbas Mithani for arranging the visit and for the excellent hospitality afforded to the members of the Jamaat.


Honourable Judge Abbas Mithani (Seating) with (from L to R) Professor Nayab Sultan, Jamaat Head of Finance- Mahmood S Bhogadia, Maulana Mohamed Rashid, Sisters Sabina Kanani and Nahid Roshanali.

The annual subscription for the year 2016 is now due and as per KSIMC constitution, all Members shall be required to pay the amount of subscription due on 01 January of each year. A Member who fails to pay the subscription by 31 March will receive a written overdue notification from the Secretary General. Failing to pay the subscription within thirty (30) days from the date of the notification shall automatically terminate the membership. The full membership fee for 2016 is £150 per annum. A Spouse of an existing Member will be eligible for membership at a reduced rate of 50%. (£75 per annum).

A full-time student under the age of twenty-four (24) years will be eligible for membership at a reduced rate of 50%. (£75 per annum), A senior citizen over the age of sixty-five (65) years will be eligible for membership at reduced rate of 50%. (£75 per annum) and A Friend Member will have to pay Annual Subscription of £112.50 per annum.

As you may be aware the Jamaat- through the excellent work of the burial committee- now has access to a Digital Autopsy facility for all deaths that require an autopsy by the coroner. This means that in most cases an invasive autopsy is avoided thereby complying with our Sharia requirements. The EC has decided to incorporate the Digital Autopsy as an additional benefit for the members of the burial fund as of 1st January 2016. The cost of such a digital imaging is £550 per person. This will mean that the annual subscription for burial will need to be increased by £5, from £40 to £45 per member. This increase will become due from 1st January 2016. Those members paying by standing order are requested to amend the amount by instructing their own bank.

With duas,

Mahmood S Bhogadia
Head of Finance


In pursuing our objectives we seek a full-time Minister of Religion (i.e. Alim) fluent in English, Arabic and Farsi to lead the community in the religious rites; rituals; prayers; education and counselling of the community. The post will attract a gross salary of £24, 000.00 per annum on the premise of a 40-hour working week. The role will also attract housing and utilities. Click here for more details. 

Closing date for all applications is 10th August 2016.

Secretariat
KSIMC Birmingham
(13/07/2016)

According to the Shariah, Zakatul Fitra becomes incumbent when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted. This is known as Zakat of Fitra, which is Wajib on every Baligh person.

 FITRAH

fitrahAs per law 2003 of Ayatullah Seestani's 'Islamic laws': At the time of sunset on eve of Eid al-Fitr, whoever is adult and sane and is not unconscious, nor poor, or a slave, mus give, on his own behalf and on behalf of those who are dependent on him, one sa'a (about three kilos) per head of staple food in his home town such as wheat or barley or dates or raisins or rice of millet or something similar. It is also sufficient if he pays the price of one of these items instead.

Therefore, based on staple food. We would recommend that one person's Zakatul Fitra may be:

  For UK may be For Europe it may be equivalent to For Scandinavia it may be equivalent to For Swiss it may be equivalent to
Wheat £3.00 EUR 3.50 SEK 36.00 CHF 4.50
Rice £5.00 EUR 6.00 SEK 59.50 CHF 7.00

Since Zakatul Fitra becomes Wajib when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted, Shariah does permit advance payment to the Mustahiqqeen. However if there is no problem if one gives the sum as a loan to a deserving person or family earlier then you will make niyyat for the sum being Fitra, upon the sighting of the new moon. (Ruling 2034)

For those Jamaats who collect Zakatul Fitra, The Council of European Jamaat has the following recommendation to make:

  1. If you come to know of a deserving person or family in your city or country of residence, you will please consider it as a priority case.
  2. Accordingly to Ayatullah Seestani, the Mustahiq must be a Mumin and Shia Ithna Asheri.
  3. Fitra of a non-Sayyid cannot be given to a Sayyid, but a Sayyid may give his own Fitra to a Sayyid.
  4. For UK Jamaats: If Member of your Jamaat can be persuaded to make A Gift Aid Declaration, with your Jamaat (if it is a Registered Charity) the benefit of tax rebate can be used.

The Council of European Jamaat will gladly collect Fitra and deposit the whole amount, without any deduction to The World Federation of KSMIC for Distribution. 

The World Federation distributes Fitra amongst the needy in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, East Africa and Iran. In fact, an advance payment towards this has already been made by The World Federation so as to alleviate the needs of Mu'mineen during the Holy Month of Ramadhan and to allow them to provide for their families on the occasion of EID AL-FITR.

FIDYA

fidyah

We also take this opportunity to remind the Mu'mineen that the CoEJ is also collecting Fidya for those who are unable to fast due to illness or old age.

The amount of Fidya is £1.50 for each fast. If you have any queries, contact us on 0208 696 5200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  For UK may be For Europe it may be equivalent to For Scandinavia it may be equivalent to For Swiss it may be equivalent to
Fidya £1.50 EUR 2.00 SEK 18.00 CHF 2.00

You can also pay your Fitra and Fidya online:

FITRA: Click Here

FIDYA: Click Here

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