17 Clifton Road, Birmingham, B12 8SX
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Thursday, 22 August 2019  
20. Dhul Hijja 1440

The Council of European Jamaats is offering a 2 day residential Facilitators Development Program open to LDP Alumni. This is an opportunity to enhance personal growth and develop facilitation skills. CoEJ is seeking to increase its team of facilitators to run a range of programs and participation in this program will increase opportunities for you to serve the community.

Date: Saturday 21 September & Sunday 22 September 2019

Venue: Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre | Timbold Drive | Kents Hill | Milton Keynes | MK7 6BZ

Fee: £130

For more information on the Facilitators Development Program and to apply please visit https://www.coej.org/facilitators-development-program/

Deadline to apply: Sunday 01 September 2019

There will be a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

The partial eclipse on London will begin at 9.06pm and end at 11.59pm. The maximum eclipse will be at 10.30pm

Salaat al-Ayat is wajib to be prayed be between these times although it is better to be prayed before the eclipse starts to reverse.

Eclipse times in your area can be found in timeanddate.com

Secretariat (14/07/2019)


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.

Hilal Statement – Dhi'lqad1440 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 02 July 2019 at 8.16pm. The crescent will not be visible on this day.

The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 03 July 2019 are as follows:
Sunset. 9.22pm
Moonset 10.08pm
Crescent age 25 hours 6 minutes
Moon lag time 26 minutes
Crescent altitude 5.45 degrees
Crescent elongation 14.20 degrees

The crescent is unlikely to be seen with naked eye

The calculations for crescent on Thursday 04 July 2019 are as follows:
Sunset 9.22pm
Moonset 10.54pm
Crescent age 49 hours 6 minutes
Moon lag time 1 hour 32 minutes
Crescent altitude 12.32 degrees
Crescent elongation 27.53 degrees

The crescent will be easily visible with naked eye.

Expect 1st Dhi'lqad 1440AH to be on Friday 05 July 2019

Committee for Social Responsibility (CSR) are hosting a fostering awareness and recruitment event for ladies and gents Insha’Allah on Sunday 7th July 2019 from 10am to 1pm.

We have invited professionals from this field to advise us on how the Muslim community can express interest and consider becoming foster carers to take care of the growing number of Muslim children who are coming into care and an increasing number of Muslim orphaned refugees coming from to the UK from war torn Muslim countries.

Further details will be explained at this event. We urge you all to attend. This is a free event however registration is required here.

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The Council of European Jamaats is pleased to launch the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on the weekend of the 6th & 7th July 2019 at Al Zahra Centre in Watford.

Our Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training is for anyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. We train the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.

For more information on the Youth Mental Health Training please visit https://www.coej.org/ymhfa-training/

Join us and over 100 participants in celebrating, reciting and discussing the Holy Quran!

On behalf of the KSIMC of Birmingham, the LFQC team want to remind you of the upcoming Europe wide Lady Fizza Annual Quran Competition 2019. The competition will feature 13 high calibre judges and participants of all ages reciting and discussing the Quran; we promise it is an event not to be missed! Your attendance on all days is welcome but especially so on the closing ceremony.

The competition will be hosted at Clifton Road, Birmingham from Fri 14th June – Sunday 16th June 2019. Dinner will be provided on Friday, and all meals will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule for the days is presented below:

Friday 14th June

Opening Ceremony start at 19:30, including registration, welcome pack and dinner.

Saturday 15th June

08:00- Breakfast

08:30-13:00- Morning Testing Sessions

13:15- Dhuhr Salaah

13:45- Lunch

14:30- 19:30- Afternoon Testing Sessions

19:30- Dinner

20:30- Further Testing

21:40- Maghreb Salaah


Sunday 16th June

08:00- Breakfast

08:30-13:00- Morning Testing Sessions

13:15- Dhuhr Salaah

13:45- Lunch

14:30-16:00- Afternoon Testing Sessions

16:30- Awards Ceremony

With Duas

LFQC team

KSIMC Birmingham

Hilal Statement – Shawwal 1440 AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday 3 June 2019 at 11.02am. The crescent will not be visible on this day.

The calculations for London on Tuesday 4 June 2019 are as follows:

Sunset 9.13pm
Moonset 10.25pm
Crescent age 34 hours 11 minutes
Crescent altitude 9.02 degrees
Crescent elongation 18.25 degrees
The crescent will be easily visible with the naked eye.

Expect 1st Shawwal on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

1st Shawwal will be confirmed on Tuesday 4 June 2019 after guidance is received from His Eminence Ayatullah Sistani.


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