Fajr Jamaat Salaat will be held every day during the Holy Month of Ramadhan at 2.55am.
The program tomorrow will commence at 7.20pm with Qur’ankhani followed by the Duas, Lecture by Syed Ali at 8.55pm, Maghribain Salaat and Full Iftar Nyaz. Du’a Jawshan al-Kabeer by Syed Mohamed Naqvi will then be recited on commencing at 11pm after Iftar.
Car Parking facilities have been arranged at the St. Pauls School Grounds. Those Mumineen who wish to leave early or do not find a space elsewhere can use these facilities.
Al-Quds Day Rally
This year’s annual Al-Quds day rally in London will take place on Sunday 3rd July. Free transport is being arranged to leave Mehfil e Abbas at 11am sharp. To book your seat on the coach, please put your name and contact details on the lists that have been placed on the notice boards in the ladies and gents.
Vacancy for the Post of Mukhi
The Jamaat is looking for someone to head our kitchen services formerly known as the Mukhi role. You will be responsible for the day to day kitchen responsibilities which includes Nyaz, Fateha & Tea. You will need to ensure that Nyaz & Fatiha throughout the year is prepared on time; this includes private functions as well. All those interested in applying for this role are requested to email the secretariat or contact brother Tawfiqali Jivraj or Sister Sajidah Sajan. The Deadline is Monday 4th July.
Jamaat Programs: Shawaal to Zilhajj
Sponsor a calendar page of the forthcoming Jamaat Programs of the months of Shawwal to Zilhajj for £25 and include two Marhumeen names. You can also advertise with the forthcoming Jamaat Programs. The costing is as follows: A4 colour: £200 and B&W: £150. For A5 colour: £120 and B&W: £60. Contact the office or email the Secretariat by Friday 24th June.
Mahe Ramadan Iftar Fund
The Mahe Ramadhan Iftar Nyaz Fund is open. Mu’mineen are requested to either reserve the nights they would like to sponsor Iftar Nyaz, or donate generously to the Iftar Nyaz Fund at the treasurer’s desks.
One of the oldest Qur’an in the world was discovered to be in Birmingham and was exhibited at the University of Birmingham last year. It is currently on display in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as part of the new Faith Gallery. Unfortunately, it will only be on display until 3rd August. It may not be on display in Birmingham for many forthcoming years. Therefore, this is the ideal opportunity to see it.
Announcements and Sponsoring Majlis
Muhammadi Madrasah Vacancies:
The Executive Committee in conjunction with CoEJ are planning to launch Khoja TV in Birmingham. Khoja TV transmits Gujrati and Urdu Majlises, 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 don't 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 either Brother Tawfiqali Jivraj or Sister Sajida Sajan. Those interested to sponsor towards the cost of the equipment should contact our President, Brother Gulamraza Datoo. For those interested to install Khoja TV at their homes should register at the Treasury desks in both Ladies and Gents. First preference will be given to those who are Elderly or Housebound.
"The Marriage M.O.T - Sustaining your Spark"
The Me2We committee have organised an event entitled "The Marriage M.O.T - Sustaining your Spark" with Syed Ali Reza Naqvi on the 1st of July 2016 commencing at10.45pm. There will be an introductory talk by Syed Ali followed by a Question & Answer session. This event will be addressing issues such as sustaining your marriage over the years. All are encouraged to attend.
The BYOC Campaign
The Committee for Social Responsibility has launched the 'Bring Your Own Cup' or BYOC campaign to reduce our disposable waste and use of styrofoam. All are requested to support by bringing their own cups to the mosque, and other utensils too if possible.
On these auspicious nights, The Economic Upliftment committee has the pleasure of announcing the launch of their Job Portal on www.economicupliftment.com. Businesses can advertise as many jobs as they want and receive CVs directly in your inbox. There is no restriction on the number of CVs you can receive per advert. This service is not restricted to our community only. The outside businesses can post free job adverts and receive CVs. If you are working in any organisation and your company is looking to recruit staff, you can choose to advertise on this portal. We plan to promote this portal on several networks including social media. As for the job applicants, anyone can apply for any job advertised on the portal. The advertiser will have the choice of selecting the best candidates suited to their business.
Following the success of recent interfaith events, the Jamaat is looking to form a team to help attend interfaith programmes, host interfaith groups at our centre and improve the relationship with the wider community. If anyone is interested in attending interfaith events or helping coordinate the team, please contact Sister Shenaz Sajan or Brother Kazim Sajan to be added to the interfaith mailing list. There is a host of opportunities to get involved, and your help will be greatly appreciated.
World Federation and CoEJ Announcements
Project North Star
The refugees who have travelled hundreds of miles from war-torn Syria have arrived in Europe and are now at our doorstep. The Council of European Jamaats, in partnership with our community in Brussels, have opened a fund to help support these displaced refugees as they spend their first Mahe Ramadhan in Europe. We would be extremely grateful for your generous support. To donate, log on to the CoEJ website or see the screens for more details.
Annual Eid Card Competition
Ramadan Relief Fund 1437
The Council of European Jamaats in Partnership with World Federation, AFED and NASIMCO are pleased to launch the Ramadan Relief Fund 1437. This annual campaign is a global initiative where the support of our Regions and Jamaats in raising funds is vital to its overall success in meeting the basic needs of so many struggling families during the month of Ramadan. Last Ramadan we raised and distributed $1.36 million US dollars in aid. Thank you very much for your incredible support of this campaign.
Camp CoEJ 2016
The Council of European Jamaats is proud to present Camp CoEJ 2016. Having built on the success of the camp in 2015, this year is looking to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever. As always, the Camp is for boys and girls in separate camps, aged 11-14 and will take place from 1st August to 10th August at Lodge Hill Centre, West Sussex. The cost of the camp is £499 per camper. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to develop themselves to a whole new level and to come out from the camp as a well-rounded, confident individual. To register and for any additional information, please see the CoEJ website.
Youth Development Program
COEJ is planning to hold a Youth Development Program for both boys and girls aged between 18 and 24. The programme will be taking place on the 16th and 17th July. Please visit the COEJ website for more details. The deadline has been extended to 3rd July. For assistance with costs please contact the Secretary General, Tawfiq Jivraj.
Hajj 1437 AH
The European Hajj Mission are taking applications for Hajj 1437 AH. The main objective of The European Hajj Mission is to facilitate and organise all aspects of Hajj. Dedicated volunteers with a wealth of experience accompany the group and serve Hujjaj throughout this Holy Journey. The dates for Hajj this year are from 26th August to 16th September at a cost of approximately £3,895. This covers the total Hajj programme which includes accommodation, outside Ziyaraat in Madinah and Makkah and Qurbani. Application forms are available at the treasurer’s desk or can be downloaded from www.eurohajjmission.org.