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Thursday, 28 May 2020  
4. Shawwal 1441

Salaamun Alaykum,

We are collecting Zakaat Al-Fitra payments from now until Saturday 23rd May at 10pm. This is to allow time to process the Fitra Payments as per Jurisprudential Guidance.

The amount of Fitra per person is £5. Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Electronically:

For Muqallideen of Syed as-Sistani (may Allah swt protect him) most likely to do Eid on Monday: http://kashier.ksmnet.org/pay/99

For Muqallideen of Syed al-Khoei (may Allah swt bless his soul) most likely to do Eid on Sunday: http://kashier.ksmnet.org/pay/100

  • Via drop-off:

- Friday 22/05/2020 between 10am & 3pm at the Jamaat Office. (NB: this facility is for Fitra drop off ONLY)

- Saturday 23/05/2020 between 1pm & 4pm in the main compound. (NB: this facility is for Fitra drop off ONLY)

Please enclose the payment in an envelope, highlighting your name and the number of people this covers.

With du'as

The rationale for the crescent for the month of Shawwal 1441AH has been sent to His Eminence Ayatullah Sistani (May Allah protect him). Guidance received will inshallah be published on Saturday 23 May 2020 after Maghrib.

The calculations for the crescent visibility on Saturday 23 May 2020 for London corresponding to 29 Ramadhan 1441AH are as follows:

Sunset 8:00pm
Moonset 8:54pm
Crescent age 26 hours 21 minutes
Crescent altitude 6.39 degrees
Crescent elongation 12.38 degrees

The crescent is visible with optical aid.

Based on Ayatullah Seestani’s rulings of New Crescent Sightings and different Horizons, expect 1st Shawwal 1441AH (Eid) to fall on Monday 25 May 2020 in most of Europe, especially northern Europe.

The CoEJ Mediation Team is offering Mediation Services to the community provided by trained mediators to assist in resolving conflict. Our mediators have been training, and can also provide online mediation.

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to talk to some contact +44 (0) 786 415 6683

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During this Holy Month we are fundraising for Ramadhan Relief and COVID-19. The COVID-19 fund has been setup to assist members of our community during this crisis. You are all requested to donate generously towards these causes.






As mentioned in our Presidents Speech, this year as a Community we shall be raising money during the Holy Month for the following 2 causes. You are all requested to donate generously.

Ramadhan Relief:

Account Name: KSIMC of Birmingham
Sort Code: 30-96-12
Account No: 02481601
Ref: Ramadhan Relief

COVID-19 fund

To help our Community who may be affected from this crisis:

COVID-19 Support Fund
Account Name: KSIMC of Birmingham
Sort Code: 30-96-12
Account No: 67814860
Ref: Covid Support Fund

The rationale for the crescent of the month of Ramadhan has been sent to His Eminence, Ayatullah Sistani (May Allah protect him ). The guidance received will inshallah be published on Thursday 23 April 2020 after Maghrib.

The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday 23 April 2020, corresponding to 29th Shaaban 1441AH at 3.26 am. The calculations for London on this day are as follows

Sunset 8.13 pm
Moonset 8.36 pm
Crescent age 16 hours 47 minutes
Moon lag time 23 minutes
Crescent altitude 3.08 degrees
Crescent elongation 8.36 degrees

The crescent will not be visible on this day

Expect 1st Ramadhan 1441AH on Saturday 25 April 2020 in Europe.


Thursday 16th April 2020

Dear Members,

Salamun Alaykum,


As per our previous notice, the AGM was scheduled to take place on Sunday 19 April 2020. In view of the current situation, unfortunately this will not happen.

Our AGM and Elections will be adjourned, with a new date to be issued once it is deemed safe to do so.

We pray to Allah (SWT) to protect us all during this crisis. Ameen.

With Salaams and Duas

Ismat A Ramji
Secretary General

The *Al Wafaa Taskforce* wishes all of you a joyous Khushali Mubarak. On this Auspicious occasion of the birth of our saviour Imam Mahdi (AJFS) we would like to launch an 'Essentials Box' scheme to help members who are struggling to get items in preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadhan. 

If you or anyone you know is in need of an Essential Box please contact the Covid Line on 07548725254.

Salaamun Alaykum,

It is highly encouraged to write Arizas [a letter to the Imam of our time (aj)]

With 15th eve of Sha'baan only 2 days away, please find attached below different versions of Ariza writing papers. 

Mu'mineen can download, print and use these for writing their Arizas. Please note that Arizas can also be written on *any plain paper* and can then be *burried in the ground*, even in your gardens.

For more details about writing Arizas, please visit the following link: http://www.duas.org/ariza.htm

 Arabic Ariza

 English Ariza

With du'as


18 March 2020

Dear Members,


Salaamun Alaykum

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaat will be held on Sunday 19th April 2020 commencing at 10:30am at Al Abbas Islamic Centre, 17 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8SX.

The Agenda for the meeting is as below:

1. Recitation of the Holy Qur'an

2. Adoption of the minutes for AGM 05th April 2019

3. Matters arising

4. President’s report

5. Department updates [including SG Report and Finance Report]

6. Motion with Notice

7. Motion without Notice

8. Any Other Business 

We would like to assure our members that the Accounts & Sub Committee Reports will be circulated in due course.

With salaams and Du'as,

Ismat A Ramji
Secretary General

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