Message from SRE Islamic :

Call for Action – Muslim Parents living in Walthamstow need to stand up to attempts to include more Sex and Relationship Education in Walthamstow schools

Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow, is organising a conference on Saturday 24th January 2015 titled 'Our Bodies, Our Future. It is part of a campaign to 'ensure the best Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is provided in every school.' http://ymlp.com/zQYK6t

As a Muslim parent this should concern you for the following reasons:

1. Stella Creasy is at the forefront of the campaign to make SRE a statutory subject in schools.  If this were to happen, the right of parents to withdraw their children from SRE classes (from 5-19 years old) would inevitably be taken away. On this occasion she is trying to get SRE established in Walthamstow schools through the back door.

2. This event is similar to the approach of most groups that want SRE made statutory, parents are talked down to and told what is best for their children, ignoring the deeply held moral/religious values you as parents hold in this area.  Parents raise children and not schools, as such they are best placed to have discussions around sex and growing up, on the basis of their values.

3. The billed speakers are from the same perspective, they believe in making SRE statutory and have little concern for the views of parents. One of the speakers, Simon Blake, is the chief executive of Brook, an organisation which advises teachers that the following behaviours in children are perfectly natural.

9- 13 year olds – solitary masturbation and having girl/boyfriends who are of the same, opposite or any gender

13-17 years old - interest in erotica/pornography, having sexual or non-sexual relationships, consenting oral and/or penetrative sex with others of the same or opposite gender who are of similar age and developmental ability

 

What you can do?

  1. Send an email to your local MP, Stella Creasy and make your voice. 
  • You appreciate the sexualised society in which we live in but do not support statutory SRE in schools.
  • Statutory SRE will remove the right of parents to withdraw from SRE.
  • It will severely impinge your right to raise your children based on your own religious/moral codes.

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2. Attend the conference. The location and details are on the event Facebook page.      https://www.facebook.com/events/1572465996298970/?source=1

Email or call to book a place and ensure your voice is heard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 8521 1223

3. Forward this message to all concerned Muslim parents in Walthamstow.

I have contacted Stella Creasy but because I do not live in Walthamstow she has said that residents should contact her directly.

Yusuf Patel

SREIslamic

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al-Hamdu lillaah, Eid-ul-Adha will be on Saturday 4th October 2014 in shaa' Allaah.

Eid Mubaarak - taqabbal Allaah minnaa wa minkum! May Allaah accept our good deeds and yours. We ask Allaah 'azza wa jall to accept our good deeds from the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, which many scholars regard to be the best 10 days of the year.

Eid Prayers at the Masjid will be at :

8:00 am : Ustadh Alomgir Ali
9:00 am : Ustadh Abu Abdillah Yunus
9:45 am : Ustadh Abu Haneefah Sohail

Please arrive early, without causing disturbance to our neighbours. Please look after your children and ensure they are supervised at all times. 

Please park sensibly without obstructing anyone. As it is a Saturday, there is free parking in most of the marked bays on the side roads near the masjid. However please check and make sure you are permitted to park before leaving your car. The marked bays on the High Road will also be available for parking.

Please do NOT park on single or double yellow lines, bus stops or bus lanes, or in any way that causes danger or obstruction to others, otherwise you WILL get a ticket.

May Allah grant all Muslims a happy and enjoyable Eid.

The Prophet (saas) said : "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days." For detailed information on the virtues of the first ten days of Dhu-l-Hijjah (which started on Thursday 25th September) please see : http://islamqa.info/en/1699


Masjid al-Tawhid is happy to announce a new Mother & Toddler group at the masjid.

Every Wednesday 10am - 11:45am, starting 17th September 2014.

For children aged 0-3, mothers must stay with their children. Lots of fun activities and toys.
There is a £5 registration fee, and then £1 per child per session. Snacks and refreshments provided.

For details please contact Sr Sabah on 07903 007 846 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below is advice from the local Police on keeping safe during Ramadan. As there are a large number of attendees at the masjid late at night, there is increased risk of thieves targeting individuals, cars and other possessions. So please remain vigilant and keep yourselves and your property safe. We ask Allaah to protect us from all forms of harm.

Revert2Reality, a local community-focused charity, are pleased to announce details of their 12th Annual Family Camp 2014. Please note, this event is NOT organised by Masjid al-Tawhid.

The R2R Family Camp will be held at a campsite near Gloucester and is easily accessible from the M4 and M5, yet is set in peaceful countryside. The site offers an ideal location and facilities for an adventurous experience. Leave your everyday hustle and bustle of city life behind and come together with other Muslims, join in a recreational weekend filled with activity, fun and adventure.

Friday 8th August - Monday 11th August
(Weekend after Ramadhan)

Transport: Coaches will leave from Waltham Forest and East London. Depending on bookings from other areas and cities, coaches may be arranged from there.

Accommodation: All accommodation is zoned as per families, men's and women's tents, and is on same field. You will be allocated a space for your own tent, which you must purchase and bring with you. There are a limited number of rooms for mothers with young children.

Activities include: Archery, rifle shooting, adventure course, team pioneering, kayaking, raft building, abseiling & climbing (cliff face), orienteering, multi activity adventure missions, bridge building, Islamic quizzes, Practical First Aid courses, bush craft and much much more....

For prices and booking please see :

http://www.revert2reality.com/index.php/projects/for-all-a-kids/tawhid-annual-summer-camp
and
http://www.revert2reality.com/images/documents/bookingformcamp2012.doc

Alternatively call R2R on 07957 263 647 / 07976 807 268 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.