The Sisters' Arabic and Tajweed classes have been suspended for now, and in shaa' Allaah will resume after the Summer Holidays.

Ramadan Mubarak!

in shaa' Allaah the first fast of Ramadan will be on Wednesday 10th July 2013, and the taraweeh prayers will start after ishaa' prayer on Tuesday night.

We pray that Allaah 'azza wa jall grants us all the ability to make the best use of this month, to worship Him with sincerity and to abstain from all which He dislikes.

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (ra): Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”

- Saheeh al-Bukhari
 

Alhamdulillaah, by the Grace of Allaah, the fundraising bazaar at the masjid on Sunday 23rd June 2013 raised £8,010 to support the Masjid Expansion project. The masjid management would like to thank all the sisters and brothers who worked tirelessly to make this event a success. May Allah 'azza wa jall grant them a great reward in the aakhirah.

as-salaamu alaikum

We received this beautiful feedback from an attendee at Aunty Claire's Children's Workshop : Muhammad (saas) was the Greatest :

Assalamu Alaykum,

 
I would just like to mention that my four year old son came back from this event crying; real tears rolling down his eyes.
Naturally, I was very surprised as I assumed this event would be a child friendly event, not one that would reduce a child to tears...
 
However I asked him what was wrong, and he said through his tears:
 
Him - "I want to meet all the prophets....."
Me  - "We will insha Allah in Jannah.."
Him - "I want to be with them now though..."
 
And the only thing that made him quiet was when we both made Dua that Allah makes us the neighbours of the Prophets in Jannah insha Allah. May the peace of Allah be on all of them. ameen.
 
so...that was my LOOOONG way of saying JAZAKILLAH KHEIR!!!

Salat-ul-khusuf, the Lunar Eclipse Prayer, will be held at the masjid today 25th April 2013 at 9:15pm in shaa' Allaah.