Alhamdulillaah, al-Rahmah Welfare Organisation has provided the Masjid with their report on the Qurbani/Udhiya that they performed on behalf of members of our community. In total 1 cow and 13 sheep were sacrificed, and the meat was distributed to needy people in Pakistan.

The full report can be downloaded here.

In shaa' Allaah the 10th of Muharram 1434H will be on Saturday 24th November 2012. Hence, it is recommended to fast on Friday 23rd November and Saturday 24th, corresponding to the 9th and 10th Muharram.

In the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari (1865) from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashooraa’. He said, "What is this?" They said, "This is a good day, this is the day when Allaah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Moosa fasted on this day." He said, "We are closer to Moosa than you." So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.

Also, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashooraa’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it."

 

Alhamdu lillaah the EDL Demonstration in Waltham Forest planned for Saturday 27th October 2012 has been banned by the Home Office. This followed a large campaign by Waltham Forest residents, the council and Waltham Forest Council of Mosques to have the demo banned. A letter has been received from Leader of the Council Chris Robbins.

Masjid al-Tawhid is supporting Ar-Rahmah Welfare Organisation in Islamabad, Pakistan to provide a Qurbani/Udhhiya service for Eid al-Adhaa. Ar-Rahmah Welfare Organisation also operates an Orphan Sponsorship programme.

Ar-Rahmah Welfare Organisation hope to provide a personal and hands-on service that most other charities lack. Most charities are content to slaughter all their livestock in the more accessible large camps, rather than trouble themselves to going deep into the hills. We, through our network of schools try to get the meat to the most inaccessible areas. There we help the poorest people who otherwise would not have meat on Eid.

The prices of sacrificial animals are as below:

Sheep: £100
Cow: £400 (share £57)
Camel: £1000 (share £143)

Please contact the Masjid Office for more details and in order to book a sacrificial animal.

We pray that Allah may accept our sacrifice and good deeds done during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.

Alhamdulillaah, the Sisters' Bazaar for the Burmese Rohingya Muslims, held on 16th September, raised £6050. This will be passed on to Ummah Welfare Trust. The Masjid would like to thank all those who donated to this noble cause, and particularly the sisters who arranged the event. May Allaah grant us the tawfeeq to assist our needy brothers and sisters around the world.