as-salaamu alaikum

The Tuesday Sisters' Coffee Morning and Friday Tajweed Class for the week starting 18th February 2013 are both cancelled due to school half term. They will resume next week as usual in shaa' Allaah.

Alhamdu lillaah, by the Grace of Allaah the Winter Conference 2012 at the masjid was a huge success. The masjid was completely full to capacity, and many hundreds of people were able to benefit from the inspirational speeches of our distinguished guests.

The Masjid would like to thank all those who attended, and we pray that Allaah grants us the ability to host many more events such as these.

Finally, we would request those who attended to fill out this feedback questionnaire so that we can improve our services further, in shaa' Allaah.

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.