Alhamdu lillaah, over 4000 counter demonstrators ensured that the 150-odd EDL racists who arrived in Walthamstow on Saturday 1st September were thoroughly humiliated. This successful action by ordinary residents of Waltham Forest has shown the EDL that they have no place here.

Detailed coverage can be read here and here.

WALTHAM FOREST COUNCIL OF MOSQUES

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ACTION AGAINST THE EDL (English Defence League)

11am SATURDAY 1st September 2012

Walthamstow Arcade (Top of High street)

 

On Saturday 1st September 2012 the EDL plan to come to Waltham Forest to spread their hatred and division.

The WF Council of Mosques, as well as other groups, have pressed the Police to ban their march but it is still going ahead.

The only way we can stop the EDL from coming back to our borough again and again is to have a massive counter-demo to show the World they are not welcome and we will not sit back and allow them to attack Islam and spread their hatred here.

Their aim is to attack Islam, physically and verbally, and promote Islamophobia, and here are some of the things they have done in the past:

1) EDL members (Simon Beech and Garreth Foster) burnt a Mosque (Regent road) in Stoke-on-Trent last year.

2) EDL supporter (Andrew Ryan) stole a Quran Majid from a Library and burnt it in Carlisle demo last year.

3) Having blasphemous Placards against the Holy Prophet (SAW)

4) In July 2012, Dudley, the EDL hard core showed that they are violently racist when they went on the rampage through the town, smashing the windows of houses a Hind Temple, shops and cars. When attacking the Hindu Temple with rocks they were shouting 'Pakis' and 'Muzzies' and chasing Hindus who joined the counter-demo. But Dudley’s Muslims and UAF (United Against Fascism) chased them out.

We, as Muslims, have a duty to protect the honour of Islam and defend our communities from hatred and division. Every Muslim must make their best effort to attend this counter- demo, otherwise it will be easy for the EDL to come back again. Standing for justice is a requirement in the deen and we should obviously be at forefront of this when the primary target is Islam itself.

Under the banner of the "WE ARE WALTHAM FOREST" campaign we must all join the counter demo. Spread the message to all you know insha Allah.

WFCOM, August 2012

In shaa' Allaah Eid will be on Sunday 19th August 2012.

Eid Prayers at the Masjid will be at 6:30am, 7:30am and 8:15am.

1st Prayer - 6:30am - Ustadh Murtaza Khan (English)

2nd Prayer - 7:30am - Imam Muhammad Khalifah (Arabic)

3rd Prayer - 8:15 am - Imam Muhammad Athar (English)

We ask Allaah 'azza wa jall to accept our good deeds from this blessed month and to help us to maintain our increased 'ibaadah after Ramadan has ended.

On the day of Eid, please park your cars sensibly, or use public transport. Please arrive and leave calmly, and ensure neighbours of the masjid are not disturbed.

We have spoken to the council and in shaa' Allaah there will be some relaxation of parking restrictions on Eid Day where Olympic Parking Restrictions apply. This means that you can use the residents parking bays in the side streets whether Eid is on Saturday or Sunday. However, you can only use the parking bays on the High Road if Eid is on Sunday.

However, please do not park irresponsibly or you will still get a ticket.

jazaakum Allaah khaira.

John Cryer, MP for Leyton and Wanstead

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Eid – al Fitr Message from John Cryer MP

I send best wishes and greetings to the Muslim Community in Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Ramadan has been a time for many to come together in devotion, reflection, and service. We remember others, both in the UK and across the world who are less fortunate than ourselves and are suffering great hardships. We particularly think of families in Burma and in Syria, many of whom will have lost loved ones over the past year.

This time of year also serves to remind us of the importance of the part we all play in our community. Over the past year our community from all different parts of the country and of all faiths and backgrounds have come together to celebrate the best of our country in the Jubilee and Olympic celebrations.

Thank you for the part you have played in showing the best of our country to the world. I am proud of our community with its diversity and strong in its values of respect, understanding and tolerance.

 Eid Mubarak.

 John Cryer MP

as-salaamu alaikum

Food will be provided at the masjid after maghrib prayer during the last 10 days. All are welcome - brothers and sisters.