Masjid al-Tawhid is pleased to announce a new Islamic counselling service for women. This is a free service, offered via a trained counsellor. Please see the counselling page for details.

as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah

Al-Hamdu lillaah, the April Mini Conference on Friday 13th April saw a packed turn out to hear Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Shatiri, Dr Yousaf al-Homaidi and Shaykh Muhammad al-Luhaydan. The world renowned reciter Sh Abu Bakr al-Shatiri led the maghrib prayer and made du'aa qunoot for the people of Syria. This was then followed by two lectures, before and after Isha prayer. A collection for Syria was also made by Islamic Relief. This event was jointly organised with Tayyibun Institute.

The massive turnout for this event shows beyond doubt that the Community want authentic orthodox Islamic Knowledge, and are not interested in the events being forced on them by some unauthorised persons, as reported earlier.



Alhamdulillaah, on Monday 2nd April two very beneficial lectures were given by Shaykh Asim al-Hakeem on "Harmony in Marriage" and Shaykh Muhammad Salah on "The Qur'an in our Daily Lives". The Masjid was once again filled with enthusiastic brothers and sisters, and the scholars also provided a Question and Answer session after Ishaa. One very happy attendee commented "For many years now the masjid has been dead, but now it is coming back to life!". All Praise is due to Allaah alone.

Algerian Action held its charity bazaar on Sunday 25th March at the Masjid. Alhamdulillah, the event was a great success - many sisters and children came along and spent the day socialising with friends, enjoyed delicious food, fun activities and bought from the wide range of stalls.

Maa shaa' Allah a total of £1070 was raised on the day, all of which will go directly to sick or poverty stricken children and families living in Algeria.

Masjid al-Tawhid recently had the pleasure of showing Year One of Newport Primary School around the mosque. Newport is a local school, and the masjid was very happy to assist the teachers in the RE lessons of the children. The sessions were conducted by the head of the Sisters' Section, Umm Zakariyya.

There were around 90 children over two days. They first had a short talk about what happens in mosques, how Muslims pray and why we pray, as well as looking at some girls hijabs, boys prayer hats and prayer mats. They were also shown simple pictures of mosques, and were shown its distinguishing features.

Then they had the chance to see the various areas of our mosque, including the library, wash room and the prayer rooms.  In each room, it was explained to the children what happens there.

Some of the children already knew what we do in each of the areas, while for others this was their first visit to a mosque, but they all asked lots of very good questions and gave very good answers to the questions they were asked.  For example, on being asked of things we can be thankful to Allah for, some said for good families, nice toys, nice food and one boy said "for Him making us".

After having seen all of the different areas of the mosque, the children came back down into the hall downstairs, and then listened to a book, which summarised all of the things we discussed.  All of the children were very attentive, which was brilliant as there was a lot of information they were given, and they all seemed to learn a lot from the visit.