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You are invited

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Please come and join us at this sisters fundraising event in Aid of The London School Of Janazaa Funeral fund for those who cannot afford burials or have no families to bury them and Newham Islamic Learning Centres Human Aid Syria Appeal for Human Aid UK Orphan Village.

Contact Naila 07852882428 for tickets and info

Sister Lucia

Asalaamu alaykum

Today I went to visit sister Lucia in Brixton. You may have seen the video of her reversion. She is terminally I’ll and with a few weeks to live decided to take her shahadah Allahu akbar.

The house was very peaceful and warm. There were around 7 sisters who were there to visit her today. The sisterhood could be felt MashaAllah. Her room was filled with Islamic literature, Quran, dawah booklets, flowers. All gifts from sisters.

She is very tired but also determined alert and aware. She said little bit what she did say touched the hearts of all there. She spoke of Islam being love and her thankfulness in embracing islam and her love for her muslim husband who had been so patient with her all these years. A sister offered to cook and she said she liked her husbands cooking Alhamdulillah.

You could see her attachment to Quran. She held it looked after it read the English translation. When we prayed salaah and recited there was joy in her face. She went to sleep to recitation if Abu Bakr Shatri surah Yasmin as we were leaving.

Her and her husband are in need of help. Practical help to give him a break. Someone who could come in and help with household chores and caring.

Also we are collecting for a charity fund which will be given in her name.

Don’t let hassanat pass you by.
Don’t forget that which is certain.
Our death and our judgement.

May Allah make it easy for her and her family.
May Allah strengthen the ummah and the ties of sister hood.

“The believer to the believer is like a solid building, one part supporting the other” Bukhari 481 Muslim 2585

Let us support each other.

NILC Sisters 4 Syria

In December 2013, after extensive fundraising, and with the help of generous donations from our local community, two of the brothers that work with NILC went on Human Aid’s EMS Convoy in Memory of Dr Abbas Khan.

Since they have been back, we have heard their stories about the families they met, and the situations they are in, and the hospitality and determination and the faith of the Syrian people.We have seen the way that this journey has effected them and motivated them to do even more fundraising to help our brothers and sisters in need.

We want to support them in their efforts, and do whatever we can for our suffering brothers and sisters.

March 15 2014 marks the three year anniversary since the conflict in Syria began. Since then, more than 130,000 people have been killed, 2.4 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and another six million people have been displaced inside Syria. The number of vulnerable people is increasing as the humanitarian crisis deepens

We need to do whatever we can to help them. If it was us we would hope that people would help. It is our responsibility to help.

We will be walking from Newham Islamic Learning Centre premises in Manor Park E12, to Regents Park Masjid (London Central Mosque), a distance of approximately 11 miles. Please sponsor our walk!

The Art of Volunteering – The A to Z Manual

Good tips!!

Khidmatul_Ummah (Serving the Nation)

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A – ALLAH. Best way to start any good deed is to remember that we do this purely for His pleasure. There are many ways to gain the pleasure of our creator and master. By helping His creation you will become one of those that are beloved to Him. With this firmly in our hearts and minds we say Bismillah (In the name of Allah) and start our journey. A journey that will have many challenges and our intentions will be challenged especially when the ummah sees and hears about your efforts. We must remind ourselves that we long for the love of Allah and have the greatest pleasure of seeing him in the hereafter.

ACTION – From this moment till your last breath make 2 rakats of nafl prayer every night before going to sleep then make dua asking Allah to use you for this work of deen.

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Only five turn up at comes

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Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Common Dreams
Congressional No-Show at ‘Heart-Breaking’ Drone Survivor Hearing
In “historic” briefing, Rehman family gives heartbreaking account of drone killing of 65-year-old grandmother… to five lawmakers
– Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The Rehman family waits to testify at the Congressional Briefing on drone strikes Tuesday, October 29. (Photo: @akneerudh/ Twitter)
Despite being heralded as the first time in history that U.S. lawmakers would hear directly from the survivors of a U.S. drone strike, only five elected officials chose to attend the congressional briefing that took place Tuesday.

Pakistani schoolteacher Rafiq ur Rehman and his two children—9 year-old daughter Nabila and 13 year-old son Zubair—came to Washington, DC to give their account of a U.S. drone attack that killed Rafiq’s mother, Momina Bibi, and injured the two children in the remote tribal region of North Waziristan last October.

“I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. Drones don’t fly when sky is grey.” –Zubair Rehman, 13-year-old drone victim

According to journalist Anjali Kamat, who was present and tweeting live during the hearing, the only lawmakers to attend the briefing organized by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), were Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.).

Before the handful of reporters and scant lawmakers, however, Rafiq and his children gave dramatic testimony which reportedly caused the translator to break down into tears.

In her testimony, Nabila shared that she was picking okra with her grandmother when the U.S. missile struck and both children described how they used to play outside but are now too afraid.

“I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. Drones don’t fly when sky is grey,” said Zubair, whose leg was injured by shrapnel during the strike.

“My grandmother was nobody’s enemy,” he added.

“Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day,” Rafiq wrote in an open letter to President Barack Obama last week. “The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother’s house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 65-year-old grandmother of nine.”

“But the United States and its citizens probably do not know this,” Rafiq continued. “No one ever asked us who was killed or injured that day. Not the United States or my own government. Nobody has come to investigate nor has anyone been held accountable.”

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He concluded, “Quite simply, nobody seems to care.”

The purpose of the briefing, Grayson told the Guardian, is “simply to get people to start to think through the implications of killing hundreds of people ordered by the president, or worse, unelected and unidentifiable bureaucrats within the Department of Defense without any declaration of war.”

The family was joined by their legal representative Jennifer Gibson of the UK human rights organization Reprieve. Their Islamabad-based lawyer, Shahzad Akbar, was also supposed to be present but was denied a visa by the US authorities—”a recurring problem,” according to Reprieve, “since he began representing civilian victims of drone strikes in 2011.”

“The onus is now on President Obama and his Administration to bring this war out of the shadows and to give answers,” said Gibson.

Also present was U.S. filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who first met Rafiq when he traveled to Pakistan to interview the drone strike victims for his documentary Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.  Before the briefing, Greenwald told the Guardian that he hoped the briefing “will begin the process of demanding investigation. Innocent people are being killed.”
Unmanned Documentary

West Ham Fans Praying

I was asked my thoughts on this video;

“Muslims praying you see they getting ready, then a lady comes along and messages
that some men are getting ready to pray or something like that.
Then the WHU fans start shooting irons to disturb the prayers.
Now Muslims and the express are in uproar.
My point is when u go to a place, whenever i have i always ask is there a prayer room
and if not then went to a quiet place with permission and prayed.
now if these bros had done that, the lady could have said we have given permission”

My answer

1) This was a special multifaith event which purpose was to involve local community in West Ham matches, we know majority of local community are Muslim. We Know Muslims Pray. The majority of local community support West Ham.
2)It was a quiet place, not in anyones way or obstructing anyone and management did not have any issues with them praying there.
3) Do you hear what they r shouting, “Are you f****** serious?”
Well are they serious? This is West Ham, They are in Green Street!
The West Ham fans are territorial they think this is their territory.
Well sorry, they have all moved out to Dagenham! This our ends now, and we are all for diversity, and multiculturalism in Newham! Do they walk from the station to stadium with their eyes shut?

4)Management got a whole hotel, loads of conference rooms. When they invited Muslims to the place they should have thought of this. They have got the space.

The point is, why do we need to pray hidden away?
This earth is made for us to worship Allah on.
When Olympics was on I went to watch openning ceremony on the big screens in Central Park, because for me the Openeing ceremony is something I always watched as a kid and it was an exciting event.
I took the kids, it was Ramadan so i took my prayer mat, and prayed there and broke my fast there.
No big deal.

It is amazing people can see something wrong with people quietly calmly praying, and say that aggravated aggressive actions in others!

Souk for Syria

Support the NILC amirs trip to Syria on the Human Aid convoy in December.  We are fundraising to buy an ambulance to drive there.

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Madrassah Eid Celebrations Part 1

Saverah Fashion Weekend at GPU

Saverah Fashion Weekend 13Saverah Islamic Fashion Weekend

In collaboration with

The Global Peace & Unity Event | Excel London

23rd & 24th November 2013, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

LONDON – Saverah Events and its official partner The Global Peace and Unity Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Saverah Fashion Weekend 2013 on the 23rd and 24th November at Excel London.

The award winning Excel centre in London will witness two days of fashion extravaganza where 20-25 Islamic designers and fashion houses from UK and abroad will showcase their creativity to the UK audience.

SFW aims to provide a platform to showcase modest collections from some of the very best Islamic designers along with new talent who dare to challenge conventional thinking and demonstrate how modesty can be fabulously stylish.

Saverah Fashion Weekend is an eagerly awaited event presenting the latest collections of exceptional up and coming designers. In addition to being a unique opportunity for talented fashion designers, the event promises to attract the participation of some of the most creative makeup artists, trend setting hijab stylists and cosmetic companies.

Designers or their representatives will be available to take orders on the spot and answer any questions to the press and media.

This fashion show is organised by Saverah Events in collaboration with GPU foundation.  Saverah Events continue to grow progressively each year presenting Women empowerment events along with Fashion Shows.

Saverah Fashion Weekend 2013 in collaboration with the Global Peace & Unity event will take place at Excel London on the 23rd and 24th November 2013 from 1200-2000 hrs.

 

For press passes please email us on events@saverah.com

Tickets are for only £20.00 per person and include entrance to the Global Peace & Unity Event on the 23rd and 24th November and 1 fashion show. Tickets can be booked by visiting www.saverahfashionweekend.co.uk

For enquiries email us on events@saverah.com or call us on 0203 384 6839

 

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