Archive for March, 2009

Surah al-Tawbah, Verses 111-116

March 26, 2009

More of Imam Faisal’s recitation can be downloaded from here.


The Bake Sale: How did we do?

March 15, 2009

As salaamu alaykum

Just wanted to let you know that Deen managed to raise a massive £96.75 at yesterday’s bake sale.

A huge jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who baked, sold and ate for the sake of charity! [Without mentioning any names a special thanks to our resident baker,  who baked lots of delicious cakes  – a pro! And also,  the little one, who despite being a complete slacker, helped out tremendously. Please make lots of dua for them both :)]

All money raised will be sent to Gaza via Islamic Relief

For all those who missed out on the event, please do get involved with Deen.

“Sometimes we have the opportunity to do good, but we do not have the ability. Other times we have the ability to perform good, but don’t have the opportunity.”

[Taken from Tayibaat]

I think that everyone has some sort of ability to do good, but opportunities are more rare. So if there comes to you a chance to earn some serious ajr, take it! Remember that whatever chances you do get won’t ever come again. So if you’ve missed it, you truly have missed it!

…and tawfiq is only from Allah.

Doncaster Bake Sale

March 8, 2009

Bake sale for Gaza

As many of you probably know, we have been doing some fundraising in Doncaster for Gaza. We had a bake sale on Tuesday 3rd March, Stop the War organised a meeting at Danum Hotel where we were allowed to sell our cakes. The girls at ‘Young Muslimahs’ were very excited about this and designed some posters for the day, including the one above!

We raised £39.41 on the day!

A huge THANK YOU to all those who baked, help out on the day, and contributed! Also a special thank you to the girls who made the posters!

Including the 2 car boot sales and some donations, our grand total came to £350, Alhamdulillah! This was sent to Gaza through Islamic Relief yesterday.

JazakAllah Khair to all those who helped and supported Deen!


Bake Sale

March 6, 2009

As salaamu alaykum

Harehills Stop the War Coalition are have a special meeting:

Racism, Liberty and the ‘War on Terror’

Date: Saturday 14th March

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Bangladeshi Centre, Roundhay Road, Leeds 8

Speakers: Moazzam Begg (ex-Guantanamo Detainee) and others.


Deen will be having a bake sale at the meeting; all money raised will go to charity (Gaza Appeal). If you’re a dab hand at baking and would like to contribute to the stall or if would like to help out on the day please get in touch – either leave a comment and I will get back to you or email

Otherwise, just come along and enjoy an afternoon of delicious home baked cakes and buns and what is bound to be an excellent talk by brother Moazzam.

Jazakum’Allah khayr.

Little Companions of Palestine

March 5, 2009


IslamBradford have launched an excellent project that aims to raise awareness and money for the Palestinian people.

The project is directed towards the younger members of the community by including a competition and a chance to win some great prizes, so get involved!

For more information and how to participate, visit the IslamBradford website


Out Now! Deen’s Second Newsletter

March 3, 2009


As salaamu alaykum

We are pleased to announce the release of issue 2 of the Deen newsletter!

This month’s issue includes:

  • Get Rich Quick!
  • Profile: The Gaza Strip
  • Project: Fundraising for Gaza

And much more…

Download: March 09 Newsletter

To receive the newsletter by email please get in touch via the Contact Us page.

The Prayer of the Hypocrite

March 1, 2009

So woe to those who pray.

[But] who are heedless of their prayer.

[Surah al-Ma’un, 107:4-5]

Here Allah is cursing those who pray, yet are mindless of it. They are the ones who think of prayer as a burden. When salah time comes rather than getting up and praying they procrastinate until the time is almost over. They are the ones that when they do finally get up to pray they do so reluctantly, thinking of it as a chore. They are the ones that pray for show. Outwardly they are completing the actions of salah, yet inwardly their minds (and their hearts) are elsewhere. (more…)