Archive for August, 2009

Ramadhan Projects

August 27, 2009

We are currently running a number of projects throughout Ramadhan:

Help the Needy – A food drive for the homeless and destitute. Find out more about the project here.

Eid Box Project – Working with the charity HHUGS we are planning to make Eid boxes for the children of those families who have had their fathers, brothers etc arrested under the anti-terror laws. Quite often the families are left isolated and experience great emotional stress. Bring some happiness into their homes by making an Eid box.

Get involved in three easy steps:

  1. Find a empty shoe box
  2. Decorate it and fill it up with toys and other goodies
  3. Make a child smile this Eid!

For more information email deen_leeds@live.co.uk

Ramadhan Da’wah Packs We are currently putting together Ramadhan packs to distribute to various different places, including Hillside Induction Centre (Provides initial accommodation for asylum seekers), Immigration Detention Centres (centres for refugees and asylum seekers), and other organisations. The packs will consist of:

  1. Qur’an
  2. Prayer Mat
  3. Hisnul Muslim Dua Book
  4. Miswak stick

We will also be distributing dates.

If you would like to donate any of the above items, or would like to sponsor a pack email deen_leeds@live.co.uk

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مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً

Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times [Surah al-Baqarah, 2:245]

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Ramadhan Mubarak!

August 21, 2009

Ramadan Kareem

  Ramadhan Mubarak!

Taqabbal Allahu minna – May Allah accept it from us

May He subahana wa ta’ala grant us the tawfiq to make the most of this blessed month.

Ramadhan Toolkit

August 16, 2009

Shahr ramadhan

With the month of Ramadhan fast approaching, here are a number of resources for you to prepare and make sure this Ramadhan is the best ever!

Ramadhan Checklist – Daily checklist for Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Preparation Pack – Wisdom and benefits behind Fasting, Ramadhan, the Month,Understanding the Qur’an, Nurturing Love for the Lord, Allah, From the Gates of ar‐Rayyan, A practical Ramadhan checklist, Concerning Itikaaf, Ramadhaan in Captivity Al‐Aseer, Protecting our Deeds.

Heart Wheel Journey – A 30-Day Tarbiyah Journal guiding you through the month of Ramadhan. Designed by Muhammad Alshareef.

Ramadhan Resources –  Books, lectures, videos and articles regarding the different issues relating to the month of Ramadhan.

The Fasting and the Furious – How to drive your motivation all throughout Ramadhan. An online seminar by Muhammad Alshareef. August 17th, 6.50pm (NYC time)

Your reward is with Allah

August 7, 2009

Allah

Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, ‘Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.’ For the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk. [Bukhari]

Help the Needy

August 4, 2009

Help the Needy

This is a project aimed at helping the most vulnerable of in our community.

There will be two phases to the project:

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We will make smooth for him the path of ease

August 4, 2009

Homeless 2

One of the core messages of the Qur’an is that of giving and taking care of those less fortunate than ourselves.  This is theme that comes up time and time again especially in the Makkan surahs, where Allah is emphasising the importance of taking care of the needy.

To highlight this importance look in Surah al-Ma’un, Allah condemns those who deny the Day of Recompense. But who exactly is being condemned? Are they those who don’t believe in the Oneness of Allah? Are they those that deny the Qur’an? No, rather it is those that don’t look after the orphans and don’t encourage the feeding of the poor.

Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense?

For that is the one who drives away the orphan

And does not encourage the feeding of the poor

[Surah al-Ma’un, 107:1-3]

When was the last time we fed the poor? How easily these verses could apply to us!

Time and time again Allah is telling us to look after the needy, feed the poor etc. These are surahs we recite everyday,  yet we find that we Muslims are rarely involved in such social services.

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