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Deen Doncaster on Facebook

July 15, 2011

As salaamu alaykum,

Deen Doncaster are now on facebook.

To be kept up to date with local events and for Islamic quotes and reminders please follow the link and press like..

Deen Doncaster Facebook Page

Jazakum’Alahu khayra

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Eid Card Campaign

November 11, 2010

Yet another Eid will pass with hundreds of Muslims brothers and sisters behind bars. Show them they are not forgotten by sending an Eid card or message to them.

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Bukhari]

What to Do

  • Buy/make an eid card or write a letter of support to a Muslim prisoner.
  • A list of prisoners can be found here.
  • Advice on how to write a letter can be found here.
  • For more information please email: deen_leeds[at]live.co.uk

Ramadhan Projects 2010

September 20, 2010

The start of Ramadhan signals an increase in activity over here at Deen. Last year we managed to organise a number of different projects and alhamdulillah this year we again kept ourselves busy. Here is a brief summary of what’s been going on this Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Packs and Food Drive

Alhamdulillah we managed to continue some of last years projects with the distribution of 17 Ramadhan packs to Asylum Seekers in Sheffield  as well as a food drive for M25 Housing & Support Group. Jazakum’Allah khayr to the YM’s for their support!

Cards to Aafia

As Muslims we should always remember the plight of our brothers and sisters around the world, in particular the case of Aafia Siddiqui who is currently imprisoned in the USA. A number of postcards (from JFAC) were send to her, with Eid greetings and messages of support. A shout out to JFAC for their great work.

* Sister Aafia is due to be sentenced on 23rd September. Please, please remember her in your duas.

Young Muslimahs Iftar

The Young Muslimahs annual Iftar, a chance for all the girls to get together and open their fast.  They also wrote postcards for sister Aafia, with some very heartfelt messages!

Pakistan Floods Appeal Fundraising

We’ve all seen the devastating affects of the floods in Pakistan. Alhamdulillah many Deen members were involved in various fundraising efforts, from spontaneous bake sales and car boots, to fundraising at the masjid. In total we managed to raise almost £1,000!

Also jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who volunteered/contributed to/attended the fundraiser organised by CVS. A massive £2,500 was raised!

* Remember that the people of Pakistan are still in dire need; therefore please continue to donate generously!

A big jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who have supported our work. May Allah accept it from you and us!

Eid Mubarak!

September 11, 2010

تقبل الله منا ومنكم

Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum

May Allah accept it from you and us.

May He allow us to continue with all the ibadah and fasting (don’t forget to fast the six days of Shawwal) and may He allow us to live and experience many more Ramadhans to come.

Eid Mubarak to all.

*Competition* Calling all writers!

July 29, 2010

What Ramadan Means to Me

Short Story / Essay Writing Competition

Spirituality, charity, Qur’an, worship, unity…

What does Ramadan mean to you?

Write about a special moment, a beautiful memory or just a reflection on the month of Ramadan.


  • Why do you look forward to this month so much?
  • Do you feel sadness when it’s passed?
  • What is it like to fast all day?
  • What is it that makes this month so great?
  • Share your stories of what Ramadan truly means to you.

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We encourage all to get involved, young and old, brothers and sisters!

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Ramadhan Projects – Summary

October 8, 2009

As you may be aware, Deen was involved in a number of projects during the month of Ramadhan. As the projects have now come to an end, here is a quick summary of how they went:

Help the Needy Project

A food drive for the homeless and destitute.

The aim of this project was to get as much community involvement to help those who are homeless.

Food was collected for two organisations;

  1. PAFRAS – Providing Aid for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Leeds)
  2. M25 (Doncaster)

Alhamdulillah, with your help a great amount of food was collected. Both PAFRAS and M25 expressed their gratitude for the donations, especially as during recent time donations have been fairly low (due to the economic situation).

This project demonstrates how little effort it takes to make such a difference. Jazakum’Allah khayr to all those that got involved.

Ramadhan Da’wah Packs Project

Distribution of da’wah packs to Muslims in need

Dawah pack 3

Approximately fifty da’wah packs consisting of a Qur’an, a prayer mat, a dua book, a miswak stick and dates were put together to distribute to different organisations working with Muslims. We managed to distribute a number of packs to Hillside induction Centre (Leeds) and M25 (Doncaster).

Eid Gift Box Project

Making gift boxes for children supported by HHUGS

Eid Boxes 1

I remembered a project that I once did when I was in school. Everyone was asked to wrap a shoe box and fill it with small gifts to be given to children…for Christmas.

We decided to do the same thing. We asked all involved to wrap a shoe box and fill it with gifts to be given to children … for Eid.

Masha’Allah, the amount of people that got involved in this project was amazing. I would like to especially mention the Doncaster massive 🙂 who, had we taken on more children would have had no problem in making the boxes. Also a big thank you to AlMaghrib’s Qabeelat al-Mass for getting involved.

Together we managed to make over 60 boxes. That’s over 60 smiling children!! May Allah accept it from us.

What next?

Plans for the future and how you can get involved

It is only by the mercy of Allah and through YOUR involvement that these projects were successful.  Jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who have been in involved and supported us.

Ramadhan was very busy time for us all here at Deen, and though the blessed month may have ended, but we still have a lot planned over the coming months. I can tell you there are some very exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space…!!

If you would like to get involved with Deen, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Volunteer – If you would like to volunteer for our upcoming projects, email us.
  • Make dua – That Allah grants us the tawfiq to make a difference and carry on being active in the community, and that He makes us sincere in our intention and accepts it from us. (Say amin! :))
  • Donate – Deen is a non for profit organisation. All money donated goes straight into funding the projects and events that we carry out throughout the year.

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]

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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Updates

July 10, 2009

Memorising Qur'an

As salaamu alaykum

So it’s been a while since the blog has been updated. Apologies for that.

Just to let you know what’s been happening and what we have planned:

Young Muslimahs Performance. Alhamdulillah it went brilliantly. Well done to the YMs girls. I know me and baji Nazia got a bit stressed out with you lot, but seriously you did us proud! You guys are professionals masha’Allah.

Would also like to say jazakum’Allah khayr to all those who attended. I hope that you had an enjoyable day. And also a special mention to everyone who helped out on the day. Jazakum’Allah khayr.

Ramadhan prep. The sahabah would prepare for Ramadhan months in advance. They would make dua to Allah to forgive them and pray that when Ramadhan came they were in the best of Iman.

If we want to make the best of this Ramadhan, then we need to start preparing for it. Not tomorrow, not next week… right now!

Over the next couple of weeks the blog will be updated with posts relating to Ramadhan. Tips and suggestions on how to make the most our time and how we can work together to prepare for the month so that when it comes we don’t waste a single second!

Juzz Amma Challenge is drawing to an end.  To those who stuck to it to the very end (and let me tell you there weren’t many), may Allah reward you guys immensely. You’re the ones Allah chose to memorise His book. Whether you completed the challange or not, remember this is the begining of your journey. What brilliant preperation for Ramadhan. Stick to it, aim high, surah by surah, juzz by juzz until you have memorised the whole Qur’an (bi’idhnillah!).