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YM’s Perfomance: Wives of the Prophet

September 22, 2011

Khadija Bint Khuwalylid a good mother and close to perfection,

Will be raised with the prophet on the Day of Resurrection.

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Sawdah Bint Zamah married the Prophet when he was 52.

Looked after his children and her love grew.

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Aisha Bint Abu Bakar married at nine.

She had a lovely nature and was very kind.

Intelligence was her key, and she was wife number three.

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Hafsa Bint Umar known as the memoriser of the Qur’an.

Kind and soft hearted, in the battle of Badr her first husband was martyred.

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Zainab Bint Khuzaimah, Mother of the Poor.

Her husband Ubaydah bin al Harith was martyred, this shows she had been married before.

Her heart filled with kindness and compassion,

She gave away money to help others with passion.

8 months after marriage she passed away,

Buried near Khadija in Jannat-al-Baqi and still remembered today.

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Umm Salamah known for her strong personality

Beautiful and wise this is the reality.

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Zainab Bint Jahsh while married to the Prophet,

The verses of hijab were revealed.

For all the beauty of the women to be concealed.

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Jawariyah Bint Al-Harith daughter of the opposition leader, full of courage to ask for freedom

The Prophet liked this and she was proposed to.

Guiding people to Islam as she was supposed to.

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Umm Habibah married to Ubaydullah Bin Jahsh accepted Islam while her father did not

Her husband converted to Christianity and he tried to convince her too.

She remained steadfast on the path that was true.

The Prophet heard about this as word spread fast

He wanted to marry her and he did at last.

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Saffiya Bint Huyeyy her father the leader of the Jewish tribe

They wanted to kill the Prophet so they tried and tried.

This was a failure and Saffiya married the Prophet.

No one could get in the way not even her father could stop it.

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Maymuna Bint Al-Harith accepted Islam before hijrah took place

She was known as one of the believing sisters and full or grace.

Called the symbol of goodness, she narrated 76 hadiths

Last wife of the prophet, to the people of Makkah she brought peace.

May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all

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By Farah, Ai-shah and Humaira

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YM’s Performance: ‘M’ is for Mohammed

September 18, 2011

Our beloved Prophet who always spoke clearly, he would always smile and laugh and tell jokes that were only true.

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Our merciful Prophet who would always put Allah first, who would pray so much that his legs would start hurting and who would cry whilst reciting the Qur’an.

Our beloved Prophet who would walk faster than everyone else, whose hair was neither curly nor straight, and even in old age only 14 white hairs were counted upon it.

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Our merciful Prophet who would wear white clothing and only the top button of his shirts remained unfastened, our Prophet who owned only four pairs of shoes throughout his entire lifetime.

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He was our last Prophet, Prophet Mohammed (SAW) the best role model to Muslims everywhere.

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 By Iram Ahmed

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 Writing Competition Winner

September 20, 2010

The writing (turned poetry) competition was a tough one to judge. However someone had to claim the top spot. The winning entry…

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*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

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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

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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

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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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Young Muslimahs Performance

June 4, 2009

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For more infomation email us.

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