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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!

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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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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Project: Revive a Sunnah

July 7, 2010

Over the coming weeks and months I will Insha’Allah post up a forgotten/neglected Sunnah for us all to start implementing. Every Friday I will post up a new Sunnah giving us a week to introduce it to our daily routines.

The Importance of the Sunnah

It goes without saying that our only way to Jannah is to follow the footsteps of our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). He came to teach us or deen and is the most perfect example, as Allah says:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. [Surat al-Ahzab, 33:21]

Reviving the Sunnah

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” [al-Tirmidhi]

Action Points

  • Drop by the blog every Friday and start reviving a Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Share your thoughts, comments and encouragement for others.
  • If you would like to see a particular Sunnah posted you can email me and Insha’Allah it will posted up – earning you lots of reward.
  • Make intention for these Sunnahs to become part of your daily routine, not just for a week or two, but for life!

eeks and months I will Insha’Allah post up a forgotten/neglected Sunnahs for us all to start implementing. Every Friday I will post up a new Sunnah giving us a week to introduce it to our daily routines.

The Importance of the Sunnah

It goes without saying that our only way to Jannah is to follow the footsteps of our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). He came to teach us or deen and is the most perfect example, as Allah says:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. [Surat al-Ahzab, 33:21]

Reviving the Sunnah

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” [al-Tirmidhi]

Action Points

· Drop by the blog every Friday and start reviving a Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Share your thoughts, comments and encouragement for others.

· If you would like to see a particular Sunnah posted you can email me and Insha’Allah it will posted up – earning you lots of reward!

Ultimate Goal!

February 2, 2010

What’s My Ultimate Goal As A Muslim?

Jannah!

What’s yours?

By Qasim

A Good Deed

February 2, 2010

How can we make sure our deeds are good?                               

  1. Sincerity of intention
  2. The way of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wasalam) – following the Sunnah, and taking our Prophet as the best of examples.

Sincerity & Sunnah = Good Deed

Shade of Allah

January 28, 2010

The Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wasalam) said, 7 types of people will be under the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgement, a day where there will be no shade except His.

They are:

  1. A just ruler
  2. A young person who grows up in worship of Allah
  3. A person whose heart is attached to the Masjid, and eagerly awaits the call to prayer
  4. Two people who meet for the sake of Allah, and depart for the sake of Allah
  5. A man who resists the temptation of a woman of beauty & high position
  6. A person who gives charity from his right hand, and his left hand does not know it
  7. A person who, when alone remembers Allah and his eyes become filled with tears 

(Bukhari & Muslim)

 

Life for a Muslim

January 28, 2010

My first gem…“Grateful when given, Patient when denied”

This is how the shaykh explained a believer should live their life. Our life is a test, we should thank Allah when we recieve something and show our gratitude, and we should be patient when things do not go our way.

Allah tests us by denying and giving.