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Property Steering Committee
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Dear Members, Salaamun Alaykum

For more than 5 years now, our community has been unsuccessfully trying for a new site and location in order to accommodate our widening breadth of activities as well as growing size of the community.

The onus of exploring opportunities has always laid on the elected Executive Committees that have been changing every two years.

Over the past two years, there has been considerable progress in charting out our needs assessment and the community is now in a comfortable position to proactively search for properties that would suit our requirement rather than retrofitting what becomes available in the market.

The current EC therefore proposes to appoint a committee that will not only survive the changes of the ECs, but also actively search for suitable alternative sites for our centre. Such a committee will comprise primarily of members who have expertise and experience in Project Management.

We are looking for a group of three to five members of the community who can display the following:
1)    Interest and passion for community affairs
2)    Background, profession, expertise and/or experience in project management
3)    Dedication – Estimated time would be running to several hours a week

If you feel you are capable and willing to do this, please send your CV as well as a personal statement explaining how you think you are suited for this task to our specially created email for the purpose: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The EC will Inshallah appoint an independent person to review the applications and form a team which will be announced to the General Body at the next AGM.

With Salaams and Duas

Secretariat, KSIMC of London

 
New Constitution
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Dear Members, Salaamun Alaykum

The current constitution of the KSIMC of London was last studied in 1992. Since then the community has grown and times have moved forward.

It is our contention that we need to revisit our constitution and allow for some major and fundamental changes to be incorporated into it.

The current EC entrusted this to a special team of our community members and also engaged the services of a professional legal firm to help review our current as well as proposed constitution.

Our biggest challenge is to have a balance between the regulations of the Charities Commission of UK as well as abide by our Islamic Sharia guidelines in what we do.

The team has prepared a draft proposed revised constitution that would need feedback and opinions from wide sections of the community.

Our first consultation had been with past leaders of the community and we are scheduled to have consultations with the youths, ladies and the general public members of the community.

As we progress with our consultations, please find a draft copy that can be downloaded by clicking here.

We would like to receive your comments on the proposed revised constitution so that we are synchronised in our thoughts and vision by the time we have our Constitutional Conference to adopt this new constitution.

To save time on the day of the conference, we would appreciate your feedback in advance. Please write to us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any comments/opinions/suggestions you may have or you may contact our EC member spearheading this task, Dr Munir Datoo.

Salaams and Duas

Secretariat, KSIMC of London

 
Mediation Skills Training / Development
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mediationskills

The Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) present a 3-day interim mediation training event that will explore both the knowledge and behavioural aspects of mediation, and include actor based role-play – with fully trained, professional actors to support the learning journey of the delegates.

Facilitators: Kassam Jaffer & Roseanne Bernard

When: 03rd, 04th & 05th May 2014 (Bank Holiday weekend)

Timings: Day 1: 10am to 19.00hrs | Days 2 and 3: 9.30am to 18.30hrs

Where: Devere venue in Milton Keynes

Fees: £195*

For more information, click here.

 
News of Death: Marhum Habib Aladin Davdani
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 the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

inna lillah

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeoon - "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

Marhum Habib Aladin Davdani on 20 April 2014 - 20 Jamaada al Thaani 1435

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Marhum Habib Aladin Davdani, who passed away in London.

For burial details, please listen to the Hujjat Ansaphone 0208 9548401 on Tuesday 22 April 2014 after 10am.

Al Fateha

 
YDD (Youth Dua Drive) 2014
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Aims & Objectives:
YDD enters its 7th year and with the blessings of the Almighty, is moving from strength to strength. It is however important that the aims and objectives of YDD are made transparent for all so that we can work together for the betterment of our children and youth.

YDD has been set up to act as a “refresher programme” for our youngsters particularly in the recitation of Dua’s commonly recited during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. The emphasis is to polish, brush-up and enhance the level of recitation of Dua’s. 

Entry Criteria:
To allow YDD to meet its objective, it is important that those attending are able to recite “big” Qur’an with some degree of fluency. Your child may be required to be pre-screened upon registration to ensure they meet the above criteria. We appreciate that there may be children who fall short of the above requirement, but at this stage, due to limited resources at our disposal, we can only accept children who demonstrate the above criteria.

As far as age criteria goes, provided the above criteria is first met, we will accept children between the ages 7 to 16

Dua classes:
YDD will cater for recitation of the following Dua’s: 3 Short Dua’s (recited after Maghrib/Eisha Salaat) and Dua Iftetah. Please note: there will be no classes for Dua Jawshan Kabeer.

Dates:
Classes will commence on Thursday 24th April 2014.

Main Hall / ELC allocation:
A child wishing to recite one of the Dua’s taught within YDD will need to be screened by the YDD teachers before their name is submitted to the Mukhi sub-committee for allocation. (This applies to both boys and girls)

Contact Details:
Co-ordinators: Shehnazbai Somji; Kanizbai Merali & Raziabai Datoo

Please register with the following information via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Name of Child; Age; Class selected (3 Short Dua's or Dua Iftetah); Email Address and Contact Telephone Number

 
Hilal Statement: Jamada al Thani 1435
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hilalThe Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 30 March 2014 at 1944 BST. The crescent will not be visible anywhere on this day. On Monday, 31 March 2014, the moon can be seen in Europe.

1st Jamada al Thani 1435AH will thus be on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 for the Muqallideen of Ayatullah Sistani and Marhum Ayatullah Khui.

 
iSistani App
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isistaniiSistani is the first fully offline iOS app with the laws of The Grand Ayatullah al-Sayyid Ali al-Husaini al-Sistani.

iSistani is a revolutionary and unique application which allows you to browse the rulings of Ayatullah Sistani, search multiple law manuals in one go, add notes to each law and bookmark the ones you want to refer to later on. This is a milestone in ensuring we are able to keep up with Islamic Laws. 

Please click here for More information

 
Ayyam-e-Fatimiyya 1435
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fatimazahrawallpaperDear Members,

Salaamun Alaykum

The Ayyam-e-Fatimiyya Series of Majalis starts at Hujjat Imambara, Stanmore on Sunday 30 March 2014.

The lectures will be delivered in English by Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju between Sunday 30 March and Tuesday 1 April inclusive.

On the Shahadat Eve of Sayyida Fatima (A), Wednesday 2 April, there will be a parallel programme in the ELC for English listeners, and the Main Hall programme will be conducted in Urdu.

The Shahadat Day programme on Thursday 3 April will also be in Urdu. Please note there will be no parallel ELC programme on that day.

With Salaams and Duas

Secretariat
KSIMC of London

 
News of Death: Marhuma Nurbanubai Amirali Ahmed Jaffer
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

inna lillah

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeoon - "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

Marhuma Nurbanubai Amirali Ahmed Jaffer on 26 March 2014 - 24 Jamaada al Ula 1435

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Marhuma Nurbanubai Amirali Ahmed Jaffer, who passed away in London.

Salaatul Mayyit will be prayed after Salaatul Dhuhrayn on Thursday 27 March 2014 (12.30pm). Burial will take place thereafter at North Watford Cemetery

Mu'mineen are requested to recite Salaatul Wahshat/Hadiya-Mayyit on Thursday after Maghribain prayers. 

Al Fateha

 
News of Death: Marhuma Rubab-bai Habib Bachoo
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

inna lillah

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeoon - "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return". (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

Marhuma Rubab-bai Habib Bachoo on 20 March 2014 - 18 Jamaada al Ula 1435

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Marhuma Rubab-bai Habib Bachoo, who passed away today in London. Marhuma was the mother of Mohamed-bhai & Gulamabbas-bhai Bachoo, and daughter of Al-haj Husein Sheriff Dewji.

Salaatul Mayyit will be prayed after Salaatul Jumah (12.15pm) on Friday 21 March 2014. Burial will take place thereafter at North Watford Cemetry.

Mu'mineen are requested to recite Salaatul Wahshat/Hadiya-Mayyit on Friday after Maghribain prayers. 

Al Fateha

 

 
Resident Aalim: Sheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju
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sheikhMAPSheikh Mohamed Abbas Panju was born in Nairobi, Kenya where he grew up and completed his G.C.E “O” level studies. He had been an active member within the community and represented the Nairobi Jaffery Sports Club in the provincial cricket league and played for the Nairobi Jaffery Volleyball team between the years 1996 – 2001.

Upon completion of his O-levels, Sheikh briefly migrated to the country state of Vermont in the U.S.A to pursue college studies in the field of chemistry. He soon decided to change majors and consequently moved to Ottawa, Canada where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with honours in Finance and International Management.

Upon completion of his university degree, he was employed by the Bank of America in Ottawa where he worked as an Account Manager for two years. During his stay there, Abbas was actively involved in teaching at the Madrassa. He was also keenly involved in the Muslim Student Federation (M.S.F) – a student organization within the University of Ottawa responsible for creating awareness of the Ahlul Bayt (S) by hosting events and talks within the university.

After marriage, Sheikh and his wife decided to migrate to Syria to pursue Islamic Studies at the Hawza level. He studied the traditional “Muqaddimaat” curriculum at the renowned Islamic Institute: Hawza Al Ilmiyya Al Zaynabiya in the Sayeda Zaynab district within the proximity of the shrine of the daughter of Ameerul Mu`mineen (S). He was seen with great admiration within the Hawza for obtaining distinguished marks in the Science of Logic and Theology (Aqa’id). Additionally, the Sheikh was actively involved in translation (Arabic – English). Some of his works include:

•    A commentary on Surah Al Maidah Verse 55 (Ayah of Wilayah)
•    Commemorating the legacy of Imam Al Husayn (S)
•    A Treatise on Black Clothes
•    A commentary on Surah Al Maryam Verse 50

In May 2011, Sheikh moved to the Holy city of Najaf Al Ashraf to continue studies in fiqh and principals of jurisprudence.

Last but not least, he is fluent in four languages (English, Arabic, Swahili, Gujarati).

Sheikh can be contacted via email on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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