Executive Committee 2020-2022

In: Hujjat, Managing Committee

The Executive Committee were elected on 6th September 2020 but the handover on 20th September 2020 after the AGM

PresidentBrother Hamid Pirbhai
Vice PresidentBrother Sibtain Allibhai
Hon. SecretaryBrother Moshin Kassam
Asst. SecretaryBrother Mohamedasif Rajabali
Hon. TreasurerBrother Aqeel Merchant
Asst. TreasurerBrother Muntazir Kanji

EC members:

  • Sister Nasima Karim
  • Sister Mumtaz Merali
  • Sister Samana Fazel
  • Brother Imran Gulamhusein
  • Brother Muhammad Datoo
  • Brother Abbas Ismail
  • Brother Asad Abdullah
  • Brother Shiraz Jamal

By: hmistryh Tags:

News of Death: Marhuma Taslim Shafquat Hussain Fazalbhai

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

Marhuma Taslim Shafquat Hussain Fazalbhai on Friday 18 September 2020 – 29 Muharram 1442

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of  Marhuma Taslim Shafquat Hussain Fazalbhai who passed away in London and will be buried on Monday 21 September 2020 in a private ceremony.

Mu’mineen are requested to recite Salaat al-Wahshat/Hadiya-e-Mayyit on Monday 21 September 2020 after Salaat al-Maghribayn.

Al Fateha

In these very trying and exceptional times we all have to do our part to protect the community and humanity in general.

We have taken into account the lockdown guidance of the Government and the social distancing advice and have formulated the following guidelines for Funerals

Ghusal to be performed by team only.

Salaat of Mayyit at Kabrastan

******* IMPORTANT ********
AS WE DO NOT MAINTAIN A COVID19 CASES REGISTER WE WILL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ASSUME ALL DEATHS TO BE COVID19 AND WILL FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE ABOVE FOR ALL FUNERALS.

By: hmistryh Tags:

News of Death: Marhum Akberali Gulamhussein Ladha

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

Marhum Akber ali Gulamhussein Ladha on Tuesday 15 September 2020 – 26 Muharram 1442

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of  Marhum Akberali Gulamhussein Ladha who passed away yesterday in London and will be buried today Wednesday 16 September 2020 in a private ceremony.

Mu’mineen are requested to recite Salaat al-Wahshat/Hadiya-e-Mayyit today Wednesday 16 September 2020 after Salaat al-Maghribayn.

Al Fateha

In these very trying and exceptional times we all have to do our part to protect the community and humanity in general.

We have taken into account the lockdown guidance of the Government and the social distancing advice and have formulated the following guidelines for Funerals

Ghusal to be performed by team only.

Salaat of Mayyit at Kabrastan

******* IMPORTANT ********
AS WE DO NOT MAINTAIN A COVID19 CASES REGISTER WE WILL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ASSUME ALL DEATHS TO BE COVID19 AND WILL FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE ABOVE FOR ALL FUNERALS.

By: hmistryh Tags:

Hilal Statement: Safar 1442AH – London, UK

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The next new moon occurs on Thursday, 17th September, 2020, at 12:00 BST.

On Friday, 18th September, 2020, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in almost the whole world.

For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Safar, 1442AH, to be on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.

Important dates for this month:

Friday 25 September, 7th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Hassan (A)
Monday 28 September, 10th Safar Shahadat Day – Bibi Sakina (A)
Wednesday 7 October, 19th Safar Eve of Arabaeen
Thursday 8 October, 20th Safar Day of Arbaeen – 40th Day after Ashura
Friday 16 October, 28th Safar Shahadat Day – Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Saturday 17 October, 29th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Ali Ridha (A)

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News of Death: Marhuma Gulzarbai Hassanali Kesvani

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

Marhuma Gulzarbai Hassanali Kesvani on Monday 14 September 2020 – 25 Muharram 1442

We regret to inform you of the sad demise of  Marhuma Gulzarbai Hassanali Kesvani who passed away today in London and will be buried tomorrow Tuesday 15 September 2020 in a private ceremony.

Mu’mineen are requested to recite Salaat al-Wahshat/Hadiya-e-Mayyit tomorrow Tuesday 15 September 2020 after Salaat al-Maghribayn.

Al Fateha

In these very trying and exceptional times we all have to do our part to protect the community and humanity in general.

We have taken into account the lockdown guidance of the Government and the social distancing advice and have formulated the following guidelines for Funerals

Ghusal to be performed by team only.

Salaat of Mayyit at Kabrastan

******* IMPORTANT ********
AS WE DO NOT MAINTAIN A COVID19 CASES REGISTER WE WILL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ASSUME ALL DEATHS TO BE COVID19 AND WILL FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE ABOVE FOR ALL FUNERALS.

By: hmistryh Tags:

Hujjat Task Force Announcement

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Salam Alaykum

As many of you will already be aware, echoing the national picture, there has been a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 in our Community – 30+ at the last count. We request all members to be extra vigilant and to try to avoid contact with fellow community members outside your households/bubbles. This includes holding or attending Majalis at each other’s houses.

The jamaat in consultation with the Task Force has taken the additional protective step to announce a suspension of all face to face jamaat and BUJU activities (eg SJ sports) for a period of 2 weeks starting from Tuesday 8th September 2020.

This is a decision that is not taken lightly but is prudent in order to protect the community and contain the situation.

If you have come in contact with someone who tested positive, please ensure you maintain the self-isolation guidelines from the NHS. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days. You do not need to get a test done in this situation unless you develop symptoms:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

If you are experiencing symptoms please ensure you get a test done:
https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Further information on test results can be found from the following link:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/what-your-test-result-means/

For those who have tested positive, please ensure:

  • You inform those who you have recently been in close contact with to protect them
  • You inform your GP accordingly

With thanks and duas for your continued support and understanding.

Hujjat Covid-19 Task Force

By: hmistryh

Election Results and Electoral Commission Statement.

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Dearest Members of our community

Salaamun Alaikum

InshAllah you are all well. 

Sunday 6 September 2020 marks a historic date in our Jamaat history. These Elections saw a staggering 1,068 attendees!  with our highest number of female voters ever, at just a hair under 400! Despite the numerous challenges and enhanced precautionary measures we saw high morale, adherence to process and support!  

The Electoral Commission are pleased to announce that the following candidates for their respected positions received the greatest number of votes. For the position of: 

President – Br Hamid Pirbhai (886 votes) 

Vice President – Br Sibtain Allibhai (889 votes)

Honorary Secretary – Br Moshin Kassam (854)

Assistant Secretary – Br Mohamed Asif Rajabali (879 votes)

Honorary Treasure – Br Aqeel Merchant (870 votes)

Assistant Treasurer – Br Muntazir Kanji (886 votes)

Chairlady – (Unopposed) Sr. Nasima Azim Karim (343 votes)

Committee Member- (Unopposed) Sr. Mumtaz M Merali (PK) (339 votes)

Committee Member- (Unopposed) Sr. Samana Fazel (329 votes)

Committee Member- Br Imran Gulamhusein ( 870 votes)

Committee Member- Br Sheikh Abbas Ismail (881 votes)

Committee Member- Br Muhammad Datoo (894 votes)

Committee Member- Br Asad Abdullah (870 votes)

Committee Member- Br Shiraz Jamal (872 votes) 

[ SPOILT BALLOTS 13 ]

Please note that for the above post of President his election is subject to the Electoral Commission receiving a clear DBS certificate in accordance with clause 2.1.1. 

For clarity and assurance, the Electoral Commission sought to obtain DBS certificates for both Presidents after their nomination papers were received. Please be advised that a further communication shall be made to the general body upon receipt of the above. 

Pursuant to clause 7.22 of our constitution, on behalf of the Electoral Commission I declare that to the best of our knowledge, the electoral process has been been free and fair. Subsequent to this email I shall provide a more comprehensive set of data for your perusal. 

The Electoral Commission of KSIMC of London wish to thank all members for their participation and support in these Elections. An esteemed token of gratitude for all their assistance, support and effort in achieving the success of these elections: 

Br Musafir Somani 

Br Abidali Hirani

Sr Azmina Mawjee

Sr Raihana Mawjee 

Sr Fatim Ladak 

Sr Zahra Janmohamed 

Sr Fatimah Jessa-Jaffer 

Sr Fatema Mamdani 

Sr Zainab Jaffer 

Sr Alia Merali 

Br Akhtar Jaffer

Br Shabir Kassam 

Jimmy Uncle 

Br Shahid Jaffer 

Br Shams Kermali 

Br Muzaffar Rashid 

Sr Hafiza Mistry 

Br Reyaz Chapar 

Br Mohammed Ashraf Rashid 

Br Tasleem Kanji 

Br Mohammed Azim Dosa 

Br Mohsin Jaganathan 

Sheikh Gulamabbas Murtaza Lakha (Hustings Chair)

Syed Naqvi/ Fizza bai Naqvi 

Our servitude to the community and most importantly our Lord has been an honour and privilege for my team and I. I am emphatically in awe of the unity seen today, may Allah (swt) through His blessed household (a.s) grant our community success, blessings and valour. We wish the incoming E.C. a prosperous term in serving our beloved Jamaat. 

Duas 

Farhan Jamal – Chair
For and on behalf of the Electoral Commission
The KSIMC of London
Registered Charity No. 288356

By: hmistryh

Darul Quran w’al Itrah

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*Darul Qur’an wal Itrah presents new online courses:*

من الظلمات إلى النور

From Darkness Towards Light

منكم من يريد الدنيا ومنكم من يريد الآخرة

‘Some of you desire this world and some of you desire the Hereafter’ (Qur’an 3:152)

Ladies Course: Every Saturday starting from 12th September 2020 for 12 weeks

Gents Course: Every Friday starting on 11th September 2020 for 12 weeks

Deadline for Registration: *Monday 7th September 2020*

For more details and to register visit: http://www.darulquranwalitrah.org/online-course/darkness-towards-light/

By: hmistryh

Husaini Tuition Classes (HTC)

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Husaini Tuition Centre returns this year having adapted to provide online tutoring for your child during these unprecedented times.

With a track record of providing quality tuition to our community, Husaini Tuition Centre swiftly adapted an online way of tutoring to stay in line with UK Government and KSIMC Hujjat guidelines.

For further information, please contact the admin on 07765202825, or email tuition@hujjat.org.

By: hmistryh

Notice of AGM

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

27 August 2020

Notice is hereby given as per Clause 6.1 of the Constitution, that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of The KSIMC of London will be held on Sunday 20th September 2020 at 10:30 to conclude by 19:30.

To transact the following:

AGENDA

1.         Recitation from the Holy Quran and translation thereof

2.         Consider and approve the minutes of the previous AGM (available here)

3.         Consider and approve the minutes of the SGM on 1 August 2019 (available here)

4.         Treasurers presentation and adoption of the audited accounts of the Jamaat for the previous financial year

5.         Receive the report of the Executive Committee on the Jamaat’s activities since the previous AGM (available here)

6.         Approve the budget for the forthcoming financial year (available here)

7.         Note the election of a new Executive Committee

8.         Appoint an auditor for the Jamaat

9.         Set the amounts of subscriptions

10.       Constitution amendments – proposed resolution (available here), proposed  

            Constitution to be adopted (available here) and markup of the proposed

            Constitution against our current Constitution (available here)

11.       Motions on which due notice is given in accordance with clause 7.3

12.       Any Other Business

Arrangements for the AGM are being finalized, bearing in mind the current health crisis, and further information will be provided in due course.

You can access and download the full AGM pack here: www.bitly.com/AGM2020Pack

It would be appreciated if members could send any comments on the draft meeting minutes to admin@hujjat.org by 13 September 2020 so that points can be checked for accuracy by those who attended the relevant meeting and against the recording ahead of the AGM.

Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 can be downloaded here. Supplementary information relating to certain Restricted and Unrestricted Funds can be downloaded here.

With Salaams and Duas

Musafir Somani

Hon. Secretary

The KSIMC of London

By: hmistryh