Planning a wedding is quite a challenge so this section will take you through the basic process. Our centre is an approved venue for Civil ceremony, which is conducted within the Islamic sharia, and performed: Monday to Sunday between 9:00am and 5:00pm only
Salient points for a Civil ceremony at KSIMC of London:
Legal Preliminaries – Notice of Civil Partnership
1. The first stage is to check the availability of the Authorised Person plus venue and make the booking.
2. Then make an appointment for you to individually give notice of marriage at the register office in the area(s) where you live. The notice is a legal declaration that you are both free to form a civil partnership, which must be signed by each of you in the presence of the registration officer. You cannot ask a relative or friend to give notice for you. Both parties to the civil partnership must have lived in that borough for at least seven days prior to giving notice. At the time of booking an appointment, please inform them the venue as ‘Hussaini Shia – Islamic Centre, Stanmore’.
3. Obtain a registration / nikah form from www.hujjat.org. Without the completion of this form your venue booking cannot be confirmed.
4. It normally takes 21 days for the register office to grant you a certificate (Licence) for marriage, which is valid for 12 months. You should thereafter reconfirm your venue booking with Jamaat Office.
5. For administrative purposes, copy of the certificate (Licence) will be required by Jamaat Office at least one week before the ceremony is booked to take place, and it is your responsibility to make sure this is done.
6. Both parties must arrange for a person to recite Nikah at the Civil ceremony, even if this has already been done before.
7. A set of Jamaat forms will need to be completed and signed before the ceremony can proceed.
8. The cost of the Jamaat’s Nikah certificate is £10, the hiring of the hall is £50.00 per session and the registration and wedding certificate costs £40.00. (In accordance with the register office guidelines). These prices are correct at the time of going to press and may change in future.
The original Certificate/s (Licence) will be required by the Authorised Person on the day of Registration without which the ceremony cannot proceed under any circumstances.
Nikah ceremony at KSIMC of London:
1. Check your membership status and update if necessary.
2. Book the date.
3. Complete the Nikah / Registration form, without which you will be unable to get a confirmed booking, and pay deposit.
4. Speak to the head of catering and get the menu organised well in advance.
5. Book Nikah Reciter(s).
6. It is your responsibility to give the programme of events for the Nikah day to Jamat Office at least a week before the ceremony.
7. Settle the Invoice for the Nikah ceremony.
The Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa – www.madressa.net
The Shia Ithna’asheri Madressa was founded in 1985 and caters for the religious foundation of our children. The classes are held at the Islamic Centre every Sunday between 10.00am – 1.30pm, where the last 30 minutes are allocated to Salaat-ul-Jamaat for Teachers, Students & Parents.
SI Madressa has 4 main departments:
(1) Akhlaq – Morals & Ethics
(2) Fiqh – Islamic Rules & Regulations
(3) Tareekh – Islamic History
i) Appreciation and Understanding of the Holy Quran
We also cater for students with learning difficulties and children with disabilities and special needs. These activities fall under the Learning Support and Special Needs departments. If you know a child who can benefit from such classes, please email us on email@example.com
Furthermore, the older students are accommodated for with classes that prepare them for the outside world, equip them with qualities of leadership, and train them as future teachers.
The students are provided with an extensive and a comprehensive syllabus, which has also been adopted by many other Madaris and organisations across the globe. Furthermore, the SI Madressa has branched out onto the Internet, giving students worldwide free access to the teaching material and manuals.
The purpose of Montessori Education
Dr Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. He must do it himself or it will never be done. A truly educated individual continues learning long after the hours and years he spends in the classroom, because he is motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. Dr Montessori felt, therefore that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom, this objective is approached in two ways – firstly by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by the child’s choice rather than by being forced, and second, by helping the child to perfect all natural tools for learning, so that his ability will be at maximum in future learning situations.
Dr Maria Montessori always emphasized that the hand is the chief teaching tool of the child. In order to learn, there must be concentration and the best way a child can concentrate is by fixing his attention on some task he is performing with his hand. The Islamic Montessori School allows the child to reinforce his casual impressions by inviting him to use his hands for learning.
A selection of specially designed Montessori apparatus in the prepared environment assists in the basic learning process in number work, simple addition and subtraction, reading and writing. The school provides many activities to promote the child’s knowledge and understanding of the World and Space. The children are encouraged to explore features of living and natural things. Learning experiences are enhanced by visits and outings to the Natural History Museum, farms and zoo’s.
Dr Maria Montessori left behind a wonderful legacy – a philosophy of life, a unique method of education, materials with which to educate and a system of training, which is capable of providing teachers to give children the best possible foundation for life. In essence, our aim at the Islamic Montessori School is to develop better, more rounded children who can grow into men and women that are able to build a better world.
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The Hujjat Saturday Workshop runs from 10:00am to 1:45pm every Saturday except in the months of Muharram, Safar and the Holy month of Ramadhan when the Special Workshops of Hujjat Imambara run Classes for children during the Majalis. The Workshop year begins with the school year in September. There are 26 Workshop Classes based on UK School Year Classifications. We request parents to join Namaz-e-Jamaat at 1.15pm as your presence makes a big difference to the learning of the children.
Fiqh: The syllabus is concentrated on teaching those aspects of Fiqh which are most relevant to the student’s life at his/her age. The priority is to ensure that each child has understood the topic fully with more emphasis being placed on practicality and case studies.
Tareekh: This is taught according to forthcoming events in the calendar. In the week prior to wiladat/wafat of Ma’sumeen (as), one aspect of their lives is studied. The lives of the other Ambiyya, Companions and Ulama are also taught.
Akhlaqiyyat: Our aim is to base our akhlaq teaching as one, which is inter linked with all the other subjects. Therefore, Akhlaqiyyat is taught in conjunction with the other subjects and not on its own.
Qur’an Recitation: Generally, we work in conjunction with Daily Qur’an Classes. We endeavour to teach the rules of recitation (Makharij and Tajweed) and to improve individual recitation.
Qur’anic Study: This is taught in conjunction with Arabic where a Surah is translated and its tafseer discussed.
Qur’anic Arabic: We use the textbook series – ‘The Keys of Understanding Qur’an’ published by the Office for Publication of Islamic Culture, Tehran.
Admissions: In the Pre-School Class, children are admitted in the term they will be 4 years old, only within the first two weeks of the term and at the discretion of the Class Teacher.