Our Resident Aalima has created a series of six videos focussing on how we can bring Du’a Ahad into our homes and our lives. This series has been created in honour of our 11th Imam, Imam Hasan al-Askeri (A). The first video is now live on the Hujjat YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQN3TjLoXIw&feature=youtu.be)
Response from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Sistani to Questions on the Coronavirus (WF Extract)In: Home Page, Hujjat, Latest News, The World Federation
Responses to question on COVID – 19 from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Sistani. Compiled and dstributed by the World Ferderation of KSIMC.
🎙️ Cancer Campaign
☪ There is strong evidence that cancer screening uptake is significantly low in ethnic minorities and especially lower amongst the British Muslim community.
We know that screening saves lives!
❇5,000 deaths are prevented by cervical screening each year
✴2,400 bowel cancer deaths are avoided through screening
❇Breast screening prevents 300 women dying of breast cancer every year!
🦠The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted negatively on health outcomes as people are delaying seeking help for worrying symptoms.
Health professionals from the local jamaats will be delivering a talk on the importance of Cancer screening – 1st November 2020 from 2-4pm
The talk will be live on the KSIMC Mehfil – E – Abbas YouTube channel in which you can ask questions via the comments section on YouTube or by messaging the number below. We would like to invite everyone to this and therefore will also summarise points during the talk in Gujurati and Urdu
We hope you will join us Insha’Allah
Please contact Mahdiyah Bandali on 07926146903 for further information
Our condolences to Imam Mahdi (atf) and the Muslim ummah on the Shahadat anniversary of our Beloved Prophet (saw) and Imam Ali-Ridha (as). We pray that our remembrance of our esteemed role models in a safe manner are accepted during this pandemic.
What is going on?
You may already be aware that the number of Coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths have steadily increased over the last month across the UK. Locally, the increase in cases over the last week has been amongst some of the highest in London e.g. Harrow (6.1%), Barnet (5.3%), Hillingdon (4.7%), Brent (4.9%).
As such, the UK government will be transitioning all London Boroughs from Tier 1 (Medium Risk) to Tier 2 (High Risk) on Saturday 17th October 2020.
Risk in our community
Strong evidence has demonstrated our Hujjat community to be at a greater risk due to our demographics and background. We are more likely than other ethnic groups to have a greater severity of illness and hospital admissions, and we are now witnessing the long term effects of Covid and its impact on otherwise healthy individuals.
Amongst our community, we have also seen an increase in cases during Muharram and Safar, and sadly some deaths due to Covid. May Allah (swt) elevate their status and grant their families patience and forbearance.
Hujjat activities continue
Due to the foresight of the Hujjat Taskforce and the EC, our current Hujjat activities are in line with the new High Risk regulations; work is underway to make our centre Covid Compliant, until that time our activities will remain unchanged.
The majority of Hujjat activities continue to thrive online across the board from Religious Education (Hujjat Academy, Madressa/Workshop & Majalis Programmes) to Social activities (Zoom Calls amongst Seniors Citizens & Ladies), as well as Youth events with Al-Haadi Youth. Stanmore Jafferys continue to work closely with the Task Force to ensure the Sport Activities are taking place in a safe manner in line with current guidelines.
Impact of the guidelines on our Community
The main change affecting our members personally are:
“You MUST NOT socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any INDOOR setting, whether at home or in a public place” – this includes holding majalis or any gatherings indoors.
“Gatherings outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks is limited to no more than a group of 6.”
For a full summary of the new guidelines for London visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHARROW/bulletins/2a59788
Staying safe during the Second wave
The Coronavirus is a silent virus that spreads without individuals being aware of the infection. The vast majority of patient’s remain asymptomatic, and so it is difficult to know if you are exposed to the virus, or if you are actively spreading the virus. As such, we would like to remind everyone to ensure we reduce the risk of being infected or infect others with our interactions and activities.
Please Wear a mask at all times and Avoid the “Three Cs”
1. Closed Spaces with poor ventilation
2. Crowded places with many people nearby
3. Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations or recitations.
If you develop symptoms of the virus, please immediately self-isolate – people who fail to self-isolate may face a fine of up to £10,000.
If you have one of the three symptoms (New continuous cough, fever or loss of taste or sense of smell) book a free test online or call 119.
Please join us in praying for the Shifa for all those who have tested positive for Covid in our community and undergoing treatment, and recite Surah Al-Fateha for all Marhumeen who have lost their lives due to Covid.
- please watch this clip How to: Apply for Welfare
- visit the Hujjat website
- call the Single Point of Access number 0208 420 7923 or
- contact the Hujjat admin: email@example.com
The Hujjat EC and the Task force would like to thank every member for their cooperation and support during this pandemic, and pray that we get through it together.
With Salaam and Duas
The KSIMC of London
This *Saturday 17th October 2020 at 3pm (UK time)* LIVE on hujjat.org
_Each Item on the Agenda is represented by a different country – so the whole world is involved_
Let us all unite from all over the world with 1 love in common – *Hubbul Husayn*.
(Please share with LADIES in all Jamaats & Countries so we can Inshallah get maximum attendance)
Alhamdulillah it’s LIVE!
A NEW Hujjat Initiative – We’d like to know ‘How has Imam Husayn (as) Inspired YOU in your life?’
Log on to: hujjat.org/husayn-inspires
…And share a 1 liner of how Imam Husayn (as)’s story has inspired you and it will be uploaded straight away on to our ‘Husayn (as) Inspires’ Wall!
FOR ALL AGES – MEN & WOMEN – OPEN TO ALL WORLDWIDE
Please Spread the Word & get everyone to share their thoughts
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 Mohamed Rafiq Shivji Karim on Tuesday 13 October 2020 – 25 Safar 1442
We regret to inform you of the sad demise of Marhum Mohamed Rafiq Shivji Karim passed away yesterday in London and will be buried today Wednesday 14 October 2020 in a private ceremony.
Mu’mineen are requested to recite Salaat al-Wahshat/Hadiya-e-Mayyit today Wednesday 14 October 2020 after Salaat al-Maghribayn.
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.
Salaamun Alaykum Dear Members
In the name of Allah, Most Kind, Ever Merciful
We would like to inform our members that Shaykh Jaffer Ladak’s role as Resident Aalim at The KSIMC of London will be ceasing at the end of his contract, which runs out on 31 December 2020.
On behalf of the entire community we wish to express our thanks and appreciation to Shaykh Ladak for his tireless service over the last two years.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to reward Shaykh for his efforts, to grant him increased knowledge and wisdom, and increased tawfeeq to serve the cause of the Ahl al-Bayt in his future endeavours, ameen.
The search for a new Resident Aalim has now commenced and we look forward to updating our members in due course.
The KSIMC of London
Salaamun Alaykum Dear Members
Have you been hit hard by COVID ?
Has your business suffered heavily during COVID ?
Have you lost your job due to COVID and now need to pivot ?
If you’ve answered YES to any of the questions above….
Hujjat has launched a 3 Month Business Coaching and Mentoring Programme to help you start a new business, help grow your existing business or equip you with the necessary skills to pivot your career.
This programme consists of live business seminars and you will also be assigned a personal business coach to help you during the next 3 months.
Spaces are very limited so please sign up ASAP.
If you know of anyone who would need this please forward this to them.
There is a key to every door, and a dawn to every dark night..(Imam Ali A.S)
Salaam and Duas