Property Update – September 2021

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Adhamaalahu Ujuruna Waujurakum Bimusabina Bibi Zainab (S.A.)

Respected Scholars, Dear Elders, Brothers and Sisters

Salamun Alaikum

As per the Executive Committee commitment of providing the community with a monthly update, we are pleased to provide you the latest position in relation to the works at our Beloved Centre.

Centre Restoration – Surveyors Update

Our Surveyors’ Northwood Carter have been working with the various specialists and consultants to get their final reports, which are all required by the Insurers before we can commence with restoration works. Many of our members will have seen multiple consultants in attendance on behalf of the insurers, and we have been informed that our members and staff have been very accommodating, may Allah SWT reward you all. Alhamdulillah we are now nearing completion of the surveys – with the final ones taking place over the coming days.

As indicated in our previous updates, this whole process was due to take up-to 6 months and Alhamdulillah we are within this target time. Northwood Carter have confirmed they are confident that all the reports will be with the Insurers by the end of October, which will allow us to move to the next stage of discussions with the Insurers.

For the purpose of explaining further to our members, when Northwood Carter talk about specialist reports, these are reports to create detailed scope of works to allow competitive tendering to ensure any scope of work created provides information to the insurer and contractors about what works are necessary to restore the building. This would apply for each discipline – thereby giving the insurers confidence that the restoration meets current building regulations and standards.

The Insurers will not progress any discussions until all these reports are submitted and we have been informed that some of these reports have already been submitted and the remainder are due to be submitted to the Insurers by the end of October.

The next stage would be finalising the scope of work for competitive tendering to contractors. These prices from contractors will be used as a platform for discussions to move forward towards a restoration value, and more over the insurers working with the selected contractor to restore the centre. The insurers will be tendering to 5 contractors, 2 from their internal framework and 3 provided by Northwood Carter. This would give them a good baseline for moving to contract award.

Centre Restoration – Architect Update

The architects appointed by Hujjat are working diligently with the various stakeholders including our Surveyors, Heritage Teams, the Council and the Hujjat Property Team to work out the potential options for the community.

There are currently three options which are being presented to the executive committee, which we will present to the entire membership to make a decision on the potential options to include time and cost. These include (a) a restoration solely done by the insurer, (b) an enhanced restoration of the centre and (c) pursuing the wider development plan to include extensions of the building.

We have been assured by the Architects that we should receive options b&c, the visuals and the costings by the end of October.

This will tie in well with having some indication on the level of works required from an insurance restoration perspective, along with the wider development plan, it is our intention to call a General Body Meeting around end November/beginning December time to provide the membership with comprehensive options to decide on the best option forward.

Temporary Steel Structure within the Centre

As updated to the community, the Executive Committee was exploring temporary structures to be erected at the Centre whilst the restoration work was being done. A pre planning application was submitted to Harrow Council and we are still waiting to get a formal update from the council in respect of our application.

In the meantime, the Executive Committee are exploring alternative options within the existing premises. These are dependent on a number of factors, including Health and Safety clearance, Insurance Clearance and also the various reports that are being submitted to the Insurers.

As your Executive Committee, we are making you aware of the options we are exploring, some of these may not materialise due to multiple reasons. This is just to assure you that we are undertaking various options and modalities to see how best we can reopen our centre as soon as its possible.

We expect to have a more concrete and practical plan of reopening our centre by the end of October when we will update the community. If we are able to obtain approval prior to this time, we will naturally update the community earlier.

Ashrae Zainabiya

The team is working very hard and diligently to plan and prepare for Ashra Zainabiya at our beloved Hujjat Centre. The works for this are at final stages and like the first Ashra, we are working on having Marquees and have the majlises face to face in our centre. We are extremely grateful for the support from our members and volunteers throughout this period. InshAllah we can be all together once more at our beloved centre to commemorate the Chehlum of Aba Abdillah (A.S), his family and companions and mourn the atrocities faced by Imam Sajjad (A.S), Bibi Zainab (S.A) and the families of the Martyrs of Kerbala.

Wassalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

By: Mohamedasif

Property Update – August 2021

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Adhamaalahu Ujuruna Waujurakum Bimusabina Be Abi Abillah Al Hussain (A.S)

Respected Scholars, My dear Elders, Brothers and Sisters

Salamun Alaikum

Following our last monthly update in July 2021 on our beloved Hujjat Centre, on the property front, the past month has been very busy Alhamdulillah.

Centre Restoration – Northwood Carter, the RICS surveyor working with the insurers on the restoration of the building, in their latest update meeting have mentioned that the specifications are being compiled for the tendering of restoration works.

Centre Pre Application – Studio Downie, the architect working on the wider development plans, have been working closely with all the specialist stakeholders to compile a thorough pre application pack, including the heritage consultants who are looking at a comprehensive approach to the enhanced listing.

With regard to the temporary steel structure – TSS, following last month’s update we have now had a site visit and have had subsequent meetings with Harrow Planning and Heritage department discussing the details of our proposal.

We now await a formal report from the council, expected to give us a “detail” guidance, allowing us to be in a position such that we can get an indicative green light from them on this before submitting the formal planning application.

Insha’Allah we continually strive to do our best to speed up the above processes as much as possible and are grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support – many of whom have recently come forward to offer help in multiple ways, Insha’Allah your reward is with

Allah SWT.

As we mourn the tragedy of Kerbala and remember our King of Martyrs (A.S), his family and companions, we pray to Allah SWT with the Wasilah of Syedus Shuhadaa (A.S.) and Bibi Zainab (S.A) Insha’Allah for speedy progress for the works to start soon at our beloved Centre. Ameen.

Wassalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

By: Mohamedasif

Muharram 1443

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Salaam alaykum,

We pray you are well and staying safe during these difficult times.

We are honoured to present our programme for the upcoming Ashra Muharram 1443. We will insha’Allah be blessed with the following reciters  –

  • The English Lecture at our Hujjat Centre will be delivered by Shaykh Abbas Jaffer
  • The Ladies Morning Majlis Lecture will be delivered by Zakira Anjum Mukadam
  • An Urdu Lecture will be streamed online (hujj.at/live) and will be live at Al Zahra Centre, Watford. The lecture will be delivered by Maulana Syed Fida Hussain Bukhari. This event will be solely managed by Al Zahra Centre, Watford.

It is every attendees personal responsibility to ensure that they adhere to the Hujjat guidelines and follow the direction of our dedicated volunteers. We have implemented a variety of measures to reduce the risk of transmission, however, all attendees must also be aware that COVID-19 is ever present, and no event is risk free.

If your circumstances change, it is your moral and religious duty to inform the team to ensure the safety of other community members. Failure to do so may affect your ability to attend future events, and you risk putting other community member’s lives at risk. Contact us on admin@hujjat.org or 020 8954 6247

We wish to take this opportunity to remember many of our community members that we have sadly lost since last Muharram with a Sura al Fateha.

Location & Logistics

  • English programme – Hujjat Centre, Stanmore, HA7 4LQ in two separate marquees (1 for Ladies, 1 for Gents).
  • Please wrap up warm! Marquee flaps will be open for natural ventilation and there will be no heaters.
  • Where possible, please do car pool with your immediate bubble to reduce the numbers of cars attending our centre.
  • As always, we must ensure that we are cognizant of our local neighbours. To this end, we humbly request that all attendees ensure that they follow the guidance of volunteers at all times, and actively work to reduce any potential disruption.

COVID

  • No registration (registration details below) – No Entry.
  • Masks are mandatory throughout the programme and whilst using Hujjat facilities e.g. toilets.
  • Social distancing will be in place throughout the programme
  • To continue to ensure the safety of all attendees, we recommend that you are double vaccinated before attending the programme
  • To continue to ensure the safety of all attendees, we recommend that you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending the programme
  • Contact tracing measures will be in place.
  • Smoking will not be permitted in the vicinity of non-smokers. A designated smokers area will be outlined during Hujjat programmes at the centre.

Full detailed Hujjat COVID – 19 guidelines can be found here

Registration

  • Links to go live at 8am the day before the programme. Please visit hujj.at/register for more details.
  • Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Registration will close once capacity has been reached.
  • Registration to the Al Zahra Centre programme can be found directly on the Al Zahra Centre EventBrite page.
  • We have made the necessary provisions for a limited number of spaces for Mother and Toddlers to participate and attend the programmes throughout the upcoming Ashra.

Programme timings and live stream

All evening English programmes will begin at 8:30pm from Monday 9th August 2021 with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an (Thursday programmes to begin at 8:10pm).

Ladies morning majlis will begin at 10:15 am from Tuesday the 10th of August 2021.

Programme details can be found on our Hujjat website.  Programmes will also be streamed on our Hujjat YouTube page

By: Mohamedasif

SJ Family Event

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Salaamun Alikum.

We would like to inform everyone about the upcoming Stanmore Jafferys FAMILY EVENT on 25th July 2021 at Hatch End Cricket club.

This will feature the following:


SJ Cricket bonanza which promises to be exciting and is in honour of our past legends of the game.

Fitness events, Volleyball and cycling will also be featuring.  

Plenty of food options available

All families are welcome to attend in what promises to be a fun filled day.

Please refer to the poster or visit SJHUB.ORG.UK for more details.

By: Mohamedasif

Downloadable Ariza (PDF) with translation

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You can download an Ariza here: (ARABIC), (ENGLISH).

The translation of the text is as follows:

I have written O my master (A.S) seeking help, and I complain (to you) about what has descended upon me – seeking refuge with Allah (S.W.T) and then with you, from the affair that has taken me by surprise and occupied my heart, and made me think a lot, and has stripped away from me some of my core, and has changed the great  blessings of God that is with me, my close friend has left me when it came to me and he dissociated from me when he saw it advancing towards me, my plans have been unable to push it away, and my patience and strength haven’t been able to bear it.  So I have taken refuge with you in this (problem), and with regard to the request for Allah – I have placed my trust in Allah (S.W.T) and in you, seeking protection from (that which bothers me) – (requesting) about your whereabouts from Allah, the one who brings close, and is the owner of all affairs.  I trust you with regards to the speedy intercession (you have) with Him in my affairs and I have  certainty in Him answering you with respect to my needs. O my master you are worthy of actualising (what’s in) my thoughts, and honouring the hopes I have in you (with regard to) my affairs/matters.

[mention your wants]:

In this (the wants) I have no strength in bearing it and no patience, while you are able to (solve it) although it (the situation) is because of my own ugly acts and my negligence of the obligatory acts which are for Allah (S.W.T), So help me O my master (A.S) in my worries and present my wants in front of Allah, before the starting of the calamities, and the mocking of the enemies (of me), for with you (lies) the spreading of the bounties upon me.   And I ask Allah (S.W.T) for an honourable victory for me, and a close success which entails me reaching – my hopes, good principles,completion of my acts, and safety from all forms of fearful things in all states.   Surely He(Allah) does what He pleases, and He suffices me – the best of those upon whom trust can be placed in the beginning and at the end.

With thanks to duas.orgniyabat.org & onbehalfof.org & islamicmasumeen.org

By: hmistryh

Hujjat Senior Citizen – Executive Committee 2020-2022

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The Hujjat Senior Citizen Executive Committee were elected on 6th September 2020

Executive Committee 2020 – 2022

Chairman:Sultan Kermalli020 8737 068707534 367 922
Vice Chairman:Sultan Govani020 8428 786007980 503 724
Secretary:Azad Dhalla  020 8357 132207570 441 970
Asst. Secretary:Abbas Ismail020 8236 0110            07789 170 004
Treasurer:Muhsin Nanji020 8907 823907506 534 321
Committee member:Murtaza Ebrahim020 8863 575707960 241 409
Committee member:Ahmed Dungersi020 8904 560007879 461 953

Ladies Section

Chairlady:Mumtazbai Merali   020 8422 044507810 073 453
Vice Chairlady:Masumabai Jessa01923 25302607570 100 922
Secretary:Annarbai Amersi 07788 870 172
Treasurer:Masumabai Alloo01923 83616507949 704 887
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Day of Prayer – Friday 25 December 2020

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Salaamun Alikum

We have received a message that World Federation President Al Hajj Safder Bhai has received from Agha Syed Kashmiri, representative of His Eminence Syed al Sistani (DZ).   He has requested everyone to observe tomorrow , Friday the 25th of December as the day of Prayer.   The excerpt of his message is as follows :

‘’The Islamic Centres in the UK have an important role within faith, in these sensitive circumstances, which is to direct the hearts and minds of people to the merciful Lord who is able to save the country from this scourge represented by the Coronavirus.

Therefore, I call upon the imams of mosques, informants, and supervisors of Islamic Centres to make the noon of Friday, that falls on December 25, a day of prayer and Du’a to alleviate the scourge, lift the epidemic from the people, and heal the sick.

I also call on them to intensify the media campaign amongst our community, so that the largest number of people possible can participate in the prayer ceremony, as well as calling on the media to report the event so that the people of this country turn to the Lord of the servants to save them from the hardship and calamity they are in.

And Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, called us to supplication, so he said: ((Call upon me, I will answer you)).

I ask Allah the almighty to answer everyone’s supplication and relieve them of their hardship and affliction. He is the Hearer and Answerer.’’

May Allah accept all our prayers.  Ameen.

Moshin Kassam
Hon Secretary
The KSIMC of London

By: hmistryh

Hujjat Project Site Manager role

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Salaam Alaikum,

As you are aware, the centre is undergoing urgent maintenance work.

We are in search of a Site Project Manager, for a minimum 4 month period.

The ideal candidate should have:

  1. HSE experience (be able to provide evidence)
  2. Site management experience (be able to provide references)
  3. Construction knowledge – necessary
  4. Multi disciplinary – basic knowledge

Please do email your CV to admin@hujjat.org, if you feel like you are the right candidate or know of someone who would be suitable for this role.

Deadline – Sunday 29/11/2020

By: Mohamedasif

Amazon.Smile

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Over the Black Friday week from this Friday 20th November to 30 November 2020 please do nominate ‘’The Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Muslim Community Of London’’  as your charity of choice so you donate 0.5% of your purchases free of any cost to you.

This is a great way to support towards Hujjat Jamaat’s general fund, as you spend for your loved ones during this period and in future.

To do so please log in to smile.amazon.co.uk and select ‘’The Khoja Shia Ithnaasheri Muslim Community Of London’’ as your preferred charity.  

By: hmistryh