Hujjat Property Update – December 2021In: Uncategorized
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ,
In the name of Allah (swt) the most gracious the most merciful
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
You ˹alone˺ we worship and from You ˹alone˺ we seek help.
My Dear Community Members
I pray that you all are keeping well and safe from the corona virus and specially from the new variant, Omicron which seems to be spreading faster than the previous ones. Our medical experts have given advice to stay safe by wearing masks, maintaining social distance and avoid eating and/or drinking in indoor spaces. I urge each and everyone to take these precautions and remain safe.
One other way to keep us all safe is by getting vaccinated. Hujjat have run multiple vaccine campaigns and will continue to do so to encourage all our members and their families to get vaccinated including the booster so that even if we contract this awful virus, it has minimal, if any, symptoms. May Allah keep us all safe and those who are suffering give them speedy recovery. Ameen.
The last 4 weeks have been busy in the Hujjat calendar. Firstly, the Presidential Election for which I ran un-opposed for the remaining term up to June 2022. I once again appreciate your encouragement and support. May Allah unite us all so we can make this community stronger.
Further to my promise in the November update, we are at that junction of our building refurbishment when we will be engaging with members to get them onboard with our plans and seek their input and guidance. We have had two such events so far and more to follow. They both have been very well received and everyone unanimously asked for more of such regular interactions and everyone is keen to have a place, even if its temporary, which we can call home and resume our activities. The Executive Committee is actively looking into this and will revert with positive news soon. Inshallah.
In regard to the property update, only one survey is now remaining, and the reports have been submitted to the RICS surveyor to finalise the tender pack to go out. We are trying our level best to expedite the process so we can reach out to the general body and present the entire proposition of refurbishment with options for the members to make an informed decision of our future. We aim to hold this early next year. These surveys form a critical part of our refurbishment as it will be the basis of all works that will be carried out.
In regard to other activities, am pleased to inform the members that we have resumed Fajar Namaz on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays). I would like to encourage all members to sign up and attend. More details on the website.
Volunteers are the backbone of every community, and we are blessed to have so many dedicated ones. Every year Hujjat recognises a few and honour them with Hussaini Award. Last week on the Khushali of Bibi Zainab AS we awarded five (5) volunteers who have spent decades in service towards Hujjat. We need to continue to instil this in our members specially the youth so they are able to serve the community for the pleasure of Allah.
I would like to mention that there is a lot happening in the next 4 weeks which I will cover in my Jan report however stay tuned to our website & other social media channels.
Once again to reiterate, the EC members are here to assist and serve you so please feel free to reach out to myself or my team.
Finally, I wish everyone a lovely holiday season. Many of our members are travelling for Ziarat or Umra – Please remember each other in your prayers and safe travels.
I pray that Allah (swt) and the 14 Masomeen bless us all and provide us with the guidance we seek to obtain. Ameen.