Hujjat Property Update – November 2021In: Uncategorized
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
You ˹alone˺ we worship and from You ˹alone˺ we seek help.
My Dear Community Members
I , Sibtain Allibhai – your acting president – would like to thank each and every one of you who has been in touch with our EC team to offer your vote of confidence and encouragement during these critical times. As you are aware, our President Hamid bhai has resigned due to his personal reasons and in line with the constitution we have called for a Presidential election on 5th of December. We pray that inshAllah the best candidate for the community is successful. Ameen.
I am overwhelmed with the support and duas I have received from the members and from the Executive Committee during this interim period as I have sought to fulfil the role and responsibilities of acting President. The team is United, motivated and very keen to deliver what we have set out to.
With regards to the Property update, Alhamdulillah we are pleased that we are now on the final phase of the insurance claim. Currently Northwood Carter are compiling tender packs and are due to send these to the relevant parties.
On the wider development planning application, we have had some great feedback from the heritage consultant regarding the ability to further reduce the items of interest. If successful, this will be a big step for us and we will update further inshAllah at the upcoming EGM.
As we have now reached a position where we are due to move to tender – we will be looking at how best to engage the wider community so that we can embark on the next phase of this journey together.
So onto other activities, you may be aware that Seniors programs are now happening weekly for both ladies & gents. I have had the privilege to attend the last few sessions and it is a pleasure to see our senior members coming to the mosque, socialising and benefitting from the programs. May Allah bless them with long and healthy lives.
The Annex is fully operational and available for our members. If you wish to hold any programs, please get in touch with the admin team.
I would also like to mention here the great work that the Burial Team is doing under the leadership of Shabbir Bhai Kassim and Raza bhai Jessa with the help of multiple volunteers both in ladies & gents. Just in October we did 12 ghusal / Kafan. May Allah bless all our volunteers and reward them amply in this world and hereafter.
For those individuals who are working tirelessly to draft WhatsApp messages with pseudonyms and filming videos and sharing these, I have to say I am impressed by your dedication to this community. My humble request is that you step forward and direct your time and effort by supporting us in serving the community in any of the departments or BUJUs of Hujjat. Please do not indulge in this sin of discrediting someone. Even if all you write was true, which it is not, the faith you follow does not allow such behaviour.
May Allah forgive all of us for our sins, give us the tawfeeq to serve the community, and keep us all on the right path.
Lastly, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, or the EC team members should you require anything . We are at your service.
I pray that Allah (swt) and the 14 Masomeen bless us all and provide us with the guidance we seek to obtain. Ameen.