Alhamdillilah, All praise is for Allah that He has allowed us to benefit from the first half of Ramadan. And Insha’Allah from Tuesday 5th June we would have entered the blessed and virtuous last 10 nights of Ramadan.
The first 2 weeks or so have been rollercoaster of emotions with various events taken place both locally and internationally that has affected us as Muslims in this blessed month. From the death of those who are close to our Masjid such as Aunty Bilqis and Uncle Yaseen to those from the other side of the world such as Ali Banat, may Allah forgive and elevate all those who did not remain to fully witness Ramadan.
We are quickly approaching the end of Ramadan. May Allah allow us to benefit and live through these blessed days. We find that A’isha radiAllahu anha said: “When the last 10 days (of Ramadaan) would come, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) would spend his night in worship, wake his family (at night), exert himself and tighten his Izaar (waistcloth).” [Ibn Majah] It’s never too late to turn back to Allah and make use of the remaining days. There is still time and do not let anyone tell you otherwise!
On this note I would also like to mention that inshaAllah this year, due to the short nights we will not be holding the additional ‘Qiyaam ul layl’ prayers and will instead be prolonging the Taraweeh for a little longer.
Furthermore, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and make dua for all those people who supported our New Mosque Project from before our TV Appeal to after it. May Allah accept the duas and donations of everyone and make this Masjid a witness for them. As you may or may not have heard alhamdullilah we surpassed last years targets and raised a phenomenal £300,000. This breaks down to £150,000 completing our fundraising for phase 2 (for which work has already started) and the rest going towards our work to make our amazing building accessible and usable inshaAllah.
Alhamdullilah after the permission and grace of Allah we could not have done this without your support. We find in from the Quran and Sunnah many virtues with regards to giving in charity and may Allah accept and bless us with all of them.
InshaAllah the details for Eid will be released very soon and the team, may Allah bless them is hard at work making the necessary arrangements to make sure it is an enjoyable one.
With this I would like to conclude my message and also remind us all that “Allah does not waste the reward of the good-doers.” Jazakum Allahu Khairan and thank you very much.
– Imam Abdul Basith (Hafidhahullah)