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Open Day Review & Thank You!

Assalamo Alikom Wrahmato Allah Wbrakatoh

On Saturday the 27th October in heart of City of Manchester, the Muslim Youth Foundation (MYF) opened its doors and welcomed people from all backgrounds and faiths & non faiths to participate in the annual Community Open Day between 12 to 6pm.

On the day, the MYF organised many activities which included some of the following:

  • Free light refreshment table
  • Muslim Cultural Clothing table
  • Free Calligraphy design table
  • Free Henna design table
  • Free Face Painting and Children’s activity Table
  • Free Try A Scarf table with free gift bags for visitors
  • Free Information table with free gift bags for visitors
  • Moroccan themed tent activity
  • Islamic Exhibition in the lecture hall
  • Free Guided Tour of the Mosque

The list above required detailed planning and organising and on the day we blessed with 30+ volunteers to support all the key projects in making this year’s Open Day successful.

Therefore, on behalf of the MYF Trustees and Management Team – we would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude towards Allah (SWT) for allowing us all the opportunity to serve Him and provide an opportunity for our guests to visit us observe and learn something about Islam.

To this end, on the day a brother and a sister decided to accept Islam of their own free will and determination after visiting and asking many questions. We ask Allah (SWT) to preserve and protect them and us ameen.

Jazak Allah khair to all the volunteers who helped out on the open day & to all the volunteers who attended the preparation meetings in the week before the open day.

In addition, the volunteers who helped set up for the open day on the day before the open day (Friday) . This help was critical for the success of the open day, Alhamdulillah. I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you / Jazak Allah Khair” to these volunteers as the open day could not have taken place without this magnificent & crucial help. Everybody worked very hard & a tremendous amount was achieved in just a couple of days, Alhamdulillah for them.

Also, in the background there are many silent brothers and sisters who make a big contribution but remain anonymous JazakAllah Khairan.

Finally, we ask Allah (SWT) to reward the volunteers with the best of both worlds but reserving the best reward for the day the volunteers meet Him – ameen.
JazakAllah khairan BarakAllah Feekum.

Tafseer of Quran Class 6th Nov 2018

Tafseer of The Holy Quran Class Tuesday 6th Nov 2018.

Hosted by our respected Sheikh Abu Sundos!

The class is of benefit to beginners as well as those who have more knowledge.

It is a very insightful class that is open to everybody to attend and is highly recommend!!

New Muslim Group Meeting 1st Nov

Assalamu’alaikum,

The MYF New Muslims Group meeting is on Thursday 1st November 6:00pm – 8:00pm by Shiekh Imtiaz.

Our ongoing group meetings are friendly and open for everyone to attend. We discuss topics and also have a Q & A session.

Very beneficial for new muslims and all reverts.

Please make sure you attend this social/educational meeting and invite others as well.

Sincerely
The Myf Team

What is Muharram?

Muharram being the first month of the Islamic New Year holds great importance in Islam.

It is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar. Muharram in its literal sense means “forbidden”. Similar to the other sacred months, waging war during this month is forbidden.“The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab…” (Bukhari 3197)

But a lot of Muslims are still confused about what is Ashura in Islam? Ashura holds special significance due to which Muhammad (PBUH) used to fast on this day. Earlier on it was obligatory to fast on the 10th of Muharram. However later, fasting was made obligatory in Ramadan only.

Narrated by Aisha (RA): “The people used to fast on ‘Ashura (the tenth day of the month of Muharram) before the fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory. And on that day the Ka’ba used to be covered with a cover. When Allah made the fasting of the month of Ramadan compulsory, Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever wishes to fast (on the day of ‘Ashura’) may do so; and whoever wishes to leave it can do so.”(Bukhari 1592)

But why did he fast on this day? On this day, Prophet Musa (AS) performed the miracle with the help of Allah (SWT) whereby he was able to save his people from the Pharaoh by dividing the sea into two parts creating a pathway for his people to safely cross the sea, while the Pharaoh’s army drowned. Hence, the Jews used to fast on Ashura i.e. the 10th of Muharram. The Prophet (PBUH) himself fasted on this day and also ordered the Muslims to do so as he said that: “I am closer to Moses than they.” (Bukhari 3397) The Companions observed that Jews and Christians also consider the day as special, fasting on the day. So Prophet (PBUH) announced that from next year they will fast on the 9th of Muharram so as to distinguish themselves from the Jews and Christians. Unfortunately, Prophet (PBUH) did not live to see the next year. Therefore, Muslims consider the 9th and 10th of Muharram, Ashura, as significant days in the Islamic calendar and observe fast on these days.

According to a tradition, when the Prophet (PBUH) was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Ashura (10th of Muharram), he said: “It expiates the sins of the preceding year.” (Muslim 6: 2603)

Similar to the regular New Year, one should make resolutions at the start of the Islamic New Year to improve oneself. You can set small goals for yourself to become a better person. These goals can be both spiritual and social. You can strengthen your relationship with Allah (SWT) through regular Dhikr and Duas. You can help others out through participating in a social cause. It does not need to be a big social project. Allah (SWT) rewards every good deed. It might be small in your eyes but it might inspire someone else to do a good deed, thereby creating a ripple effect of goodness. Thus, a tiny good deed might be of way more magnitude than you deem it to be. Verily Allah (SWT) knows the best!

“The most excellent fast after Ramadan is in Allah’s month; al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.” (Muslim 6: 2661)

Ramadan starts 17th May 2018

Asalaamualikum Brothers & Sisters,

We are pleased to announce that the start of Ramadan is the 17th May, which has been confirmed! Taraweeh will commence every evening after Esha Jammat starting from the 16th of May.

Please feel free to pickup an Myf timetable from the office which will have all the info. you require.

Ramadan Kareem

Duaa Request for Sheikh Imtiaz

Asalaamualikum

(( Duaa Request for Sheikh Imtiaz ))

Our beloved Sheikh who is a regular speaker at various groups; meetings; open days and Khateeb of Jumaa salah at the MYF has been ill for the past 2 months with his condition worsening.

This is a humble request to the community who love this humble slave of Allah to remember him in your duaas in the last part of the night or at recommended times when duaa is more likely to be accepted.
Allah (SWT) gives us a beneficial reminder in the Qudsi Hadith below.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

Allah (mighty and sublime be He) will say on the Day of Resurrection: O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? …..

Sahih Muslim.
Hadith 18

In the absence of visiting him at his home (which is currently difficult) then the minimum we can do is make a sincere duaa for you ill brother in Islam.

We ask Allah (SWT) who is the Curer of illnesses to cure Sheikh Imtiaz of his illness and gain a full recovery so that he can be returned back to the his family and the community that we can benefit ameen.

Open Day Pics

Here at the Myf we always endeavour to build bridges with the community and our recent open day event was a testament to that. Wonderful day with wonderful people & many new faces!

We are blessed to have such a fantastic group of volunteers who give up there free time to promote & support our events.

Bookmark our page and website to keep up to date with future events! We look forward to seeing you all again.

Here are just a few pics of the Open Day event.

Abu Bakr As Siddiq (RA)

ABU BAKR AS-SIDDIQ RA
(Life: 573AD – 634AD)
(Caliphate: 632AD – 634AD)

Preface: This is only a summary of the life of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq RA and in no way can it cover all the points of his story. It is not intended to be a biography, but rather a glimpse of the main incidents of his life so that we can get an idea of his character. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time his name is mentioned or the name of each Companion, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. Read more