As you may all be aware, due to the recent rains and the consequent flooding, our Hujjat centre has been significantly damaged.
Alhamdullilah, we have secured funds from our insurance company to undertake immediate repair works.
To allow the contractors to carry out the various repairs, we must close the centre for a period of time. During this time, no activity will be permitted in the main building. However, the burial service will continue as normal.
We will InshaAllah keep you updated during the different phases of work and we pray for a successful completion. Measures to safely re-open the centre, subject to government COVID-19 guidelines, are currently being discussed by the EC.
We will continue to broadcast a diverse array of programmes on our Hujjat YouTube channels. Programme details can be found on the Hujjat Website.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to welcoming everyone back to centre as soon as possible.
With Salaams and Duas
Moshin Kassam Hon Secretary KSIMC of London 18 November 2020
Our felicitations to Imam Mahdi (atf) and the muslim Ummah on the Wiladat of our Beloved Prophet (saw) and Imam Jaffer As Sadiq (as).
As you may already be aware, the government has officially declared a national lockdown to curb the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths.
Be Safe, Keep others safe
As a largely African Asian based community, we are in one of highest risk groups in the country to be severely affected by Covid-19, a silent virus that can spread between people without their knowledge. In particular, over 60’s or those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk. As such, we would like to remind everyone to ensure we reduce the risk of being infected or infect others with our interactions and activities.
Please Wear a mask at all times and Avoid the “Three Cs”
Closed Spaces with poor ventilation
Crowded places with many people nearby
Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations or recitations.
If you develop symptoms of the virus (a new continuous cough, fever or loss of taste or sense of smell), please immediately self-isolate and book a free test online or call 119 – people who fail to self-isolate may face a fine of up to £10,000.
Please join us in praying for the Shifa for all those who have tested positive for Covid in our community and recite Surah Al-Fateha for all Marhumeen who have lost their lives due to Covid.
Hujjat activities continue online
All Hujjat activities and programmes will continue to be delivered be online except Burials and the Islamic Montessori School. You can find all the upcoming events on the Hujjat Online Calender or subscribe to the Hujjat Youtube Channels (Main Hall / ELC) for live notifications whenever a programme is about to start.
If you missed it, here are this week’s Hujjat Highlight:
visit a care home/hospice/hospital/accompany someone to a medical appointment
form a childcare bubble
have a cleaner or nanny
leave to escape risk of injury or harm (e.g. Domestic Abuse)
attend support groups that have to be delivered in person e.g. therapy, mutual aid, victims of crim, drug & alcohol recovery, new parents and guardians, long-term illnesses, bereavement, vulnerable young people, parent and child groups, 1-1 youth Work
As set out in previous communications, our AGM will be held on Sunday 20 September 2020.
We would usually hold this meeting physically at the Hujjat centre. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be necessary to hold the AGM electronically this year.
In order to facilitate this electronic meeting, please could members wishing to attend the AGM complete and submit the form available here by THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2020. We will contact members who have registered for the AGM and provide them with further details and instructions.
Sunday 6 September 2020 marks a historic date in our Jamaat history. These Elections saw a staggering 1,068 attendees! with our highest number of female voters ever, at just a hair under 400! Despite the numerous challenges and enhanced precautionary measures we saw high morale, adherence to process and support!
The Electoral Commission are pleased to announce that the following candidates for their respected positions received the greatest number of votes. For the position of:
Committee Member- Br Sheikh Abbas Ismail (881 votes)
Committee Member- Br Muhammad Datoo (894 votes)
Committee Member- Br Asad Abdullah (870 votes)
Committee Member- Br Shiraz Jamal (872 votes)
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Please note that for the above post of President his election is subject to the Electoral Commission receiving a clear DBS certificate in accordance with clause 2.1.1.
For clarity and assurance, the Electoral Commission sought to obtain DBS certificates for both Presidents after their nomination papers were received. Please be advised that a further communication shall be made to the general body upon receipt of the above.
Pursuant to clause 7.22 of our constitution, on behalf of the Electoral Commission I declare that to the best of our knowledge, the electoral process has been been free and fair. Subsequent to this email I shall provide a more comprehensive set of data for your perusal.
The Electoral Commission of KSIMC of London wish to thank all members for their participation and support in these Elections. An esteemed token of gratitude for all their assistance, support and effort in achieving the success of these elections:
Br Musafir Somani
Br Abidali Hirani
Sr Azmina Mawjee
Sr Raihana Mawjee
Sr Fatim Ladak
Sr Zahra Janmohamed
Sr Fatimah Jessa-Jaffer
Sr Fatema Mamdani
Sr Zainab Jaffer
Sr Alia Merali
Br Akhtar Jaffer
Br Shabir Kassam
Br Shahid Jaffer
Br Shams Kermali
Br Muzaffar Rashid
Sr Hafiza Mistry
Br Reyaz Chapar
Br Mohammed Ashraf Rashid
Br Tasleem Kanji
Br Mohammed Azim Dosa
Br Mohsin Jaganathan
Sheikh Gulamabbas Murtaza Lakha (Hustings Chair)
Syed Naqvi/ Fizza bai Naqvi
Our servitude to the community and most importantly our Lord has been an honour and privilege for my team and I. I am emphatically in awe of the unity seen today, may Allah (swt) through His blessed household (a.s) grant our community success, blessings and valour. We wish the incoming E.C. a prosperous term in serving our beloved Jamaat.
Farhan Jamal – Chair For and on behalf of the Electoral Commission The KSIMC of London Registered Charity No. 288356
DarulQur’an is pleased to announce its annual Qur’an competition will take place on 07 and 08 December, 2018.
Thisyear, Darul Qur’an will also be running exciting and interactive Islamic art, calligraphy, poetry and story-telling workshops alongside the competition. We invite everyone, young and old, to come view and create poetry, art, and calligraphy on the theme of Muhammad, the Beloved.
In order to comply with Data Protection, the CVs of individual members of the Executive Committee for the term 2017 – 2019 will be emailed to you, along with the manifesto of the President, Dr Munir Datoo. Please do not publish these on public forums where non-members of our community may have access to them, but keep them for your own personal use only.
Pursuant to s7.4.2 of The Constitution, the Electoral Commission declares that all the positions for the Executive Committee standing in the December 2017 elections are uncontested. Subsequently no election will be held on Sunday 17th December 2017, and the Electoral Commission declares the following as the new Executive Committee of KSIMC of London:
The Electoral Commission is satisfied that the electoral process has been conducted in a free and fair manner. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the incoming team and offer our thanks to the outgoing Executive Committee.