The next new moon occurs on Thursday, 17th September, 2020, at 12:00 BST.
On Friday, 18th September, 2020, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in almost the whole world.
For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) expect 1st Safar, 1442AH, to be on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
Important dates for this month:
Friday 25 September, 7th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Hassan (A) Monday 28 September, 10th Safar Shahadat Day – Bibi Sakina (A) Wednesday 7 October, 19th Safar Eve of Arabaeen Thursday 8 October, 20th Safar Day of Arbaeen – 40th Day after Ashura Friday 16 October, 28th Safar Shahadat Day – Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Saturday 17 October, 29th Safar Shahadat Day – Imam Ali Ridha (A)
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.
As many of you will already be aware, echoing the national picture, there has been a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 in our Community – 30+ at the last count. We request all members to be extra vigilant and to try to avoid contact with fellow community members outside your households/bubbles. This includes holding or attending Majalis at each other’s houses.
The jamaat in consultation with the Task Force has taken the additional protective step to announce a suspension of all face to face jamaat and BUJU activities (eg SJ sports) for a period of 2 weeks starting from Tuesday 8th September 2020.
This is a decision that is not taken lightly but is prudent in order to protect the community and contain the situation.
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