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Monday, 19 March 2018 1 Rajab 1439



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Monday 19 March 2018
Imsaak04:13 Fajr04:23
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London Marhumeen

Directory of Marhumeen of The KSIMC of London and Hyderi Islamic Centre



The Leaning Wall of Stanmore

On Friday 9th February, the length of time the Berlin wall was demolished exceeded the total time the wall had been up. In order to celebrate the occasion, the General Body voted to finally bring down their own wall which was clearly past its prime.

As many of you have noticed, the leaning wall in the ladies car park (affectionately known as the leaning wall of Stanmore) is being dismantled to enable safe reconstruction. We have been forced to close the road on Wood Lane however we were fortunate to time this in half term to reduce the disruption to the local residents.

We are grateful to Husayn Mawji for his hard work in facilitating this unique challenge and Harrow Council and the local Highways team for their support in enabling us to make our centre safer for our community. 


Property Team have a guided tour of the Centre

In seeking to understand the art of the possible within the current Stanmore site, one the principal tasks that the Property team has undertaken, was to take a walk around he Stanmore site to understand the condition of the building. Syed sahib was kind enough to act as our tour guide, steering us through all the various boiler rooms, classrooms and even the bridal suite. 

The most notable thing when walking around the site highlights the impressive way we have utilised the full breadth of the building. It is truly inspiring to see us expand and encourage our community to proactively occupy all elements of the building for multiple different uses throughout the year.

However, our extensive usage of the building and the years of heavy service that the building has given us, has shown its impact on the wear and tear on the fabric of the building. There are visible signs of serious issues on the site that need to be addressed. It is normal for a building of this age, however this has to feature in the short-medium term plans for our community centre.

What we have realised as a team is that a significant amount of money will need to be spent on this site in order to maintain the status quo. The Property team will need to assess this carefully against future plans in terms of longevity of this site as well as expansion plans and delisting conversations. 

Our thanks to Syed Sahib for taking the time out to show us around and if there is anyone that has a particular skill set in this area and is able to help than please reach out on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

An insight into EC meetings

The Executive Committee for KSIMC of London met on the 23rd of January for the second time this term.

This time, the meeting was moved to the main hall in Hujjat due to other events in the Annexe. Alhmadulillah for the second time we were able to have a full house with the enthusiastic team in full attendance. Even those not physically able to be here were able to dial into the meeting from far flung corners of the world and actively participate.

As is customary the first item on the agenda was the confirmation of minutes from the previous meeting. Speaking to members of previous EC’s, there is always the horror stories of meetings that head late into the night and offer only Fajr as a respite from the debates and discussions. Therefore, the team has decided to actively try to manage meetings to ensure discussions are focused and targeted. This may have been thwarted by the presence of chai, donuts, fruit and other snacks.

This month, the agenda was packed with updates from the team, projects and initiatives looking to be launched and insights reported back. The threat of Fajr loomed closer and closer and it seemed nothing could dampen the enthusiasm that comes in with a new team. Sweat could be seen dripping from the Chair’s face in trying to power through the agenda.

Donuts and chai consumed and armed with a full dose of guilt, the health board decided to pipe up and comment on how the EC should lead by example. This resulted in the EC agreeing to sign up en masse to the WF 10,000 step challenge and actively encourage our community to live a healthier lifestyle.