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EID- UL FITR, MONDAY 28/07/2014

8:00 AM: First Congregation Sheikh Rajab, Khutbah IN Arabic   9:00 AM: Second Congregation Dr Mohamed Khutbah IN Arabic & English   10:00 AM: Third Congregation Sheikh Choukri Khutbah IN Arabic & English

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Eid Day Parking arrangements in Islington

                Environment & Transportation Registration No. 3795469 CONSULTANTS LIMITED Ref : Date: 22 July, 2014 Director : Dr.Abdur Rashid BA Hons, MA, MSc, PhD, MIHT, MCIT, MITE (USA) Phones : 07956-513-281 ; 020-7607-6166; Fax : 020 7607 6166 e-mail:; Parking on Eid-Day From 8.30 am to 2.00 pm Please note that free parking has been agreed by Islington Council to the Muslim Community as a goodwill gesture on the roads named on the list and marked on the attached plan according to the guidance notes below. You are allowed to park on:- 1. Residents’ Parking Bays on the named roads only. 2. Pay & Display Bays without making any payment. 3. On Single Yellow Lines (unless there are loading restrictions) and not causing any obstructions. You must NOT park on:- 4. Double Yellow Lines 5. Footways 6. Disable Bays 7. Loading Bays 8. Private roads or properties, and 9. Very close to junctions / bollards. Please remember this is on experimental basis. The Council will be monitoring it. We ...

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Ramadan Fasting Starts Sunday 29/06/2014

Assalamu alaykum all, upon reaching the month of Ramadan, We pray we all have a productive and blessed time. May Allah enable us to get close to Him and also forgive all our sins. Aameen! The Finsbury Park Mosque is welcoming the blessed month of Ramadan this year which will start on Sunday 29 th June 2014. Ramadan Fasting Starts Sunday 29/06/2014     Taraweeh Prayer: It will start after Isha prayer on Saturday 28/06/2014. Eight Rakaat every night, led by Sheikh Rajab Zaki including a short talk after the first four Rakaat in Arabic & English. Iftar: The Mosque will provide Iftar 4-7 days a week. Daily Talk: Short talk after Asr prayer by Sheikh Rajab Zaki, Dr. Mohamad Ali Saeed and other guest lecturers in Arabic & English

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Finsbury Park Mosque opened its doors to its neighbours for the 6th year

For the sixth year on a row, Finsbury Park Mosque held its annual Neighbourhood open day & the school open day on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd of June 2014. More than 400 people attended the day on Sunday and around 150 students from different schools from Islington visited the mosque on Monday. Our local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Islington council Richard Watts and The Police Borough commander Gerry Campbell were among many other guests including members from Churches, Community Centres, Islington Faith Forum and charities who attended and showed great support to the activities. Different exhibitions, presentation about the mosque activities, hennah for girls and face painting for boys as well as Arabic calligraphy were offered by the mosque to the visitors. Our girls from the mosque youth club preformed few songs about Ramadan in front of the guests and others offered sweets and biscuits with tea, ...

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An event to celebrate Finsbury Park Mosque work on VISIBLE Standard Programme

Finsbury Park Mosque has been recognised by Voluntary Action Islington for its commitment and hard work to achieve the VISIBLE standard. The event which took place on 18/6/2014 attended by key officers of Islington council and other community centres in Islington, Community Matters. It was a great occasion to get the recognition we deserve and showcase the work we are doing. Finsbury Park Mosque is one of only three faith organisations and the only Muslim organisation in the UK to achieve that. Councillor Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Community Development, then presented certificates to 10 community centres including the mosque to celebrate their hard work towards the VISIBLE standard.

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Dismay at Murder of Woman Who Wore Muslim Dress

19th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain is dismayed to learn that a Muslim woman has been stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Colchester. The 30-year-old woman, who was walking on the Salary Brook Trail in Essex, was said to be wearing a blue Abaya and a Hijab. There are reports that she was violently beaten and stabbed, and was pronounced dead on the scene after paramedics tried to resuscitate her. In its statement, Essex police have said: "We are conscious that the dress of the victim will have identified her as likely being a Muslim and this is one of the main lines of the investigation but again there is no firm evidence at this time that she was targeted because of her religion." Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “It is absolutely shocking to hear of this horrific murder. ...

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We Need Clarity and Consistency in our Education Standards

MCB Press Release: 'We Need Clarity and Consistency in ourEducation Standards: British Muslims Respond to the OfstedReports of schools in Birmingham' 9th June 2014. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) today noted its serious concern at the conduct and outcome of the Ofsted investigation into state schools in Birmingham. The investigations were ordered by the Department for Education following the circulation of what is widely believed to be a fake dossier titled “Trojan Horse” outlining a plot of a 'Muslim takeover of schools'. These incendiary claims have not been proven, and there is widespread fear that the subsequent investigations have only deepened the problem, not resolved it at all. No extremism has been found, but the slur of extremism remains. Arbitrary Assessment Criteria Some of the schools investigated were only recently rated “outstanding” for their academic results and inclusivity. They have now been downgraded to “requiring special measures”, despite achieving improved results ...

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Finsbury Park mosque in ‘new era’ following ‘hostile’ Abu Hamza days

Mosque received hate mail following radical cleric’s conviction for terrorist charges. Despite being free of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza for more than a decade, Finsbury Park mosque still suffers from its former association. Following Hamza’s conviction on 11 terrorism charges in the US last month the mosque in St Thomas’s Road received hate mail, one of several instances over the past few years. But this doesn’t worry Mohammed Kozbar, manager of the formerly named North London Central Mosque, who has helped transform a “hostile” environment for extremism into a thriving limb of the community. For full article please visit: Rory Brigstock-Barron Reporter, Islington Gazette me

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I'm a Muslim & I give blood

Assalaamu ‘alaikum dear brothers and sisters, As Muslims living in the West, we have no option but to benefit our society. It isn't just about verbally professing the message of Islam but also about living Islam by helping our communities. The prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was called ‘Al Ameen’ (The Trustworthy One) by his community because he built trust through benefiting the community in many different ways. All of the Messengers of Allah (‘alaihim assalaatu wassalaam) were individuals with established reputations before they were commissioned to invite to Allah. Given that Muslims have to contend with a billion-dollar Islamophobia industry headed up by certain politicians and sections of the media we, now more than ever, need to build trust within our society. One of the most powerful ways to this is by organising and helping out with various community services. In response to the recent killing in Woolwich, we want to encourage ...

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