On Saturday 25 February 2017, Essex Jamaat opened its doors to guests from the local area. People attended from all faiths and none. The theme of the event was ‘Prophets and Messengers’.
Posted on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:23
Hajj is a special time of the year for Muslims all over the world. Whether you are fortunate enough to be able to perform Hajj this year, or will be wishing your friends and family well on their journey, the month of Zilhajj is close to our heart.
We all know the importance of Hajj and the aspects and rituals behind this fifth pillar of Islam and each year we happily come together to pray and celebrate together. From the time of Prophet Ibrahim, millions of Muslims travel to the Holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. And those who do not go to perform Hajj still take part in amaals, re-enact the acts of pilgrimage and celebrate Eid.
Hajj allows people to unify themselves with others, absolve themselves of sins and pay tribute to Allah, where all equal in the His eyes regardless of race or status.
‘It is not their flesh or their blood that reaches God. Rather, it is your God-wariness that reaches Him…’
(Holy Qur’an 22:37)
In August 2015, 102 children participated in a Read-a-thon organized to raise funds for The World Federation’s Ramadhan Relief Fund ‘Children Helping Children’ Campaign. The event was arranged through the Pearls of Wisdom Islamic Library for Children where each participant made a donation of the same amount towards the Ramadhan Relief Fund.