Commenting on the tragic murder on 7 April of a well-known Imam of the mosque in Acton, West London namely Imam Sheihk Abdul Hadi Arwani, Maulana Sarfraz Madni, the Chairman of MINAB said, “The membership of MINAB which consists of Sunni as well as Shia mosques and Imam Training Institutions, stands united in sharing the grief of the bereaved family. The murder of this scholar is a great tragedy. The causes are unknown. Regrettably, the media appears to have engaged in speculation about who committed this horrible crime and cause of the crime. Speculation about motivation of a crime such as the murder of this Imam is most unhelpful as it has serious potential to cause community tensions. I urge the media to refrain from speculation in this crime and support and allow the investigating authorities time to conclude their investigations. MINAB has full confidence in the investigating agencies to apprehend the criminal/s and to find what caused the perpetrator/s to engage in this act of cowardice.”
Masajid can play a vital role in promoting and sharing the true values and principles of Islam. Masajid are not only places of worship but community hubs for all humans.
In order to enhance the efficiency of our masajid, MINAB will hold educational workshops for imams and mosque leaders in three main zones of Britain: South, North and Midlands as follows:
1. Saturday 7th June 2014 in London
At The West London Islamic Centre
Brownlow Road, West Ealing, London, W13 0SQ
Phone: 020 8840 4140
2. Sunday 8th June 2014 in Birmingham
At The Alum Rock Islamic Centre
401-403 Alum Rock Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, B8 3DT
Phone: 0121 326 9930
3. Sunday 3rd August 2014 in Oldham
At The European Islamic Centre
79 Manchester Road, Oldham, OL8 4LN
All workshops will start at 11.00am and end at 2.00pm.
Aims and Objectives of the Workshops
1. To maximize the effectiveness of our mosques
2. To explore and promote the importance of working together in a religiously and ethnically diverse society
3. To enhance youth involvement in mosque management
Imams and mosque leaders are encouraged to attend.
MINAB is very grateful to The European Islamic Centre Oldham, The West London Islamic Centre, and The Alum Rock Islamic Centre Birmingham for hosting and sponsoring these events.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshops Insha’Allah.
The Regional Accelerator is an opportunity to hear about the Together in Service Grant Scheme and also be able to discuss your project ideas with a member of the team.
The dates of these events are:
- Bristol - 20th May 2014 at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3QY
- Manchester - 30th April 2014 at British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, M16 8BP
Joseph Interfaith Foundation in association with Imams Against Domestic Abuse and the Central mosque, London, has set up a major seminar called “Domestic Abuse: A hidden evil”.
A senior Rabbi as well as Jewish Women’s Aid will be speaking about domestic abuse in the Jewish community and how they confront it.
The major aim of the seminar is to inform the community about misunderstanding religious interpretations on behaviour towards women, and how the community can help and support the abused women.
Date: Sunday 30th March 2014
Time: 2.00 to 5.00pm
Venue: The Islamic Cultural Centre & The London Central Mosque
146 Park Road, London
As Christmas draws closer, the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board invites its members and British Muslim institutions more widely, to reach out to their non Muslim neighbours and friends.
Maulana Safraz Madni, Chairman of MINAB said:"I will for sure be sending out messages to my friends and neighbours wishing them a Happy Christmas. I'd encourage my colleagues in all British mosques to also do so.
This is what many of us already do, so in one respect this is not something new. But at times when communities feel the pinch of tensions, as we've experienced this year, it's doubly important to restate our commitment to values that bind. Christmas is a touchpoint between Christians and Muslims and therefore a great opportunity to demonstrate this commitment."
The Big Iftar 2014 is coming to you, bigger and better!
If you're interested to know more about The Big Iftar, please check www.thebigiftar.org.uk
April 2014, London: In the context of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Matheson Trust hosts the premiere of the documentary directed by Mustafa Gouverneur to register this initiative, followed by a question and answer session with Reverend Prof. Kemmyo Taira Sato and Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi.
This event will be a unique opportunity to ask questions on this historic initiative.
Date: Friday 4th April 2014
Time: 7.00 to 8.30pm
Venue: Bloomsbury Suite, Friends House
173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
Entry: £10 (concessions £5)
The Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board is pleased to be liaising with the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services as part of the new national drive to help create a safer sector for our young people.
NCVYS and MINAB are calling on all children and youth organisations to make 28 February the one day every year where organisations:
- Stop what they are doing,
- Look at their safeguarding practices and
- Listen to young people, empowering them to take an active role in managing their own safety.
Event by Silk Route Legal:
- Current debate over mosques and places of workship
- Understanding planning policy
- Equalities Act 2010 and role of Local Authorities
- Role of community leaders, planning and engagement
- Plannign successfully
Date: 13th Nobvember 2013
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: 15 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EF
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