The KSIMC of London 2022 Elections Notice

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Salaam alaykum,

Insha’Allah you are all well.

Pursuant to clause 10.1 of The KSIMC of London constitution, notice is hereby given for the 2022 Executive Committee elections for the term 2022-2024. The elections will be held at our centre (The KSIMC of London, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4LQ) on Sunday 22nd of May 2022, from 10:30 – 19:30.

The KSIMC of London Electoral Commission will provide further details on the election process in the coming days insha’Allah.

Members are encouraged to ensure that they are up to date with their Hujjat membership. Membership can be paid online, at the jamaat desk in the centre, or by calling our admin team.

With Salaams and Dua’s
Moshin Kassam
Honorary Secretary

By: Mohamedasif

Hujjat EC Statement 09/03/2022

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Salaam Alaykum dear members,

Please find below a statement from Aqeel Bhai Merchant.

“It is with great disappointment that I have to inform you of my resignation as the Treasurer of KSIMC of London, which is due to personal circumstances. I feel that I need some time to refocus, particularly on my health which hasn’t been great of late.

It is a decision which I haven’t taken lightly given the crucial time for our community with the upcoming refurbishment of our centre in Stanmore and the acquisition of the Harefield property. However, I feel confident that both projects are being managed by hard working teams and InshaAllah will succeed. In the coming weeks I shall work closely with the new Treasurer and provide him with support on accounting and audit matters.

I pray to Allah that he gives us success for a better future for our community. Ameen.

Aqeel Merchant

09/03/2022

The Executive Committee has co-opted Bashir Bhai Pirbhai as Treasurer for the remainder of our term. We would like to wish Aqeel bhai all the best for the future, and insha’Allah Allah swt rewards him amply for all his hard work.

Duas,

Moshin Kassam
Honorary Secretary

By: Mohamedasif

Hilal Statement & Programme update – Sha’ban 1443AH

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Salaam alaykum,

As announced by the Council of European Jamaats (COEJ) on the 4th of March 2022, there were no confirmed sightings of the crescent on Thursday 3 March 2022. 1st Sha’ban 1443AH will thus be on Saturday 5 March 2022 in Europe.

We will insha’Allah continue to celebrate the khushalis of our holy personalities Imam Husayn (A), Hazrat Abbas (A) and Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A) on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2022. Insha’Allah programmes for the rest of the month will be reorganised and updated on the Hujjat website.

Duas,

Honorary Secretary

Moshin Kassam

By: Mohamedasif

Hujjat COVID-19 Statement – Feb 2022

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27th February 2022

Salaam alaykum,

Insha’Allah you are all well and staying safe.

The KSIMC of London has been closely following national and global developments on COVID-19.

To ensure the safety of Hujjat attendees whilst acknowledging the changing national situation, the Hujjat EC have reviewed the current Covid-19 situation and have made the following changes for physical face to face programmes:

Masks
Everyone is encouraged to continue wearing a mask indoors.

Registration
Online registration is no longer required as a pre-requisite to attend a programme.

Lateral Flow Testing
We recommend taking an LFT if you have symptoms of Covid before attending programmes.

Please see below, useful links:

Hujjat Services to help members during these difficult times
https://hujjat.org/welfare/

Order Free Lateral Flow Test
Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others. https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Book your vaccine/booster
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your continued patience and support. We pray for the well-being and safety of all our members, attendees and the wider community at large.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the admin team (admin@hujjat.org / 02089546247) or any member of the Hujjat EC.

Moshin Kassam
Honorary Secretary of The KSIMC of London

By: Mohamedasif

Notice of SGM : Friday 14th January 2022

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If you have not managed to register please join – hujj.at/sgm22

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Salaamun Alaykum,

Dear Members,

In line with clause 9 of the Constitution, notice is hereby given by the Executive Committee of an Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on Friday 14th January 2022 at 8.30pm at Al Zahra Centre, 81 Fearnley Street, Watford, WD18 0RB and/or virtually to transact the following:

  1. Recitation of the Holy Qur’an and the English translation thereof
  2. Consideration and adoption of the following resolutions relating to the proposed purchase of the site known as the “Denham Property – Harefield”:

A. In accordance with clause 6.10 of the Constitution, the General Body of The KSIMC of London hereby grants the Executive Committee the mandate to enter into such contracts, incur such obligations including financing and generally to do such acts as may be appropriate and/or necessary to purchase the site known as the “Denham Property – Harefield” (the “Site”), at such a price as shall be acceptable to the EC.

B. The General Body of the KSIMC of London hereby resolve to grant the Executive Committee the mandate to incur costs and professional fees in connection with the proposed purchase of the Site (including consideration of appropriate legal ownership structure of the Site), subject to a maximum of £600,000, exclusive of any taxes.

Further information on the Site is attached for members in advance of the SGM below:

Proposed amendments to the above resolution will be considered in advance of the meeting and the resolution adjusted accordingly. Please email any proposed amendments to secretary@hujjat.org.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, pre-registration will be required to attend the SGM at Al Zahra Centre:

  • Face masks will be mandatory at all times, indoors.
  • Social distancing will be in place.

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases and all physical activities suspected, we will be trialling a new measure:

  • Evidence of a negative LFT required within 24 hours of attending and shown at the door upon entry.

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual platform will be facilitated, registration for this will also be required. To register to attend either physically or virtually, please complete the following form. All attendees must be paid Hujjat members (2021 subscriptions paid for).

Both Male and Female members are encouraged to attend.

With Salaams and Duas,

Moshin Kassam

Honorary Secretary

By: Mohamedasif

Hujjat COVID-19 Statement – Dec 2021

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29th December 2021

Salaam alaykum,

Insha’Allah you are all well and staying safe.

Hujjat has been continually monitoring, assessing and reviewing the COVID – 19 impact, closely liaising with local, regionaland national partners. With the onset of the Omicron variant and the substainial rise in COVID-19 cases both within the community and the country, we regret to inform you that all face-to face Hujjat events will be streamed online only until further notice. More details on this can be found on our Hujjat website (hujjat.org). Our upcoming Ayyam e Fatimiyyah series with Syed Asad Jafri will also be broadcasted via hujjat.org.

Please note, this will not include funeral activities where Hujjat COVID-19 restrictions will be in place.

This decision has not been made lightly, with an abundance of caution in mind and with the most vulnerable in our community prioritised. For updates on when normal services will resume, please actively monitor updates on www.hujjat.org and our social media accounts @ksimclondon (instagram.com/ksimclondon, facebook.com/ksimclondon, twitter.com/ksimclondon)

Hujjat Services to help members during these difficult times
https://hujjat.org/welfare/

Order Free Lateral Flow Test
Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others. https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Book your vaccine/booster
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your continued patience and support. We pray for the well-being and safety of all our members, attendees and the wider community at large.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the admin team (admin@hujjat.org / 02089546247) or any member of the Hujjat EC.

Moshin Kassam
Honorary Secretary of The KSIMC of London

By: Mohamedasif

Hujjat Property Update – December 2021

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ,

In the name of Allah (swt) the most gracious the most merciful

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
You ˹alone˺ we worship and from You ˹alone˺ we seek help.

My Dear Community Members

Salaamun Alikum.

I pray that you all are keeping well and safe from the corona virus and specially from the new variant, Omicron which seems to be spreading faster than the previous ones. Our medical experts have given advice to stay safe by wearing masks, maintaining social distance and avoid eating and/or drinking in indoor spaces. I urge each and everyone to take these precautions and remain safe.

One other way to keep us all safe is by getting vaccinated. Hujjat have run multiple vaccine campaigns and will continue to do so to encourage all our members and their families to get vaccinated including the booster so that even if we contract this awful virus, it has minimal, if any, symptoms. May Allah keep us all safe and those who are suffering give them speedy recovery. Ameen.

The last 4 weeks have been busy in the Hujjat calendar. Firstly, the Presidential Election for which I ran un-opposed for the remaining term up to June 2022. I once again appreciate your encouragement and support. May Allah unite us all so we can make this community stronger.

Further to my promise in the November update, we are at that junction of our building refurbishment when we will be engaging with members to get them onboard with our plans and seek their input and guidance. We have had two such events so far and more to follow. They both have been very well received and everyone unanimously asked for more of such regular interactions and everyone is keen to have a place, even if its temporary, which we can call home and resume our activities. The Executive Committee is actively looking into this and will revert with positive news soon. Inshallah.

In regard to the property update, only one survey is now remaining, and the reports have been submitted to the RICS surveyor to finalise the tender pack to go out. We are trying our level best to expedite the process so we can reach out to the general body and present the entire proposition of refurbishment with options for the members to make an informed decision of our future. We aim to hold this early next year. These surveys form a critical part of our refurbishment as it will be the basis of all works that will be carried out.

In regard to other activities, am pleased to inform the members that we have resumed Fajar Namaz on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays). I would like to encourage all members to sign up and attend. More details on the website.

Volunteers are the backbone of every community, and we are blessed to have so many dedicated ones. Every year Hujjat recognises a few and honour them with Hussaini Award. Last week on the Khushali of Bibi Zainab AS we awarded five (5) volunteers who have spent decades in service towards Hujjat. We need to continue to instil this in our members specially the youth so they are able to serve the community for the pleasure of Allah.

I would like to mention that there is a lot happening in the next 4 weeks which I will cover in my Jan report however stay tuned to our website & other social media channels.

Once again to reiterate, the EC members are here to assist and serve you so please feel free to reach out to myself or my team.

Finally, I wish everyone a lovely holiday season. Many of our members are travelling for Ziarat or Umra – Please remember each other in your prayers and safe travels.

I pray that Allah (swt) and the 14 Masomeen bless us all and provide us with the guidance we seek to obtain. Ameen.

By: Mohamedasif

Hujjat Property Update – November 2021

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إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

You ˹alone˺ we worship and from You ˹alone˺ we seek help.

My Dear Community Members
Salaamun Alikum.

I , Sibtain Allibhai – your acting president – would like to thank each and every one of you who has been in touch with our EC team to offer your vote of confidence and encouragement during these critical times.  As you are aware, our President Hamid bhai has resigned due to his personal reasons and in line with the constitution we have called for a Presidential election on 5th of December.  We pray that inshAllah the best candidate for the community is successful.  Ameen.

I am overwhelmed with the support and duas I have received from the members and from the Executive Committee during this interim period as I have sought to fulfil the role and responsibilities of acting President.   The team is United, motivated and very keen to deliver what we have set out to.

With regards to the Property update, Alhamdulillah we are pleased that we are now on the final phase of the insurance claim. Currently Northwood Carter are compiling tender packs and are due to send these to the relevant parties.

On the wider development planning application, we have had some great feedback from the heritage consultant regarding the ability to further reduce the items of interest. If successful, this will be a big step for us and we will update further inshAllah at the upcoming EGM.  

As we have now reached a position where we are due to move to tender – we will be looking at how best to engage the wider community so that we can embark on the next phase of this journey together. 

So onto other activities, you may be aware that Seniors programs are now happening weekly for both ladies & gents.  I have had the privilege to attend the last few sessions and it is a pleasure to see our senior members coming to the mosque, socialising and benefitting from the programs.  May Allah bless them with long and healthy lives.  

The Annex is fully operational and available for our members. If you wish to hold any programs, please get in touch with the admin team.

I would also like to mention here the great work that the Burial Team is doing under the leadership of Shabbir Bhai Kassim and Raza bhai Jessa with the help of multiple volunteers both in ladies & gents.  Just in October we did 12 ghusal / Kafan.  May Allah bless all our volunteers and reward them amply in this world and hereafter.   

For those individuals who are working tirelessly to draft WhatsApp messages with pseudonyms and filming videos and sharing these, I have to say I am impressed by your dedication to this community. My humble request is that you step forward and direct your time and effort by supporting us in serving the community in any of the departments or BUJUs of Hujjat. Please do not indulge in this sin of discrediting someone.  Even if all you write was true, which it is not, the faith you follow does not allow such behaviour.  

May Allah forgive all of us for our sins, give us the tawfeeq to serve the community, and keep us all on the right path.

Lastly, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, or the EC team members should you require anything . We are at your service.

I pray that Allah (swt) and the 14 Masomeen bless us all and provide us with the guidance we seek to obtain. Ameen.

By: Mohamedasif