As Salaamu Alaykum dear brothers, sisters and well wishers.
Al hamdulilah, Ramadhan is upon us … Ramadhan Kareem to you and your families. We pray you are well and staying safe and are spending quality and valuable time with your beloved ones.
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates from the Messenger salla lahu alayhi wa sallam who said: "When the month of Ramadhan starts, then gates of Jannah are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the shayateen are locked up in chains" – (Sahih Bukhari).
During these times of uncertainty, we thanks Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala for the bounty and blessings of reaching us Ramadhan … a month full of worship, dedication, self renewal and of immeasurable blessings. However, due to the prevailing situation, we will not be able to congregate and gather in the mosques for the rituals that we so cherish and enjoy under normal circumstances.
The Mosque - a gathering place for us to bow and put our face on the ground to our Creator, beg for His mercy and protection, forgiveness and salvation. A place where as a community, particularly during Ramadhan, we have always found warmth and security - enjoying simple moments with family, friends and Muslims from all heritages. A place from where we get inspired, guided and so much more. A place we all have come to love.
We at Birmingham Central Mosque are thinking of you - as an individual, as families and as our community. In the spirit of Ramadhan, we wanted to share some of the things that will lift our spirits, that keep us connected to our Creator, that give us hope and that special feeling of true happiness.
عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا لِلَّهِ بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ مِثْلَه - صحيح البخاري صحيح مسلم
Uthman ibn Affan may Allah be pleased with him reported: The Messenger of Allah salla laahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise” – (Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim).
By the grace of Allah, Phase 1 work has commenced at the Birmingham Central Mosque to rebuild, refurbish and renovate the main wudhu facilities, the main entrance into the Masjid and the associated areas. On completion of the work, the Mosque will enjoy a welcoming reception lobby, meeting rooms, offices, community rooms, a cafe and of course a user friendly wudhu facility for men and women. This will Insha'a Allah set our Mosque in good place to serve the Muslim community for decades to come.
The power of community has never been more important than it is today. And you can help … come with us on our journey and see for yourself:
We request your du'a and your cooperation. Know that our wealth is a blessing bestowed on us Almighty Allah. What better place to spend than in building His house. We urge you to donate generously towards this huge task and make this an opportunity for Sadaqa-e-Jaariyah for you and your loved ones. This is also a perfect opportunity to donate on behalf of family members who have returned to their Creator.
May Allah the Most high accept your fasting, your tilawah of the Qur'an, your charity and all the good that you do. We pray that He blesses you and your loved ones with health and prosperity and keep you safe and in His protection.
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Please visit us at www.centralmosque.org.uk to make online donation or contact us for cash and card donations.
Our Bank Account details are:
Al Rayan Bank
Account Name: The Birmingham Mosque Trust Ltd
Sort Code: 30-00-83
Account Number: 01264201
IBAN: GB07 ARAY 3000 8301 264201
Telephone: 0121 440 5355 (ext: 1)
email: [email protected]
Your brother in Islam,
Birmingham Central Mosque