KMWA Project Ark is exploring the opportunity to launch an Islamic focused marketplace for the local community.(more…)
TAJWEED CLASSES AT GILLINGHAM MASJID
KMWA are pleased to be running a Quran tajweed course for male youths (aged 11 to 18) at Gillingham Masjid.
Classes will run on Monday evenings in the Masjid(more…)
As soon as the opportunity arose; I and two other friends decided to take up golf to beat the boredom of the home environment, and meet outside for social fun and exercise. Of course, in those days meeting outside was still restricted in large numbers, but we figured the open space of a golf course allowed us total freedom with good social distancing!
Quickly, we got kitted out with golf clubs and a bag each which we bought second-hand off eBay/Gumtree and headed to the nearest golf range to try them out. To our surprise, it didn’t cost a lot and we quickly found convenient golf courses nearby to play at regularly. Locally, there are plenty of nice courses to play; either nine holes or 18 holes, such as the Upchurch River Valley Course near Rainham, the Southern Valley near Rochester, or the Snodhurst Bottom Pitch and Put Course in Chatham. The latter is a Par 3 meaning an easier, shorter course but still challenging. Most of the courses have golf ranges and greens to practice on and are pay and play; meaning open to everyone and not too expensive, but some are more exclusive and members only. They are all family and kids friendly so it’s a very nice environment.
Traditionally, golf has been a bit of an elitist sport but now it is accessible to everyone, and especially more and more people of colour are playing the game. So much so that my friends have even started lessons for their young eight-year-olds to get them into the sport early! Maybe they will become the Asian “Tiger Woods” of the future InSha’Allah !
There were 4 Trustee positions contested by 7 Candidates.
The following Candidates were successful:
Br Ahmad Rawfy.
Br Chaudhry Muhammad Azeem.
Br Syed Muhammad Ishtiaq.
Br Zafar Mahmood.
We thank all Candidates and participants in the election process. We especially thank Brs Naseem Sheikh and Saeed Khan for performing their roles as election commissioners with such professionalism.
Our congratulations to all successful candidates and commiserations to those who were unsuccessful this time around.
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wo barakatuhu.
We were grateful to Joe Burdett and his Team who came to Gillingham Masjid on Friday 20th May 2022 after Salaat ul Jummah at 2 p.m. to carry out blood pressure and health checks and give advice to our community members.
Current services provided by KMWA:
-Spiritual advice for worship and daily life.
-Marriage services – performing Nikkah and registration.
-Providing a mechanism for formally taking Shahada.
-Visiting the sick ( including in Hospital when possible).
-Janazah Services and raising the funds where necessary.
-Madrasa Education for children and adults (in its most basic form learning to perform wudu and Salaat, learning to read the Quran in Arabic, learning basic Islamic etiquette and fiqh).
-Those in genuine need for help in the general community.
-Point of contact of the Muslim Community with the local council, police and other statutory bodies.
-Point of contact of the Muslim Community with the local and national Media.
-Hate crime Hub.
-Facilitating Islamic awareness training, Islamic awareness weeks, Masjid open days and Iftaar sharing with non Muslims in Ramadaan (taste Ramadaan).
-Interaction with groups of different faith through our involvement with Medway Interfaith Action to give a greater awareness of the Islamic faith to other religious communities.