Category: Community

Community Iftaar – ‘Taste Ramadaan’!

We hosted over 30 members of the non – Muslim community (both men and ladies) at Gillingham Masjid on Saturday evening 16th April 2022.

They were welcomed and given a short talk by Maulana Irfan about Ramadaan. They sat with us during the Dua and ate with us as we broke our fasts. They then experienced us praying Salaat ul Maghrib and enjoyed a further meal and an opportunity to talk to members of the community. They left before Salaat ul Isha.

We had much positive feedback.
This also coincided with our ladies gathering together for their own communal Iftaar in the Masjid.
May Allah reward all those involved, both the organisers and the helpers and facilitators and of course those who made the food. The Iftaar is provided daily in the Masjid during Ramadaan and both men and women attend. We will have on a normal day 50 -70 people, but there is often more, especially during weekends.

It takes a lot of time and effort to buy and prepare the food and serve it to the brothers and sisters in the Masjid at a time when those people doing it have also been fasting all day and will feel tired. They do this on top of their usual jobs and day time activities. May Allah make it easy for them and reward them for their sacrifice.

Introducing Book Corner

We’ll recommend books by and about Muslims to add to your reading list. First up, these five books are great for teaching children – Muslim and non-Muslim – about Ramadan and Eid.

Ramadan Around the World by Ndaa Hassan

This picture book introduces children to how Muslims from a variety of countries and cultures mark Ramadan.

£18.99, Anafiya Gifts

The Most Exciting Eid by Zeba Talkhani, illustrated by Abeeha Tariq

A beautiful picture book about a little girl who doesn’t want to share a bike on Eid, but who soon learns the value of kindness.

£6.99, Scholastic

Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert and Sharon All

This lyrical picture book follows the journey of the moon over Ramadan and shows why the month is so special for Muslims.

£6.99, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Baby Touch: Happy Eid!

This touch and feel board book will engage a baby’s senses while introducing them to Eid.

£5.99, Ladybird

All About Eid by Sarah Shaffi, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

This activity book includes recipes and crafts, as well as facts about Ramadan and Eid.

£6.99, Scholastic

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Mother’s Day is Everyday

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love. You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons. You thanked her by colouring the dining room table.

When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays. You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.

Read the full article in KMWALTR #004