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> The opening of Masjid-e-Hidayah in the village of Loni in Maharashtra India took place on Saturday 14th September after Asr Salaah and jalsa on Sunday 15th September, Masjid financed by a family of Blackburn UK.
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> Construction of Masjid-e-Noorani in the Sundarban area of West Bengal is coming along very well, cost: £9,000.
> New Masjid construction has started at the village of Panchha in the Mehsana District, financed by a family of Bolton UK Masjid-e-Yakub (AS) will cost £12,000.
> Masha Allah another Masjid construction has come to a successful completion, financed by a family of Blackburn for the iysalis thawab of their marhumah mother Masjid-e-Ayesha (RA) in the Alwar City of Rajasthan is now fully completed at a cost of £7,000, for latest photos please click here
> It is very pleasing to report that a family of Preston recently visited a number of our projects in India and have committed to the construction of a Masjid in the village of Charrodi approx. 40 kms from Ahmedabad and have also committed to the financing of one dialysis machine, more updates will follow shortly on both projects IA.
> Our Project Manager of Albania Moulana Nazir Mosali has arrived back in India for a short while and has visited our 10 Maktabs which are running in the Maharashtra district.
> Group Wedding programme for 162 couples took place on on Sunday 3rd March 2013, Financed by MWI, Masjid-e-Anisul Islam and Tauheedul Relief Trust, Blackburn, please click here to see the video.
> Masjid-e-Yusuf (AS) in Alwar Rajasthan reaches a successful completion, family of Bolton UK attended the opening ceremony on Sunday 27th January 2013, cost: £12,000.
> Masjid-e-Fatimah (RA) is under construction at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, financed by a family of Leicester UK the Masjid is expected to be completed by May 2013, cost £9,000.
> Masjid-e-Ibrahim (AS) is under construction in Bihar on the border of Nepal, completion expected by July 2013, cost: £10,000.
`Masjid-e- Noorul Islam & Jameah Masjid Blackburn donate £8,750 for cataract operations`
It is very pleasing to report that Masjid-e-Noorul Islam & Jameah Masjid, both of Audley Range in Blackburn
have donated an amount of £8,750 for carrying out 175 cataract operations in India.
The operations will start on Sunday 6th January 2013 at Ahmedabad and IA representatives of both Masjids who are on family visits to India will be present at the opening ceremony, a very special thanks to all brothers & sisters associated with these 2 Masjids for their generous donations, if you have relatives visiting India who would like to attend any of our programmes then please do get in touch with, we will be able to provide you with all the details required IA.
The construction of Masjid-e-Yusuf (A.S.) in Alwar City in Rajasthan is coming to a successful completion, constructed by a family of Bolton for the iysalis thawab of their marhoom grandfather, the Masjid should be fully completed and be in full use by February 2013 I.A.,
Constructed by a family of Blackburn for the iysalis thawab of their marhumah mother, construction work is progressing well at Masjid-e-Ayesha (R.A.) which also is being constructed at Alwar City in Rajasthan, I.A. this Masjid should also be fully completed by February 2013, for latest photos please click here
Ilford Muslim Society……..
It is pleasing to report that the Ilford Muslim Society has continued with the sponsorship of 25 orphans in India for another 12 months, a very special thanks to all brothers & sisters associated with The Ilford Muslim Society and also the management committee for keeping the projects of the MWI in mind when distributing their donations.
Moulana Mohammad of Blackburn in Ahmedabad
Moulana Mohammad Sidat of Blackburn arrived in Ahmedabad on Sunday 19th August (Eid day in the UK) and had the opportunity of distributing Eid Gift Packs to many hundreds of families living in the joparpattis in and around Ahmedabad. Many of these Eid Packs had been financed by the Jameah Masjid of Blackburn and therefore it was a fitting gesture that the packs be distributed by Moulana personally being a representative of the Masjid.
Moulana Mohammad was a first timer in Ahmedabad and was moved by the level of poverty he witnessed, he recalls:
`I just couldn`t believe what I was seeing, I never thought that there would be so many poor people in Ahmedabad,
the families were living in the worst of conditions one could imagine and at many places it was difficult to stand for more than 5 minutes, such was the level of poverty, the smiles and happiness on the faces of the families especially the children when they were given the Eid Packs will remain with me for a very long time to come.`
One new Masjid & 4 new Ibadat Khanas
It was the last Friday of Ramadhan when a few relations of Blackburn got together and pledged an amount of £20,000 to construct one new Masjid and 4 new Ibadat Khanas in India. The constructions will take place in the Kathiawad District, the level of ignorance about Islam amongst the villagers was a shocking experience for our local India representative who travelled there from Ahmedabad, he recalls:
`I had never ever thought that there would be any Muslim in the state of Gujarat who would not be familiar with the Kalimah and namaz etc., however, I was proven wrong during my visit to the Kathiawad District, here I met people upon people, all identifying themselves as Muslims but alas hardly anyone knew the kalimah and namaz was mostly non-existent, the ignorance of the masses together with the level of poverty was beyond belief, it is a pleasure to be part of the MWI`s efforts to educate the masses with the construction of a Masjid and 4 Ibadat Khanas which will serve as Masjids and Maktabs for the locals.` May The Almighty reward the families that donated towards these Ibadat Khanas and the new Masjid, Ameen.
1,500 Iftaar Packs Distributed
Our largest Iftaar Pack distribution took place in India where 1,500 packs were distributed, many disabled & infirm people were also part of the beneficiaries, `May Almighty Allah grant Jannat to the donors` was the dua from many of these poor disabled people. Such a powerful dua from a fasting disabled poor person, surely a dua that will be accepted.
Our largest Eid Pack distribution took place in India where 4000 packs were distributed, many disabled & infirm people were also part of the beneficiaries
13 year old safwan, An amazing story
When Safvan was 2 years old, he fell down a ladder, at that time he was hearing and speaking and was admitted into hospital for nearly a month. He was diagnosed with having meningitis of the brain, this was treated upon but later on in life this resulted in Safvan losing his hearing and speech.
Safvan`s family was desperate to do as much as they could to help him regain his hearing and speech again, the only available method was an implant of a machine which was to be imported from Australia, it would the first implant of its kind. Total cost of the operation and machine was £13,000. The family set out to raise as much as possible by selling their ornaments and borrowing as much money as possible, they were £1,000 short of their target. When the MWI heard of Safvan` s story, we requested a family in Blackburn who happily donated the remainder £1,000. Safvan had the operation and the machine has been implanted.
It is very pleasing to report that Safvan has regained 40% hearing and with regular speech therapy this will increase I.A. CLICK HERE to see the video.
We are now sponsoring 302 orphans in India, at a cost of £180 per orphan for 12 months, this amount is providing a lifeline to many families who have lost their breadwinner.
13 year old Salman
When 13 year old Salman was diagnosed with blood disease and the only available solution was a bone marrow transplant, his family were completely distressed, cost of the operation was £13,500, family & friends set out to raise the funds and managed to raise £12,000, this also included selling personal items and borrowing money from relatives, the final £1,500 proved difficult to
collect, Salman & his family were heartbroken When the MWI was informed of this case, a brother from Blackburn very generously donated £1,000, we added another £500 from our Zakaah Fund and Masha Allah Salman went through a bone marrow transplantation, Salman is now back at home and his body has started to produce red blood cells, he will remain on medications for at least 3 years.
Masjid-e-Yusuf (A.S.) reaching a successful completion.
Masjid-e-Yusuf (A.S.) is also nearing completion, this Masjid has been financed by a family from Blackburn for the iysalis thawab of their marhum father, may The Almighty convert his resting place into a Garden of Paradise and elevate his status in Jannatul Firdaus, Ameen
2 couples depart for Saudi Arabia.
It is pleasing to report that one couple from Gujarat and one couple from Rajasthan performed the Haj this year financed by the MWI, both couples arrived in Makkah few days before Haj and upon completion of their Umrah phoned the MWI to express their thanks, they were so happy that they did not have words to describe the first sight of the magnificent Holy Kaaba, recollections of their memories will be available to read upon their return I.A.
Blackburn family donates towards a new Masjid.
A family from Blackburn has donated an amount of £8,000 to construct a Masjid for the iysalis thawab of their beloved mother who passed away in Ramadhan 2010, work will start soon and progress of construction will be available for viewers, the Masjid has been named Masjid-e-Ayesha (R.A.)
Bolton family donates towards a new Masjid.
For the iysalis thawab of their grandfather, a family from Bolton has donated an amount of £12,000 for the construction of a new Masjid to be named Masjid-e-Yusuf (A.S.), this Masjid will be constructed in Rajasthan and work will be commencing very soon I.A.
Qari Farook Samniwala of Bolton visits MWI projects in Ahmedabad
It was a privilege and honour for us at the MWI when Qari Farook Saminwala of Bolton UK accepted our invitation and visited Ahmedabad on Monday 5th September 2011, the former Imam of Tayyabah Masjid of Bolton spent the last 10 days of Ramadhan in India and arrived in Ahmedabad on 5th Sept., Qari Saheb was welcomed by the Gujarat Sarvajanik Welfare Trust and during the day had the opportunity to visit a hospital and school and the newly constructed Masjid-e-Yusuf (A.S.). Photos of Qari Saheb`s visit are available for viewing.
RAMADHAN 2011 – IFTAAR PACKS DISTRIBUTION
Photos of the distribution of Iftaar Packs on behalf of MWI in India, the MWI financed 2000 Iftaar Packs at a cost of £30,000, from this amount £6,000 was donated by the Ilford Muslim Society of London, special thanks to all who took part in our Iftaar Programmes, may The Almighty reward you all, Ameen.
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MAULANA MUNIR & MAULANA TALHA OF BLACKBURN VISIT SHAMA SCHOOL….
ILFORD MUSLIM SOCIETY TAKES THE LEAD ………………………..
As we approach the Holy month of Ramadhan, the Ilford Muslim Society of Balfour Rd. Ilford London have taken the lead in donating towards the MWI`s Ramadhan Projects by donating an initial amount of £3,000 towards our Iftaar Programmes.
Haji Yunus Bhai Mithaiwala is a representative of the Ilford Muslim Society and this is what he had to say:
`I was very pleased with the Iftaar and Eid ul-Fitr Programme feedback provided by MWI last year, it enabled me to provide a report to our management committee and our congregation so that they can rest assured that their Zakah & Sadaqah donations have been passed onto needy people and the responsibility discharged, with Ramadhan approaching we have made an initial donation of £3,000 to MWI and I.A. hope to add on to that as we get closer to Ramadhan.`
The MWI thanks the Ilford Muslim Society for taking a lead on this project, a humble request to management committees of all other Masjids of the UK to keep the MWI`s Ramadhan Projects in mind when distributing their Masjid`s Zakaah & Sadaqah donations.
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A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR TAKING PART IN OUR PROJECTS IN INDIA, WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT IN THE YEARS TO COME, I.A.