The Islamic Unity Society (IUS) is a UK charity based on Islamic principles working to empower young people via their physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional development. Read more...
 
IUS Martyrs Appeal In memory of Imam Hussain: Words and Action

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Hyderi Cup Football Tournament

Saturday 26th April (Manchester)

Case Study – Ali, Raza and Hassan (Ages: 18, 19, 17)

In 2001 Ali, Raza and Hassan three intelligent, hard working, pious youth (pictured below) were shot dead in Al-Hussain Mosque, Pakistan.  They had been reading their supplications on a regular Thursday night, relaxing after finishing their college exams.

The reason for their killing was nothing but the fact that they had the love of Imam Ali brimming in their hearts, and the name of Imam Hussain frequenting on their tongues. Youth who had put the teachings of Ahlulbayt into action, mercilessly executed in cold blood.

A few days after their killing, their exam results arrived. Exams they had aced with flying colours. What should have been the spring of their lives, and a reason to celebrate, turned into a period of deep grief and mourning for their families and the whole community.

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IUS Manchester

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Spiritual Thursdays with Dua Kumayl, EVERY Thursday at 7:45PM! @ Cheadle Royal

According to Allama Majlisi (on whom be Allah's Mercy) Kumayl had attended an assembly in the Mosque at Basra which was addressed by Imam Ali in the course of which the night of the 15th of Shaban was mentioned. Imam Ali said-"Whosoever keeps awake in devoutness on this night and recites the Du'a of Prophet Khizr, undoubtedly that person's supplication will be responded to and granted. When the assembly at the Mosque had dispersed, Kumayl called at the house where Imam Ali was staying, and requested him to acquaint him with Prophet Khizr's "Du'a". Imam Ali asked Kumayl to sit down, record and memorise the "Du'a" which Imam Ali dictated to Kumayl. Imam Ali then advised Kumayl to recite this "Du'a" on the eve of (i.e. evening preceding) every Friday, or once a month or at least once in every year so that, added Imam Ali, "Allah may protect thee from the evils of the enemies and the plots contrived by impostors. O' Kumayl! in consideration of thy companionship and understanding, I grant thee this honour of entrusting this "Du'a" to thee."

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Tree Planting Review

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“I’m 75 years old and I can plant 100 trees in 45 minutes”. These were the words of a volunteer at the Woodlands Trust as he demonstrated to us how we’re meant to plant the trees. So, dig a hole, stick a tree in and fill up the hole; I’m sure I can do it quicker than that guy!

I grabbed a spade full of confidence and walked towards a marked a spot. I struck the ground with my spade and it barely sunk in by a few centimetres! “Mmm, I must have been given a bad spade.” Nevertheless, I kept going and after 10 minutes, my first tree ever was standing tall against the fierce winds of St Albans! It was tempting to just stand there and dream about what my little tree would become in 20 years’ time, providing shade to people and shelter to birds and squirrels,and making her daddy proud… but no, I need to press on if I’m to beat that guy’s record! So after convincing a brother to swap spades (not that it made a huge difference!) I was back in business.

Looking around me in the open field, I could see kids, women and elderly people all taking part in the activity and having a great time. After all, it’s not merely about how many trees you plant, it’s also an opportunity learn to give back to our community and nurture the sense of responsibility to care for our environment; this may well be part Man’s role as Allah’s successor on Earth.

As the humbling tree planting experience came to an end, a brother said “I heard one of the Woodland Trust’s guys saying that 25% of these trees are likely to die because of frost.” Let’s just hope my trees end up with a better survival rate; that sounds easier than planting 100 trees in 45 minutesas I have come to realise!

Hassan Al-Halwachi

 

 
Join us as we explore our first book for this edition:

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ADAB AS-SALAT BY IMAM KHOMEINI.

Join us as we explore our first book for this edition: ADAB AS-SALAT BY IMAM KHOMEINI. Let's discuss over tea and home-made desserts.

A detailed explanation of the strict disciplines and moral secrets of prayer, written by Imam Khomeini for the general public.

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IUS Manchester Fatimiya Majaalis 2014

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Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour

Once again we are approaching the commemoration of  Fatima Al-Zahra (as)  and  we are pleased to announce the IUS Majaalis programme will be starting on Wednesday 12th March for 5 nights. Inshallah we will joined by the reknowned Sheikh Mohammed S Bahmanpour who will be sharing his knowledge with us through the lectures as well as Q & A sessions.

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Tree Planting Day

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Join us for a day of helping the environment and get your hands dirty whilst planting some trees with the Islamic Unity Society!

The Woodlands Trust are planting thousands of trees at Hill End Farm in St Albans and need hundreds of volunteers!

This event is open to all. Families are welcome but children under 16 must be supervised.

 

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