Inshallah this message finds you and your family well and safe during this difficult period for everyone around the globe.
We are now approaching the best of months, the blessed month of Ramadhan. Though Ramadhan 2020 will look different – away from the community centres and from our loved ones – there are many ways we can still engage with you and make the most out of the holy month.
IUS has arranged several programmes to support making the most of Ramadhan from home socially and spiritually, by hosting online lectures.
We have arranged interactive webinars every weekend during this Holy Month, and also collaborated with The Mainstay Foundation for a series of lectures and workshops to engage your time in uplifting spirits and eman.
1st-15th Shahr Ramadhan: (Live on IUS.ORG.UK and Facebook / Youtube National Pages)
16th-30th Shahr Ramadhan: (Live on IUS.ORG.UK and Facebook / Youtube National Pages)
2nd & 3rd | 7pm | Part 3&4 – Knowing God through quarantine
3rd | 2pm | Part 2 – Pursuing the path of self-discovery
9th & 10th | 7pm | Part 5&6 – Knowing God through quarantine
10th | 2pm | Part 3 – Pursuing the path of self-discovery
17th | 2pm | Part 4 – Pursuing the path of self-discovery
23rd | 7pm | Part 7 – Knowing God through quarantine
IHBDC is encouraging all potential donors who are fit and well to continue to donate blood after the month of Ramadhan. It is vital for the NHS to continue to collect blood for life-saving operations in this critical time.
Although IHBDC hosted sessions are temporarily on hold, your local Blood Donor Centres will remain open. NHS Blood staff are putting extra safety measures in place for individuals chosing to donate blood.
Keep up to date on the latest on the Coronavirus situation across England here
In Yemen, a child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes. After 5 years of continuous conflict, Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian disaster in the world with 24 million Yemenis needing humanitarian assistance including 12 million children.
400,000 children in Yemen are severely malnourished meaning they’re at a higher risk of pneumonia and diarrhoea.
One parcel costs £35 and includes essential food items such as,
Rice, sugar, cooking oil, tomato paste, spaghetti, flour, dates, and tea leaves and will feed a family of 5-6 people for the whole month of Ramadhan. With your help, we plan to raise enough funds for 5000 hampers.
Please support the cause with IUS AID here
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Despite the lockdown, IUS volunteers across the country have been very busy working on streaming internal processes, improving documentation and re-planning our future strategy for the years to come. We’ve adapted to the important social distancing measures and had many teleconferences, online meetings and video conferences to keep things moving.
This year also marks our 25th Anniversary as an organisation and so we’re looking forward to sharing with you the reflections on the journey IUS has been on over the years (and decades!). We are really excited to share our future plans through an updated Vision 2020+ which the Executive Committee has been working on, you’ll find our current one here.
Finally, IUS would like to wish you a month full of blessing, happiness, and infinite bounty.
“O People! the Month of Allah (swt) has approached you with His mercies and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all the months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are best among the days; its nights are best among the nights. Its hours are best among the hours. This is a month in which you have been invited by Him. You have been, in this month, selected as the recipients of the honours from Allah, the Merciful.” [Sermon of the holy Prophet in Sha’ban]
Wa min allah al-tawfiq
IUS Executive Committee