Appeal 2018 – Help Fund the New Playground Project!
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Asalaamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
Alhamdulilah we have just passed the half way point in this blessed month. Firstly we wanted to thank everyone for all that they have given in Charity; to help develop the masjid – both here in Manchester as well as throughout the UK (Masjid as Sunnah Aston, Masjid Furqan Stoke, Masjid Al Huda Bolton, etc) and beyond! We make dua that our sins are forgiven and deeds multiplied. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” (1)
However there’s still more to do. And we can really make a big difference for so many people within the community by donating even small amounts. The Messenger of Allah (Salalhualayhiwasallam) said: “A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfils his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…” [Bukhari and Muslim].
Here in Manchester by the grace of Allah, we have established facilities for the children in our community. We have facilities on site for Quran- including a dedicated hifdh class- Arabic learning and Islamic Studies. The children learn every aspect we can possibly teach them: Belief, Tawheed, Salah, Wudhu, Manhaj, Fasting, Ibaadah, Dua and Adhkaar and more. In addition to this we have a Tuition Club which takes a huge burden off home schooling parents; by providing a good basis in all subjects: Maths, English, Science, Programming, Art, Geography and more!
As any parent will relate to; caring for the children and ensuring their tarbiyyah is correct is something difficult and in some instances worrying. Our children come form many backgrounds – and we try our best to provide them with a safe place to learn and grow. Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, Salalhualayhiwasallam, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.”
Our aim is as always, to provide an even better facility… and to give all of our children the chance to learn and experience new things and in turn appreciate the wonderful creation of Allah, and grow up as rounded individuals.
With this in mind we wanted to build our areas where the children can learn, have classes, exercise and play. The masjid has a fence around it now, so we can develop our garden and grass area more safely.
The portfolio explains the full concept in detail- but in brief we would have 3 areas, which would be excavated and soft play area flooring installed. Then we would have a young learners educational development area, a large playground with exercise and sports facility and finally a science and discovery facility- including an area to grow plants, herbs and small trees. This would only serve to increase our facilities and provide and amazing environment for the children that attend.
However doing all so requires a lot of financial outlay; which we cannot afford. We had a target of £18,000 and at the time of writing we only require £3800 more to reach it, alhamdulilah.
So we’ve launched this graphic to help encourage us all to give even small amounts to this beneficial project.
Our children are our inheritors and have rights on us. Providing good facilities will alleviate some of this difficulty on many parents within the community. In total we have 170 children that attend Saturday School, 160 that attend Quran Classes and 70 that attend and use the Tuition Club. Your money will be bring an ongoing benefit, and the reward will be ongoing inshaAllah. As the Prophet (Salalhualayhiwasallam) said: “When a person dies, all his deeds come to an end except three: sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity, e.g. a waqf or endowment), beneficial knowledge (which he has left behind), or a righteous child who will pray for him.” (3)
So not only will these facilities be used by children now and afterwards; but those whose children attend will appreciate their parents and we pray with good tarbiyyah they will duplicate for them.
So please do not delay and give today, to establish these and other educational facilities for children. The fruits are great and reach into the future… don’t miss out on that reward:
As Allah says: “Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return.” (Baqarah 245)
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “There is no day on which the people get up but two angels come down and one of them says, ‘O Allaah, give in compensation to the one who spends (in charity),’ and the other says, ‘O Allaah, destroy the one who withholds.’” (4)
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5073; Muslim, 993.
- Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6719, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1829
- Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no 1376; he said this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1374; Muslim, 1010.
Full details are below:
ANNOUNCING New Masjid Playground Project!
We pray this message finds you well and in the highest of eemaan.
This Summer we are raising funds for a young learners playground and an eco-friendly garden. This project will benefit our students at both The Tuition Club and Salafi School, as well as masjid attendees.
Why Donate to Our Appeal?
- Outdoor play includes social, physical, mental and self-confidence benefits.
- Playing outside also helps children to develop their learning abilities.
- A fun way of helping them learn new information and develop their skills.
- It will encourage children to think of learning as an ongoing process, instead of just something done in the classroom.
- Having the eco-friendly garden space will give us the opportunity to grow our own fruit, vegetables and flowers.
- Children will have a sense of responsibility and it will instil within them the need to look after the environment and what they grow.
- Encourages a healthy lifestyle.
- Enhances Fine Motor Development and introduces them to Scientific Concepts.
See our brochure below for further details and pictures of our exciting project!
🎯 Total Target – £18,000
Total raised so far – £10,000
JazaakumAllaahu Khairan to all those that donated to our Ramadhaan Appeal last year. Alhamdulillaah due to your generous donations we have put plans together for a brand new main playground area. The state of the art playground will include a range of durable equipment such as a combined basketball, football and netball goal, versatile climbing frames and various activity floor-markings.
To keep up to date with the progress of this new playground follow us on Twitter and Telegram @SalafiCentre
Remaining Target – £8,000
Donate easily via bank:
- Account Name: Dar Ul Hadith
- Sort Code: 309542
- Account Number: 05570092
- Bank Name: Lloyds
- BIC CODE: LOYDGB21004
- IBAN NUMBER: GB19 LOYD 3095 4205 5700 92
To donate via Cash then please hand to Abu Aisha Amjad Khan, Abul Farooq Kamaal, Abu Khalid Dawud, Aasim Zulfiqaar or Mohammed Hasan. Or on the women’s side Umm Abdulilah Lola, Umm Farooq, Sister Uzma Khan, Sister Naureen, Sister Yasmin or Sister Aasiyah
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