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BMHCNEWSLETTER APRIL 2015 / ISSUE 11 Reg. Charity No. 1110104

BMHC COMMUNITY  AN EVENING WITH JAMES CAAN  AN EVENING WITH DAWUD

WHARNSBY ALI  JUMMAH WITH SHEIKH ABU BAKR AL-SHATRI  HERITAGE MATRIMONIAL SERVICE  HEALTH AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  THE FIRST STOP HEALTH BUS  FEMALE KICK-BOXING CLASSES  MALE THAI-BOXING CLASSES  YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT THE BMHC:  WEEKLY YOUTH CLUB  AL-MANHAL QURAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN  SCOUTS AT THE BMHC  GIRLS YOUTH ACTIVITIES BY SHINE  SCHOOL VISIT  LIVE BELOW THE LINE  LADIES GALA DINNER  JUMMAH AT THE BMHC

BMHC ACADEMY  A MOROCCAN SCHOLAR:

IBN SULEIMAN AL-RUDANI  IMAM SUHAIB WEBB AT THE BMHC  ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS WORKSHOP  CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP  ESCHER ARTS WORKSHOP  ASTROLABE WORKSHOP  RETHINKING DAWAH CONFERENCE  EAQS CONFERENCE  SULTANS OF SCIENCE

BMHC DEVELOPMENT

AN EVENING WITH JAMES CAAN The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) was honoured to host James Caan as a special guest speaker to share his remarkable journey and some of the key lessons he has learnt through his experiences as one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs.

 BMHC STRATEGY  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BMHC ENTERPRISE  CUPPING CLINIC AT THE BMHC  HERITAGE COFFEE STUDIO

CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 COLLEGE ROAD, WHALLEY RANGE, MANCHESTER, M16 8BP 0161 881 8062  ADMINISTRATOR@BMHC.ORG.UK  WWW.BMHC.ORG.UK

 VENUE FOR HIRE “Oh mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other...” - Quran 49:13


BMHC COMMUNITY

TIMETABLE & EVENTS

Scouts Cubs Group

Children's Qu'ran and Islamic School

Children's Qu'ran and Islamic School

Al-Huda: English Tafseer Class Children's Qu'ran and Islamic School

Al-Huda: English Tafseer Class Children's Qu'ran and Islamic School

Boys Only Study Thai Boxing Circle/Youth Club Class

Al-Huda: English Tafseer Class

Scouts Beavers Group

Girls Only Study Circle/Youth Club

Jumm'a

SUN

Children's Qu'ran and Islamic School

SAT

Children's Qu'ran Al-Huda: Urdu Tafseer and Islamic School Class

FRI

Al-Huda: English Tafseer Class

Al-Huda: Urdu Tafseer Class

THUR

EAQS: Tajweed

Al-Huda: Urdu Tafseer Class Women Only Kick-Boxing

GCSE: Islamic Studies

EAQS: Tajweed

WED

Al-Huda: English Tafseer Class

TUES

Family ESOL Class

MON 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30

WEEKLY EVENTS MONTHLY EVENTS  Al-Huda Urdu & English Tafseer Classes 07866 313 010 / alhudamanchester@gmail.com

 Heritage Arts Workshops Usually last Saturday of every month

 European Academy of Quranic Studies (EAQS) 0793 991 9872 / events@eaqs.org / www.eaqs.org

BI-MONTHLY EVENTS

 GCSE RE (Islamic Studies) One academic year course. administrator@bmhc.org.uk

 Heritage Matrimonial Service 26th April 2014. Register for free at www.heritagematrimonials.co.uk

 Scouts For Boys And Girls scouts@bmhc.org.uk

ANNUAL EVENTS

 Thai Boxing Class for Men & Boys Qualified instructors. Children £2/session, Adults £3/session.

 Launch of Sultan of Science Exhibition Date (TBC)

 Boys Only Study Circle / Youth Club 0161 881 8062 / administrator@bmhc.org.uk  Girls Youth Activities admin@youth-shine.org.uk  Archery Club Every Saturday (Start date TBC)  Kick-Boxing For Women Qualified instructors. Children years £2/session, Adults £3/session  Al-Manhal Children’s Qur’an and Islamic Classes www.tajweed.org.uk,

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 Start of Ramadan 18th June 2015 (TBC)  Eid ul Fitr Prayers 18th July (TBC)  Eid Festival 2015 25th and 26th July 2015  Eid ul Adha 24th September 2015 (TBC)  Eid Gala Dinner and Launch of Heritage Radio 2nd October 2015 (TBC)  Islam and Science Conference August 2015 (TBC)  Ladies Gala Dinner 2015 24th April 2015  EAQS Conference 31st July - 2nd August 2015


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AN EVENING WITH JAMES CAAN

CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

The event titled was ‘An Evening with James Caan’ and

This was the first time that James Caan spoke in

was an invite only VIP dinner organised for the Greater

Manchester and it was a unique opportunity for the

Manchester Business Community on 10th March 2015.

Greater Manchester Muslim Business community to gain

James is best known as a former investor on the BBC

first hand advice from a former Dragon and one of the

television program Dragons’ Den, in which he was one of

UK’s leading entrepreneurs.

the Dragons from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this, James made his fortune in the recruitment industry, which included the global success of his companies, Alexander Mann Group and Humana International, and he has been building and selling businesses ever since. In January of this year, James was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year’s Honours list for services to entrepreneurship and charitable services through the James Caan Foundation. This was notably a result of his role as chairman of Start-Up Loans, of which he was appointed in May 2012. This is a government initiative to support people with funding and mentoring to start up new businesses in the UK. Since its launch some three years ago, the scheme has successfully helped start over 27,000 businesses and has deployed over £140 million pounds of capital to help seed these businesses. These businesses are now employing over 32,000 people and this is just the beginning of what James feels they can achieve as an organisation.

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BMHC COMMUNITY

AN EVENING WITH DAWUD WHARNSBY ALI (CANADA)

JUMMAH WITH SHEIKH ABU BAKR AL-SHATRI

The Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) in partnership with

The world renowned Qur’an reciter, Sheikh Abu

the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) organised

Bakr Al-Shatri led Jummah, Asr and Maghreb Salah

and an evening with Canadian Singer and Songwriter

(prayers) at the British Muslim Heritage Centre

Dawud Wharnsby Ali and others on 19th March 2015,

(BMHC) and conducted a Ruqya (Qur’anic Healing)

as part of National Islam Awareness Week 2015.

programme on 13th March 2015. Ruqya sessions were available through prior booking and were

The theme for National Islam Awareness Week (IAW)

conducted in half an hour sessions between Asr and

2015 was ‘Give A Little of Yourself’. The aim of this

Maghreb Salah.

year’s IAW was to celebrate and champion the givers that enrich our society and country with the hope that it will encourage many others to consider the act of giving a little more of themselves. It is with this theme in mind that a range of individuals and organisations who are ‘giving a little of themselves’ were invited to speak about their work at the event. During the evening a packed audience listened to various individuals and organisations about how they are giving to society. The audience also had pleasure of listening to Dawud Wharnsby Ali talk about the importance of giving back to society in Islam and also watch him perform.

SCHOOL VISIT A group of year 2 Primary School students from a School in Oldham visited the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) on 9th February 2015. They students enjoyed a fun-filled day which included a tour of the building, interactive learning about the 5 pillars and Arabic calligraphy and a chance to perform in a play.

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HERITAGE MATRIMONIAL SERVICE – MARRIAGE INTRODUCTION Are you looking to get married, or do you know

We ensure that you are well looked after at the events

someone who would like 2015 to be the year that they

and any queries will be handled sensitively and discreetly.

find their soul mate and life partner?

All information on clients is carefully monitored and there will be an opportunity to speak directly to a member of

The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) has

the Heritage Matrimonials team on the phone.

developed its very own marriage introduction service that provides an opportunity for aspiring couples to meet in an

Register for free at Heritage Matrimonials today at:

Islamic environment.

www.heritagematrimonials.co.uk

With the help of our excellent volunteers, our last event was held on Sunday 15th March 2015 and the next event is planned for Sunday 26th April 2015. It is free to register for the matrimonial service. Once registered, individuals can invite suitable candidates of their choice for a chaperoned meeting in the magnificent buildings at the BMHC, on selected and advertised dates.

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THE FIRST STOP HEALTH BUS AT THE BMHC Members of the public were welcomed on aboard the First Stop Health Bus for free advice at the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) on 20th March 2015. The Health Bus was onsite at the BMHC from 9:30am – 5:30pm and offered support and advice on stopping smoking along with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) health checks. Other advice attendees received were on risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes were assessed and people were offered personalised advice and support to lower that risk.

FEMALE ONLY KICK-BOXING CLASSES Every Wednesday at the British Muslim Heritage Centre  7:00pm – 8:00pm: 11-13 years £2  8:00pm – 9: 00pm: 14 and over £3 (including adults) Loose comfortable clothing and sensible footwear are required Training provided by Qura Tul Ain.  Team GB Kickboxing Squad 2009 – 2012  Competed internationally

Black belt

 Medal winner

Qualified instructor

For further details contact the BMHC on 0161 881 8062, or email: administrator@bmhc.org.uk.

MALE ONLY KICK-BOXING CLASSES Every Sunday 11:00pm – 12:00pm  Children £2 per session 

Adults £3 per session

Loose comfortable clothing and sensible footwear are required. For further details contact the BMHC on 0161 881 8062,

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or email: administrator@bmhc.org.uk.


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BMHC SCOUTS GROUP Scouting at the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

Each group are currently are full capacity. However, we

offers regular structured learning and development for

will expand to include more children and setup groups for

children through programmes and activities.

other age groups at the beginning of May 2015.

Currently the Centre is running the following Scout

For further information or to enquire about places please

groups:

contact: scouts@bmhc.org.uk.or call 0161 881 8062.

 Beavers – for boys & girls age 6 – 8 years of age

Time: beavers at 11:00am -12:00pm

 Cubs – for boys & girls age 8 – 10 ½ years of age

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

GIRLS YOUTH ACTIVITIES BY SHINE SHINE is an abbreviation for Social enterprise for Her

SHINE has started up for young females

Integration, Networking and Education.

with the view that the ‘Her’ would spin out as ‘His’ at some point in the future.

A new and exciting social enterprise has been established in Manchester based at the British Muslim Heritage

Currently weekly classes, workshops and study

Centre (BMHC) working to support young Muslim females

circle are held at the BMHC every Friday evening at

(11-25).

7:00pm - 9:30pm.

AL MANHAL QUR‘AN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN The British Muslim Heritage Centre has partnered up

Currently there are four classes held

with Al Manhal to offer Qur’an classes for children. Al

every Saturday for children and four

Manhal is a non-profit making organisation which is run

classes every Sunday. For more

by volunteers and offers structured courses on Qur’anic

information please visit Al-Manhal’s website:

Sciences for Children and adults.

www.tajweed.org.uk

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LIVE BELOW THE LINE 2015

LADIES GALA DINNER 2015

In the time it takes you to read this. A child somewhere in the world will die because he or she did

The perfect place to be inspired, unwind and

not have any food to eat or any clean water to drink.

network at this year’s Ladies Gala Dinner on 24th April 2015.

In today's world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair. Live Below the Line

The event will be hosted in the spectacular Marquee

demonstrates the problem in a concrete way, while

with a wonderful showcase of:

raising money to address the problem.

 Inspiring & motivational talks.

Live Below the Line is an innovative campaign which

 An exclusive ready to wear couture fashion

challenges thousands of individuals across the world

to live on £1.00 a day for 5 days, to help deepen

 A contemporary modest catwalk.

understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in poverty, and to raise vital funds for crucial anti-poverty initiative.

showcase by Aab.

 Comedy with award winning stand-up comedian

Sadia Azmat.

 Entertainment with dynamic online talented Support Team BMHC as we live below the line by

#SpokenWord.

donating now – your generous support will go towards fighting extreme poverty. Team BMHC took part last year and managed to raise over £6,000. With your support we are hoping to raise even more this year Insha’Allah (God Willing).

Guest Speakers:  Shehneela Ahmed (First British Muslim Football

Agent & Woman of the Future Ambassador).

 Shazia Saleem (Leading British Muslim

Female Entrepreneur).

To take part in this years ‘Live Below the Line’

 Live Hijab Styling Demos with Uzma Choudhri

campaign please visit: www.livebelowtheline.com

or to donate to Team BMHC please visit www.bmhc.org.uk.

Hijab Stylist.

 Life Coach motivational

talks Assia Shah.

 Exquisite Dining.

BE PART OF AN AMAZING EVENING! TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. For more information or to book a ticket please call: 0161 881 8062, text: 07933 718 663 or email: administrator@bmhc.org.uk

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BMHC ACADEMY

A MOROCCAN SCHOLAR: IBN SULEIMAN AL-RUDANI Ibn Suleiman al-Rudānī was one of the Ottoman

specifications, production and usage of this device, with

astronomers, mathematicians, poets and hadith scholars

the title of al-Nāfia fī Amal al-Jāmia in Arabic language.

who lived in the Ottoman territories of seventeenth

(Cairo, Talat, mikat: 94/2) This book was written in Medina

century. Al-Rudani, who is known as the al-Magrībī in

in 1662 and has forty-five units and a conclusion.

the East has written valuable books on astronomy and

Al-Rudānī’s most known book in the field of astronomy

hadith. His two well-known hadith books are Silal al-Italaf

is Bahjat al-Tullab fī al-Amal bi al-astrolabe (Istanbul,

bi Mawsūl al-Salaf and Jam’al-Fawāid min Jāmi’ al-usūl

Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory Library: 180).

wa Majmah al-Zawāid. He invented an astronomical

In this book, which is written in Arabic, he defines

device to ease the astronomic processes and time setting

how to make and use his astrolabe for astronomical

in a simple way. In addition, he has books on hadith,

observations. The book has seven units. There are

interpretation and grammar.

thirteen copies of this manuscript book.

His exact name was Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Suleiman

Al-Rudānī wrote three other books written on the same

(Muhammad) al-Fas bin Tahir al-Rudānī al-Susī al-Mālikī

subject. One of them Risāla fī Rasm al-Usturlab bi

and he was born in Tarudant, Sus, Morocco around

al-handasa has an introduction and eight chapters.

the beginning of the seventeenth century. There is no

(Sulaymaniye Library, Esad Efendi: 3769). The second

information about his childhood and elementary education

Risāla fī Asma al-Rusum al-Marsūma alā al-Usturlab

and his family background. He received his education in

al-Shimālī has two copies. His last book on the same

the madrasas of Morocco and Algeria. Then he traveled to

subject is Tuhfat Uli al-Albab fī al-amali bi al-Usturlab.

the East. He visited the cultural centers of his time in Egypt,

Another book of his Kala’id al-La’ali fī Amal al-Ayyam

Damascus and Istanbul and received education from many

va’-Layālī. (Sulaymaniye Library, Laleli: 2756). This

eminent scholars. Finally, he moved to Mecca and Medina

book is written in Arabic and is an Islamic Principles

(Haramayn). He became one of the respected scholars

book containing some religious prayers but it is also

in the area. He was appointed as the governor to Mecca

an astronomic work giving the time schedule for the

and Medina. However, upon a conflict he was exiled to

daily prayers. There are only two known copies of this

Damascus and passed away there in 1683.

work. He wrote Makasid al-Awālibi Kalāid al-La’ali as a commentary to the previous book. We only know two

In the field of astronomy, al-Rudānī has written five

copies of this book.

important books. His books are on time keeping and practical solutions and easing the astronomic

Al-Rudānī has written a rhymed work on calendar and

calculations. He invented a sphere and titled it al-Jayb

the work has only one copy. Except for astronomical

al-Jāmia to be able to make these calculations easily

works, his book Hashiya ālā al-tashil fī al-nahw is about

and practically. This device was a sphere on which some

the syntax of the language and a grammar book. He has

lines were drawn and another sphere with different axis

another book Mukhtasar al-talhis al-Miftah fī al-Ma’ani wa

was attached to it. The second sphere was divided into

al-bayān on meaning and expression of the language.

two pieces. On those, zodiac signs with their sections and regions were drawn. The second sphere was painted

By Prof. Salim Ayduz

in blue. With this device, one could easily keep time

(Head of Heritage &

and make the astronomic calculations without requiring

Culture, BMHC)

any other instrument. This device, which can be made easily, could also be used in different places with different longitudes and latitudes. There is no existing specimen of this device. But he has written a book on the

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BMHC ACADEMY

IMAM SUHAIB WEBB (USA) AT THE BMHC The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) had the

Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim Imam, Scholar,

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thought leader and educator. After serving as the Imam at

City UK Tour organised by Human Appeal International on

the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Centre (ISBCC)

27th February 2015. This tour was in support of Human

for three years, he currently serves as the resident

Appeal’s 'Syria Not 4gotten' appeal, aimed to give hope

Scholar for Make Space, a Muslim community hub in

to millions of Syrian families displaced by the on-going

Washington DC.

conflict.

ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS WORKSHOP The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) organised a half-day workshops on Islamic Geometric Patterns in Art and Architecture. The workshop was held on Sunday 22nd February 2015 and presented by Eric Brough, who is an expert on the subject. During the workshop students were taught how to develop unique and practical skills in constructing and re-creating a pattern by the use of a traditional compass and ruler.

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BMHC ACADEMY

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP Islamic and Arabic calligraphy has always been known for its beauty and elegance. Naskh is one of the major scripts that developed throughout centuries of Islamic history. Many texts of the holy Qur’an and Hadith have been written in Naskh because of its neatness and appeal to the eyes. The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) organised two Calligraphy workshops which were held on the 14th and 21st March 2015. The workshops were led by Master Calligrapher Abdullah Al-Anezi. In these sessions, the participants were introduced to the basic forms of letters in Naskh script. They were also given practical tutorials of how to write single letters and combine them together within words.

ESCHER ARTS WORKSHOP

ASTROLABE WORKSHOP

The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) organised

A workshop on the planispheric astrolabe, a medieval

a workshop on the life and works of M.C. Escher (died

astronomical instrument which shows the movement

1972) who was a famous Dutch artist. He was famous

of the sun and some selected bright stars in the

for his works of art on the so called ‘regular divisions

sky was held at the British Muslim Heritage Centre

of the plane’ which were inspired by the beautiful

(BMHC) on 21st February 2015.

Islamic geometric patterns on the walls of the Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

During the workshop which was led by Hüseyin Sen form the Netherlands, participants learnt about

During this workshop, participants were taught the

the historical development and anatomy of the

mathematical techniques that Escher used to create

instruments. The participants also learnt how to use

his work based on regular division of the plane. By

the instrument with a low-cost cardboard model of an

the end of the workshop, participants were able to

astrolabe that was distributed to all participants.

make their own Escher like drawings and were able to recognize the mathematical techniques used in an existing work in Escher style. The workshop was held on 22nd February 2015 and led by Hüseyin Sen form the Netherlands.

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BMHC ACADEMY

BEING THE EXAMPLE - RETHINKING DAWAH IN THE UK The sun was finally shining in Manchester on Sunday

initiatives and work that is being carried out. The ultimate

22nd March in more ways than one. Set amongst the

aim of the conference was to create a forum between

breath-taking grounds of the British Muslim Heritage

Dawah organisations, where best practise and blueprints

Centre and in the exquisite venue The Marquee, a

can be shared and campaigns rolled out in tandem

ground-breaking event was taking place. Amongst the

nationally. The feedback received from all those involved

hustle and bustle of stalls and hundreds of guests, The

has been amazing and plans are in place to roll out a

Myriad Foundation in association with the BMHC hosted

bigger and better conference next year Insha’Allah (God

a national conference entitled 'Being the Example'

Willing).

Rethinking Da’wah in the UK.

The Chairman of the BMHC Nasar Mahmood

The pioneering event bought together scholars, leading

commented: “We pride ourselves on the fact that

thinkers and Dawah organisations from around the UK

the BMHC is at the forefront of acting as drivers for

to focus on current Dawah efforts and how to build a

showcasing UK-Wide community led grassroots work.”

legacy through positive dynamic active relationships. Key Note speakers included Sheikh Abu Aaliyah from

The event is to be aired on IqraTV (Sky Channel 819) in

The Jawziyyah institute, Imam Qasim CEO of Al-Khair

the coming months.

Foundation, Sufyan Ismail CEO of MEND and Adam Kelwick from the Abdullah Quilliam Society. An array of organisations also presented their work including the Islamic Diversity Centre (IDC), Meet Your Muslim Neighbour (MYMN), Share Ramadan, inspiring Grace, Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA) and many more. The Myriad Foundations CEO Ali Mahmood commented on the conference: "We are excited to be able to bring together such a diverse wide ranging array of organisations under one roof. The need for collective efforts and collaboration with other organisations is paramount and I pray this event is a springboard for this going forward."

A mouth-watering 3-course meal coupled with an enlightening Q&A Panel rounded off a thoroughly engaging and thought provoking evening. All organisations were represented on one platform, which

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enabled the audience to interact, question and clarify the


BMHC DEVELOPMENT

BEACON INSTITUTE RASHID COURSE

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The BMHC in partnership with the BEACON institute

With the successful launch of The Marquee function

launched the Rashid Course at the BMHC in

space at the British Muslim Heritage Centre which

November 2014. The course is designed for those

caters for over 600 people, we becoming increasingly

wishing to develop their fundamental understanding

busy with events. An exciting opportunity has arisen

of Islam, gain practical knowledge to practice and

to work as part of the events team as either Service

to disseminate to others. Students will go through

staff or Porters.

a structured course on a part-time basis, consisting of 12 weekend modules over 2 years. The course is

The role will be on a temporary basis with possibility

designed to fit around other commitments such as full

of permanent position. Working hours might include

time education or employment commitments.

split and weekend shifts.

There are two primary objectives of the course:

Your main duties will include:

1 Learning about Islam - To equip all participants

with basic knowledge of Islam.

 Polishing dishes and sliver.

2 Teach your religion - To enable interested

 Serving food dishes from kitchen to

individuals to teach the basics of Islam.

function rooms

 Preparation and setting for events The last three weekend modules were: 1 The Divine Connection (Ulum Al-Qur’an)

covered various aspects of the science of Devine

revelation, how the Qur’an was revealed, preserved,

compiled and transmitted throughout history.

2 Islamic Creed (Aqidah) the course focused on the

correct belief in Allah, while giving a clear description

of the Day of Judgement and life after death.

 Clearing after the event and set up for next event The ideal candidate will:  Deliver service with a smile  Possess strong interpersonal skills.  Be presentable and approachable.

3 Seerah (biography) of the Prophet (peace be

 Have the knowledge and ability to be able to cover

upon him) which covered an account of the

biography of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be

upon him) in relation to the revelation of the

Qur’an, his role in explaining the Qur’an as a

Prophet, and propagating the Divine message to

mankind as the last Prophet of Allah.

all areas of service

 Cope well in a demanding and fast paced environment.  You will require eligibility to work in the UK.

KEY CONTACTS For further information or to enquire about joining the course, please visit our website or call 0203 743 9350.

 Events Coordinator - Jamal Afzal: 07814375990  Events Coordinator - Aziz Jillani: 07702218789  events.team@bmhc.org.uk

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BMHC STRATEGY OUR VISION FOR BMHC

OUR VISION FOR BMHC

OUR OFFER

A centre of excellence,

Developing pioneering

 A welcoming environment

celebrating the rich and diverse

initiatives that promote the

Muslim heritage, inspiring

rich and diverse Muslim

all communities to embrace

heritage and making it

diversity and be instrumental in

accessibale to all.

 A learning environment  Outreach  Partnership  Centre of expertise

shaping a cohesive society. Our aspiration is of a Centre “celebrating Islam’s rich

The BMHC will only achieve these aspirations with your

and diverse heritage, inspiring all communities to

help through the following:

embrace diversity and be instrumental in the shaping of a cohesive society”. We remain committed to the following principles: 1 The BMHC will be a centre for all communities

Muslims and non-Muslims.

2 We will strive to provide a welcoming environment for

BMHC scheme.

 We are always looking for dedicated volunteers.  You can donate to the ongoing work directly to the

BMHC bank account: Royal Bank of Scotland, Withington Branch

all, and work in partnership for the common good.

3 In focusing on Muslim heritage we mean: Muslim

 We invite you to become a member of the Friends of

history and contribution to human civilisation.

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BMHC ENTERPRISE

THE CUPPING CLINIC AT THE BRITISH MUSLIM HERITAGE CENTRE

HERITAGE COFFEE STUDIO

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijama (cupping).” In partnership with The Cupping Clinic, the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) has introduces an ancient treatment method that is part of Muslim heritage and also from the Sunnah (teachings of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him). Over centuries, cupping, also known as Hijama in Arabic has been a means of treatment and preventing of acute and long-term health conditions. It is a simple, safe and painless procedure of applying cups to specific meridian points on the body to help release toxins. Cupping is also considered to be the fastest way to detoxify the body. It increases blood circulation, boosts the immune system, regulates the hormones and helps the body find its own natural balance. With its unique success rate, cupping is gaining rapid popularity as an alternative treatment for thousands of people including celebrities and sports personalities. The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) is excited Separate clinics are held for men and women regularly

to announce that the Heritage Coffee Studio and

at the BMHC by fully qualified and fully insured

BMHC Gift Shop are in the process of opening. It will

medical practitioners.

provide a comfortable and welcoming environment

in which the centre’s visitors can stop and take some

For more information about booking an appointment

time out to enjoy a hot drink and sweet treat whilst

please visit our website: www.bmhc.org.uk

browsing the gifts and Islamic wares on offer. Starting small, the shop currently stocks books for adults and children, Islamic educational resources, HMC halal sweets, Palestinian fair-trade products and BMHC souvenir items, but the range of merchandise on offer will grow as the shop becomes more established. Please come and have a look around if you are passing by, the shop currently opens on Fridays after prayer and main event days. We look forward to seeing you.

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BMHC ENTERPRISE

VENUE FOR HIRE The Marquee is an impressive, modern, purpose built structure, set amidst the stunning backdrop of the BMHC a unique Grade II* listed building, enveloped within eight acres of greenery. With the ability to accommodate banqueting for over 600 people, the option of sectioning-off the marquee into smaller segments for privacy and/or a smaller event is another feature we are able to offer. The Marquee is provisioned to cater for a variety of events all year round – 365 days of the year. This exciting new space aims to be the ideal location for:  Weddings  Conferences/Seminars  Charitable Events/Fundraising  Private Events  Exhibitions  Special Occasions Our event management team offer their bespoke services to assist the planning of your event, giving you the opportunity to personalise your event. Please contact our Events Team on 0161 881 8062 / 07587 212 123 or by email: events@bmhc.org.uk

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BMHC Newsletter April 2015 / Issue 11  

BMHC Newsletter April 2015 / Issue 11  

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