Lajna Ima’illah UK
Epsom & Ewell Lajna Newsletter Hadith Narrated by Hadrat Anas, Allah be pleased with him: Said the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be on him):
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The companions said, ’O Prophet of Allah, we understand that we should help him when he is the aggrieved party but how should we help him when he is the wrongdoer?’ He said,
Trade & Industry
The Nasirat Page
“Hold his hand.” (Bukhari)
Last Month Overview Regional Meena Bazaar
“Help your brother be he the oppressor or the oppressed.”
[Forty Gems of Beauty]
Syllabus Jazak’Allah and well done to all those that completed Test Paper Part 2. We had about 80 ladies who took part this time and we hope that next time we will have even more ladies taking part Insha'Allah! Tarbiyyat - This month’s topic is the ‘Five Basic Moral Values’. Truthfulness ¦ Gentle & Pious speech ¦ Fortitude ¦ Sympathy and Resolve & Courage. Look up Friday sermon 24th Nov 1989. Group Leaders to cover in this month. More information can be found on: http://nasirat.org.uk/syllabus page 52
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Trade & Industry Ijtema UK Exhibition
COOK BOOK The department hopes to publish a cook book to mark the occasion of 100 years of Ahmadiyyat in the UK. If you have any good recipes then it would be great to contribute in adding to the collection. We ask that you make sure:
Items for this exhibition should be made by Lajna and Nasirat according to the syllabus
Items that are first at regional level will then be put forward to the National Ijtema. Items are judged and prizes are given out on the occasion by Sadr Sahiba
Please bring along your items to the Regional Ijtema!
Ask our local Trade & Industry secretary, Usmara Khan for further details on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipe Pineapple upside-down cake Serves 6 ¦ Prep: 15 minutes ¦ Cook: 40 minutes
Recipes have full details of measurements and pictures
This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and is included in our syllabus!
Recipes are original from you, not from published sources
Recipes include your name and Majlis
Recipes are sent in by email to email@example.com
For the topping: 50g softened butter 50g light soft brown sugar 7 pineapple rings in syrup, drained syrup from the pineapple rings glacé cherry For the cake: 100g softened butter 100g golden caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs
HEALTH & FITNESS Events, helpful hints and tips can be found on: http://lajna.org.uk/index.php/ departments/healthafitness
HAVE A NEW RECIPE?
1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. For the topping, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Spread over the base and a quarter of the way up the sides of a 20-21cm round cake tin. Arrange pineapple rings on top, then place cherries in the centres of the rings.
Why not share it with all of us so that we can all have a go? Email us in your experiences of cooking this meal!
2. Place the cake ingredients in a bowl along with 2 tbsp of the pineapple syrup and, using an electric whisk, beat to a soft consistency. Spoon into the tin on top of the pineapple and smooth it out so it’s level. Bake for 35 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
Nasiratul Ahmadiyya UK
The Nasirat Page Prayers from the Holy Qur’an - Being steadfast and patient
َرب نََّ َاََبببِبَ ع َ يَر ع ﴾٧٢١﴿ًَََيبِيب َ َبب بوبنب َاََبب يِ ع َ ََ بََ ًََ ع َ َاََبب َ َ عَََّرببب َوب َ بنبب “Our Lord, pour forth upon us steadfastness and cause us to die resigned unto thee 7:127
HADITH “Truth saves, falsehood destroys”
Pharaoh was extremely arrogant and refused to believe in the God of Moses (as). Moses (as) told Pharaoh that he came bearing clear signs, so Pharaoh asked him to produce these signs. The first sign was the sign of the rod: Moses (as) threw down his rod and it appeared like a moving serpent. The second sign was the sign of the white hand: Moses (as) put his hand into his ‘bosom’, and when he took it out, his hand was white. Even after this, Pharaoh and his people refused to believe; they summoned all the most skilful magicians in the land to challenge Moses (as). When they were all assembled, they said, “O Moses, either throw them first or we shall be the first throwers. Moses replied, “Throw ye.” (7:116 – 117) When Moses (as) threw his rod among the rods of the magicians, their tricks were exposed. The magicians were humiliated and fell down prostrate and said, “We believe in the Lord of the worlds”. When Pharaoh saw that they had accepted the God of Moses (as), he was outraged and threatened that he would have their hands and feet cut off, and have them crucified. But the magicians remained firm and prayed to God for help that, despite the danger to their lives, they may stay steadfast and die with full faith of God in their hearts. These are the signs of a true believer; even when he is faced by many trials and tribulations, he bears them with patience and remains steadfast. Page content from: http://nasirat.org.uk
This Hadith is telling us the importance of always telling the truth, as it says “truth saves”. Even if you do something wrong it is better to tell the truth because one little lie leads to bigger and bigger lies. Nobody will believe anything you say and you will start to do things that are wrong, thinking that by telling lies you might be able to get away with your actions. In the end telling lies will ‘destroy’ you. CURRENT TARGETS April/June 2014:
Annual syllabus test
Study of the Holy Qur’an
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Last Month - Overview The highlight of last month was the National Meena Bazaar, held in Baitul Futuh. National Meena Bazaar
Khilafat Day: Sunday 25th May in Baitul Futuh
Nasirat Tarbiyyat Camp: Monday 26th - Friday 30th May in Islamabad
Baitul Futuh Regional Ijtema: Sunday 1st June in Baitul Futuh
National Sports Day: Saturday 28th June at Kingsmeadow Athletics and Fitness Centre
Nasirat class takes place every 2nd Friday, please contact the Nasirat secretary for further details.
Baitul Futuh Region also took part in this year’s National Meena Bazaar which was held in Baitul Futuh. It was an enjoyable and successful event Alhamdulillah and was very busy Mash’Allah! As well as there being plenty to see, do and buy, each region’s stalls were judged by Sadr Lajna UK and special invitee Cllr Maxi Martin. Mash’Allah Baitul Futuh Region were awarded 1st position for our food stall!
ANYTHING TO SHARE? Email us in any pictures or information regarding events that have taken place or will do in the future; we would love to know!
The generous involvement of everyone who helped at this event and those who may not have attended but baked, cooked and helped with preparations of the stall decorations etc. are much appreciated. May Allah (swt) enable us to take pride in making our jama'at events a continuous success and may we derive much enjoyment and benefits from doing so Insha'Allah, Ameen!