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Charity Commission Vindicates Muslim Aid The UK Charity Commission has today vindicated Muslim Aid's position that it did not unlawfully fund the Al-Ihsan Charitable Society. The Commission also confirmed that within the scope of its investigation it found no evidence of irregular or improper use of the charity's funds or any evidence that the charity had illegally funded any proscribed or designated entities. The Charity Commission's investigation had been prompted by defamatory articles published by the Daily Telegraph and its sister paper, the Sunday Telegraph, earlier in the year. A Press Release issued by the Commission on its website further states that "by the publishing of this report the Commission has given a public assurance that public allegations of links between the charity and terrorism in rela-

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tion to the Al-Ihsan Charitable Society are unsubstantiated. The Commission has also provided regulatory advice and guidance to the trustees to further strengthen the way in which the charity’s due diligence and monitoring procedures are applied and recorded." Commenting on the Commission's Report, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, expressed his satisfaction with the process of the investigation and its final conclusions. He said: "We are immensely grateful to our supporters and partners across the world for their steadfast trust in the integrity

of the Charity and the belief that Muslim Aid complies fully with the national laws, including counterterrorism laws." "Muslim Aid looks forward to working with the Charity Commission to ensure that the issues that relate to the wider charity sector in the Report are also fully addressed by Muslim Aid, including updating our Governing Document and strengthening our record keeping and filing procedures", he added. Ends Notes to editors: · Muslim Aid is a UK based relief and development agency established in 1985 and has worked in over 70 countries with field offices in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Cambodia, Gambia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Muslim Aid works with all in need, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief; capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes; education and skills training; microfinancing and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future. · For further information about the work of Muslim Aid and its overseas Field Offices, please visit Muslim Aid website at www.muslimaid.org or contact Communications Manager Michelle Davis on +44 0207 377 4200 or michelle@muslimaid.org

The Muslim Seeker We are looking for budding journalists. We are also looking for sponsors to help us establish this community newsletter. If you can contribute to the paper, please do get in contact with us: Info.nmo@gmail.com

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OMC Qard al-Hasan Appeal Assalaamu alaikum OMC is in currently a debt of £1.2m which needs to be paid back by the end of December 2010. We desperately need donations to raise the deficiet in a very short space of time otherwise we may face the Bank may re-possess OMC and along with it we may lose another building which generates income for a Da’wah organisation. So far we have raised just over £500,000 and are requesting for you to lend the Masjid some of your money for 12 months. We are confident that we will be able to raise the outstanding amount in the next 12 months iA but need the funds now. So we humbly ask you to donate as Qard towards this cause with the guarantee iA that you will be repaid in full at the end of a 12 month period.

Qard al-Hasan in Qur'an and Sunnah In many places of the Holy Qur'an, Allah has mentioned and encouraged His creature for qard alhasan by assuring better reward in this world and in the Hereafter. In the Qur'an Allah says, 1. He who will give Allah qard al hasan, which Allah will double into his credit and multiply many times. [Al-Baqarah (2): 245] 2. If you give Allah qard al hasan. He will double it to your credit and he will grant you forgiveness. [ Al-Tagabun (64):17] 3. And give Allah qard al hasan. [ Al-Maidah (5): 12] 4. And give Allah qard al hasan, it will be increased manifold to their credit. [ Al-Hadid (57): 18] 5. Who is he that will give Allah qard al hasan? For Allah will increase it manifold to his credit. [Al-Hadid (57):11] 6. Establish regular prayer and give regular charity and give Allah qard al hasan---. [AlMuzzammil (73): 20] The sunnah of the Prophet (s.a.s) is also very clear on this issue. It is reported that the Prophet (saw) said, "in the night of the journey, I saw on the gate of heaven written, 'reward for sadakah is ten times and reward for qard al-hasan is eighteen times'. So, I asked the angel, how is it possible? The angel replied, "Because beggar who asked had already had something but a loanee did not ask for loan unless he was in need." [Ibn Hisham & Ibn Majah]. In another hadith reported by Abu Hurairah (R), the Prophet (s.a.s) said, "whoever relieves a believer from a difficulty in this world, Allah will relieve him from his difficulty and Allah will facilitate him in this world and world hereafter." [Muslim] The above Qur'anic verses and ahadith directly and indirectly encourage the Muslims to give qard alhasan and which will increase their credits in manifold and bring forgiveness for them.


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Homegroup presents... Towards an Ideal Home Roadmap to a happy family A unique course aimed at empowering Muslims with the skills and confidence to create and sustain a happy family life between husband and wife and between parent and child Sundays January 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th 2011 10am-2pm London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel Special Discount: £45 if you sign up before December 22nd or with a spouse at any time (£60 thereafter) Instructors: Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari – Author of 'Building Muslim Families' and 'A Guide to Parenting' Imam Ahmed Saad – Imam of North London Central mosque and graduate from Al Azhar University Cairo. Abu Aliyah - Director of Jawziyyah Institute in London, has been delivering dawah and community work in the UK and abroad for over 20 years Babar Mirza – Director of Education for Nida Trust and host of ‘Education matters’ on Islam Channel On this course, you will learn how to: - Promote a harmonious home atmosphere by understanding the needs of both your spouse and child - Instil love and enthusiasm for Islam in your child - Maximise your child’s academic potential - Effectively discipline your child without damaging their confidence - Improve your child’s health and understand the role of the internet, television and videogames in their life And lots more… Who is this course for? - Any Muslim looking to get married - Newly married couples - Couples who want to improve their relationship - Couples who are about to become parents - Parents who need to understand the issues facing their children - Anybody who wants to promote a harmonious atmosphere at home PLACES LIMITED - REGISTER NOW! Creche facilities available subject to demand For more information visit www.home-group.co.uk or email us at info@home-group.co.uk


GRAVITAS TRAINING Social Housing & Public Sector Job Ready Programme Job Alerts - December 2010 Dear Client, The permanent jobs listed below are typical of the roles consistently being secured by GT clients upon completion of the short 5 day course, with over 120 jobs secured and rising… After completing the 5 day course, all clients receive structured support for up to 6 months to help develop supporting statements which demonstrate well rounded housing knowledge (no experience required – see person specifications), and a range of general skills, experiences, and competencies required for the role. If you are looking for a permanent job with viable career pathways, please contact us by sending in your CV, and then attend an Open Day/Taster Day where we will review the CV to honestly and accurately assess your strengths, weaknesses, and genuine employability prospects upon completion of the course.

Next Open Day/Taster Course: Monday 20th December 2010 Monday 3rd January 2011 Monday 17th January 2011 L&Q / Neighbourhood Officer / £26-30K / Deadline: 17th December 2010 http://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/neighbourhood-services-officer-4-to-6-month-contract-nsostr8/ from/16oq4vv8405zfp/3/of/12/opening_at/desc SBHG / Leasehold Income Officer / £29-36K / Deadline: 19th December 2010 http://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/leasehold-income-officer-329-2010/from/16oq4vv8405zfp/5/of/12/ opening_at/desc Network Housing / Scheme Manager / £23-25K / Deadline: 19th December 2010 http://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/scheme-manager-n-a-5/from/16oq4vv8405zfp/2/of/12/opening_at/desc Swan Housing / Sales Negotiator / £18K / Deadline: 21st December 2010 http://www.swan.org.uk/working_for_swan/current_vacancies/view.php?id=167 MHT / Income Officer / £23-25K / Deadline: 21st December 2010 http://www.mhpjobs.co.uk/pages/job_search_view.aspx? jobId=3058&JobIndex=2&categoryList=&minsal=0&maxsal=150000&workingPatternList=&keywords =&PageIndex=1&Number=11 Family Mosaic / Employment Liaison Officer / £11.2K (Part Time) / Deadline: 23rd December 2010 http://www.familymosaiccareers.co.uk/job_description.asp?cid=321 Family Mosaic / Admin Assistant / £11.2K (Part Time) / Deadline: 31st December 2010 http://www.familymosaiccareers.co.uk/job_description.asp?cid=323 Notting Hill / Admin Officer / £10K (Part Time) / Deadline: 3rd January 2011 http://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/administration-officer-p0091-10-12/from/h4ecr6kfd7s1r/9/of/19/opening_at/ desc Family Mosaic / Resident Sales Administrator / £24K / Deadline: 4th January 2011 http://www.familymosaiccareers.co.uk/job_description.asp?cid=320 Family Mosaic / Access Point Co-ordinator / £23K / Deadline: 7th January 2011 http://www.familymosaiccareers.co.uk/job_description.asp?cid=322


Shaykh Haitham al Haddad Haitham al-Haddad is a London-based Islamic Scholar and prominent Muslim community leader. He was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and is of Palestinian origin. Shaykh Haitham sits on the board of advisors for a number of key Islamic organisations in the United Kingdom including the Islamic Sharia Council and currently holds the position of chair and operations advisor for the Muslim Research and Development Foundation. He has studied for a number of decades and gained proficiency in many Islamic sciences under the tutelage of world-renown scholars. Shaykh Haitham holds a BSc Honours in Law and Sharia from Omdurman University in Khartoum, Sudan.

FREE OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF A DYNAMIC TEAM www.alburujpress.com Al Buruj Press with the Mercy of Allah is looking for volunteers for upcoming events and a extraordinary conference planned in January 2011. We are looking for Brothers and Sisters to be part of a dynamic team to deliver this conference for the Muslims in the UK. Volunteers Roles will not require full time input but will involve concentrated work in using your skills and contacts and whatever else possible. We pray to Allah those who always have been wanted to be part of an Islamic organisation that this experience will not fall short and will be a life changing beautiful experience. Ameen The benefits of helping are many. To mention a few: · We work with Scholars and Students of Knowledge and you always will be in an environment of learning. · There is much reward in helping and for those who help, insha’allah through your help the events planned will be bigger and better. A 10% discount will be available for all Al Buruj Press volunteers. · The volunteering experience can be added to your CV with Al Buruj Press providing an excellent recommendation through request and will help lead to Jobs and careers in different sectors · The reward is great and multiplied for those who strive in the way of Allah. · This is an excellent opportunity to meet new brothers and sisters and make a network of friends. · Use your spare time for the sake of Allah and benefitting thousands of people. Al Buruj Press is supported directly by Scholars from Makkah, Medina, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, China, UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Sudan, Australia, Malaysia and South Africa. Al Buruj Press aims to be a centre of excellence in the study of Islam and an institute of acquiring and imparting knowledge and understanding. Through this it seeks to transform individuals into future scholars and students of knowledge in order to better educate society on the roles and teachings of Islam. Al Buruj Press produces CD sets and translations of classical books from Arabic into the English language for the benefit of English speakers. Al Buruj Press also offers intensive as well as long term courses on subjects like Hadith, Aqeeda, Tafsir, Arabic, and many other disciplines within the Islamic Sciences. The subjects are taught by qualified teachers who have gone through lengthy processes of Islamic Scholarship training.

PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER WITH BASIC DETAILS OF WHY YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AND ALONGSIDE EXPECTATIONS. VOLUNTEERS MEET, GREET AND EVENT PLANNINGS TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 18th DECEMBER 2010.

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www.alburujpress.com Dr. Kemal Helbawi Translator of 'Dear Beloved Son', Dr. Kamal Helbawy was born in Egypt in 1939 and joined the Muslim Brotherhood at the age of twelve, largely receiving his education in Islam from them. After working in Nigeria, he travelled to Saudi Arabia, where he was among the founders of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) and became their first executive director. After six years at the Institute of Policy Studies in Pakistan, Dr. Helbawy moved to London and helped create the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB). He was the MAB's first president and currently serves as an advisor to the organization. Dr. Helbawy is also a researcher in Islamic and strategic affairs. He has a history of working in the relief sector and is currently the owner and supervisor of a care home for the elderly in Northwest London. Dr. Kemal Helbawy is 71 years old. May Allah grant him a long life. Ameen

Shaykh Ahmed Ba'biker Also known as Abu Bakr As-Sudani, arrived in the UK in 1977 and since then he has been at the forefront of Daw'a in this country. He is currently the Imam of Yusuf Islam's Islamia School. He studied the Islamic Sciences in Sudan under Shaykh Fatih Qaribullah (rahimah ullah) son of Sayyidi Shaykh Qaribullah (rahimah-ullah) son of the Great Shaykh Ahmed AtTayyib (rahimah-ullah). He has certified Ijaza'at in various Islamic disciplines including Maliki Fiqh, Hadith, Aqeedah, Da'wah, Tajweed, Tasawwuf and other disciplines.


Al Buruj Press presents Supported by SOAS ISOC

The Great Revivers of the Past “Surely, Allah will send for this Ummah at the advent of every one hundred years a person (or persons) who will renovate its religion for it.” [Sunan Abu Dawood]

Throughout History, great men and personalities have risen to spread and revive the message of Islam. Great men rose above in their respective times and era, and through the acceptance of Allah, their very works and spirit has continued to spread to this day and influence many. This unique one day free course will analyse the lives of 3 great men and provide students the opportunity to ask questions, misconceptions and anything else regarding these 3 great men directly to those specialised and educated with these respected revivers. By studying these personalities directly with Scholars, insha’allah this will provide a balance view and a true spectrum in understanding who these great figures were.

Al- Shaheed Hasan al Banna( ra): Dr. Kemal Helbawy Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (ra): Shaykh Haitham al Haddad Hujjatul Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (ra) : Shaykh Ahmed Ba’bikir Refreshments will also be provided Time: 10:00am- 18:00pm Price: FREE Date: Sunday 19th December 2010 Venue: SOAS University, Lecture Room G2


********* PROJECTS IN CANARY WHARF ************************* The Canary Wharf Muslim Association (WharfMA) Presents: MENTORING IN THE WHARF Mentoring is a proven way to increase the performance and fulfil the potential of mentees and help young people and students in particular to raise and realise their aspirations. Whether it's talking to someone in their chosen fields, harnessing their resources to pursue their goals, or gain useful insight on career choices, mentees can benefit greatly from the scheme. There is a huge range of benefits for mentors as well: encountering challenges you otherwise wouldn't in the work environment; developing transferable skills that are directly relevant to the workplace; being a role model; increasing awareness, and giving back to the local community. Mentors can make a huge difference to building a strong and secure future for the local community. What Mentees at Tower Hamlets College Say: Zafrin Begum (GNVQ Intermediate Business student) "...the person was a perfect rolemodel...from his behaviour, status and qualifications, also from his vast knowledge." Ahmed Ali (A Level Economics, Law and Communication Student) "My mentor helped me to manage my time more effectively and to develop study skills which helped me improve my marks." Shafiqul Islam (A Level Maths, Computing and Law) "Mentoring has been very useful in helping me decide what I would eventually like to do in the future." What it involves: *Meeting your mentee for one hour every month, where they will be able to discuss academic work, career aspirations etc. *Full training and on-going support from the Mentoring Coordinator. *At least 6 months commitment to the scheme. Who can be a Mentor? Mentors can come from a wide variety of backgrounds; they need to be focused and have a positive attitude towards raising aspirations and achievements. Then MENTORING IS FOR YOU!!! For further details, or to join the mentoring programme, please contact: Tel: 0207 510 7994 E-mail: mentoring@wharfma.com Web: www.wharfma.com


CHAPTER 6 - SURAH AL-AN'AM (THE CATTLE): 14 December *************** WHARFMA NOTICES *************** JUMMAH IN CANARY WHARF AND NEARBY - UPDATED Venue: Canary Wharf Prayer Room, Barclays Tower Building 2 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB Toilets and abulution facilities available but you are requested to make wudu beforehand. Times: 1st Khutbah 12.45pm and Jam'ah 1pm 2nd Khutbah 1.15pm and Jam'ah 1.30pm Directions: On foot, you can get there by walking past Waitrose, so that the Waitrose building is to your left. When you come to a bridge, you will notice a stairway that leads you down to the lower level. Take this stairway and enter the atrium using the doors on the right. You will find a Starbucks serving area in the middle of the atrium as you come in, and the prayer room is to the right at the end of the hall. Nearby Mosques: Most Jam'ah times are 1pm and around 5-minutes walking distance of Canary Wharf. 1. Poplar Central Mosque, 253 East India Dock Road, London E14 0EG - Tel: 020 7536 0726 2. Limehouse Mosque, 304–306 Stock Place, London E14 8AE 3. Poplar Mosque & Community Centre, 7 Woolmore Street, Poplar, London,E14 3AG 4. Poplar Shah Jalal Mosque, 25 Hale Street, Poplar, London E14 0BF - Call 0787 239 771 / 0779 472 1833 Email: info@poplarshahajalalmasjid.org.uk


Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents: CHAPTER 6 - SURAH AL-AN'AM (THE CATTLE) with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad* Date: Tuesday 14th December 2010 Time: 6pm - 9pm Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB Surah al-An'am (6) is the first 'Makkan' chapter after Surah Al-Fatihah (1) after a series of long Madinan Surahs. Also, unlike all the previous long Surahs which were revealed piece-meal, this Surah was was revealed all at once. Its revelation was accompanied by 70,000 angels which demonstrates the Surah's importance. Whereas the previous Chapters dealt with the Ahl al-Kitab (Jews & Christians), this Surah makes reference to the Mushrikeen (Idolaters). The Surah begins with "All praise be to Allah who created the heavens and the earth" (v.1) and the central themes of the Surah are Tawheed (monotheism), demonstration of Allah's Omnipotence and the rejection of polytheism by way of superstitious beliefs and practices, something not uncommon in our times in different forms. In this 7th session of the monthly Journey Through the QurÂ’an series, we will examine the history, structure and guidance provided in Surah al-AnÂ’am and their contemporary relevance. All welcome - Notes included. Please bring a copy of the Quran Attendance of previous sessions not necessary and no pre-requiste knowledge required. Cost is £10 CASH per session and to confirm your place please please email your name, mobile, and number of people attending to quran@wharfma.com. Limited spaces only and entrance via bookings to guarantee places and spaces offered on a first come first basis. For more information please contact: Tel: 07837 645 758 E-mail: quran@wharfma.com


Recruiting of community members Newham is part of a 4 borough (TH, N, CH and Waltham Forest) project to increase awareness of signs and symptoms of breast and lung cancer and early presentation in primary care. Part of the project will use a publicity campaign but there will also be other ways of delivering the message. To find out what we don’t know yet and test out ideas, I will need to recruit members from the following groups and would really appreciate your input on the best places to go (we are not using a street recruitment agency). For lung cancer our target is White men and women and Bangladeshi men 50+ years, smokers and ex-smokers. For breast cancer it is women 40+ from White, Black, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian groups. I will be recruiting people for individual interviews, paired interviews (2 friends who know each other) and small focus groups but will only need to find 2 or 3 people for each. So I am hoping that you can suggest appropriate groups or places for recruiting people other than just the usual suspect like community centres. White men and women (semi-skilled / unskilled group / unemployed or pensioner) smokers and ex-smokers – will we find people in this category in community centres which is where we would normally go? Are there other places you would suggest? I would probably recruit one or two people for each interview / group and provide a financial incentive. Women 40+, White, Black, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian ( mix of all socioeconomic groups) I would really appreciate your input. Do you think you can get back to me by the end of the week? Thanks a lot. Sarojini Ariyanayagam Health Improvement Manager NHS Newham Warehouse K2 Western Gateway London E16 1DR Tel:0207 059 6621 Fax: 0207 059 6636


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Dawud Ali Wharnsby The Crazy spots I’ve prayed

All the earth is a place of prostration, Every field and meadow, mountain, park, city, farm plantation. Every roadside, seaside, hillside, walkway, Any lace clean and green can be a place to pray When I think of every path, where I've ever trot, I laugh at all the crazy spots I stopped to worship God. Remember that long car ride? Driving all night so far, Under the summer moon we pulled off to the side, Reclining in the front seat of the car. Waking to a fajr bird sound, And washing in the coin car wash we found. With the water blaster making wudhu, You sprayed me and I sprayed you. We stood so drowsy in the dawn, Behind the car wash dripping on the lawn. All the earth is a place of prostration, Every field and meadow, mountain, park, city, farm plantation. Every roadside, seaside, hillside, walkway, Any place clean and green can be a place to pray When I think of every path, where I've ever trot, I laugh at all the crazy spots I stopped to worship God. Saturday shopping day, in a busy mall and bustling through the aisles, Where everyone's getting in my way. Each blank zombie we shop and face forty smiles. Time comes for prayer attack, Grab a pair of pants or a sweater from the rack. Find a changing room and latch the door, Set aside excuses and hit the floor. As I go back to the mall, It's easier then to make sense of it all.

All the earth is a place of prostration, Every field and meadow, mountain, park, city, farm plantation. Every roadside, seaside, hillside, walkway, Any place clean and green can be a place to pray When I think of every path, where I've ever trot, I laugh at all the crazy spots I stopped to worship God. And our socks froze to the blanket, That we spread over the snow, Your call to prayer bounced off the trees and across the icy meadow. Crisp and clean cold air, our hearts were so aware, Our bodies felt the frozen freedom what a very cool place for prayer! All the earth is a place of prostration, Every field and meadow, mountain, park, city, farm plantation. Every roadside, seaside, hillside, walkway, Any place clean and green can be a place to pray When I think of every path, where I've ever trot, I laugh at all the crazy spots I stopped to worship God. There was a time next to the river; There was a time in the school hall. There was that stairwell in that building, There was that forest in the fall. The movie house corridor, The airplane kitchen in the sky. So many places I'm sure there'll be more Pieces of earth to testify. All the earth is a place of prostration, Every field and meadow, mountain, park, city, farm plantation. Every roadside, seaside, hillside, walkway, Any place clean and green can be a place to pray When I think of every path, where I've ever trot, I laugh at all the crazy spots I stopped to worship God.


Newham Muslim Community Directory O you who believe! Eat not up your property amongst yourselves in vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will: nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah has been to you Most Merciful. [Al Qur’an 4:29]

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CITIZENSHIP CTS-UK 806 High Road, Leyton E10 6AE 02085328462

COLLEGE COURSES BITE British Institute of Technology & E-commerce 258-262 Romford Road, London, E7 9HZ 02085523071

FURNITURE Al Mirage Furniture 252 High St North Manor Park E12 6SB 02084700099

FASHION Meena Bazaar 341 High St North, E12 6PQ Ready made garments 02084722595 Uzma Creations 145 Green Street, E7 8JE UP TO 50% OFF 02084721313

HEATING AND MEDIATION ESTATE Muslim Mediation Service INSTALLATION 2a Streatfield Ave AGENTS Flame Heating C/H Systems and Boilers Repair –Service – Installations 0208 552 7698 07774 152272 07903 765755

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PEST CONTROL Bed Bugz Exterminator Newham Wide 07515424918

SPORTS Football Muslim5aside Beckton Power league Norwegian Playing Fields, Jenkins Lane, Newham, IG11 0AD 07886275209 DM Football Club Plashet Park Manor Park E12 07515789068

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BEAUTY Maira Hair & Beauty Salon 341-343 High St North London E12 6TN 02084722595

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FINANCE SA FINANCIAL SERVICE 197 Green Street, E7 8LL Mahmood Akhtar 02084714444

SWAP SHOP If you have items that you would like to swap or gift then please do email us and we will include in the next edition.

THANK YOU If you wish to send a message to a family member or someone who workds hard in the community then email us with your message

ADVERTISE If you would like to advertise and support us then please do ring us or email us: 07886020071 info.nmo@gmail.com If any local businesses or bighearted people wish to support us and believe that we are attempting to do good for the community, then please contact us and support us in any way you can.

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HMC was born essentially out of one concern and one concern only; to be able to provide assurance that we are eating genuine Halal, not just “because it says Halal… it must be Halal!" HMC is the product of a particular, prolonged situation – a situation of deceit and treachery. Muslims are being betrayed by individuals & corporations whose only concern is making fast, easy money. Using 'blessed blades', pre recorded Bismillah, captive bolts, electrified water and even pork proteins; the hard-earned Halal cash of many is being used to buy Haram. HMC has therefore, shouldered the enormous responsibility of discharging an obligatory duty on behalf of you, the community at large. Help HMC to Help You! Barkat & Sons Halal Meat 645 Romford Road Manor Park, E12 5AD Tel: 020 8911 8509 A M & Sons 84-88 Belgrave Road Ilford, IG1 3AL Tel: 020 8554 4030 A M & Sons (2) 397 Green Street Upton Park, E13 9AU Tel: 020 8472 7267 Amaan Halal Butchers 42 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9LN Tel: 020 8470 1514 Bismillah Fresh Halal Meat & Poultry 70 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9LN Tel: 020 8548 0992 Mob: 07932 836 696 Bismillah Halal Meat 370 Ilford Lane Ilford, IG1 2LZ Tel: 020 8478 9900 Budget Fair Cash & Carry 51 - 53 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9PA Tel: 020 8552 2888

Butt Halal Meat 209 Ilford Lane Ilford, IG1 2RU Tel: 020 8220 7775 Hamza Halal Butchers 115 Altmore Avenue East Ham, E6 2BX Tel: 020 8471 2325 Iman Halal Meat 319 Green Street Plaistow, E13 9AR Tel: 020 8472 3308 Kashmir Halal Meat & Foodstore 120 - 122 Katherine Road East Ham, E6 1ER Tel: 020 8472 8669 Khan Halal Meat 103 Burges Road East Ham, E6 2BL Tel: 020 8552 7175 Lala's Quality Halal Meat & Poultry 89 Belgrave Road Ilford, IG1 3AL Tel: 02000 114 055

Noori Halal Butchers 328 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6PH Tel: 020 8472 1667 Quality Halal Meat 126 Barking Road East Ham, E6 3BD Tel: 020 8552 1122 Stratford Mini Market 48 Romford Road Stratford, E15 4BZ Tel: 020 8534 7281 Sunnah 457 Romford Rd Forest Gate, E7 8AB Tel: 020 8555 1441 Taqwa Fresh Quality Halal Meat 123 Green Street Forest Gate, E7 8JF Tel: 020 8552 2036 TSB Convenience Store 428 Katherine Road Forest Gate, E7 8NP Tel: 020 8586 6999 Unique Cash & Carry 418 Katherine Road Forest Gate, E7 8NP Tel: 020 8472 5705

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Abu Bakar 47 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9PA Tel: 020 8470 2300 Ahmed's Perfect Fried Chicken 61 Vicarage Lane Stratford, E15 4HG Tel: 020 8522 4377 AJ's Chicken & Pizza 221 Ley Street Ilford, IG1 4BL Tel: 020 8553 1125 A'la Pizza 28 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9LN Tel: 020 8586 6688 Aladdin BBQ & Grill 121 Ley Street Ilford, IG1 4BH Tel: 020 8553 3357 Al-Farooq Kebabish 435 Barking Road, East Ham, E6 2JX Tel: 020 8472 0917 Al-Farooq Kebabish 84 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9LW Tel: 020 8472 3049 Al-Farooq Kebabish 395 Green Street Upton Park, E13 9AU Tel: 020 8471 1452 Al-Firdous Restaurant & Takeaway 187 Plashet Road Forest Gate, E13 0QZ Tel: 020 8503 5340 Bar B Q Base 832 Romford Road, Manor Park, E12 5JG Tel: 020 8514 2989 Chicken 2 Go 418 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6RH Tel: 020 8475 0003 Dixy Chicken 282 Barking Road East Ham, E6 3BA Tel: 020 8471 0900

Dixy Chicken 198 High Street North East Ham, E6 2JA Tel: Dixy Fried Chicken 372 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6PH Tel: 020 8548 1336 Euro Fried Chicken & Pizza 90 Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9LW Tel: 020 8471 4488 Griller (6) 649 High Road Seven Kings, IG3 8RA Tel: 020 8590 6400 GrillFellas 88 Katherine Road East Ham, E6 1EN Tel: 020 8471 9454 Hyderabadi Spice 309 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6SL Tel: 020 8472 0255 Jumbo's 66 Plashet Road Upton Park, E13 0RQ Tel: 020 8472 7637 Jungle Braai Barbeque 115 Wood Street Walthamstow, E17 3LL Tel: 07886 184442 Khana Khazana Restaurant 249 Green Street Forest Gate, E7 8LJ Tel: 020 8503 4200 Lahore Xpress 99 Green Street Forest Gate, E7 8JF Tel: 020 8471 3353 Madina Kebabish 85a Upton Lane Forest Gate, E7 9PB Tel: 020 8586 7027 Mai'da Indian Eatery 148-150 Bethnal Green Rd London, E2 6DG Tel: 020 7739 2645

@ Manish 23 Queens Market Upton Park, E13 9BA Tel: 020 8472 2441 Noor Fried Chicken 284 Barking Road East Ham, E6 3BA Tel: 020 8472 5555 Pandoo's Family Restaurant 112 Cranbrook Road Ilford, IG1 4LZ Tel: 020 8518 6677 Pizza Pan 16 Terrace Road Plaistow, E13 0PB Tel: 020 8548 1144 Salt & Pepper Lahori Cuisine 704 Romford Road Manor Park, E12 5AJ Tel: 020 8514 3145 Sheikh's Restaurant 89 Green Street Forest Gate, E7 8JF Tel: 020 8471 3366 Shiowari 229-231 Cranbrook Road Ilford, IG1 4TD Tel: 020 8554 2022 Signature Hyderabad 107 Green Street Forest Gate, E7 8JF Tel: 020 8552 2646 Tandoori Nites 235 East India Dock Road Poplar, E14 0EG Tel: 020 7531 4331 Taste Of India 340 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6PH Tel: 020 8471 2122 The Grill Restaurant 392 High Street North Manor Park, E12 6RH Tel: 020 8470 0093 Zu's Sizzlers 83 Green Street Upton Park, E7 8JF Tel: 020 8471 1212

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Sports Page

Page 64 London APSA (0) 0 vs 3 (1) Bethnal Green

London APSA finally got back to playing football following weeks of cancelled games, as a result of the recent cold weather. However, a local derby against a high flying Bethnal Green was enough to shake out any cobwebs from the recent fixture disruption. APSA started sharply and took the game to Bethnal. Locke went on a run down the APSA right and was appeared to be pulled back in the penalty area. As he went down, all eyes turned to the ref who decided that no offence was committed and waved play on, turning the penalty claim down. The game saw the return of former APSA player Isaac Aubynn and in 15th minute Aubynn skipped past APSA skipper John Langton and sent a cross in for Stephenson to open the scoring. APSA rallied and tried to claw their way back into the game. 5 mins later Akpele hit a spectacular overhead kick, which cannoned off of the Bethnal crossbar with Wright well beaten. The game was intense and tackles were flying in and as the temperature rose on the pitch, the individual battles ensued. This led to one or two tough tackles and in the 34th min, Bethnal should have been down to 10 men when Ryan Wilson left his boot in and stamped on Jamie Langton. To everyone's amazement, the ref decided that only a yellow card was merited for the offence and play continued in this heated derby. The second half was end-to-end, as APSA tried to get back into the game. Bethnal continued to press and Brown save smartly from Aubynn to keep score at 1-0. APSA pressed for the equaliser and forced a corner. Burger rose highest to nod the ball back across goal. Bethnal cleared the ball and launched the ball up field. Jama, picked the ball up with APSA still committed to the attack. Jama's pace was too much for John Langton and he finished past Brown with some aplomb. Bethnal made it 3-0 following on from another poor referring decision. It appeared that the referee had awarded APSA a free-kick midway inside their half and with everyone pushing forward to set themselves for the delivery, Bethnal took the ball and, with APSA out of position, Coulson scored their third. APSA's protests fell on deaf ears, as the ref was not interested in hearing what APSA had to say. The goal stood and the game ended 3-0. Manager Higley had this to say: ‘The ref didn’t cover himself in glory today. We should have had a penalty, they should have been down to 10 men and that final decision was baffling. How does a referee award a free-kick to your team and let the opposition run off with the ball and score? The lads gave it their all, but it is really frustrating when blatant decisions like that go against you.’

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