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£6,145raised of £5,000 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,145 to help fund and establish Project BILAL, a special needs madrasah in Leicester.

    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 6th December 2016

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    The seed for this project was sown by one of my teachers at Darul Uloom Bury, Sheikh Bilal Bawa, who strongly encouraged me to develop Islamic education for children with special needs, a group whose needs are all too often not met within our communities. Following my graduation, I therefore completed a degree level course in English and British Sign Language, and then began to work in the field of special needs education in Leicester.

    Project BILAL (Building Independent Learning And Life skills) Special Needs Madrasa will deliver sessions for one and a half hours, and the curriculum we offer will include:
    • collective oral memorisation of the Book of Allah
    • the learning of key duas and Sunnah etiquettes
    • arts and craft activities
    • indoor sports
    These activities will be designed to increase the confidence and independence skills of pupils, and they will be tailored to meet the different needs of the individuals attending. Their learning will be facilitated by a team of experienced special needs teachers.
    We will initially be enrolling children of both genders aged 8 to 18 with Downs Syndrome or autism/Aspergers Syndrome, and will expand to other MLD (Moderate Learning difficulties) children as and when our capacity allows inshaAllah.

    Start up costs include:
    • Portable interactive whiteboard and projector
    • Tablets for visual learning
    • Arts and crafts equipment
    • Reading materials
    • Boccia and other indoor sports equipment
    Premises hire for two evenings per week, will be an ongoing cost that should be covered by the Madrasa fees once our classes are full inshaAllah. Over the first few months, however, there will be a deficit that needs to be met.

    To conclude, this is a unique project for the benefit of a very blessed and often neglected group within our community, and any financial assistance that you can offer would be a very rewarding act of charity. JazakAllah.



    • Shahid Alhadad2 years ago
      Shahid Alhadad

      Shahid Alhadad

      2 years ago

      If anybody would like to register their child for our madrasah then please go to projectbilal.org.uk and complete the online application form. Please continue making dua for Project BILAL and pray that Allah accepts this little effort of ours. Aameen JazakAllah

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    • Shahid Alhadad2 years ago
      Shahid Alhadad

      Shahid Alhadad

      2 years ago

      Assalaamu alaikum I'd just like to say JazakAllah for everyone's kind duas and donations. May Allah accept and reward you all in this world and in the next.  InshaAllah we intend to provide regular updates regarding the project on our website as things progress.  Currently we are in the process of purchasing equipment and other materials. You can follow us on Twitter or log onto our website at projectbilal.org.uk

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    • Mohammad  Vania

      Mohammad Vania

      Nov 22, 2016

      Alhumdulillah this is a good project and willing to partake in anyway that I can Insha'allah...I spoke to your Mowlana friend about my idea in terms helping for disabilities and then referred this.


    • Zohra Adam

      Zohra Adam

      Nov 17, 2016


    • Salim and family

      Salim and family

      Nov 14, 2016

      Mashallah brother , may allah give baraka


    • Anonymous


      Nov 11, 2016

      What a lovely cause. May Allah swt bless it and fill it with baraka.


    • Abida


      Nov 10, 2016

      May Allah swt give you and your team all the success and prosperity for this worthy cause In sha Allah.


    • Tayba


      Nov 10, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Nov 10, 2016


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    Shahid Alhadad

    Shahid Alhadad

    Leicester, United Kingdom

    My name is Shahid Alhadad, and I have worked as the Special Needs Coordinator at Madani School since 2007. I have a deep conviction that a special needs madrasah is long overdue in Leicester, since our traditional Madrasas cannot cater for children with learning disabilities.

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