****:::NEED EVERYONE'S SUPPORT IA:::****
Me and my Dad will be taking part in a 5K run this sunday to raise money for the new Maryam Centre to be opened this Ramadan- (extension to the East London Mosque). A 7 story building just for our sisters, mothers, aunts & nieces. A girls madrasah, womens gym, loads of halls and classrooms for events, classes, recreation. Plus there'll be a proper creche, alh ending the madness of kids running around annoying everyone at huge events! Much needed- these days sisters are usually squeezed into mediocre spaces/facilities (if there are any!), this needs to change and we can make it happen.
Having virtually grown up in East London Mosque, I can testify to what a value this would be for young people. ELM isn't just a masjid in the typical sense, but have really actualised what is meant by 'a hub for the community'. I joined some circles there when I was in my school days- to be frank I only initially came for the football and munch, the circle was just 'the boring part'. But before I knew it, brs gave me roles in organising the football, become a rep for my school etc, and we all started to feel a sense of pride & ownership. Many of my friends were empowered similarly from a young age, and we are what we are today because of that alh. This is what makes ELM unique in its contributions to the community, it really develops people & gives them a vision- instead of just delivering services.
Anyways, enough of my life story. WHAT I ASK:
- Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OA8D8Tbb9o0
- Donate JUST MINIMUM £10. This is sadaqah that will continue to build ajr in your account, when ur chilling at home, playing PS3, munching, basically doing what you do & beyond our life spans inshaa'Allah
"Educate a woman, you educate a nation"
'Abdullah b. Amr reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "The whole world is a provision, and the most valuable in the world is the virtuous woman."
Shafiul & Dad Maryam Centre Run
Fundraising for East London Mosque
We wish to make Allah's House debt free. to achieve this we need continued support