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raised of £500 target
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Shafiul Amin

Shafiul & Dad Maryam Centre Run

Fundraising for East London Mosque

172 %
raised of £500 target
by 37 supporters
  • Team members: My dad
  • Event: Run for Your Mosque, 16 Jun 2013

East London Mosque

We wish to make Allah's House debt free. to achieve this we need continued support


Assalaamualaykum wrb


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

- 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."