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Hope Foundation Trust Launchgood Appeal


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Assalamu ‘Alaykum Dear Friends,

Every so often I come to you with a charity appeal and you beautiful people support me in my cause. Previous appeals that you helped me on include providing watering Wells in Africa via Islamic Relief, Supporting the works of Bangladesh Regeneration Trust, fundraising for the Good Deeds App and many others.

On this special special occasion and odd night of Ramadan I come to you with an appeal from Hope Foundation Trust to help us raise funds to assist the poor and needy people of Bangladesh.

https://www.launchgood.com/hopefoundation

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Please take a moment to donate just £1 and help us in our goal to find enough supporters to enable us to win $5000 in the launchgood daily campaigns competition.

Donating £1 in the night of Qadr can be equal to donating more than £30,295 at any other time. Don’t delay, donate today.

May Allah (SWT) reward you with the reward of Laylatul Qadr.

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah

Letter to MP around Covid-19 Hospital Treatment


Below is my letter to my local MP asking about some of the horrific stories coming out of hospitals around the treatment of certain Covid-19 patients.

If you’re seeing similar stories where you are then please raise this with the relevant authorities.

Dear Rushanara Ali,

I hope that you are well during these difficult times.

I am not sure if anyone else has written to you on this subject, but I would like to write to you about some of the horrific stories that are circulating on social media about the treatment of certain Covid-19 patients and how they are just left to die in hospital beds without being cared for nor given any treatment.

In the last week or two I have read countless stories of people who’s family members were taken into hospital with suspected Covid-19 and they were just left in a hospital bed to die because there was nothing the hospital could do for them.

In some cases patients were not given any oxygen or other forms of treatment, they were seldom checked upon by nurses and doctors, and were left just to drift away and die.

Family members write of how they left their loved ones doing ok and conscious and talking and then as soon as they are out of sight they get the dreadful call stating that the patient had deteriorated and is at the end of life stages.

It would seems that some patients as they enter the hospitals are risk assessed as low or nil chance of survival and therefore are not given the chance to fight the virus or put on a proper treatment plan. They seem to be written off before they’re even given a chance to fight the disease.

I appreciate that I am reading these stories on social media and therefore do not have the first hand accounts of what has happened and nor do I have the hospitals side to the stories. However, just the sheer number of stories circulating at present would suggest that something is not right.

Please are you able to raise an enquiry with the government to a) investigate the cases circulating on social media but more importantly b) re-assure us that patients aren’t just being side lined and not treated and that everyone is getting a fair chance to fight and conquer this deadly virus.

Can we also ensure that patients that are in hospital are allowed at least one person to stay with them as its traumatic as it is having to spend this time alone not knowing whether you will live to see your loved ones again or not.

Surely we can just isolate that one accompanying person with the patient and ensure that they don’t leave or go anywhere whilst they are with that patient?

I am terrified at the moment that should something happen to a family member or loved one that I would actually be afraid to send them to the hospital because of the stories I am reading.

I would be extremely grateful if you could look into this matter and get back to me as soon as practically possible.

Wishing you and your family well.

Yours faithfully,

Abu Zaynah 

Coronavirus Advice


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Assalamu Alaykum,

I hope and pray that you are well and that Allah (SWT) keeps you well throughout this pandemic that we are facing.

I have compiled below a basic list of 10 things that we can all do to help with the threat of the Coronavirus within our community. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the list and share insha Allah.

1. Look after yourself and your families. Don’t put yourself or them at risk. 

“Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Continue reading Coronavirus Advice

Review – The Crowning Venture


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The Crowning Venture 

by Hafiza Saadia Mian

Published by Daybreak Press

Have you ever thought about venturing into the Qur’an and to memorise it whole or in part? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have this Majestic Book stored in your chest, ready to guide you whenever you need it? Have you ever contemplated the Tawfiq that comes with committing the Book of Allah to memory? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Hafiza of the Qur’an?

The Crowning Venture by Hafiza Saadia Mian answers these and many more questions around memorising the Qur’an as a Muslimah in the modern context. Continue reading Review – The Crowning Venture

[Guest Post] Journey to Jannah


Journey to Jannah 

By Zeynab Mohamed Abdi- Dahir

I am tired of all this Drama and Fitnah!
It hurts, and its deceiving and frustrating!
How I wish that I would be given Shahadah!

I could slip away unnoticed. Into a deep sleep uninterrupted.
Wake up in a garden of paradise, Be Glad and rejoice!

My face Jubilant and Bright!
Allah the Glorious, full of Might!
His Mercy, covering me completely,
I sink into the soft ground contently.

My best friend at my side, holding my hand.
Telling me stories, of lofty beds and rows of drinks and pillows lined for a luxurious feast!
I seem so far away from home, but I’m not afraid in the least.

Who is this friend you ask?
He is my good deeds and I have fulfilled my task!
My Lord had elavated me!
Alhamdulilah.
Praise be to him for eternity!

Allah, you have opened a door from Jannah for me!
Oh the wonder and delight, no I eye can see!
The fragrance wafting through the dazzling door!
Oh, I can’t bear the suspense anymore!

I yearn to reunite with my family whom I adore!
In the life of the Dunya I often say, I can’t bear the separation anymore!
In the life of the Barzakh, I hope to say,
Oh Kind and Merciful Creator, make the hour happen, please make it happen now!
Alhamdulilah! Praise be to you .
To you alone we Bow!

Write For Us


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Calling all writers for 2020! If you have a passion for an Islamic topic or issue and you have a flair for writing then why not put your thoughts on paper and have it published on http://www.islamopedia.co.uk/blog

We’re looking for people to submit their writing for 2020.

Written pieces can be on any topic you like but must have some form of learning, Da’wah or something of benefit to the community. It can be an article, verses of poetry, a story or any other form of writing.

To take part, please submit your writing to Mail@islamopedia.co.uk

Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

Jazak Allahu Khair

Abu Zaynah

 

Hajj Season Sale 10% Off


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Teach your children about Hajj, the story of Ibrahim and Isma’il, the historical sites in Makkah. Test their knowledge with the Q&A sections at the end of each chapter and much more.

As part of our Hajj Season Sale, we are offering our followers and supporters 10% off the purchase price of our book ‘the Young Explorers Adventures in Makkah’ (RRP £9.99). We are also throwing in free P&P to the UK.

To claim your discount please take a screenshot of this offer and send it to Mail@islamopedia.co.uk to place the order.

£1 from every sale will be donated to #TheGoodDeedsApp project linked below:
https://www.launchgood.com/project/box_of_good_deeds

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah

PS: You may also share this offer with friends & family 😊

Eid Mubarak and Thank You


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Assalamu Alaykum and Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

May Allah (SWT) accept all of our deeds and raise us from the righteous on the day of judgement.

First of all I would like to thank you all profusely from the bottom of my heart for supporting our campaign this Ramadan.

Thanks to your kind donations we achieved 30% of our target Alhamdu Lillah. This was no easy feat given the amount of campaigns that were seeking donations this Ramadan.

Although we haven’t reached our full amount we will continue to fundraise through launchgood and offline and insha Allah soon we will be in a position to commission work on the app.

We seek your Duas for success in these blessed days of Shawwal and ask you to to continue sharing our campaign with your contacts, friends and family.

Donation links as follows:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/box_of_good_deeds

https://www.paypal.me/JashimAli

May Allah reward you for all your love and support.

Have a wonderful Eid.

Wa Assalamu Alaykum

Abu Zaynah

PS: For those that donated over £20. Please send us your mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of our book.

The Good Deeds App


Looking for a unique project to donate to this Ramadan?

Then why not consider #TheGoodDeedsApp.

Good Deeds App 1Help us to develop an app to help you carry out good deeds on the go – and get rewarded for it in the process.

“Whoever institutes a good practice in Islam will have its reward and the reward of whoever acts upon it without diminishing their rewards in the slightest,” said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Continue reading The Good Deeds App