COM Cooking Competition!!!

Posted June 21st, 2013 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

We are very excited to announce our first-ever cooking competition for the youngsters, to be held on the 7th July at Robin Hood lane. All girls who are 10 or older can participate but places are limited and will be allocated on ‘first come first served’ basis. This will be in addition to the normal activities for our monthly gathering.
You will need to organise yourselves into teams of 5 or 6 depending on how many applicants we have. They are limited spaces so please register as soon as you can.

 

If you have any questions, please contact by email – ahad@companionsofthemosque.com

 

The rules and requirements are below, so please read it carefully.

 

We hope you are as excited about this as we are and we are looking forward to hearing from all our youngsters, Insha’Allah.

 

The competition will start promptly at 10am – all participants should be there by 9.40am. This will give them time to set up.

 

THE RULES

 – Minimum age: 9
– Maximum age: 18

– Group size: 6 maximum

– Register by emailing ahad@companionsofthemosque.com

– Register by 2nd of July (send your name and the names of those in your group)

– ONE savoury dish and ONE sweet dish

– Your dish needs to be completed in one hour

 

YOU WILL BE JUDGED ON:

– Time keeping

– Taste

– Presentation

– Cleanliness

– Tidiness

 

DOs

– Bring one planning sheet per group

– Be creative but choose SIMPLE dishes

– Have meat or chicken pre-cooked at home

– Delegate tasks to each person

– Use your time efficiently

 

DON’Ts (failure will result in disqualification, or points deduction)

Do not bring in any pre-cooked MEALS

Do not use any kind of cake mix

Do not leave the kitchen in a mess

 

*THERE ARE ONLY 18 PLACES – IT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, AND WHEN YOU DO SIGN UP, REMEMBER YOU ARE MAKING A COMMITMENT TO YOUR GROUP, DON’T LET THEM DOWN, MAKE SURE YOU TURN UP ON THE DAY WITH THE INGREDIENTS AND UTENSILS YOU PROMISED TO BRING!

 

*IT IS UP TO YOU TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN GROUPS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, CONTACT EACH OTHER AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SHARED OUT THE RESPONSIBILITY!

 

Happy cooking! 🙂

June Monthly Gathering

Posted May 30th, 2013 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

A reminder of our COM’s Monthly Sunday Community Gathering
The activities will, in-shaa’a Allah, include:

Date:    2 June, 2013
Venue:    Sutton Youth Centre Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2SD

The sunday session for the ladies will inshaALLAH start at 10:20am sharp. Sister Saira will be making banana and blueberry muffins with the girls and there will be some form of sports as well run by our newest [youngster]team.InshaALLAh.  we aim to finish by 1:30pm so please tell the brothers and families to come by/from 1:45pm.
jazakhALLAHkhair

13:45 – 16:40 pm
The core hours/activities for all ;-
This is the core time which everyone in the family should do their best to attend. This is the main social gathering which will include (but not necessary order):
Prayers (Thohur prayer will be at 13:45 sharp in-shaa’a Allah) , Lunch, COM General Monthly Meeting, Short Reminder, Q&A session, and of course many breaks in-between to allow for socialising.

4:30 – till closing:
Optional;-  Brothers Fun/Sports activities ( on site there are Table tennis –bring your ping balls etc, pool tables –bring your own queues-, there is basket balls, shuttle cock … )

See you ALL on Sunday in-shaa’a Allah

Yours Brotherly
Abdullatif
07 803 182 785

March monthly community gathering this Sunday

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Assalamu alaikum,

It’s that time of the month again where we make time (for the sake of Allah) to gather together as a community to get to know each other over a light meal and plenty of teas and coffees (not forgetting soft drinks). The aim of this gathering is to build a strong bond in our community between brothers, sisters and most importantly our children so that they have a strong connection and a sense of belonging in the community. This will Insh-Allah bear fruits for the future.

So the agenda for the day will be as follows:

11am – 12:30pm
Optional;-  Sisters only activities.
This Sunday a sister will start teaching some Authentic French Cuisine, starting this month with making French pancake or as we say in French “Le Crepe”. I think it would be appropriate to call it – Le Crepe de Ali – a Algerian sister  will provide the ingredients but she need to know – by Friday- how many sisters are coming. So if you are interested please text a message to Br. Abdullatif who will pass the message on (we don’t publicise sisters direct contacts). We will not charge for the ingredients nor for the training but she is expecting participant to pay £1.00 each that will go into COM.

12:30 – 4:30pm
The core hours/activities;-
This is the core time which everyone in the family should do their best to attend. This is the main social gathering which will include (but not necessary order):
Prayers, Lunch, COM General Monthly Meeting, Short Reminder, Q&A session, and of course many breaks in-between to allow for socialising.

4:30 – Maghrib:
Optional;-  Brothers Fun/Sports activities ( on site there are Table tennis –bring your ping balls etc, pool tables –bring your own queues-, there is basket balls, shuttle cock … )

Please make every intention to attend:

Sutton Youth Centre
Robin Hood Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM1 2SD

See you ALL on Sunday in-shaa’a Allah

Yours Brotherly
Abdullatif
07 803 182 785

COM’s Monthly Gathering for January

Posted January 3rd, 2013 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Just a to reminder to all,  our monthly  community gathering is this Sunday 6 Jan 2013.

Please do your very  best to come and meet other members of your local community .

Inshallah, we will start from 12:30 till 4:30 pm.

The gathering will include:
Relaxing time (get to chat and know others) and have lunch together.

Two Presentations:
1 –  Chiragh introducing our Youth Project

2 – Visiting professional pharmacists addressing health issues. They will also be doing free blood pressure checks for brothers and sisters separately

And of course a short reminder.

We shall start by Duhr prayers at 12:30 sharp and Asr at 2pm. Inshallah we will finish with Maghrib prayers at 4:20pm.

Monthly community gathering at the NEW venue this Sunday

Posted November 30th, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Assalamu alaikum,
This is a reminder to everyone that our monthly gathering will take place at a NEW venue this Sunday.

Click here for map information:

Sutton Youth Centre
Robin Hood Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM1 2SD

The gathering will take place earlier than usual as a member of the community will be holding Aqeeqa for their child, so please start arriving to the youth centre from 12:30pm onward.

There will be a brief talk on Aqeeqa delivered by Abdullatif and if time allows there may be another talk on Ahlaq (manners in Islam) where Abdullatif will continue from his previous talks.

Please remember that the main aim of the monthly gathering is to get the community together once a month to build the bond by getting to know each other and strengthen the unity of the community. It’s also an opportunity for our children to get to know and make friends with other Muslims in the community. So please make an effort to attend the gathering and invite your friends and relatives to the event.

Don’t forget it’s a new venue and also to start arriving from 12:30pm as Dhuhr Salah will take place at 12:45pm.

NEW CLASS STARTING TODAY (FRI 30th NOV)

Another announcement is that there will be a new class starting from today in the Civic Office in Sutton. The class will be on Aqeeda and everyone is welcome to attend (men, women & youth). The weekly Friday family gathering in the Civic Offices will now focus on the following classes:

6pm – 8pm: Children’s gathering of all ages (Boys class, Girls class as well and younger children’s class)
6pm – 8pm: Aqeeda class for everyone young and old (Youth who are not attending the boys or girls classes mentioned above)
8:15pm – 9:30pm: Fiqh Class for the family followed by Isha Salah
For further information on classes and activities organised by Companions of the Mosque, please visit WWW.COMPANIONSOFTHEMOSQUE.COM or telephone: 07946 489 099.
Wassalamu alaikum.

November Talk

Posted November 4th, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Assalaam alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh

A reminder that the usual Sunday Community Social Gathering will take place this Sunday starting at 3pm till 6pm.

Please note that it will take place at the same place (for this month):

The Quad Youth Centre
Green Wrythe Lane Carshalton SM5 1JW

Building up proper local community is paramount for your own future progeny. So please do your utmost to attend, if you have guest then bring them with you and be proud of your local Muslim community.

Please do remember the objective of these monthly gatherings are for community building. Security for your children will only be achieved by belonging to a solidly bonded community.

“The wolf will only eat the stray -and weak- sheep”.

Refreshments will be provided. However, if anyone wish to bring a dish to share then you are more than welcome and it is highly encouraged as part of community building exercise.

Yours Brotherly

Abdullatif

Aqeeqa & Manners in Islam

Posted September 1st, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Assalamu alaikum,

Quick note to remind everyone that our monthly gathering will take place at the Quad this Sunday. The gathering will take place earlier than usual as brother Harun will be holding Aqeeqa for his daughters.

Please arrive at the Quad from 1pm. There will be plenty of food (Insha-Allah) as brother Harun has ordered 5 sheeps to be used for this occasion.

There will be a brief talk on Aqeeqa delivered by Abdullatif, and if time allows there may be another talk on Ahlaq (manners in Islam) where he will continue from his previous talk on the same topic delivered at the Quad few months ago.

Please remember that the main aim of the monthly gathering is to get the community together once a month to build the bond by getting to know each other and strengthen the unity of the community. It’s also an opportunity for our children to get to know and make friends with other Muslims in the community. So please make an effort to attend the gathering and invite your friends and relatives to the event.

Summary of this Sunday’s event:

· 1:00pm Family gathering begins
· 1:15pm Dhuhr Salah
· 1:30pm Brief talk on Aqeeqa – delivered by Abdullatif Osman
· 1:45pm Lunch (foord served for Aqeeqa)
· 2:45pm Talk on Ahlaq followed by Q&A (manners in Islam)
· 3:30pm Tidy up venue
· 4:00pm Finish

The details of the venue is as follows: The Quad (Youth Centre), Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 1JW
There is an on-site parking as well as off street parking. For more information, please telephone: 07946 489 099.

Wassalamu alaikum.

Download audio lecture: Islam in the Horn of Africa

Posted June 4th, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks, Videos & MP3

For those who missed the talk, you can listen or download the audio here:

Islam in the Horn of Africa

Posted June 1st, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks

Coming this June:The talk this month is titled: Islam in the horn of Africa.

The talk will cover the following areas:

· A brief history of Islam in Africa and how it spread to become the biggest religion in Africa.
· The current situation of Muslims in Africa
· The on-going turmoil taking place in countries such as Somalia
· What future lies for Islam and Muslims in Africa.

The talk will be delivered by none other than our respected Ustad Fadilat Dar, a retired teacher with over 40 years of experience in the education sector.

As usual, if you have a question for the speaker you may email it in advance to: sundaytalkquestions@companionsofthemosque.com no later than 6pm Saturday. Your name will not be mentioned and if the speaker doesn’t get it covered during the talk then it will be answered during the Q&A session as a priority.

Here is a quick summary of this Sunday’s event:

· 3:30pm Family gathering begins
· 4:30pm Main talk of the month starts: “Islam in the horn of Africa”
· 5:45pm tidy up venue followed by Asr Salah
· 6:30pm Finish

The details of the venue is as follows: The Quad (Youth Centre), Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 1JW.

Click here for map details.

There is an on-site parking as well as off street parking. For further information, please telephone: 07946 489 099.

Please publicise this event to your friends and families (Muslims & non-Muslims) as everyone is welcome.

The importance of Morals and Manners in Islam

Posted April 1st, 2012 by admin and filed in Monthly talks
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Coming this March: Akhlaq (أخلاق‎)
The importance of Morals and Manners in Islam

This is to remind everyone NOT TO MISS our monthly community gathering that will take place Sunday, 1st April at the Quad.

Imam Bukhari reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Verily those I love most and those who will be closest to me are those of you who have the best morals.” And he (SAW) was asked once about the best assets that would make a Muslim enter Heaven, he said: “The fear of Allah and good morals”.

The talk will be delivered by Abdullatif Osman of Companions of the Mosque.

As usual, if you have a question for the speaker you may email it in advance to: sundaytalkquestions@companionsofthemosque.com no later than 6pm Saturday. Your name will not be mentioned and if the speaker doesn’t get it covered during the talk then it will be answered during the Q&A session as a priority.

Here is a quick summary of this Sunday’s event:

· 3:30pm Family gathering begins
· 4:30pm Main talk of the month starts: “Akhlaq (أخلاق‎) – The importance of Morals and Manners in Islam
· 5:30pm Asr Salah
· 6:00pm tidy up venue
· 6:30pm Finish

Please make effort to attend from the beginning as the main reason for this regular monthly gathering is to get the community together in order to strengthen the bond and affection between us.
The details of the venue is as follows: The Quad (Youth Centre), Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 1JW

There is an on-site parking as well as off street parking. For further information, please visit WWW.COMPANIONSOFTHEMOSQUE.COM or telephone: 07946 489 099.

Please publicise this event to your friends and families (Muslims & non-Muslims) as everyone is welcome.

Wassalamu alaikum.