SAVAGE MURDER SHALL NOT DIVIDE OUR COMMUNITIES
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The Chair of Leeds Faith Forum and the Imam of Leeds Makkah Masjid unreservedly and unequivocally condemn the horrific brutal murder carried out in Woolwich, London, on 22 May 2013.
Imam of Leeds Makakh Masjid, Qari Asim, MBE said: “Woolwich has witnessed an unspeakable, horrific and barbaric act of [...]
Administrator on May 23rd, 2013
Leeds Makkah Masjid unreservedly and unequivocally condemns the horrific violence carried out on the streets of Woolwich, London, on 22 May 2013.
Imam of Leeds Makakh Masjid, Qari Asim, MBE said: “Today London has witnessed an unspeakable, horrific and barbaric act of murder. Early reports suggest that the perpetrators of this sickening attack chanted the name of God at the scene of the crime. Islam does not permit vigilante attacks on anyone and therefore such inhumane acts have no place in Islam. Islam places unparalleled value on the sanctity of human life, teaching that the killing of one innocent person is equivalent to the killing of the entire human race. There is no room for any argument or suggestion that this type of callous, cold murder is in any way justified in or ratified by the teachings of Islam.”
“One of the perpetrators is seen referring to violence being committed in “our lands” in video footage which has been released following the attack. For Muslims, wherever they live in peace is their land, and certainly many recent surveys of young British Muslims have indicated that they see Britain as being their home”, said Imam Asim
“It is reported that the victim is a serving British soldier. Muslims have served in the British army for over a century and have fought alongside soldiers of other faiths to bring peace and stability throughout the world. British Muslims continue to serve their country with pride and dignity. The random, unprovoked attack on a British soldier has shocked and dismayed British Muslims, alongside other communities”, said a representative of Leeds Muslim Council.
We call on everyone to stand united against violence and not let acts of hatred or terrorism divide our communities.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim of this heinous attack. They will remain in our thoughts and prayers at this distressing time.
For more information contact us on MakkahMosque@yahoo.com or visit us at www.makkahmasjid.co.uk
Leeds Makkah Masjid is one of the UK’s leading mosques and has won the award of being UK’s Model Mosque.
Administrator on April 29th, 2013
Shaykh Professor Hafiz Fateh Muhammad sahib (May Allah have mercy upon him)
During 1997 UK General Election with br.Mukhtar Hussain and Fabian Hamilton MP, Harold Best MP and others
Administrator on April 20th, 2013
Jalsa and annual gathering in memory of Shaykh Hafiz Fateh Muhammad Sahib
Date: Sunday 28th April between 3.00pm – 6pm.
Venue: Leeds Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1JY
Mufti Khan Muhammad Qadri (Urdu speech)
Imam Muhammad Asim Hussain (English speech)
Brothers and sisters are welcome.
Administrator on March 27th, 2013
Jewish Passover & Easter in the Glorious Qur’an
Time: Good Friday, 29 March 2013 at 2:30pm-4:00pm (straight after Jummah prayer)
Venue: Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1Jy.
The lecture will cover:
Stories of Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) as shared by Muslims;
Jewish Passover & the Glorious Qur’an
Jesus’ rising to the Heavens on Easter Sunday & the Noble Qur’an
Some of the similarities & differences between the followers of Abrahamic faiths
Muslims & inter-faith work in Britain
The lecture is given by Imam Qari Asim.
The event is open to all.
Administrator on March 27th, 2013
Good Friday Khutbah: Marriage in Islam
After having covered, in Friday sermons, the rights and responsibilities of mothers and fathers and the role they play in upbringing children, new theme will be covered from this Friday 29 March 2013: Rights & Responsibilities of Husbands & Wives.
In modern times many married couple are unhappy in their relationships; there tend to be many arguments resulting in a couple moving away from each other.
There has been an alarming rise in divorce rates amongst British Muslims in recent years.
There are multiple factors that contribute to arguments/conflicts arising in a marriage leading to an unhappy marriage or a marriage ending in divorce, and each case is different.
The Friday sermons in the next few weeks will explore guidance that Islam has provided to having a successful healthy prosperous and fulfilling married life.
At Makkah Masjid Friday Khutbah starts at 12:25pm and when the clocks go forward, it will start at 1:25pm.
Administrator on March 27th, 2013
Session 5: Take a Journey with the PROPHET MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him)
Sunday 31 March 2013 at 6:00pm-7:30pm (between Asr & Maghrib)
Venue: Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1JY.
Session 5 of the monthly Seerah Study circle will cover:
First Revelation & its significanceProphethood: its purpose & mission
Private Dawah (call to Allah) by the Prophet (peace be upon him)
Early conversions/First People to embrace Islam
The Public Call to Islam by the Prophet (peace be upon him)
Dawah: its methodology & principles
Challenges & suffering faced by early Muslims
Lessons for British Muslims from the very early period of Islam
The course is taught by Imam Qari Asim.
Brothers & Sisters welcome.
No REGISTRATION, NO FEE.
Administrator on March 16th, 2013
It is extremely sad and disturbing that thousands of angry protesters today set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore .
Such violent actions are so far removed from the teachings and the practice of the one who was sent as Mercy to All the Worlds (May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
Any blasphemous remarks must be tried in a court of law and justice must be seen to be done.
Leeds Makkah Mosque strongly and unreservedly condemns such injustice against minorities in Pakistan .
Imam Qari Asim MBE said; “Islam has granted rights to non-Muslims and minorities living in Muslim countries and has issued severe warnings to those who do not defend those rights of the minorities.
A Haidth of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) should be enough for a Muslim to take care of a non-Muslim’s rights.
‘Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, curtails their rights, burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.’ (Abu Dawood)
It is imperative that the government of Pakistan takes a close look at terrorism and violence taking place in the country and makes concerted effort to try to foster peace amongst the communities living in the country and dispels violence within its borders. “, said Imam Asim.
Administrator on March 8th, 2013
This week, 4-10 March 2013, is marked as “Climate Week”. The environmental crisis that we are facing requires the attention and action of everyone. The Muslim community has an important role to play in this respect, given that we belong to a “green” faith.
Long before it became fashionable or ‘politically correct’ to care about the environment, the Qur’an and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) encouraged Muslims to care for nature and other creation of God.
Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim, MBE said: “The challenge that we human face is enormous. Man is effectively a trustee/guardian of the resources that are at his disposal. A trustee does not destroy those that are in his trust; rather a trustee takes every caution to protect the life, home and amenities that are enjoyed by those in his guardianship.”
Qari Asim has produced a leaflet to raise awareness which has been circulated by the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board to Mosques throughout the UK, and has called for Mosques to raise awareness through sermons, events, Madrassahs and community activities.
Makkah Masjid will be marking the Climate Week by holding a number of activities from 8-10 March by increasing awareness about our duty to the environment and by putting into action the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle.
Administrator on February 22nd, 2013
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