Foodbank Collection at Hendon Mosque 2018

“Hendon Mosque made announcements during our Friday (Jumma) Prayers for volunteers to come forward to participate for community projects, we were delighted with the response we receive from our congregation.  Many people from our local area and wider, put themselves forward to be part of our team of volunteers.

As a result  Hendon Mosque undertook two community projects over the weekend of 16th, 17th and 18th of March.

  • Feed the Homeless; and
  • Packing toiletries at the  Kennedy Leigh Family Center

Feed the Homeless was about collecting non perishable food items over the weekend at Hendon Mosque, to send to external charities like Sufra NW London and Anaya Aid. We collected various items of food, and then packed them into crates and delivered them during the same weekend.  Our  team of volunteers worked in shifts over 2 days. Sunday the 18th was the biggest challenge as snow had settled and the weather conditions were worsening during the afternoon and evening, and temperatures were near freezing.  See pictures below that tell the story.

Also on Sunday 18th March to coincide with Sadaqa day a Jewish-Muslim social action day, Hendon Mosque arranged for a group of sisters to help at the Kennedy Leigh family Care Centre, in Hendon.  Barnet Mayor, Councillor Brian Salinger and Mitzvah Day executive director, Dan Rickman, joined  Norwood service users, Jewish Volunteering Network members and Hendon Mosque congregants to pack items for the Sufra NW London Food Bank.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Hendon Mosque to express my heartfelt thanks to all the brothers and sisters that worked hard to participate in these projects.

I also take this opportunity to appeal to you, old and young, men, women children to actively participate in community projects with us which impact lives both here in the UK, and abroad.  Over the next 6-12 months we intend to undertaken several charitable project.

The most upcoming one that we now need your support for is packing medical supplies for Syria. We aim to deliver this inshallah before Ramadan. Also during the month of Ramadan we would like to hold  ‘The Big Iftar’ and invites members of our local community to break fast with us and understand better the virtues of Ramadan. For this we require volunteers in large numbers who can help us in plan and deliver these two projects. I look forward to continued support.

NAYIM KADRI 
Coordinator for Interfaith
Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre

Ramadan Food Collection 2017

Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre in conjunction with Sufra Food Bank Kitchen NW London, will be collecting items of food (listed below)

The food donations will be used to provide emergency food aid to families in financial crisis living across NW London and surrounding areas. Beneficiaries include refugees and asylum seekers, low-income working families, individuals who are not in receipt of benefits and the disabled, elderly and mentally unwell (as well as their carers).

As a result of yesterday’s horrific fire, the survivors of GRENFELL TOWER blaze, West London also NEED your urgent help. Depending on their needs the collection will be distributed to amongst them also.

Anaya Aid and Muslim Aid to name but a few are the charities that are on the ground coordinating the response.

SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017 (from Asr till late)

So please bring your items of food to Hendon Mosque:

Long-Life Milk

Lentils

Juice/Squash

Tinned Kidney Beans

Sugar & Jam

Tinned Sweetcorn & Carrots

Pasta Sauce

Tinned Potatoes, Peas & Tomatoes

Instant Noodles

Tinned Fish

Salt & Pepper

Rice Pudding/Custard

Toiletries

Hand-Wash & Washing Up Liquid

We DO NOT need pasta, baked beans or chick peas

Alhamdullilah you have all been very generous with your help in the past, and inshallah with your help in this blessed month we can reach out to those people and in the areas on our doorstep that need help.

I make duaa that Allah grant you all  and all of you, jazakallah-khair for your efforts and donations.

For more information contact Nayim Kadri on 07967 023 127 or www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk, 160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, London, NW10 0PW, Registered Charity No. 1151911

Syria Urgent Appeal 2016

On Friday the 30th and Saturday 31st December 2016, Hendon Mosque in association with Anaya Aid Charity, collected vital life saving aid to send to Syria.

We have been amazed by our Ummahs overwhelming support and generosity. Our appeal and announcement reached far and wide to places like Leicester, Newcastle and Scotland. Outside the UK received donations and contribution from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Qatar.

Your effort in our ‘Syria Aid Appeal’ allowed us to achieve the following:

1. A purchase order of £5000 worth of blankets – 500 in total;

2. Just over £7200 in donations; and

3. Two van loads of food Aid

Our team of external volunteers, who took a day off work to assist, worked all day receiving food items and medical supplies and loading the van.

Above Nurul Miah & Nayim Kadri with the aid donated

 

Above Nurul Miah loading the van

Hendon Mosque would like to convey their special thanks to special task force of Brothers – Robani Samad, Tahir Khawaja, Abass Salim & Nurul Miah, for taking time off work and coming all the way from East London to help out.

Above the team from left to right Tahir Khwaja, Nurul Miah, Robani Samad & Abbas Salim

 

Above the team with Br Raffi from Anaya.

The team waited till after Asr salaat, after which we then went to the Anaya Aid warehouse in Harlesden (http://anayaaid.org/).

The team off-loaded the van and met the Anaya Aid team & their volunteers.

We saw at first hand their hard work and dedication. A round the clock operation of packing items and getting it ready for the container for shipment.

One of the priorities this winter is to help those in Syria to keep warm. Winter will make an already unbearable situation even worse. Hendon Mosque ordered 500 blankets for Anaya Aid to send in their container travelling out on the 3rd January. On Sunday I took along a member of our congregation Brother Anisur Rehman to their West London warehouse, where he presented our consignment of blankets to Anaya Aid branch manager Br Usman.

Br Anisur Rehman delivering a consignment to Br Usman. 

Br Anisur Rehman saw for himself the immense task of packing the aid by volunteers at the warehouse. 

Please make duaa for all the volunteers that have helped and especially those dedicated personnel volunteering at Anaya Aid Charity warehouse, who are working tirelessly everyday to pack and send Aid to Syria on a daily basis. We pray that Allah grant them and all of you, jazakallah khair for your efforts and donations.

I will inshallah make further appeals for aid to send to Syria in due course. The next shipment consignment will be in mid January, where I plan to send a further consignment of blankets and clothes. Please check for updates at the Hendon Mosque website,  http://www.hendonmosque.co.uk/

Jazakallah

Nayim Kadri

On behalf of Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre.

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