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Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) was established in 1986 and is one of the oldest voluntary sector non-profit making organisations in the City. We are based in Easton, at the heart of a culturally diverse inner city area of Bristol.

Our aim is to empower the Muslim community in Bristol and the surrounding area to further the economic (employment, enterprise, training) educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of the Muslim community, while encouraging their active participation in mainstream society, and provide support to interested stakeholders.

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*** Manchester Attack. 23rd May 2017 ***

Short Statement from BMCS and Prayers. Pleases find below a short statement that was put out on Facebook with some prayers.

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Unfortunately for the second time this year as a nation most of us are feeling a sense of shock and sadness at the sickening news of the terrible attack that unfolded in Manchester last night

Firstly our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and those affected. This is an absolutely disgusting attack on innocent people and an attack on all of us as a country.

Putting aside the incredible anger I feel towards the attacker, it is simply mind boggling to comprehend how a so called human being can become so out of touch with their own humanity and values that they think that such a barbaric act is justified.

Once again whilst awaiting further updates we can only speculate on the motives of the twisted mind or minds behind the attack.

I simply don’t have the words anymore to express the anger and sadness that I feel right now. But I do know that despite the fact that this horrific incident will no doubt heighten tensions between communities in the UK, I also know that the majority of us will once again reach down deep within ourselves and tap into our national spirit to stand together united as individuals, communities, cities and as a nation to maintain calm to ensure that such evil and misguided acts don’t succeed in dividing us.

We also need to credit the professionalism of the Emergency services and Police who handled the situation with the excellence we have come to expect of them.

Let's pray that Allah helps the victims and their families at this difficult time. Ameen

Let's pray that Allah brings the evil people behind such attacks here or anywhere in the world to justice swiftly. Ameen.

Let's pray that once again as a nation and continent we have the courage and resolve to stay united and stand together in the face of such abhorrent acts of evil. Ameen.

A heavy-hearted.

Rizwan Ahmed
(Bristol Muslim Cultural Society
& Muslim Chaplain Bristol University)

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Islamophobia

In light of the horrific attack in Westminster please find a special edition of our newsletter with safety tips and information on how to report Islamophobic incidents, Please clidk here or image above for newsletter.

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Islamic dates

Useful Islamic Calendar Dates for Planning Work Holidays

Please allow plus or minus one day either way when planning as exact dates will be determined nearer time depending on sighting of new moon. The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

Please note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date.

Ramadhan 2017
Expected to start Saturday 27th of May 2017 and will continue until (if fasting 30 days) Sunday 25th June 2017.

Eid al Fitr 2017
Sunday 25th June 2017

Eid al Adha 2017
Friday 1st September 2017

Hajj 2017
Wednesday 30th August 2017 to Monday 4th September 201

To download a high esolution version of above image for sharing or for to keep on y9our computer please click link below.

Useful Calendar Dates.

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what islam means

As part of Islam Awareness Week that ran from 17th March to 24th March, Bristol Muslim Cultural Societies young volunteers and youth committee from Bristol produced a short film entitled "What Islam Means to Me" to challenge some of the stereotypes around Islam and Muslims.

CLICK HERE or image above to watch on You Tube:

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sermon

Bristol Muslims Make History at Lord Mayors Civic Ceremony

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Civic Service has been taking place for hundreds of years at the Lord Mayors Chapel in College Green, Bristol. The Chapel itself is around 800 years old. In order to reflect the faith of the current Lord Mayor of Bristol, (Councillor Faruk Choudhury), this year it was decided to include a contribution from the Muslim community.

Click here to reaad full story or click picture above.

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BMCS Moves To New Offices
We have moved to new premises.

Our new addresss is:
Bristol Muslim Cultural Society
35 Mivart Street (Just off St.Marks Road)
Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JF.

Tel: 0117 952 1802
Email:bmcs@bmcs.org.uk

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