*** Westminster Attack. 22nd March 2017 ***
Short Statement from BMCS and Prayers. Pleases find below a short statement that was put out on Facebook with some prayers.
As a nation most of us are feeling a sense of shock and sadness at the awful events that unfolded in Westminster today. Firstly our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and those affected. This is an absolutely disgusting attack on innocent people. No sane human could justify such behaviour. “Human” being a term loosely applied to the perpetrator here. Even animals don’t do this to each other.
Today was an attack on all of us a nation.
I simply don’t have the words anymore to express the sadness that I feel whenever innocent lives are lost through evil misguided criminal behaviour justified by a warped sense of right and wrong. Be it here or any other place in the world. Or whoever the perpetrator is. Whether carried out by an individual, group, army or a nation.
While we are still awaiting further updates we can only speculate on the motives of the twisted mind or minds behind the attack.
We should also acknowledge the bravery and professionalism of the Police and emergency services who handled the situation to stop it
escalating into something even worse.
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.
(BMCS & Muslim Chaplain Bristol University)
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.
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.
note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date.
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
Wednesday 30th August 2017 to Monday 4th September 201
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Useful Calendar Dates.
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:
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.
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