Bradford Update October 2019

The Bradford ISB Branch had a stall at the Ramadan Tent Project’s ‘Open Iftar’. The project is to help develop
the knowledge, understanding and experience of Ramadan & fasting for all.
There were formal speeches, free food, exciting stalls, a time to have conversations, and the Maghrib prayer
was held in Centenary Square, Bradford, following the breaking of fast. We had an information stall and 15
people expressed an interest to join.

ISB Scout Bradford runs fortnightly on a Saturday from 5:30 till 7pm and is open to girls and boys from 6 to 12
years old. We are currently operating the Scouts group from Islamic Relief Volunteers Hub in Bradford 7, who
kindly lend us the space free of charge. We do charge a £1 nominal fee for each child which generally covers
the cost of resources.

The session splits the younger children and the older children, so we have 2 groups, under 10’s and 10 and
over. With the younger group we focus on stories from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and so far we have covered
the prophets from Adam (AS) to Ibrahim (AS). This is followed by an activity related to the story. With the
older group we have been focusing on Allah’s names and will continue to work on topics that we feel are more
applicable to that age group e.g. character building, dealing with problems, behaviour, responsibilities as a
Muslim; all using Qur’an and Seerah. We still want to keep this interactive and fun so we will always have an
activity after the main reminder/topic.

For the last part of the session both groups come together to play games, we aim to include a quiz at the end
of the session if we have time using Quran, Seerah and Prophets quiz cards. If we do not have time we let the
children have free play.
Shannaz Zahoor
Bradford Branch Coordinator
Saima Ashfaq
Scouts Leader