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Campus North Christmas Care Packages Project

3rd January 2021, file under Youth

written by Zadiq Oguntimehin

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Assalamualaikum,

My name is Mariyah Aseri and I am a 4th year dental student and the Regional Lead for Campus North. On Thursday 24th December myself and a fellow Campus student, Maryam Zafar, delivered 15 care packages to Copperdale House. This volunteering project was co-ordinated by Auntie Azra Khan from ISB Manchester, and she supported us throughout the process.

A few days earlier, we brainstormed the items we could include in the gift bags, such as socks, hygiene products and snacks, which we were then able to purchase thanks to kind donations towards the project. When assembling the gift bags, Maryam’s sister Maheen joined us and we formed a little ‘conveyor belt’. Maheen and I folded and tied bows on the socks, Maryam did some neat lettering on the gift bags and wrote a nice holiday message from ISB, and we all assembled the items in the care packages ready to send off.

When delivering the gift bags, we met with Anne and Terry from Copperdale House, who were so welcoming and lovely and their home looked like a warm and inviting place for all! They explained that many young people experiencing homelessness are provided shelter at the house, and Anne and Terry look after them. Their hard work was so touching to see, and it was such a rewarding opportunity to be able to brighten someone’s day, especially in the festive period which can be a tricky time for some. We hope lots more Campus students can help support the lovely couple in their future endeavours!

A special thank you to Auntie Azra who leads a lot of charitable projects within the community MashaAllah, and hopefully, we can extend these volunteering opportunities to Campus students InshaAllah so keep an eye out! If you would like to find out more about volunteering with ISB, or would like to make a donation towards some of the projects we are working on, feel free to get in touch by sending us an email on [email protected] JazakAllah for your continued support.

Kind regards,
Mariyah Aseri

 

Election 2019 Statement

14th December 2019, file under Press releases

written by Abida

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Dear Brs and Srs

It is a monumental day in British politics and for our society. Across our nation many I know will be feeling upset, angry and deflated at the results- Politics has polarised not just opinions but people. The election results show that there are many who will see the results as a positive step for Britain, though many of us are genuinely fearful of the rise in hateful rhetoric and the divisions in our society.

At this time of real concern, it is essential that as individuals and as an organisation we do not lose hope but remember Allah and His Plans and our striving for equality and social justice. We must look for goodness and foster it, we must pray for the good of our country and its people. We must strive towards a political discourse that brings people with differences together to strive for the common good.

I believe we can be, we must be, a beacon of light for society as a whole to help move towards a brighter future.

We are in the midst of developing a work plan that must see ISB and all of us as relevant stakeholders in this conversation.

Hold firm, pray for one another and let’s dig deep… together Insha’Allah. Let US be the change.

Khalid Anis, ISB Chair

ISB Elects New Chair

17th October 2019, file under Press releases

written by Abida

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The Islamic Society of Britain Elects Dr Khalid Anis MBE as its new Chair

The Islamic Society of Britain welcomes the appointment of Dr Khalid Anis MBE as its new Chair. Society members elected Dr Anis at the Annual General Meeting, held on 12th October 2019.

Speaking about his new role, Dr Anis said: “I understand the heavy responsibility entrusted to me as Chair of Trustees for this unique organisation. The Islamic Society of Britain has always held an important position in standing for a positive vision for British Muslims, sometimes putting our head above the parapet. I am keen to renew this vision and help this organisation develop the kind of leadership that displays the courage, ethics and values that are important for healthy community relations right across Britain, today”

Dr Anis, a General Dental Practitioner, has held several senior positions in the organisation, including as Director of the Living Islam Festival, the charity’s flagship project. A former, school governor and consultant in Public Health, Dr Anis was awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to dentistry. He runs a NHS practice in Manchester, where he resides with his wife Sara and their 3 children.

‘Tis that time of year

7th December 2011, file under News

written by Sibt Ali

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“Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little…Prophet Jesus, lay down his sweet head!” I sang out on the last day before the Christmas holidays in 1998… Read More…

London’s burning!

9th August 2011, file under News

written by Husman Khan

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Thoughts on the Summer riots as they were happening…

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