Localities

Through our programme of activities up and down the country we help individuals to think about their faith and contextualise this to the reality of modern British society. We encourage social responsibility and help people to organise and act to better their local communities. Select a locality for a more detailed picture of our voluntary efforts.

A Great Day For Social Action

Birmingham

One of the objectives of the Young Muslims is to promote Social Action amongst our members. This weekend we worked with Cleanup UK to carry out a “Great Get Together”, where we litter picked at Balsall Heath Park, Birmingham, followed by a picnic. It was an amazing opportunity for young people and local volunteers to be involved in their own local communities and do something practical to make a change. The Young Muslims UK hopes to instill a sense of responsibility for our children so that they are inspired to do good. For further information on the work of YMUK,[…..]

Ramadhan Feed 1000

Manchester

Manchester ISB and South Manchester Foodbank worked together to make 1000 parcels for local families and individuals in need during the Muslim Fasting Month of Ramadhan. Local schools were contacted to support the project in asking children to bring in non-perishable foods. We suggest a regular announcement over the week of collection (any week in May that is appropriate for your school). A launch event was held at Sanam’s Restaurant, Manchester, on the 9 May 2019 7.30-10pm.    

Wisdom & Tea

Luton

A sisters’ gathering will be starting Wednesday, June 19th, to be held every fortnight. An informal setting will allow sisters to share knowledge and experiences, and receive support through the context of Islam. These sessions are from 7pm – 8.30pm at the Dallow Centre, 234 Dallow Road, Luton, LU1 1TB. For further info contact Najda on [email protected] or call 01582 807 236.      

Eid Fair & Family Circle

Luton

Eid ul-Fitr Fair ISB Luton put out a stall to show the general public what ISB is doing nationally and locally, at the Inspire FM Eid Fair. We were there from 12 pm to 8 pm, in all weathers, during the Eid festival that ran on June 4th and 5th. We got a good number of people to sign up to our local mailing list and had many valuable conversations with Muslims and non-Muslims alike. For further info on our activities please contact us on [email protected] or call 01582 807 236.  

A Month of Reaching Out

Birmingham

The Birmingham ISB Branch had a number of events and Iftaars that took place during Ramadhan this year, attended and supported by Islamic Society of Britain volunteers and members.  We had great publicity for the events, which has been great for raising awareness of the blessed month of Ramadhan and fasting to the wider public. Iftaar at the Synagogue –  21st May Three women from Christian, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds spoke briefly about ‘Flourishing as women in our faiths’. This Iftaar was attended by around 30 women.   Hope not Hate ‘Iftaar Together’ with the Sikh and Muslim communities – 24th[…..]

Open Iftaar

Bradford

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. Since 2013, Open Iftar has been inviting people from all walks of life, different faith backgrounds and none, to come together to break fast, share food & engage in inspiring conversations. The Open Iftaar has hosted over 70,000 people across 10 cities and 4 continents. 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[…..]

Interfaith Work And More

Sheffield

The branch in Sheffield has been ambitious in working hand in hand with people of other faiths to dispel myths and share good practice. The launch of National Interfaith Week, where Sheffield’s coordinator was invited to the House of Parliament, in addition to giving talks at local churches was a highlight. ISB’s work within Sheffield City Council, has helped facilitate homeless dinners, food banks and more. Great things on the horizon, as Sheffield has upcoming events focusing on the care for our planet in addition to embarking on more interfaith work.

Work With Diverse Members of Society

Bradford

Bradford, in an effort to focus on the more vulnerable members of the community, including refugees, asylum seekers, migrant and single-parent families has led up some incredibly successful fundraising events. This included their Ramadan Project, which received media coverage from BBC Look North and Asian Channel UK44. #Think#Feel#Do#Act, a Bradford initiative focusing on future branch events, including research into Muslim family cultures and fundraising events entitled “Foods from the Muslim World” which has been initiated and developed by artist/consultant Hafsah Naib. ISB Bradford is currently in the works for some exciting family oriented events featuring relevant and needed topics and[…..]

Integrating Local Interfaith Communities

Birmingham

Building greater awareness and connection, Birmingham has been innovative in integrating the local interfaith communities, including the Christian, Jewish and Sikh’s. “Bringing in the importance of values, opportunities, and different backgrounds, as well as getting all the communities integrated through the outstanding work we do in our ISB branch is the aim.” -Birmingham’s Coordinator Sr Mahmouda. Birmingham’s reach through local radio has been a great platform to creatively share the local ISB branch events and resources. Study circles and Islamic talks are building and open to all!