We Join Together in Manchester

I am Ajmal Masroor, the recently elected Chair of the Islamic Society of Britain. I was honoured to have been elected by Society members to become Chair of our movement in the autumn of this year.

I wanted to invite you to a free event being held in Manchester that is vital for planning how we can show Islam in a positive light to the people of Manchester in 2017. Between now and the meeting we will also be deciding the process of how to replace the ISB coordinator in Manchester due to brother Tahir Awan the current coordinator stepping down.

As an imam and fundraiser I work with a number of British Muslim charities around the country.  I seek to promote a positive image of our religion through my broadcasting and writing.  It is this sort of engagement with Britain’s communities through social action and through the media that the Islamic Society of Britain has pioneered since I was a young man involved with the Society and with Young Muslims (YM).

On the evening of Saturday 3rd December 2016, the Islamic Society of Britain’s national Shura (the committee elected by members that leads the organisation) would like to invite you to dinner at Sanam Sweets & Restaurant, 587 Stockport Road, Manchester, M13 0RX from 06:30pm  08:30pm.

I will be in attendance together with our national Director, Joe Dobson and all our other Shura members from around the UK. I want to hear your views on our work past and present, what we have done well and what we could do better. Most importantly, we need to look to the future and decide what we are going to do from this point forwards.

This evening event is not a formal Islamic “talk”  the aim is to let you get to know all the national Shura personally over dinner and to discuss what you would like to see the Society achieve in Manchester during 2017.

By the end of the meeting we want to make firm plans for practical local action that will demonstrate to the people of Manchester that our Deen is of benefit to all mankind.

Examples of things to be discussed on the evening will be:

  • What activities can we put on that will show the beauty of our Deen to the people of Manchester during Islam Awareness Week (IAW) that will take place during March 2017?
  • What sort of “social action” (community volunteering) could we lead on that can make a difference to the lives of not only our Muslim communities but also to others in Manchester?
  • What skills or time can you provide to help make these things happen?
  • Will you join the local Manchester Shura (committee) of the Society in order to help plan and deliver these activities during 2017?
  • Children, teenagers and adults all welcome. We will be having some of our younger members leading a session with teenagers about what they would like to do for themselves and their religion in Manchester next year.

There is no cost to attend.  The Islamic Society of Britain will cover the costs of the food.  If you’d like to make a small donation on the evening to cover the cost of your meal – thus enabling us to spend more money on our wider charitable work – then that would be welcome but it’s not a requirement.

We invite you to book free places at the event here!

Please specify how many Under 13s, teenagers and adults respectively you expect to be bringing with you.  We need people to book in this way so that we can plan for catering and not waste money or food.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Yours in Islam

Ajmal Masroor