Algerian Action held its charity bazaar on Sunday 25th March at the Masjid. Alhamdulillah, the event was a great success - many sisters and children came along and spent the day socialising with friends, enjoyed delicious food, fun activities and bought from the wide range of stalls.

Maa shaa' Allah a total of £1070 was raised on the day, all of which will go directly to sick or poverty stricken children and families living in Algeria.

Masjid al-Tawhid recently had the pleasure of showing Year One of Newport Primary School around the mosque. Newport is a local school, and the masjid was very happy to assist the teachers in the RE lessons of the children. The sessions were conducted by the head of the Sisters' Section, Umm Zakariyya.

There were around 90 children over two days. They first had a short talk about what happens in mosques, how Muslims pray and why we pray, as well as looking at some girls hijabs, boys prayer hats and prayer mats. They were also shown simple pictures of mosques, and were shown its distinguishing features.

Then they had the chance to see the various areas of our mosque, including the library, wash room and the prayer rooms.  In each room, it was explained to the children what happens there.

Some of the children already knew what we do in each of the areas, while for others this was their first visit to a mosque, but they all asked lots of very good questions and gave very good answers to the questions they were asked.  For example, on being asked of things we can be thankful to Allah for, some said for good families, nice toys, nice food and one boy said "for Him making us".

After having seen all of the different areas of the mosque, the children came back down into the hall downstairs, and then listened to a book, which summarised all of the things we discussed.  All of the children were very attentive, which was brilliant as there was a lot of information they were given, and they all seemed to learn a lot from the visit.

al-Hamdu lillaah, the Children's Workshop on The True Story of Jesus (as) was extremely well received by both children and parents alike. About 115 children participated in three sessions.

Feed back from the parents :

"Maa shaa' Allaah a wonderful event, very encouraging. maa shaa' Allaah a brilliant teacher and well organised. May you have many more!!"

"A brilliant session, lovely songs and very interesting for the children and adults"

"Maa shaa' Allaah so much fun for not just the children!"

"Maa shaa' Allaah very good workshop, really enjoyed it - please could you do more weekly things for the kids?"

"Excellent workshop maa shaa' Allaah. Would have been good if we could have a longer session. Sr Claire was superb and engaged the kids. jazaakAllaah khair."

"Excellent session! Would like to have more similar sessions on a variety of topics - on a more regular basis."

Feedback from the children :

as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah

UPDATE : Unfortunately, due to a change in the Shaykh's itinerary, he will not be visiting the masjid as previously planned. However, he will be at Tayyibun Institute in Whitechapel, presenting a lecture for Sisters only on Monday 19 Dec 2011, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Previous announcement :

The renowned reciter from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Abdullah bin Ali Basfar, will visit Masjid al-Tawhid on Monday 19th December 2011 in shaa' Allaah, and will lead the Maghrib prayer.

All are welcome.



Alhamdu lillaah, the Women's Parenting Course held on 10th December at the Masjid was a great success. Maa shaa' Allaah, over 150 sisters attended and benefited from this inspiring and educational series of lectures by Sr Rahmah Abdul-Latif, an experienced mother and trained counsellor.

See for details of the course.