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Don't Let Lockdown Get You Down!

Yes, the UK has entered a third national lockdown, and yes the weather is gloomy, but this only gives us the opportunity to band together as a community and overcome this together!

CoEJ has a host of activities coming up to support you, educate you, help us understand each other better, and bring us all closer as a community.

Through this Workshop, the CoEJ Wellbeing Network aims to enable you to support people in the community, including family, co-workers, friends, community members. Ideal for volunteers making calls to vulnerable people, or those who simply want to learn some new skills and practice them.

This program offers individuals the opportunity to develop skills to better their own mental health and the mental health of community members, and in doing so, adding value to the conversations already taking place. Practice and learn:

1. Stress Container Model
2. ALGEE Model for Wellbeing Triage
3. Phone Communication Skills
4. Questioning Skills
5. Active Listening
6. Empathy
7. Signposting


The Workshop is facilitated by Br. Ammar Farishta of Fitrus Training, a certified Mental Health First Aider who specialises in mental health and capacity building training, and Sr. Fatema Rahemani, a primary school teacher who has completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and her postgraduate studies in child development.

Click here to register.

Have you ever wanted to gain deeper knowledge of Islamic Sciences but never had the time to commit to Hawza?

The CoEJ Islamic Cultural and Religious Affairs Committee (ICRA) is presents this online interactive advanced course on Islamic Sciences, designed to feed your academic appetite and provide you with knowledge from esteemed scholars on:

  • Quranic Sciences
  • Ahadith
  • Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Legal Theory
  • History
  • Duas and Ziarat
  • Theology
  • Logic
  • Philosophy
  • Irfan

Each course module is made up of three lectures which will take place between 8pm-9pm GMT from Friday to Sunday, on successive weekends. The entire course is spread over ten weekends. You may select all or some of them to suit your interest and suitability.

The first Module (Quranic Sciences) is scheduled to take place from 22-24 January 2021 and will be taught by everyone's beloved Sheikh Nuru Mohamed!

Click here to find out more and register.

In November CoEJ ran its first ever Building Mental Resilience Workshop facilitated by Br. Inayat Moledina from Minnesota. NASIMCO and CoEJ are working together on a number of fronts. The course was fully booked and feedback was so positive, we decided to run a session in Gujrati.

By the end of the program the participants will:

1. Understand what mental resilience is and why it is important
2. Understand strategies to build mental resilience
3. Be given practical tips that can be implemented immediately

The session will be delivered fully in Gujrati by Sr. Zeinab Goulamaly and Br. Afzal Somji  – ideal for Seniors and anyone whose first language is Gujrati! Slides will have elements of English and Gujrati.

Click here to book.

Unlock the Potential of your Marriage

We usually invest in our health and education, but do we invest in one of our most important relationships: Marriage?

This course will help you explore and understand your personality to deepen your relationship and create more harmony in your marriage. See your marriage flourish by understanding personality theories.

While this course will revolve around understanding the self and the differences with your spouse in the context of marriage, the theory will be based on temperament and type, which is the model followed in courses such as the Neuro-Psychology of Learning (NPL) and the Leadership Development Programme (LDP).

Click here to register.

 Lets Talk Wellbeing

On Sunday 3rd of January 2021, 31 young people between the ages of 11 to 15 years went through the Let's Talk Well-Being program run at CoEJ with Noor Al Asr. The objectives of this course were to:
1. Improve awareness and understanding of wellbeing
2. Recognising signs of stress and understand how to tackle it
3. Promote a culture of seeking help, and
4. Encourage peer support and accessing resources and services. 
Some of the answers from young people included:
"Take advantage of my blessings and keep in touch with my family and friends."
"Note down how i'm feeling and why."
"Keep a mood diary."
"Play football with my dad."
"Write a letter to my future self." 

CoEJ is running another session with young people on 24th January 2021.

The Role of Women in our Institutions

Last month the French division of CoEJ in Paris held a webinar on the role of women in our institutions. The webinar was delivered by several esteemed speakers in Gujrati. The webinar had over 800 viewers join in live and over 1400 views later on!

We especially thank Cheikh Imran Jafari, Mouliani Anjum Fatema, Zoher Mohamadraza, Sabir Charifou, Nargis Meralli Ballou, Muazzama Mamodaly, Shama Dewji, and Arif Hiridjee for making the event the massive success that it was.

Click below to watch!

2nd Online Tarbiyah Training

The 2nd Online Tarbiyah Training to be run by CoEJ is taking place on 24 January 2021 inshaAllah, and this time a whopping 50 teachers will be fully trained to teach various age groups in Madrasah at no cost!

Feedback on the Online Teacher Skills Programme (TSP)

The CoEJ Spiritual Academies Network (SAN) organised the first Online Teacher Skills Programme last month and below is some feedback we received from a participant. 

CoEJ is a non-profit organisation

If you like what we do or feel you have benefitted from our initiatives, please consider donating.

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