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Join Sheikh Jaffer for Module 5 of the ICRA Advanced Course this weekend!

Last few spaces remaining on Module 7, Theology taught by Sheikh Jaffer Ladak. Sheikh Jaffer was born in the UK. He was the director of the DRC Group, supplying locum doctors to the NHS in the UK, leaving in 2011. Beginning his Islamic studies in 2005, he has studied at Jaami'a Hawzat al-Muntadhir (a) of Grand Ayatollah Syed Taqi al-Modarresi in holy Kerbala, Al Mahdi Institute, Birmingham and the Islamic College, London.

Sheikh Jaffer holds a Master's Degree in Islamic Law from the Islamic College, London with his dissertation on ‘An Islamic Theory of Global Citizenship’. He has authored four books, The Hidden Treasure (2011), The Ways of The Righteous (2015), A Pure Land: Islamic History of Yemen (2018) and A Star Amongst The Stars: of Bio of Jabir ibn Abdullah (2020). He is also an author of many articles and publications.

Previously the Resident 'Alim of Hyderi Islamic Centre and Hujjat Stanmore, London, he is the incoming Resident Alim of Baab Ul ‘Ilm Centre, Leeds.

Registration for live lectures closes at 4pm GMT SHARP on 12 March 2021, however, you can sign up to access all previous lectures and interact with the class and lecturers through our MS Teams portal.

Each course module is made up of three lectures which will take place between 8pm-9pm GMT from Friday to Sunday, on successive weekends. 

LAST CHANCE: Registrations for live lectures close at 4pm GMT SHARP on Friday, 12th March 2021.

Click here to find out more and register.


Dernières places restantes sur ce cours avancé interactif en ligne sur les sciences islamiques, conçu pour nourrir votre appétit académique!

Le module 7 sur la théologie sera présenté par Sheikh Jaffer Ladak. Sheikh Jaffer est né au Royaume-Uni. Il était le directeur du groupe RDC, fournissant des médecins suppléants au NHS au Royaume-Uni, quittant en 2011. Commençant ses études islamiques en 2005, il a étudié à Jaami'a Hawzat al-Muntadhir (a) du Grand Ayatollah Syed Taqi al -Modarresi à Holy Kerbala, Al Mahdi Institute, Birmingham et Islamic College, Londres.

Sheikh Jaffer est titulaire d'une maîtrise en droit islamique du Collège islamique de Londres avec sa thèse sur «Une théorie islamique de la citoyenneté mondiale». Il est l'auteur de quatre livres, The Hidden Treasure (2011), The Ways of The Righteous (2015), A Pure Land: Islamic History of Yemen (2018) et A Star Amongst The Stars: of Bio of Jabir ibn Abdullah (2020). Il est également l'auteur de nombreux articles et publications.

Auparavant résident 'Alim of Hyderi Islamic Centre et Hujjat Stanmore, Londres, il est le nouveau résident Alim du Baab Ul' Ilm Centre, Leeds.

Le module est composé de trois conférences qui auront lieu entre 20h00 et 21h00 GMT du vendredi au dimanche.

Chaque module de cours est composé de trois conférences qui auront lieu entre 20h00 et 21h00 GMT du vendredi au dimanche, les week-ends successifs.

DERNIÈRE CHANCE: Les inscriptions pour les conférences en direct se clôturent à 16h GMT SHARP le vendredi 12 mars 2021.

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus et vous inscrire.

Book now for the next Module!
Online Ladies' Retreat

International Women's Day just passed by! The CoEJ Khawateen Committee presents Connections through Conversations, an Online Ladies Retreat with special guest Sr. Tahera Kassamali. Join us for a fun evening of self-development, games, quizzes, and a raffle with prizes!

Limited spaces. For details and registration click here.

Enter the Children's Gujarati Speech Competition before 23 March!

The Khoja Heritage Festival 2021 will have presentations from Jamaats, a heritage exhibition, a quiz with prizes for the winner and runner up, and a children's Gujarati speech competition!

The Children's Gujarati Speech Competition is open to children aged between 7 and 12 years. To apply to enter, please 
click here and fill in your child's details and Jamaat name, telling us why they would like to enter the competition. Only 5 applicants will be selected to enter! The deadline to send in your entries is Tuesday, 23 March 2021.

The theme for the competition is twofold:
1. Describe what our heritage is as a Khoja today (traditional food, traditional clothes, our language, our mosques, etc.)
2. What are the goals of the Khoja Heritage Project (maintain our culture, spread our culture, or just talk about it sometime around an event?)
See you soon!


Le Khoja Heritage Festival 2021 propose des présentations de Jamaats, une exposition sur le patrimoine, un quiz avec des prix pour le gagnant et le finaliste, et un concours de discours gujarati pour enfants!

Le concours de discours pour enfants gujarati est ouvert aux enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. Pour postuler, veuillez
cliquer ici et remplir les coordonnées de votre enfant et le nom de Jamaat, en nous indiquant pourquoi il aimerait participer au concours. Seuls 5 candidats seront sélectionnés pour participer! La date limite pour envoyer vos candidatures est le mardi 23 mars 2021.

Le thème du concours est double:
1. Décrivez ce qu'est notre héritage en tant que Khoja aujourd'hui (cuisine traditionnelle, vêtements traditionnels, notre langue, nos mosquées, etc.)
2. Quels sont les objectifs du projet du patrimoine Khoja (maintenir notre culture, diffuser notre culture ou simplement en parler à l'occasion d'un événement?)

À bientôt!

The Need to Process and Support

Loss is a part of life, but suffering alone does not have to be. The Ahlulbayt (a.s.) have emphasised the importance of grieving and processing loss, but not everyone is able to do so effectively. Join us for this workshop where we will breakdown the stages in which one can help a loved one, a friend, a community member, or oneself cope with grief and navigate the bereavement process.

Please note that for the purposes of supervision as well as self-reflective work on your new-found skills, there will be a follow-up reflection circle that you will be required to attend. 

LIMITED SPACES. Click here for registration.

NB: Due to the high demand and limited spaces, your registration indicates your commitment to attend this session. Last-minute cancellations and no shows are a waste of community resources.

CoEJ's first Adult Mental Health First Aid Course
CoEJ held its first Adult Mental Health First Aid course last weekend, which was facilitated by Brother Ammar Farishta of Fitrus Training and CoEJ Councillor Mariam Hassam of Revive VSG. The workshop was completely overbooked and alhamdulillah received highly positive feedback. Click on the video above to see what our brilliant participants had to say.

Some of the feedback included:

"It’s been a really good course and enjoyed all the activities that enable us to understand the different areas."

"I thought I knew and could support people who has had experienced ill mental health, but I realise now my mistakes and how I could have supported better."

"Both course trainers are absolutely brilliant. They delivered the course to the highest level and professionalism. I wish the course was longer.They made it easier to understand and involved everyone. An excellent interactive session, I cannot speak highly of the trainers - an asset to us all."

Over the course of the coming weeks, CoEJ aims to share more of what the participants learned through the course and provide awareness on topics of mental health.

Congratulations to all the participants on successfully becoming Mental Health First Aiders. Thank you for taking this brave step to go above and beyond to support your community, those around you, and most importantly, yourselves!

Feedback on ICRA Module 5
Duas and Ziyaraat

Module 6 of the ICRA Course on Duas and Ziyaraat that took place last weekend was a detailed and informative!⠀

Thank you to all our wonderful participants, and especially to Shaykh Vinay Khetia for his passionate lectures and for taking the extra time to answer all the questions!

Participants were asked what the most valuable and enjoyable aspects of the Duas and Ziyaraat module were.

Some of the responses received from participants included:

"Excellent very well learned scholar."
"All of it."

The next module is Theology delivered by Sheikh Jaffer Ladak and will take place from 12 March to 14 March 2021. Click here to find out more and sign up.

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