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AS THE NIGHT OF QADR APPROACHES, FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO DONATE

As many of you may be aware, our community in India is in dire difficulty due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and CoEJ has received an urgent and heartfelt appeal from the Mumbai Jamaat requesting for support. In an email received today, Al Hajj Safder bhai Karmali, President of the KSI Jamaat, Mumbai told us:

"Mumbai is the epicentre of the furious second wave of Covid19 and not only have we lost quite a few gems of our community, scores of our families are inflicted with this virus and many are fighting a battle of life and death.
 
The current lockdown has pushed the needy segment of our community in further abyss. The severity of the situation in Mumbai can be gauged from the fact that a respected member of our community even contemplated suicide because of the burden of debt, lack of income and his inability to provide two basic meals a day to his family.
 
Just a few hours ago, we got a call for immediate help for an elderly couple, both of whom had tested positive for Covid19. In the past one month, there have been multiple cases of hospitalisation and Mumbai Jamat has offered them the best possible support. That apart, our distressed members daily reach out to us for Medical assistance and this figure alone is approximately Rs.4 lacs each month.
 
The request for aid is ever increasing, but on the other hand, the sources of our income have completely dried off.
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We therefore urge you to donate generously towards this worthy cause and take advantage of the opportunities the Almighty (SWT) has provided us with during these divine nights and during the rest of this Holy month of Ramadhan. You can also donate your Khums money as the Mumbai Jamaat has the Ijaza of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani for collection of Sehme Imam for Inter-alia Education and Medical assistance of Members.

To donate towards the India Covid-19 Emergency Appeal click below.
Donate to Covid-19 India Emergency Appeal Now
Join the World Federation and CoEJ for a special Live Show this Sunday
The World Federation and Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) are pleased to announce the fifth live show for the #OurGlobalFamily series on Sunday 2nd May 2021 to be aired LIVE at 16:00 in London, England via YouTube channel @WorldFederationKSIMC

The show will also air LIVE on Ahlulbayt TV at 16:00 BST. 

Please join us this Sunday as CoEJ outline how we have supported their communities throughout the Covid-19 crisis and more importantly discuss our continued support and plea to the audience to support our Emergency Appeal for communities across India, as their plight heightens with the current dire situation.

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La Fédération mondiale et le Conseil des Jamaats européens (CoEJ) ont le plaisir d'annoncer la cinquième émission en direct de la série #OurGlobalFamily le dimanche 2 mai 2021 qui sera diffusée EN DIRECT à 16h00 à Londres, en Angleterre, via la chaîne YouTube @WorldFederationKSIMC

L'émission sera également diffusée en direct sur Ahlulbayt TV à 16h00 BST.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous ce dimanche alors que le CoEJ explique comment ils ont soutenu leurs communautés tout au long de la crise du Covid-19 et, plus important encore, discutez de notre soutien continu et de notre appel au public pour qu'il soutienne notre appel d'urgence pour les communautés à travers l'Inde, alors que leur détresse s'intensifie avec le situation.
Last Week with Ayatullah Al-Madadi
Last weekend CoEJ hosted a webinar with Ayatullah Al-Madadi and Sheikh Kumail Rajani on the topics of Imamah and Dua Iftetah. Alhamdulillah the webinar went very well and and many of our listeners had the opportunity to have their burning questions addressed directly - there was an enthusiastic discussion that took place on Allah's response to duas and our state of beings as servants of Allah.

A huge thank you to Ayatullah Al-Madadi and Sheikh Kumail for their time and the knowledge they shared, and to all those who tuned in.

You can watch the Gujarati webinar by clicking here and the English webinar with Ayatullah by clicking here.

Don't miss your chance to enter the Children's Gujarati Speech Competition

Gear up for the Khoja Heritage Festival 2021. This year, we're going to have a 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 8 and 15 years. To enter, please click here and send us your video entry at secretariat@coej.org by 16 May 2021 using the following guidelines:

1. What is our heritage as Khojas today and what does it mean to you? This can be your favourite traditional food, traditional clothes, our language, our mosques, or anything that shows your personal history.
2. What do you think are the goals of the Khoja Heritage Project (maintain our culture, spread our culture, or just talk about it sometime around an event?)

You can be as creative as you want with the speech as long as it is in Gujarati!

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Préparez-vous pour le Khoja Heritage Festival 2021. Cette année, nous allons avoir une présentation des Jamaats, une exposition sur le patrimoine, un quiz avec des prix pour le gagnant et le finaliste, et un concours de discours pour enfants en Gujarati!

Le concours de discours pour enfants en Gujarati est ouvert aux enfants âgés de 8 à 15 ans. Pour participer, cliquez ici et envoyez-nous votre vidéo à secretariat@coej.org avant le 16 mai 2021 en utilisant les directives suivantes:

1. Quel est notre héritage en tant que Khojas aujourd'hui et qu'est-ce que cela signifie pour vous? Cela peut être votre nourriture traditionnelle préférée, vos vêtements traditionnels, notre langue, nos mosquées ou tout ce qui montre votre histoire personnelle.
2. Selon vous, 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?)

Vous pouvez être aussi créatif que vous le souhaitez avec le discours tant qu'il est en Gujarati!

Enter the Eid Card Competition now!

The CoEJ annual Eid Card Competition is back for Eid Al Fitr 1442!

Your child may send in entries for one of two age groups: 5-8 or 9-12 years old.
1 winner will be selected from each age group.
(Only one entry is allowed per participant)
 
Participants need to design the front cover (must be hand-drawn) and write a poem inside the card for Eid Al Fitr 1442 AH.

Deadline: Sunday 09 May 2021.

To submit your Eid card entry, please send us a scanned copy or a photo of your card and poem at secretariat@coej.org
 
Please include your child's details when you submit your card (Name, Age, mobile Email address and Home address).

For more information contact CoEJ at secretariat@coej.org or +44 (0) 20 8696 5200

Mediation Myth-Busting

The CoEJ Mediation service is full free, fully confidential, and is held to the highest standards of professionalism. Click here to learn more.

Our mediators are qualified and supervised through external supervision.  To take advantage of their skills and training please contact us at +44 (0) 786 415 6683 or e-mail us at mediation@coej.org.

The Almighty's protection is always close

If you ever feel like you need a warm hug, here's one from the Almighty Himself!

CoEJ is a non-profit organisation

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

Thank you for your support!

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