Community

Sisters4Islam help to provide community services to all sections of the local community.  We welcome women of all ages and backgrounds.

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Importance of Community

It is in the nature of humans to be amongst each other. Without a sense of belonging to some sort of community a person could feel isolated and lonely, perhaps that’s why isolation within a prison is considered one of the worst of punishments. Knowing the nature of a human and the reason why they have been brought into this world, it is a difficult hardship to live a life disconnected from this world and everyone living on this planet. What humans can do together cannot be achieved by one person alone. As Muslims we have been given a unique way of uniting.  In one important aspect of life our lord says:

وَاِعْتَصَمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللهِ جَمِيعًا وَ لاَ تَفَرَقُوا

” And hold on all of you strongly to the rope of Allah and do not be disunited”  This is a clear indication to unite and help each other to reach a higher purpose. Our lord also says :

وَ تَعَاوَنُوا عَلى البِرِّ وَ التَقْوَى

” And help each other in goodness and righteousness’

When the Prophet made his way and settled in Madina, one of the first things he did was to establish a community.  He arranging those who already lived there, and later became known as Al Ansaar (the helpers), to welcome and host those who had migrated from Mecca. Thus, a community had been created full of brotherhood and generosity. This made the Ansaar earn the love and respect of the Prophet     صلى الله عليه وسلم  (peace be upon him) . It has been reported that he said: ” if the Ansaar take one way and everyone else takes another, I would take the way of the Ansaar. This shows the love and great appreciation the Prophet    صلى الله عليه وسلم  (peace be upon him)  had for the Ansaar

Together Humans Stand Stronger

This traditional video shows a man who feels he has grown old and wants to leave his boys with an important lesson in life.

People need each other in life. Recently the Community in Leicester have faced a challenge. We had been on the edge of losing a well-known and valued member in the Community. This member and the rest of the family received the sad news that the door of this Country wasn’t open for them anymore. Within a short time of two weeks an amount of 15k (which seemed very impossible) The community with the help of the ummah managed to raise that amount within the given time. Without everybody’s input it would not have been possible. It has brought everyone together and has shown that Leicester has a strong community. With the help of our Creator, All praise be to him, there is a positive change. To have a strong Community that’s stands together you need people who mutually understand each other, genuinely care for each other and are willing to sacrifice for each other. We pray Allah brings all of the Ummah together.

By Fahia Farah

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