Saturday 18th November 2017
 
 
Sat 18 Nov
No events for today
Sun 19 Nov
06:30 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Fajr salaat followed by discussing issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
08:00 - 09:00 Tafsir classes
There is NO tafsir class
09:30 - 12:30 Tuition Classes
Tuition classes
Every Sunday, Tuition classes for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be taking place for years 9-13.

For more details, visit http://www.sicm.org.uk/tuition - or email tuition@sicm.org.uk
09:45 - 13:00 Husayni Madrasah
Classes in Quran, Arabic, Fiqh, Islamic History and Current Affairs for children aged 3 and over.


For more information, visit http://www.husaynimadrasah.co.uk
Mon 20 Nov
No events for today
Tue 21 Nov
19:00 - 20:00 Yoga Classes
Yoga classes for ladies are taking place at Mahfil Ali on Tuesday evenings between 7:00pm-8:00pm. The cost for a session is £5 or £20 for 5 sessions.

For more information or to sign up, please send an e-mail to: yoga@sicm.org.uk
Wed 22 Nov
18:15 - 19:15 Martial Arts
Karate & Taekwondo classes for children aged 7-15. Only £4 a session. To register, please e-mail sports@sicm.org.uk
Thu 23 Nov
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 24 Nov
20:00 - 22:00 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Qur'an recitation and the main talk by Mabrur Ahmed and Rahima Begum on "The silent genocide in Burma"


Rahima Begum - Founder and Director of international human rights organisation Restless Beings, Rahima Begum has been actively campaigning for the past decade on human rights abuses across the world. Having previously been employed by SOAS University in London, Rahima is now an independent artist and illustrator and her work spans globally. Rahima has worked tirelessly for communities without voice and has been recognised as one of the most powerful and inspiration British Bangladeshis in the BBPI list 4 years consecutively.

Mabrur Ahmed - Founder and Director of international human rights organisation Restless Beings, Mabrur Ahmed is regarded as one of the key Rohingya experts in the EU. He has delivered policy recommendations at the Houses of Parliament as well as spoken at over 20 universities in short lectures, seminars and conferences. A previous Head Master of a private independent school in England, Mabrur is also an education consultant and has established a number of schools internationally.
 

JANUARY

Date

Imsaak

Fajr
Dawn

Shurooq
Sunrise

Zuhr
Noon

Asr
Afternoon

Maghrib
Sunset

Isha
Evening

106:2906:4308:0812:0513:4616:0318:06
206:2706:4108:0712:0613:4716:0418:07
306:2706:4108:0712:0613:4816:0518:08
406:2706:4108:0712:0713:4916:0618:09
506:2706:4108:0712:0713:5016:0718:10
606:2706:4108:0612:0713:5116:0818:11
706:2706:4108:0612:0813:5216:1018:12
806:2706:4108:0612:0813:5316:1118:13
906:2706:4108:0512:0913:5416:1218:14
1006:2706:4108:0512:0913:5516:1418:15
1106:2706:4108:0412:1013:5616:1518:17
1206:2606:4008:0312:1013:5816:1718:18
1306:2606:4008:0312:1013:5916:1818:19
1406:2606:4008:0212:1114:0016:2018:20
1506:2506:3908:0112:1114:0116:2118:21
1606:2506:3908:0012:1114:0316:2318:23
1706:2406:3807:5912:1214:0416:2418:24
1806:2406:3807:5912:1214:0516:2618:25
1906:2406:3807:5812:1214:0716:2818:27
2006:2306:3707:5712:1314:0816:2918:28
2106:2106:3507:5512:1314:0916:3118:30
2206:2006:3407:5412:1314:1116:3318:31
2306:1906:3307:5312:1414:1216:3418:32
2406:1806:3207:5212:1414:1416:3618:34
2506:1806:3207:5112:1414:1516:3818:35
2606:1506:2907:4912:1414:1616:4018:37
2706:1406:2807:4812:1414:1816:4118:38
2806:1306:2707:4712:1514:1916:4318:40
2906:1106:2507:4512:1514:2116:4518:41
3006:1006:2407:4412:1514:2216:4718:43
3106:0806:2207:4212:1514:2416:4918:44

 

Harrow, United Kingdom

Qibla = 119 29 E (From True North)

Fajr is defined to be when the light in the sky first appears and spreads horizontally. The Quran tells us:

...and eat and drink until the white streak becomes manifest to you from the dark streak at the crack of dawn (2:187 (Ali Quli Qarai))

In our current living conditions, due to the large amount of light pollution in the cities, it is not possible to notice this effect. For this reason much work has gone into arriving at formulas to calculate the time when this light first appears in the sky. Until recently the best work on the prayer times were carried out by a Malaysian Astro Physicist, Dr Mohammad Ilyas, who made the suggestion, based on large amounts of research, that the time of Fajr should be when the sun is 16° below the horizon. As a cautionary measure, he also suggested taking Imsaak, the time when one should stop eating in order to begin the fast, when the sun is 18° below the horizon. This calculation coincided with numerous observations for Fajr time in locations close to the equator. Dr Ilyas also suggested that there was no reason not to use this calculation for locations further north or south as the reason for Fajr coinciding with the sun being 16° below the horizon should extend to all locations.

As further research has been carried out in countries further from the equator, evidence has been found showing this phenomenon of Fajr being at 16° does not hold. Some of the best research to date has just been completed by the OpenFajr Research group in Birmingham, where a specialised camera was set up to observe the time of Fajr on a daily basis for a period of a year. The research findings have shown that the angle of the sun below the horizon is not a fixed value for the duration of the year, the angle varies depending on the date. Using the data obtained from these images, the OpenFajr group have put together a timetable for the city of Birmingham.

SICM has decided to take the timetable that has been produced for Birmingham and convert that data to make it as close to the actual Fajr times for London as possible. As Birmingham is relatively close to London, it is unlikely for there to be a significant variation between the times. However to calculate the small variation that is present, the difference has been taken between the time for sunrise in Birmingham and London and this value has been subtracted from the OpenFajr group's Fajr time. A further cautionary value of 7 minutes has been subtracted from the time to produce a time for Imsaak and 7 minutes added to the time to produce a time for Fajr. This cautionary period should account for the small error margin present in transposing data from a different location as well as the small cautionary margins put in by the OpenFajr group themselves.

We give thanks to the great work done by the OpenFajr group and the other organisations working on this problem, praying that Allah is pleased with all of our work and forgives us all for our shortcomings.