Monday 20th August 2018
 
 
Mon 20 Aug
19:00 - 20:00 Martial Arts
Ladies Soft Karate Tai Chi

SICM is offering a unique blend of exercise and wellbeing classes, run by Junjokai. The class is suitable for ladies aged 9 to 65+ years, all fitness levels and various disabilities.

- Health & Fitneess
- Self Discipline
- Mindful Meditation
- Mind, Body & Spirit Exercise

Cost is £20 for 5 sessions or £5 for a one off session.

Please register or contact sports@sicm.org.uk for more information
Tue 21 Aug
No events for today
Wed 22 Aug
06:45 - 08:15 Eid
6.45am Dua Nudba
7.15am Eid prayers led by Shaykh Zoheir Esmail
7.40am Eid Khutbas
8.00am Refreshments
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
21:00 - 22:00 Bouldering
Bouldering sessions at HarrowWall

The sessions are run on a pay as you go basis and the cost includes entry/climbing, shoe and chalk bag hire. Cost per session is £5.


To register your interest in joining the bouldering club, click here to complete this form .
Thu 23 Aug
20:10 - 21:20 Thursday Programme
Du'a Kumayl followed by Salaat, Ziyarat and Refreshments.
Fri 24 Aug
20:09 - 21:30 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Quran recitation and the main talk by Sibtain Panjwani on The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community Diaspora: An Exploratory Overview.

This exploratory talk will provide some reflection about the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community diaspora which is part of the global Indian community. It will begin by providing a rationale and conceptual framework used for the study and delve briefly into the circumstances under which the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheries had to migrate from India and then emigrate to East-Africa, Europe, Canada, United States of America and elsewhere. It will explore the extent of acculturation and transformation that affected the community, its current challenges and whether it is able to overcome them.


Dr. Sibtain Panjwani, former Secretary General of the World Federation of KSIMC (1996 to 2003) is the founder of The Awakening Project For KSI Muslim Community. It is a worldwide grassroots-orientated initiative that seeks participation and reform from community members themselves. Having qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester and obtained his MA in Medical Law and Ethics from Kings College London and a PhD in Law from the University of Essex, he went on to work closely with the late President - Marhum Mulla Asgherali M M Jaffer at the World Federation. After his death, Dr. Sibtain Panjwani continued to be active in Shii and wider Muslim community affairs. He also has a special interest in bioethics in Islam having taught undergraduate student at The Islamic College, London. He has published journal articles on bioethics as well as on dental legal issues. He currently operates on a freelance basis in both Muslim community life and the wider academic environment.
Sat 25 Aug
09:00 - 11:00 Bouldering
Bouldering sessions at HarrowWall

The sessions are run on a pay as you go basis and the cost includes entry/climbing, shoe and chalk bag hire. Cost per session is £5.


To register your interest in joining the bouldering club, click here to complete this form .
Sun 26 Aug
07:00 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
08:00 - 09:00 Tafsir classes
Tafsir classes are on hold this week.
 

JUNE

Date

Imsaak

Fajr
Dawn

Shurooq
Sunrise

Zuhr
Noon

Asr
Afternoon

Maghrib
Sunset

Isha
Evening

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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.