Latest news

picture1

Scouts activities at Khizra Mosque

466 Manchester, Khizra Mosque’s local scouts group, visited the local Gurdwara recently as part of their work towards the faith badge. They were made to feel very welcome  as they learned about the Sikh faith and were given a tour, brief essentials of the faith were explained and finished with some refreshments and Q&A. It was a fantastic session and we look forward to our next visit to another place of worship.

Tours of Khizra Mosque 

Aa, Khizra Mosque hosted a number of leaders from various prominent organisation in the North West earlier today. They were given a tour and presentation on the basics of the Islamic faith and were able to see some of the extensive community work the volunteers at Khizra Mosque carry out.

The guests were left pleasantly surprised with the outreach efforts and a number wished to support the projects being delivered in the future.

We also recently held a mosque tour with students from the University and their tutor, most had never visited a mosque in the past. Alhamdulillah it was a good session. Other groups and organisations have also visited the Centre in the last few weeks.

picture2

Healthy eating session at Khizra Mosque

We held a healthy eating session at Khizra Mosque with ABL providing tasters for healthy food and information stall on healthy eating with an opportunity to have a BMI check and advice.

We had a health awareness talk on healthy eating and importance of a healthy diet. Thank you to all of our attendees and guests for attending.

picture3

Khizra Mosque Iftar in the community 

Our first iftar in the community programme this Ramadan didn’t disappoint as we had Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith, visit us along with Afzal Khan MP, a number of Manchester councillors and leaders of Manchester’s faith and  community groups. Alhamdulillah it was an excellent event as the attendees were able to see the community and outreach work Khizra Mosque are involved in and heard testament from those in attendance how positive the work was.

picture4

Khizra Mosque help the needy project

Our volunteers at Khizra Mosque were out shopping buying food items for those in need in Manchester and as far as Bolton and then packed and delivered the food to the needy. We support up to 10 needy families. We provide one month worth of food supplies to needy families every month. Thank you to all of our volunteers and for those donating towards this great cause.

picture5

Khizra Mosque help the homeless project 

Our youth sisters were out shopping and buying toiletries and some food items for the local homeless shelter. Our volunteers from Khizra Mosque then delivered food items and toiletries to local homeless shelter to help those in need this morning. Jazakallah Khairun to the brothers and sister for their hard work and efforts. May Allah accept it from them all.

HELP THE HOMELESS PROJECT AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

Recently our volunteers from Khizra Mosque attended with our youth team attended a local homeless shelter to give out lots of food items as well as toiletries. The homeless people who were present and management were grateful for the donations. Our volunteers had been collecting long life food over the last few weeks since the last drop and our youth sisters helped purchase toiletries for this great cause. Jazakallah Khairun to everyone for their donations and hard work and for helping in any way in this great cause.

BREAKFAST WITH THE HOMELESS AND FREE HEALTH CHECKS

We recently started our new project at the centre to help those in need in the community with free breakfast, free shower and toilet facilities with free health advice. We have held 2 sessions so far and continue on the last Saturday 9am of every month.

FREE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ADVICE AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We continue with free well being health advice sessions once a month on the last Sunday of every month for those in the community with free advice from a psychiatrist for those wanting advice in a private and confidential set up at the centre. Please contact the centre or email us on info@khizramasjid.org for further information or to book yourself for the advice session. Please WhatsApp the following number to make a booking 07497 926 284.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently held our spring playscheme free for boys and girls at the centre during the easter holidays which was well received with many children attending the centre and beneffiting from the numerous play and fun activities held here. We have now moved our girls youth club to Mondays 7-8.30pm for girls aged 6-15 years with lots of activities for the girls to participate with. Please encourage your daughters to attend.

MOSQUE OPEN DAY AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We held a mosque open day on Sunday 18th February 2018 where we had many guests come and attend and visit this mosque and learn about Islam and try to remove any misconceptions about Islam. There were mosque tours, refreshments and an exhibition. We regularly host guests at the centre and if anyone is interested in visiting the Centre either as an individual or a group or an institute then please email us on info@khizramasjid.org

UKIM YOUTH TOUR WITH QARI FROM EGYPT AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We had Ukim youth Qari tour with a visit to Khizra Mosque on Monday 19th February with Qari sheikh mohammad ayyub Asif and listened to his beautiful recitation. It was great to see so many people attend to listen to the beautiful recitation of the Quran.

KHIZRA MOSQUE OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE HOMELESS

Khizra Mosque was pleased to announce it opened it doors to the homeless and needy during the recent bad weather we suffered and had our volunteers knock on doors to Find out if people need any help and cleared snow from drive ways of the elderly. We had our groups of volunteers give out winter packs to homeless in the city centre as well as arrange overnight shelter for the homeless with free taxi rides. We are so grateful to our volunteers for helping those at this time of need.

KHIZRA MOSQUE FOOD DROP TO HOMELESS SHELTER

This month we dropped Food at the Booth Centre for the Homeless again as part of our monthly drops. It was great to see the positive benefit the donations of our locality have on those less fortunate than us. We intend to drop food again in a few weeks. Thank you to everyone for their donations and to those volunteers for their hard work in organizing this.

CLEAN UP DAY AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

Khizra Mosque was pleased to be part of the national project of keeping our streets clean. We had volunteers gather at Khizra Mosque and clean the vicinity around the Centre. Cleanliness is so important in islam and we must ensure we do this regularly and keep our streets and Britain tidy.

C4ALL GIVEN AWARD BY GMCVO

On Wednesday 14th March 2018, GMCVO held an Engagement event for health and social care colleagues working within the public and VCSE sectors where C4ALL were announced GMCA winners in the Participatory Approaches category for the C4All projects that are delivered in the community Hall in partnership with Khizra Mosque.

ARCHERY SESSIONS AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We continue weekly archery classes at the centre every Saturday from 11.30am-12.30pm. We have qualied sta leading these sessions.

MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DELEGATION VISIT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We were honoured as a centre to have a delegation of students and the deputy vice chancellor attend from a top university from Malaysia on a tour of the UK. This was an enjoyable event for the students who attended and the congregation who attended to host the guests. There were presentations on both sides from the university about the great Institute and also about a new Braille Quran with practical event on how to use this. There was a discussion and meal at the end. We hope this is the first of many such visits

HEALTH TALK ON CANCER SCREENING AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We held a health awareness session at the centre on the importance topic of cancer screening in the UK and its importance. The focus was on the three cancer screening programmes in England and creating awareness and how people can engage and benefit from these programmes. We had a good turnout and interest from those attending.

HATE CRIME AWARENESS AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We held several events at the centre informing local congregation about the importance of reporting hate crime and the different types of hate crime and how it can affect people. we are a hate crime reporting centre and we encourage anyone to report to us if they have been a victim of hate crime.

WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENARY AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We have been holding several activities and awareness events at the centre on the subject of the women’s vote centenary event with excellent presentations, discussions and interaction with creating awareness in the community. these events were well attended with lots of activities through out the week at the centre

NEW CYCLING STAND AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We have recently had a brand-new cycling stand installed at the centre to encourage our congregation to attend on their bikes and encourage health and fitness and become more environment friendly. Please take advantage of this when visiting the centre.

HOMELESS LONG LIFE FOOD DROP OFF FROM KHIZRA MOSQUE

Alhamdulillah food Items have been delivered at the Booth Centre the local homeless shelter. When our volunteers attended the centre was full of homeless people having breakfast. It’s been an excellent initiative by volunteers at Khizra Mosque who have donated many items for this great cause. May Allah reward everyone for their efforts and hard work. Jazakallah Khairun.

C4ALL ARCHERY SESSIONS AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting archery classes at the centre on a weekly basis on Saturdays. Please contact us and complete an application form if interested to attend and open to those 14+ years.

ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY 2017 AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently held our annual awards ceremony at the centre which celebrates the success of our students at the school and other members of the local community and appreciation of our volunteers at the centre. We had a great turnout and have out over 200 awards to different people attending the event. Well done to all those successful and thank you to all of our special guests at the event especially MP Afzal Khan for attending. Well done to our students at the supplementary School raised £1000 for local children’s A&E department and we had a representative from the Hospital department attend to receive the cheque. Thank you.

KHIZRA MOSQUE HELP THE NEEDY & HOMELESS

As we go through the cold nights of winter as Muslims we must feel for those who are not as privileged and have to sleep out in the cold. Khizra Mosque has purchased winter packs to donate to the homeless in the local community and Manchester City centre and provide them with some essential items needed to survive in the cold. Our volunteers have been out and donating these gifts to those sleeping rough. We also continue our project of helping those in need in the locality. This month helping about 10 families in the locality and beyond. We continue to provide one month of food supplies to each family. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their donations and time given for this project.

INSTITUTE VISITS TO KHIZRA MOSQUE

We continue with regular visits to the centre to learn about Islam by schools and institutes and public offices and have a tour of the Mosque. We regularly host events at the centre. If interested please email info@khizramasjid.org

KHIZRA MOSQUE COMMUNITY GATHERING

Our volunteers held a Community gathering with locals. Volunteers prepared hot food parcels to be delivered to houses of local elderly who couldn’t attend our local communal gathering, local Care homes, temporary accommodation, and local homeless residents. Thank you to everyone.

BE PROUD MANCHESTER AWARD FOR KHIZRA MOSQUE

Who goes that extra mile where you live? Those individuals or groups who do lots for their neighbourhoods, and create that buzz. The Be Proud Awards exist to celebrate the swarms of volunteers and the unsung heroes that make ‘Our Manchester’ great. It’s the perfect way to thank these extraordinary individuals and groups for their hard work in helping others. Khizra Mosque was a proud recipient of the Be Proud Manchester special recognition Award for opening its doors to those affected by the horrific Manchester Arena attacks. This is a proud moment for the centre. We would like to thank all of our supporters and sympathisers.

HELP THE NEEDY PROJECT AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

Khizra Mosque volunteers were helping prepare food for needy families in this community and beyond in the surrounding areas over the weekend. Our volunteers dropped off the food to help those in need. This is an excellent project to help those in need in the community. We would like thank all those who have donated towards this cause and those volunteers who help with the purchase, packing and donation of the food items. Jazakallah khairun

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

Alhamdulilah, just under 40 people donated blood at the donation clinic in conjunction with the the National Blood service and supported by the fantastic Khizra team. A mix of male, female, Muslim and non Muslim, attended and donated their blood. May Allah swt accepts everyone’s efforts inshallah.

KHIZRA MOSQUE HELP THE HOMELESS

As we go through the cold nights of winter as Muslims we must feel for those who are not as privileged and have to sleep out in the cold. Khizra Mosque has purchased winter packs to donate to the homeless in the local community and Manchester City centre and provide them with some essential items needed To survive in the cold. Our volunteers have been out and donating these gifts to those sleeping rough.

TOWN HALL VISIT BY KHIZRA MOSQUE TEAM

We were pleased to receive an invite by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and councillors to visit the town hall and meet the Lord Mayor and councillors. This was an event in which invites were sent out for those who have helped with community work. It was an excellent event and much appreciated invite. Our team had a chance to have a tour of the town hall and meet the team there. Thank you.

PARENTS EVENING AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently concluded term 1 of the academic year at Khizra Mosque and held our end of term exams and parents evening. It was good to see so many parents attend and show an interest in the education of their children.

HELP THE NEEDY PROJECT AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We continue our project of helping those in need in the locality. This month helping about 10 families in the locality and beyond. We continue to provide one month of food supplies to each family. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their donations and time given for this project.

NATIONAL SPEECH COMPETITION

Our students took part in the national speech competition and our students attained top 3 positions in 6 categories which is an excellent achievement by our student. Well done to all those students who participated and to all those students who participated in the competition and to all the winners on this great achievement. We would like to thank the parents, teachers and all those involved

INSTITUTE VISITS TO KHIZRA MOSQUE

We continue with regular visits to the centre to learn about Islam by schools and institutes and public offices and have a tour of the Mosque. There was good feedback and an enjoyable trip by all. If interested please email info@khizramasjid.org

BLOOD DONATION EVENT AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

Are you a life saver…. An NHS blood donation camp will be held at Khizra masjid on the 7th of December. Please register and make an appointment by calling the number below. Also, please do share this with others as that could also potentially help in saving a life. 01923 486 880

SCOUTS AT KHIZRA

As part of the Scouts session today our Beavers and Cubs had a fun packed programme where they gained a scientist activity badge for completing their experiment on monitoring heart rate by checking pulse rate before during and after their mini Olympics games. We have regular scout activities at the Centre on Sunday mornings 10.30am-11.30am.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently took part in the big coffee morning at Khizra Mosque raising funds for Macmillan cancer. We had an excellent event with lots of people attending and managed to raise over £430 for this great cause. This project was in conjunction with iCare relief.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SESSION AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently held our BLS training session at Khizra Mosque as part of the lifesavers programme where over 60 mosques participated in teaching basic life support training skills to the congregation following by giving certificates to those who attended. We had an excellent turnout and excellent feedback for the session.

ADVICE SESSIONS AT KHIZRA

We have recently started monthly well-being and mental health drop in sessions at the Centre with free advice to those in the community needing help, advice or signposting in the community. These sessions take place once a month. We have also started free physical health check sessions once a month with free health checks and free health advice at the sessions. Please do pass onto others and try to attend to benefit from these sessions.

CIRCUMCISION TALK AT KHIZRA

We recently held an interactive session on circumcision with a specialist of 20+ year Ms experience who discussed non medical male circumcision. He discussed indications in the community and the safety aspect for those considering this. There were lots of important tips and very beneficial for those who attended.

ROHINGYAN REFUGEES APPEAL AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

We recently held a bazaar at the Centre with stalls and rides at the Centre raising money for the rohingyan refugees. This was an excellent event well attended. This was followed by a cake sale to raise money for the same cause. This again was well attended. It was great to see our youth leading on both of these events. We have managed to raise over £3000 over these events which is a great achievement. May Allah accept this and ease the suffering of those affected by this crisis.

KHIZRA YOUTH DONATE GIFTS TO A CARE HOME ON EID DAY

Our junior youth from khizra Mosque were out on eid day to give eid gifts to the local needy families who we provide food items to on a monthly basis. They bought these gifts and gave them to other children in the locality who were very happy with the gifts. Our older youth at khizra spent some time raising money to buy gifts for a local care home. They gave up time on eid day to pack and then deliver these gifts to the care home. The youth boys helped pack the gifts and then the girls attended a local care home to give out these gifts to the local residents. The staff and residents were grateful for these gifts. Well done to all those involved and may Allah accept it from them all. Jazakallah
khair.

CHEETHAM FESTIVAL

Khizra Mosque again participated in the annual Cheetham festival with different people from different backgrounds visiting the Mosque to tour the centre and learn about Islam. We would like to thank all the attendees and the volunteers for attending this event.

POLICE & PCO ADVICE CLINIC

We hold monthly police clinics after jumah at khizra Mosque with an opportunity for the local residents to speak to the police about what matters locally and for any signposting needed. We are grateful to the local police and PCO’s for taking time out to attend the centre and advise our local residents. These are held once a month after jumah and we held one recently. Thank you.

EID PARTY AT KHIZRA MOSQUE

On eid day at khizra Mosque we held our eid party for people to attend the centre and for the children to play and adults to have a meal and socialize at the centre and an opporunity to meet others at khizra Mosque. It has been an enjoyable event for all. Jazakallah khair to all for attending and our volunteers for helping make this possible with facilitating arrangements for this event. Jazakallah khair

EID MEAL TO LOCAL HOMELESS SHELTER DONATED

As per the last few Eid Khizra Mosque has again had a few of its volunteers visit a local homeless shelter to provide hot food to over 100 people with a donation of long life items. This is an excellent initiative to help those in need at the time of this great celebration.

image1
image2

Mosque open day at Khizra Mosque

We held a mosque open day on Sunday 18th February 2018 where we had many guests come and attend and visit this mosque and learn about Islam and try to remove any misconceptions about Islam. There were mosque tours, refreshments and an exhibition. We regularly host guests at the centre and if anyone is interested in visiting the Centre either as an individual or a group or an institute then please email us on info@khizramasjid.org

Ukim youth tour with Qari from Egypt  at Khizra Mosque

We had Ukim youth Qari tour with a visit to Khizra Mosque on Monday 19th February with Qari sheikh mohammad ayyub Asif and listened to his beautiful recitation. It was great to see so many people attend to listen to the beautiful recitation of the Quran.

image3

Khizra Mosque opens its doors to the homeless

Khizra Mosque was pleased to announce it opened it doors to the homeless and needy during the recent bad weather we suffered and had our volunteers knock on doors to find out if people need any help and cleared snow from drive ways of the elderly. We had our groups of volunteers give out winter packs to homeless in the city centre as well as arrange overnight shelter for the homeless with free taxi rides. We are so grateful to our volunteers for helping those at this time of need.

image4

Khizra Mosque Food drop to homeless shelter

This month we dropped Food at the Booth Centre for the Homeless again as part of our monthly drops. It was great to see the positive benefit the donations of our locality have on those less fortunate than us. We intend to drop food again in a few weeks. Thank you to everyone for their donations and to those volunteers for their hard work in organizing this.

image5
image6

Clean up day at Khizra Mosque

Khizra Mosque was pleased to be part of the national project of keeping our streets clean. We had volunteers gather at Khizra Mosque and clean the vicinity around the Centre. Cleanliness is so important in islam and we must ensure we do this regularly and keep our streets and Britain tidy.

C4ALL given award by GMCVO

On Wednesday 14th March 2018, GMCVO held an Engagement event for health and social care colleagues working within the public and VCSE sectors where C4ALL were announced GMCA winners in the Participatory Approaches category for the C4All projects that are delivered in the community Hall in partnership with Khizra Mosque.

image7

Archery sessions at Khizra Mosque

We continue weekly archery classes at the centre every Saturday from 11.30am-12.30pm. We have qualified staff leading these sessions.

Playscheme in April

We will be having a playscheme again in April for students.

image10

image11

C4ALL Archery sessions at Khizra Mosque

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting archery classes at the centre on a weekly basis in a Saturday. Please contact us and complete an application form if interested to attend and open to those 14+ years.

image08

Homeless long life food drop off from Khizra Mosque 

Alhamdulillah food Items have been delivered at the Booth Centre the local homeless shelter. When our volunteers attended the centre was full of homeless people having breakfast. It’s been an excellent initiative by volunteers at Khizra Mosque who have donated many items for this great cause. May Allah reward everyone for their efforts and hard work. Jazakallah Khairun

image06
image07

New Cycling stand at Khizra Mosque 

We have recently had a brand-new cycling stand installed at the centre to encourage our congregation to attend on their bikes and encourage health and fitness and become more environment friendly. Please take advantage of this when visiting the centre

image05

Women’s vote centenary at Khizra Mosque 

We have been holding several activities and awareness events at the centre on the subject of the women’s vote centenary event with excellent presentations, discussions and interaction with creating awareness in the community. These events were well attended but lots of activities at the centre In thus week.

image03
image04

Hate crime awareness at Khizra Mosque

We held several events at the centre informing local congregation about the importance of reporting hate crime and the different types of hate crime and how it can affect people. We are hate reporting crime centre and would encourage anyone to report to us if they have been a victim of hate crime.

image02

Health talk on cancer screening at Khizra Mosque 

We held a health awareness session at the centre on the importance topic of cancer screening in the uk and its importance. The focus was on the three cancer screening programmes in England and creating awareness and how people can engage and benefit from these programmes. We had a good turnout and interest from those attending.

image01

Malaysian University students delegation visit Khizra Mosque

We were honored as a centre to have a delegation of students and the deputy vice chancellor attend from a top university from Malaysia on a tour of the UK. This was an enjoyable event for the students who attended and the congregation who attended to host the guests. There were presentations on both sides from the university about the great Institute and also about a new Braille Quran with practical event on how to use this. There was a discussion and meal at the end. We hope this is the first of many such visits.

pict1

Be proud Manchester Award for Khizra Mosque 

Who goes that extra mile where you live? Those individuals or groups who do lots for their neighbourhoods, and create that buzz.

The Be Proud Awards exist to celebrate the swarms of volunteers and the unsung heroes that make ‘Our Manchester’ great. It’s the perfect way to thank these extraordinary individuals and groups for their hard work in helping others.

Khizra Mosque was a proud recipient of the Be Proud Manchester special recognition Award for opening its doors to those affected by the horrific Manchester Arena attacks. This is a proud moment for the centre. We would like to thank all of our supporters and sympathisers.

pict2

Annual awards ceremony at Khizra Mosque

We recently held our annual awards ceremony at the centre which celebrates the success of our students at the school and other members of the local community and appreciation of our volunteers at the centre. We had a great turnout and have out over 200 awards to different people attending the event. Well done to all those successful and thank you to all of our special guests at the event especially MP Afzal Khan for attending. Well done to our students at the supplementary School raised £1000 for local children’s A&E department and we had a representative from the Hospital department attend to receive the cheque. Thank you.

pict3

Help the needy project at Khizra Mosque

Khizra Mosque volunteers continue to help prepare food for needy families in this community and beyond in the surrounding areas Oma monthly basis. Our volunteers drop off the food to help those in need. This is an excellent project to help those in need in the community. We would like thank all those who have donated towards this cause and those volunteers who help with the purchase, packing and donation of the food items. Jazakallah khairun

pict4

Blood donation clinic at Khizra Mosque

Alhamdulilah, just under 40 people donated blood at the donation clinic in conjunction with the the National Blood service and supported by the fantastic Khizra team.  A mix of male, female, Muslim and non Muslim, attended and donated their blood. May Allah swt accepts everyone’s efforts inshallah.

pict5

Khizra Mosque help the homeless

As we go through the cold nights of winter as Muslims we must feel for those who are not as privileged and have to sleep out in the cold. Khizra Mosque has purchased winter packs to donate to the homeless in the local community and Manchester City centre and provide them with some essential items needed To survive in the cold. Our volunteers have been out and donating these gifts to those sleeping rough.

pict6

Town hall visit by khizra mosque team

We were pleased to receive an invite by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and councillors to visit the town hall and meet the Lord Mayor and councillors. This was an event in which invites were sent out for those who have helped with community work. It was an excellent event and much appreciated invite. Our team had a chance to have a tour of the town hall and meet the team there. Thank you.

pict7

Parents evening at Khizra Mosque

We recently concluded term 1 of the academic year at Khizra Mosque and held our end of term exams and parents evening. It was good to see so many parents attend and show an interest in the education of their children.

pict8

National speech competition with success from Khizra students 

Our students took part in the national speech competition and our students attained top 3 positions in 6 categories which is an excellent achievement by our student. Well done to all those students who participated and to all those students who participated in the competition and to all the winners on this great achievement. We would like to thank the parents, teachers and  all those involved.

pict9

Institute visits to Khizra Mosque

We continue with regular visits to the centre to learn about Islam by schools and institutes and public offices and have a tour of the Mosque. There was good feedback and an enjoyable trip by all. If interested please email info@khizramasjid.org

pict10

Scouts at Khizra

As part of the Scouts session today our Beavers and Cubs had a fun packed programme where they gained a scientist activity badge for completing their experiment on monitoring heart rate by checking pulse rate before during and after their mini Olympics games. We have regular scout activities at the Centre on Sunday mornings 10.30am-11.30am.

Macmillan coffee morning at Khizra Mosque

We recently took part in the big coffee morning at Khizra Mosque raising funds for Macmillan cancer. We had an excellent event with lots of people attending and managed to raise over £430 for this great cause. This project was in conjunction with icare relief.

pict12

Basic Life Support session at Khizra Mosque

We recently held our BLS training session at Khizra Mosque as part of the lifesavers programme where over 60 mosques participated in teaching basic life support training skills to the congregation following by giving certificates to those who attended. We had an excellent turnout and excellent feedback for the session.

Advice sessions at Khizra

We have recently started monthly well-being and mental health drop in sessions at the Centre with free advice to those in the community needing help, advice or signposting in the community. These sessions take place once a month.

We have also started free physical health check sessions once a month with free health checks and free health advice at the sessions. Please do pass onto others and try to attend to benefit from these sessions.

Health talks at Khizra

We recently held an interactive session on circumcision with a specialist of 20+ year Ms experience who discussed non medical male circumcision. He discussed indications in the community and the safety aspect for those considering this. There were lots of important tips and very beneficial for those who attended. We also held a talk on heart disease at the centre and reducing risk of heart disease.

Rohingyan refugees appeal at Khizra Mosque

We recently held a bazaar at the Centre with stalls and rides at the Centre raising money for the rohingyan refugees. This was an excellent event well attended. This was followed by a cake sale to raise money for the same cause. This again was well attended. It was great to see our youth leading on both of these events. We have managed to raise over £3000 over these events which is a great achievement. May Allah accept this and ease the suffering of those affected by this crisis.

pict14

Khizra Mosque community gathering

Our volunteers held a Community gathering with locals. Volunteers prepared hot food parcels to be delivered to houses of local elderly who couldn’t attend our local communal gathering, local Care homes, temporary accommodation, and local homeless residents. Thank you to everyone.

image1

image2

image3

Khizra youth donate gifts to a care home on eid day

Our junior youth from khizra Mosque were out on eid day to give eid gifts to the local needy families who we provide food items to on a monthly basis. They bought these gifts and gave them to other children in the locality who were very happy with the gifts.

Our older youth at khizra spent some time raising money to buy gifts for a local care home. They gave up time on eid day to pack and then deliver these gifts to the care home. The youth boys helped pack the gifts and then the girls attended a local care home to give out these gifts to the local residents. The staff and residents were grateful for these gifts.

Well done to all those involved and may Allah accept it from them all. Jazakallah khair.

 

imag4

Help The Needy Project

At the end of Ramadan our volunteers were out shopping and buying food for the needy in our local community. We were able to support 13 families in the local area including a few families from other areas in greater Manchester. Thank you to all those who have made generous donations towards this much needed cause. This is a project in which we provide food to needy families in this area every month with one month supply of food. May Allah accept the effort and hard work of all involved and help those who are in need and struggling. Jazakallah khairun to all involved.

imag1

Visit to Khizra Mosque centre

Khizra Mosque has hosted several tours of the centre over the last few weeks. For one of our tours at Khizra Mosque we hosted some guests at the Mosque from salford who do some great work with youth and from pennine acute hospital who again are doing some fantastic work for the local communities at the trust and they were given a tour and had a presentation on the work the Mosque does in the community, for the whole community for both Muslims and non Muslims. We thank our guests for taking the time out to visit us. We host regular tours and if ever interested to visit as a school/institute/group or anyone else please visit our website and send an email of interest to visit@khizramasjid.org or fill in online form under online visit booking forms on the website.

imag4

Diabetes Talk
We were pleased to host two talks at the centre on safer fasting in Ramadan with diabetes. This was an opportunity to listen to specialists talk about diabetes and learn about this condition and have an interactive discussion. The talks were interactive and enjoyed and beneficial to the community. Macmillan Team Attend Khizra
We had a team of Macmillan nurses attend the centre to give out information packs about cancer support with information on how to gain access in the community. This session was very useful.

Dying matters launch with Pennine Acute Hospitals
Khizra Mosque was involved in the launch of this excellent initiative by pennine acute hospitals with visits to the mosque by members of staff from pennine acute and general public. This was an opportunity to interact with other and learn.

Help The Needy Project
This month again our volunteers have been shopping to buy food items for our needy families in the locality and beyond. This month we are supplying food items to 15 families with one months food items. Our volunteers were at the ferret in the day sorting out food items and arranging delivery to the needy families. We would like to thank our volunteers who have taken time out on Saturday for this great cause whilst they are fasting and May Allah reward them for all their efforts and hard work and accept this good work. Jazakallah khair.

Another student from Khizra Mosque completes Hifz of the Quran
Khizra Mosque is pleased to announce that one of its students Hamza from Hifz Class has completed the Hifz of the Quran today and recited the final few verses to complete his hifz before the tarawih prayer in the blessed month of Ramadan. This is an excellent achievement by this young student who has joined a list of other boys and girls who have completed Hifz of the Quran from Khizra Mosque Supplementary School. Congratulations to Hamza, his parents, teachers and all others involved. Well done on this great achievement.

Arabic classes
We continue our Arabic classes at Khizra Mosque following the Madina Arabic series books. We are starting GCSE Arabic after Ramadan and will continue with the other books. We have capacity to take more students and if interested please contact our admin team at the centre. Tajweed classes
We held level 1 tajweed classes earlier in the year and these will continue after Ramadan helping students of the Quran read the Quran in a correct manner. This is a free course held at the centre and led by a qualified teacher of the Quran.

Health education
Khizra Mosque was pleased to host a session at the centre with a charity MIND where we had a healthy breakfast and a discussion on the health aspects of a healthy mind and physical well being.

imag2

Debate club at Khizra Mosque

In preparation for the upcoming DebateMate competition, an inaugural debate was hosted on Friday to allow students to practice presenting their argument to their teachers and fellow peers.
The four panellists comprised of regular attendees of Debate club, with two members arguing a motion.
After a week of diligently preparing, the students confidently presented their arguments with the intent of swaying the audience to their side. The audience were given the opportunity to pose their questions and comments.
We hold regular debate clubs at the Centre from 7pm-8pm every Monday.

imag3

Clean up day at Khizra Mosque and surrounding streets 

The Great British Spring clean 2017 is took place all over the country. khizra mosque also participated in this event, our volunteers and scouts teams met on Sunday 12th March 2017 at the Centre to help clean in the vicinity.  As muslims It is very important we look after the area we live in and keep it clean.

imag6

The Bogle Stroll 2017 with rest station at Khizra Mosque

Khizra Mosque hosted the charity walk held on the night of 10th March 2017. The community hall was used as a rest place for those taking part in the 55km walk. The guests were grateful and enjoyed
Recently we provided support to ‘The Bogle Stroll 2017’ charity, by allowing the community hall to be used as a checkpoint for the very tired walkers who enjoyed a quick break, food and drinks.
They have so far from the event raised £10,000 but are expecting a  greater total, as several have not yet shared their total amounts yet. The money will go towards 23 different charities, with several of them being local charities including Booth Centre, The Message Trust and Wigan & Leigh Hospice, as well as wider reach charities Cancer Research UK and Hope For Children among others.
The 2017 Bogle was the 56th time the event has run, with walkers attempting the 55 mile walk since 1961.

imag5

Blood donation registration at Khizra Mosque 

We held another blood donation registration stall at khizra Mosque. This was an opportunity to register to donate blood  at an event to be held in the coming months. This is an opportunity to save someone’s life. Please attend our upcoming events for registration for blood donation.

imag4

Tennis club at Khizra Mosque

Khizra Mosque was recently shortlisted as one of the four nominees of the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. We are proud to announce we are a satellite centre for indoor tennis in the UK. As part of the SERVES programme, sessions take place in the faith centre and over ten volunteers have been trained to become Tennis Activators.

https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/four-nominees-contention-british-ethnic-diversity-sports-awards/

imag7

Clothes donation jackets and food drop

Khizra Mosque volunteers were busy recently delivering food to local needy families for the month of March. This is a project in which we buy food items for a month supply for local needy families and donate every month through generous donations from brothers and sisters in the community. We also donated some brand new jackets that had been donated to the homeless in the locality. May Allah accept this from all insha’allah.

imag8

Ansar Foundation talk at Khizra Mosque 

We had a visit from Ansar foundation who came to the mosque to talk about interest free loans and how you could go about acquiring this. This was an important and interesting session looking at how this is possible via their organization.

GM Citizens talk with upcoming Mayor election

Khizra Mosque have been working closely with GM Citizens who are a broad-based community organisation working in Greater Manchester to strengthen the community through development and empowering it.

In May 2017, communities across Greater Manchester will decide who takes office as the first ever Mayor for our region. S/he will lead decisions on transport, social care, housing, young people, skills and public sector reform which will significantly affect the lives and prospects of people across our communities.

Citizens UK and Khizra Masjid invite you to join us on (Bank holiday) Monday 1st May 2017 ( 2-4pm ) as we seek pledges from the main Mayoral Candidates to those priorities at the Lowry in Salford.

The event will be a joyful celebration also seek to establish a public and accountable relationship with whoever becomes our Mayor on a common good agenda. Please be a part of the event by attending with all the family. Please contact us for more details.

imag9

Stroke talk khizra Mosque

We recently held a talk on stroke which was well attended and proved to be beneficial to those who attended from the community. The was an interactive discussion on this important topic.

imag10

Fostering stall at Khizra Mosque

We recently held a stall at the centre in association with Manchester city council for fostering and opportunity to recruit foster parents for this noble chase. It was a successful event with many people coming forward and showing an interest in fostering. We hope to have more such events at the centre and help to create awareness for this important topic.

Mind wellbeing session at Khizra Mosque

‘Mind’ the charity attended Khizra Masjid earlier today, they delivered a talk as part of the ‘Get active, feel good’ initiative.

The session was on wellbeing, how getting active can improve your mood and help you to feel more relaxed.

‘Getting active makes  you feel good both inside and out’

imag17

Reflections from the Quran at Khizra Mosque

We continue our monthly series of talks on this important subject with a talk on surah Ad-Dhuha a cure to depression. This was a useful session with benefit to those who attended. We continue next month in May 2017 on the first Friday of the month on the important topic of Ramadan – the month of mercy. Please do attend and benefit from these important sessions.

Youth club at Khizra Mosque

We continue regular activities at the centre for the youth. We recently held a qiyam ul Layl with lots of activities and interactive workshops for our youth. The event was filled with lots of interactive group games and interactive talks on our youth improving their character and conduct and having good role models and it’s important for the future of our youth.

imag11

GMP visit to Khizra Mosque 

Recently at the Mosque a visit from the newly recruited employees of GMP. Many had never visited a mosque before and were grateful for the opportunity.

imag12

Community cycling at Khizra Mosque

On Sunday 26.3.17 the community cycling club was out again.

A very good ride around Cheetham and Salford, along with a pit stop at Pure Gym on Bury New Road for a quick rest, drink and few bicep curls.

The next ride will be on the last Sunday in April at 10.00am and the meeting point again junction of Brideoak Street and Cheetham hill Road.

imag14

Spring playscheme at Khizra Mosque 

We recently held a playscheme at khizra Mosque with free activities for local youth and children. This playscheme was open to everyone in the community. We had 2 weeks of free activities which included table sports, art and craft activities and much more. The playscheme finished with a small party on the final day and certificates for all the attendees. We had playscheme for the boys and girls aged 6-15 years.

imag15

Falls and dizziness talk at Khizra Mosque

An interactive talk held on “Falls and Dizziness” at Khizra Mosque with Dr Iqbal a consultant specialist in audio-vestibular medicine on 25th March 2017. This interactive session was well received and enjoyed by the attendees. Jazakallah khairun

imag16

Help needy food drop from Khizra Mosque

This month we delivered food to local families again in the community and beyond with a month supply of food items especially those needy families. This month we provided food to 11 families with some outside our locality in other parts of greater Manchester. This is an excellent project that is only possible with generous donations of those who have donated for this project. This is much needed project that helps those in the community irrespective of whether they are Muslim or non Muslim. May Allah accept the efforts of our volunteers and those who donate and may Allah accept this from all. Jazakallah khairun

image77

Mosque open day at Khizra Mosque

#VisitMyMosque Open Day

Khizra Mosque participated in the MCB’s led #VisitMyMosque today and opened its doors to the wider community who enjoyed a short programme with speeches, exhibitions, mosque tour, henna painting, calligraphy and a group performance by children from the supplementary school.

There was a very good turn out as we had visitors from all corners of Greater Manchester visit us and from as far as Cumbria. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day which saw some people enter a mosque for the first time and others visiting Khizra for the first time. There were a number of dignitaries that spoke at the event and how such events were important in helping improve understanding, creating dialogue, breaking down barriers and building good relationships.

Thank you to everyone for attending today and thank you to all the volunteers that made it happen. It was great to see you all and I hope to see you all again.

image78

Hate crime awareness week events held at Khizra Mosque

As ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017’ comes to an end, we reflect on the weeks events.

Our volunteers at ‘Communities for All & Khizra Mosque’ campaigned throughout the week In order to reach out to the local community and promote the significance of reporting hate crimes. A Hate Crime is ‘any criminal offence that is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s characteristic or perceived characteristic’ (HCAW, 2015).

As a third party reporting centre, we work alongside local authorities to tackle hate crimes and support victims of this particular crime, regardless of race, religion, age, sex or gender.

So if you have suffered, or know of any one who has fallen victim to any forms of hate crime, please report to us immediately!

Methods of reporting are listed below:

Call the Greater Manchester Police on 101
Call Manchester City Council on 0800 083 0007
Report anonymously via the ‘True Vision’ website online at www.report-it.org.uk
Contact a Third Party Reporting Centre

image79

Diabetes eye disease talk at Khizra Mosque

We had guest speakers from the charity Action for Blind People working on a project to raise awareness of diabetes and the importance of regular eye tests in helping to prevent sight loss.

The North Manchester Eye Health Champions Project aims to benefit at least 3,000 people who are at risk of sight loss, focusing support on people from South Asian or African and Caribbean descent who have a greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. This was an opportunity for people to come and learn about the importance of eye testing and the risks it can cause if ignored or done on a regular basis. We also had free health checks at the event.

image80

Dementia talk at khizra Mosque

Recently we held a talk at khizra Mosque on the important subject of dementia. It was good to see our audience engage in the discussion and actively participate in this interactive session. We had a good turnout of those who were keen to learn about this important condition. We continue our health awareness sessions on a regular basis. Thank you.

award

Khizra Mosque Supplementary School receives Bronze award

Khizra Mosque is pleased to announce that its Supplementary School has been given the Quality Framework Bronze award of achievement  by the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education. This was in collaboration with the Manchester council following a review of the school and an appreciation of the good learning environment created at Khizra Mosque Supplementary School.

Congratulations and well done to all the staff, admin, pupils and parents at Khizra Mosque. We hope this can be the start of many more awards in the coming future.

chil

Scouts at Khizra

466 Manchester Khizra Beavers learned about looking after the environment and the importance of not dropping litter. During the session they went for a litter pick and managed to fill 2 bags full of rubbish! They also finished their poster making competition for Autumn with the orange team just winning by a small margin.

If your children would like to participate, why not bring then along to our beavers sessions a every Sunday 11-12 in the community hall. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch also.

com

Paediatric Basic Life Support event at Khizra Mosque

We continue with health awareness events at Khizra Mosque and recently held a session and had an excellent turnout with almost 70 people turn out to attend this event with lots of positive feedback and lots of basic skills learnt by the attendees. We had special guests to facilitate this session and was beneficial and well received. We have several events planned in the coming weeks and hope more can attend and benefit from these sessions. Jazakallah khairun.

help

Homeless drop to homeless on the streets

Recently our volunteers from khizra Mosque were out on the streets in Manchester city Centre handing out icare winter packs and new warm jackets to those less fortunate and struggling in the streets in the bitter cold.

This was another opportunity to help those who are less fortunate than us in this community. It was truly touching to provide much needed winter packs to the homeless living rough in our city and struggling in this cold.

We pray Allah accepts this donation and effort from all the volunteers involved in any part of this great work and eases the difficulty of those in need.

cyc

Community cycling club at Khizra Mosque

This weekend we started the new community cycling club at the centre.

This particular session was to train the attendees so they are equipped to take groups from the local community on a community based ride under their supervision.

The trainers on hand were from Cycling UK along with a member from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

The next step now is for you or anyone you know to get on your bike and join us on the next scheduled ride which will be end of this month and every month there on.

Its a great way to get fit or stay healthy, so it might be time to invest in a set of wheels and give cycling a go.

Everyone is welcome as it is steady paced for whatever your experience or expertise.  Please do get in touch for more information.

dona

Blood donation registration at the centre

We recently held 2 blood donation registration sessions at the centre. We were able to register 130 people over these 2 sessions. We hope to hold a clinic in February at the centre where blood donation will take place.

Homeless drop to homeless shelter 

Recently our volunteers at khizra Mosque dropped off long life food items which we collect every month along with winter packs containing jackets provided by iCare to a homeless shelter in north Manchester. These winter packs were purchased through generous donations by our brothers and sisters for this project. We would like to thank everyone that donated the food items and money for these icare winter packs especially our generous sisters who donated a significant amount along with many food items. We also had a generous brother who donated many brand new warm jackets for the homeless.

The staff at the homeless Centre were grateful and said these items will be given out as soon as possible to homeless service users at the Centre and beyond.

We provide long life food every month to local families and to homeless people via your generous donations. Please continue to donate food items for the needy in the locality with donation of long life items into our food storage containers located near the reception at Khizra Mosque.

image48

Khizra Mosque shortlisted for Tennis Foundation Special Recognition Award. 

The Tennis Foundation Special Recognition Award recognises those (either individuals or community groups) who are working to take sport to a different and new audience within their community. This year the four nominations for the award are Tennis Foundation SERVES sites.

Sol Campbell (former England international football player) today threw his support behind the Tennis Foundation Special Recognition Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards (BEDSAs).

There are currently 55 SERVES sites across the country, with four nominated for the Tennis Foundation Special Recognition Award including Khizra Mosque which uses tennis to engage with the local communities.

Organised by Sporting Equals, the 2017 LycaMobile BEDSAs will once again celebrate excellence among Britain’s outstanding Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, with the awards taking place on March 18 at the London Hilton in Mayfair.

Khizra Mosque is pleased to have been shortlisted for this excellent award and invited to london for the event and are grateful to all those who have helped in shortlisting them for this award. Thank you.

image49

Appreciation award

The UKIM were honoured to be invited by Mosaic, part of the Prince’s Trust, to a special lunch on 19th January 2017 along with other supporters, business leaders mentor’s and young people where an announcement was made as to the Mentor of the Year.

Also in attendance were special guests HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan, the Founder Chairman of Mosaic, as well as Mosaic’s current Chairman Shabir Randeree CBE.

The announcement of the 2016 Mosaic Princess Badiya Mentor of the Year, an award established in honour of HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan recognises the commitment made by dedicated mentors who volunteer their time and skills mentoring young people from deprived communities to help them realise their talents and potential.

Those in attendance heard first hand the positive impact the Mosaic programmes had on young people and how in some cases they transformed the lives of those going through them.

The UKIM were specifically thanked and given an award as a token of appreciation for their continued support in helping deliver the Mosaic project  where around 8000 young people, largely Muslim children, go through and benefit from the mentoring programme.