It is with a joyful heart that we are welcoming the holy month of Ramadan; a month where we can finally slow down the rush of this life and focus on our relation with Allah and the Hereafter.
Like every year, we will see – with Allah’s will – what the Muslim communities can achieve over a space of four weeks. Indeed, Ramadan is a great opportunity to see the generosity, the solidarity, and the potential of the Muslim Communities in the UK.
And it is in Mosques that lots of this will happen. During Ramadan, mosques take all their meaning: a place of welcoming, of sharing and of action where the wellbeing of the community; in its widest sense, takes priority before individuals’ wills as it the way Allah wants us to run His houses.
In the same way, Imams will play an essential role in this emulation. They will lead, they will show the way, and they will push the community to give its best and to focus on the good, full of hope that tomorrow will be even better and easier if we keep working altogether.
However Ramadan will also be the time for mosques’ management to assess their work to see where the short comings are and where improvements are needed in terms of organisation, integration and strategy.
For that, we, at MINAB will keep working to support making mosques better and safer places for all and to help Imams with the heavy responsibility they undertook: to guide the Muslim communities in the UK with their specific needs and circumstances.
We ask Allah the Almighty to forgive you and forgive us. May Allah guide and support all of us in achieving what we have committed to.
Maulana Shahid Raza