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It with a heavy heart, that we write this post - the tragedy that hit Manchester on Monday night, has hit us all. This criminal act that has taken away so much innocent life has left us all with a loss of words and incredibly upset.

We spent all day yesterday working with many Mosques and communities to do whatever we could to support the victims of this attack and come together with the wonderful people of Manchester.

We had volunteers wanting to go out to give refreshments to the emergency services, fellow doctors wanting to turn up to accident and emergency departments and work for free to support their colleagues, fundraising pages were being set up by mosques and local charities, people wanting to attend vigils.....- in this time of darkness, we have also seen an outpouring of goodness.

At a time of such sadness and difficulty people have come closer together- it is clear we all share one humanity. It has really shown how much we really do care for each other. This is indeed beautiful.

And this is our response to the bringers of hate wherever they come from. We stand together as one and will not be divided.

I love Manchester.
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PRESS RELEASE

TERROR ATTACK AT THE MANCHESTER ARENA

The Greater Manchester Muslim Community is saddened and horrified by reports of yet another terror attack, this time in our very city at the Manchester Arena yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and our emergency services who are at the forefront of dealing with this tragic incident.

This is and will always be a mindless and unjustifiable act, targeting the innocent and young in this indiscriminate manner. The perpetrators, whoever they may be, must bear the full consequences of their actions.

We note that GMP are treating this as a Terrorist Incident and offer any support that they may need at this difficult time, we urge our communities to remain calm and alert. We would also urge all to support our emergencies services in this difficult hour.

Qadir Cohan-Chair Manchester Council of Mosques commented

“Today, we wake up to the sad news of an terror attack at the heart of our city that has killed many innocent individuals, tragically some are our very young who were at the concert with friends and families. Manchester communities are strong and resilient and will no doubt deal with this latest tragedy in the usual Mancunian way working together and not allowing anyone to hijack this tragic event for their own agenda. We ask all communities to be extra vigilant over the coming weeks and support our police service with any information that they may have to prevent any further incidents.”

Tahir Mahmood-Rochdale Council Mosques commented

“We are horrified by this attack and the loss of all lives and injuries to all victims. This tragedy has struck at the heart of our communities and we will work with all concerned to ensure that we help the victims and emergency services in dealing with the aftermath".

Imteyaz Ali- Bolton Council Mosques commented

“We are shocked at the tragic news of this terror attack at the heart of Manchester City Centre, the tragic loss of life and the sheer scale is difficult to comprehend. We ask for all to stay calm and support our emergency services in whatever way they can to help them in this hour".

This statement is issued by the following organisations:

Manchester Council of Mosques: MCOM
MCOM represent over 70 mosques in Manchester with a combined congregation of over 80,000 people. MCOM aims to work for Manchester and beyond to be a great place to worship, live, work and prosper in. MCOM regularly issues statements and press releases to mosques and the wider society to build a just and harmonious society.

Stockport Muslims
Stockport Muslims are Muslims from the suburbs of Greater Manchester that work with all communities in developing mutual understanding and social cohesion. Stockport Muslims are committed to justice, tolerance and building a fairer society for all.

Bolton Council of Mosques: BCoM
The Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM) has been uniting, and standing up for Muslims in Bolton for over 20 years. Its goal is to ensure that all Muslims have the opportunity to take an active part in building a better society for everyone who lives in Bolton by involving them at a grass roots level, and highlighting the vital contribution they make to the town. BCoM has 26 affiliated Mosques.

Rochdale Council of Mosques: RCM
The Rochdale Council of Mosques has been working with communities in Rochdale since 2003 and it has 15 mosques affiliated to it. Our vision is to develop successful, confident and united Muslims, who pursue their aspirations with respect and dignity in order to make valuable contributions to the economic, spiritual and civic life of Rochdale. Our work is about developing a framework for addressing issues affecting local Muslim people through effective partnership working, promoting harmony and unity between the people of Rochdale. We endeavour to consult, contribute, help develop and where needed, deliver services which meet the needs of the Muslim communities living in Rochdale. We also act as a gateway to service providers, enhancing access and participation of the Muslim community.

Oldham Council of Mosques

For more information, please contact:
Mr Yousef Dar (Stockport Muslims) 07833 494 088
Mr Ibrahim Kala (BCoM) 07525 048 346
Mr Dobir Miah (RCM) 07764 614 031
Mr Qadir Chohan (Chair of MCOM) 07904 092 748
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Tragic news reaching us this morning.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured.
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Assalaamualaikaum all,

We are pleased to announce our Ramadan series for this year....

'In the Shade of Ramadan 2017 - Stories of the Prophets'

We would like to invite you all to the weekly Family Talks and Iftars every Saturday throughout Ramadan at Cheadle Masjid.

These have been quite a highlight in previous years; it is a great opportunity for families to come together, benefit from useful knowledge and enjoy a lovely Iftar Insha'Allah. (husbands will be able to have a break from doing the cooking!).

We also will have a small crèche available for young children.

The talks this year will focus on "Stories of the Prophets" - please see the attached poster for full details.

Sat 27th May 8:30pm - Prophet Adam (AS) - Sheikh Hammad ar-Rahman Fahim

Sat 3rd June 8:30pm - Prophet Musa (AS) - Ustadh Rehan Salim

Sat 10th June 8:45pm - Prophet Eesa (AS) - Sheikh Faheem Undre

Sat 17th June 8:45pm - Prophet Ibrahim (AS) - Imam Abid Khan

We look forward to seeing you then insha'Allah.

Jazaka'Allah Khairan

Cheadle Mosque
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Assalaamualaikum

Please find below our Ramadan Timetable. You can collect a copy from the mosque foyer InshaAllah.
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Preparing for Ramadan.

Ramadan is almost upon us - it is a blessed month with potential for huge reward - the question is are we prepared to achieve and gain this reward?

We all hope that we will live to see the next Ramadan so that we can have our sins removed but unfortunately we never know whether we will live to see our next Ramadan - hence we need to make sure that each Ramadan we see is the best Ramadan ever In sha'Allah.

Please join us if you can for our "Preparing for Ramadan" talk on Saturday 20th May at Cheadle Mosque - to help us get in the Ramadan "Frame of mind". We are privileged to have Dr Riza Mohammed with us for the evening - to share his gems of wisdom.

It will be after 'Asr (7pm) and of course all are welcome - sisters, brothers and families. Hot buffet will be served - we know it's no gourmet burger but it will give us an opportunity to catch up and sit down with friends over a kebab!

It will be lovely to see you there In sha'Allah.
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As-salâmu 'alaykum wa rahmatullâhi wa barakâtuhu,

The Masjid holds a very important place in our hearts - it's really important that the House of Allah(swt) is kept clean and immaculate. As we prepare for Ramadhan, please join us on Saturday 13th May - After Zuhr (135pm) for the Masjid Clear up to get the Masjid spick and span In-sha'Allah.

There is lots to do including :

1. Changing the tube lights
2. Cleaning the fans
3. Cleaning the tables and classrooms
4. A Thorough clean of the Main Masjid Hall and the foyer
5. House Tidy up.

If you can join us, we would be delighted to have you.

See you on Saturday In-sha'Allah

Jazaka'Allah Khairan

Cheadle Mosque Team
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CMA Family Talk - Part 2

We were honoured to host Dr Abid Hussain last week at CMA. Alhamdulillah Dr Abid delivered an insightful talk to over 80 attendees on 'Islamic Wills: What you need to know'.

Many of the attendees requested a part two in which Dr Abid talks us through creating our own Wills.

We are pleased to inform you that Dr Abid will be back this *Saturday 6th May - 6:45pm* to deliver a session on:

'Islamic Wills: Practical Aspects with an Interactive Live On-Line Demonstration'

Open to all

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Press Release – UKIP’s Divisive Policies

The Greater Manchester Muslim community has great concern over the report that UKIP’s election manifesto will include a pledge to ban the niqaab/face veils worn by a minority of Muslim women. It is alleged that Mr Nuttall – the leader of UKIP will also propose the outlawing of the use of Islamic rulings within civil matters that have long been used by British Muslims and despite the fact other groups including the Jewish community use similar religious courts e.g. The Beth Din.

“We are deeply concerned that certain politicians are once again targeting mainstream British Muslim communities under the guise of tackling extremism. “Headline” policies which target minority groups are simply discriminatory. There is absolutely no evidence that the niqaab has been associated with extremism. Whether it is flat shoes or niqaabs, women are permitted in Britain to wear what they choose – it is not for Mr Nuttall or anyone else to dictate to them.” said Qadir Chohan, the chair of Manchester Council of Mosques.

Yousef Dar from Stockport Muslims added “It is laughable that Mr Nuttall wishes to develop social integration when his party have done much to divide Britain already and such policies only make it clear that UKIP’s vision is a divided Britain. I wonder what is next on Mr Nuttall’s agenda. The freedom to practice one’s religion as long as it does not contravene British law is a virtue of British society and it is these principles that we need to defend. Such divisive policies lead only to isolate minority communities further and create a “them and us” society which hinders integration and mutual understanding”

Ibrahim Kala from BCoM added “The wearing of what one wishes is in keeping with the British values of respect, tolerance of another’s faith and individual liberty. This is reiterated by the Right Honourable Prime Minister who recently stated “..what a woman wears is a woman’s choice.” ”

Dobir Miah from RCM says “There are many false assumptions around women that choose to wear the niqaab and we would be better trying to develop policies that unite and bring about better understanding of all communities.”

Press Release issued 28/04/17

This press release has been released by organizations that
represent large number of the Greater Manchester Muslims

ABOUT MANCHESTER COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (MCOM)
MCOM represent over 70 mosques in Manchester with a combined congregation of over 80,000 people. MCOM aims to work for Manchester and beyond to be a great place to worship, live, work and prosper in. MCOM regularly issues statements and press releases to mosques and the wider society to build a just and harmonious society.

ABOUT STOCKPORT MUSLIMS
Stockport Muslims are Muslims from the communities and suburbs of Greater Manchester that work with all communities in developing mutual understanding and social cohesion. Stockport Muslims are committed to justice, tolerance and building a fairer society for all.

ABOUT BCoM
The Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM) has been uniting, and standing up for Muslims in Bolton for over 20 years. Its goal is to ensure that all Muslims have the opportunity to take an active part in building a better society for everyone who lives in Bolton by involving them at a grass roots level, and highlighting the vital contribution they make to the town. BCoM has 26 affiliated Mosques.

ABOUT ROCHDALE COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (RCM)
The Rochdale Council of Mosques has been working with communities in Rochdale since 2003 and it has 15 mosques affiliated to it. Our vision is to develop successful, confident and united Muslims, who pursue their aspirations with respect and dignity in order to make valuable contributions to the economic, spiritual and civic life of Rochdale. Our work is about developing a framework for addressing issues affecting local Muslim people through effective partnership working, promoting harmony and unity between the people of Rochdale. We endeavour to consult, contribute, help develop and where needed, deliver services which meet the needs of the Muslim communities living in Rochdale. We also act as a gateway to service providers, enhancing access and participation of the Muslim community.

For more information, please contact the Council of Mosques directly.
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Family Talk - This Saturday (29th April) 6:30pm

Islamic Wills: What you need to know

Talk delivered by Dr Abid Hussain (Author of 'The Islamic Law of Wills and Inheritance')

The Prophet Muhummad (S) said: 'It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.' (Bukhari)

How many of us have written a Will? How many of us know how to write a Will? Join us for this special seminar with an expert in the field of Islamic wills and Inheritance who will talk us through all we need to know about writing a Will.

🎙 *Dr Abid Hussain*

📅 *Saturday 29th April*

⏱ *6:30pm

☕ *Hot Buffet provided*

🔑 *Open to all!*
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We've finally got Ustadh Abid out of the Stone Age!!! He's joined Snap Chat!

We've been asking him for a while to get more active on social media but he kept refusing! After bribing him with a chicken kebab he's finally agreed 🙂

Now he will be sharing 'snaps' with you all InshaAllah, please add him, username:

abid-cma
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Cheadle Mosque & Citizens UK

Cheadle Mosque is honoured to become a member of Citizens UK and we want you to get involved with our plans to making society better.

Greater Manchester Citizens was founded as the newest chapter of Citizens UK in July 2016 - it is chaired by the former Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy.

It is a broad-based community organisation working in Greater Manchester to strengthen civil society by building connections between different institutions, adding strength to each other and working together for the common good.
One of the first events we are honoured to be organising and supporting is "The Greater Manchester Citizens Mayoral Assembly".

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.

With a strong civil society agenda rooted in what matters to our families and communities, we invite you as the Cheadle Mosque congregation of Citizens UK to join us on Monday 1st May 2017 at 1pm as we seek pledges from the main Mayoral Candidates to those priorities.

This major event at the Lowry in Salford will be the largest pre-election Assembly in the run-up to the election which will bring together member organisations including those from faith groups, trade unions, NGOs, schools, colleges, student unions, housing associations and other community groups.
The event will not be a public meeting nor a political hustings. Amidst joyful celebration and powerful stories, we seek to establish a public and accountable relationship with whoever becomes our Mayor on a common good agenda.
Greater Manchester Citizens have decided on our top 4 priority issues that we will be taking forward to the Mayoral Assembly. These are:

1) Social Care

2) Hate Crime

3) Living Wage

4) Housing and Homelessness

We now have teams made up from different communities all working together on these 4 issues, finding powerful stories, testimonies and most importantly a solution that they can present to the Mayoral candidates on May 1st.
We would like you be part of this - this event is just the start of trying to make society better but we seek volunteers to join us on this ongoing journey ; if you would like to join us at this event, please email us : Br Farooq or Br Usman - with your name/contact number/email/number of spaces required - to book a free place for you and your family. Families and children are of course welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you in-sha'Allah.

Jazaka'Allah Khairan
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Citizens UK

Cheadle Mosque is honoured to become a member of Citizens UK and want you to get involved with our plans to making society better.

Greater Manchester Citizens was founded as the newest chapter of Citizens UK in July 2016 - it is chaired by the former Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy.

It is a broad-based community organisation working in Greater Manchester to strengthen civil society by building connections between different institutions, adding strength to each other and working together for the common good.

One of the first events we are honoured to be organising and supporting is "The Greater Manchester Citizens Mayoral Assembly".

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.

With a strong civil society agenda rooted in what matters to our families and communities, we invite you as Citizens UK to join us on Monday 1st May 2017 as we seek pledges from the main Mayoral Candidates to those priorities.

This major event at the Lowry in Salford will be the largest pre-election Assembly in the run-up to the election which will bring together member organisations including those from faith groups, trade unions, NGOs, schools, colleges, student unions, housing associations and other community groups.

The event will not be a public meeting nor a political hustings. Amidst joyful celebration and powerful stories, we seek to establish a public and accountable relationship with whoever becomes our Mayor on a common good agenda.

Greater Manchester Citizens have decided on our top 4 priority issues that we will be taking forward to the Mayoral Assembly. These are:
1) Social Care
2) Hate Crime
3) Living Wage
4) Housing and Homelessness

We now have teams made up from different communities all working together on these 4 issues, finding powerful stories, testimonies and most importantly a solution that they can present to the Mayoral candidates on May 1st.

We would like you be part of this. We hope together we can make a powerful change; if you would like to join us at this event, please email us at - to book a free place for you and your family.

We look forward to welcoming you in-sha'Allah.
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Be a Lifesaver.

Cheadle Mosque is proud to support the British Health Foundation's "Nation of Lifesavers" campaign to teach communities the skills of Basic Life Support.

We must all know what to do if some one collapses and they were to stop breathing or their heart were to stop. A few simple steps could save their life.

Please join us for our next Lifesavers training day on Sunday 23rd April God willing and join the 1 million who have been trained through the Heart Start initiative.

Men, women and older children are welcome from all communities and it is of course free.

Please find further details on the poster below.
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The Crisis of Mosul (Iraq)

A special presentation by Br Mazen Al-Khashab from Friends of Mosul on the current situation in Iraq and what we can do moving forward.

Thursday 13th April

8:09pm (Maghrib)

Brothers and Sisters Welcome
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**Friday Night Circle**

A 5-Part Series on Parents in Islam

“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents” (Quran: 17:23)

By Br. Dawar Ghaznavi

Start Date: Friday 7th April 2017

Time: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Brothers and Sisters Welcome
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***Junior Leaders***

PRESENTATION THIS SUNDAY - 6PM

A weekly club for boys aged 12-14 aimed at developing well rounded leaders.

Boys will study the core Islamic sciences such Quran, Hadith and Fiqh as well as develop key personal life skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, leadership and more.

Class size limited to 12

Classes will run every Sunday (6pm-8pm) during term time

There will be a presentation for parents on Sunday 2nd April - 6pm where the full course structure will be explained. Attendance at the presentation is compulsory for anyone intending to apply.
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PRESS RELEASE
Attack in London

The Greater Manchester Muslim community takes the opportunity in commenting on the reported terror attack in London today. We are shocked and saddened by this attack on the innocent and on Parliament.

Whilst we are in the early stages of the security operation, we must all remain vigilant.

Whoever committed this attack and whatever the motives, our thoughts are with the victims, their families, especially the brave police officers, ambulance and security service officers who challenged and stopped this attack and helped those injured. We also note the humanity and positive action of many, who came together to support the victims of this attack in very dangerous and challenging time.

London is our capital and we stand in solidarity with all Londoners - we will not allow those who seek to harm us and divide us to succeed.

We must all work collectively to bring those responsible for this horrendous crime to justice. We ask for constant vigilance and if anyone who has any information that may assist please contact the police without delay.

Press Release issued 22/3/2017

This press release has been released by organisations that represent large number of the Greater Manchester Muslims

ABOUT MANCHESTER COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (MCOM)
MCOM represent over 70 mosques in Manchester with a combined congregation of over 80,000 people. MCOM aims to work for Manchester and beyond to be a great place to worship, live, work and prosper in. MCOM regularly issues statements and press releases to mosques and the wider society to build a just and harmonious society.

ABOUT STOCKPORT MUSLIMS
Stockport Muslims are Muslims from the communities and suburbs of Greater Manchester that work with all communities in developing mutual understanding and social cohesion. Stockport Muslims are committed to justice, tolerance and building a fairer society for all.

ABOUT BCoM
The Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM) has been uniting, and standing up for Muslims in Bolton for over 20 years. Its goal is to ensure that all Muslims have the opportunity to take an active part in building a better society for everyone who lives in Bolton by involving them at a grass roots level, and highlighting the vital contribution they make to the town. BCoM has 26 affiliated Mosques.

ABOUT ROCHDALE COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (RCM)
The Rochdale Council of Mosques has been working with communities in Rochdale since 2003 and it has 15 mosques affiliated to it. Our vision is to develop successful, confident and united Muslims, who pursue their aspirations with respect and dignity in order to make valuable contributions to the economic, spiritual and civic life of Rochdale. Our work is about developing a framework for addressing issues affecting local Muslim people through effective partnership working, promoting harmony and unity between the people of Rochdale. We endeavour to consult, contribute, help develop and where needed, deliver services which meet the needs of the Muslim communities living in Rochdale. We also act as a gateway to service providers, enhancing access and participation of the Muslim community.
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