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As-salâmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullâhi wa barakâtuhu, “Team CMA” cooking for the homeless at the Wellspring. Our monthly “Curry Night” is quite a hit Masha’Allah. There is no better feeling than when you ...

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"Team CMA" cooking for the homeless at the Wellspring. Our monthly "Curry Night" is quite a hit Masha'Allah. There is no better feeling than when you are able to help others - it makes us feel all nice and warm in side - a bit like a Chicken Tikka Masaala with extra chilli!! We pray that these good deeds are accepted. Ameen. We thank the team at the Wellspring for the opportunity of being able to work together. ... See MoreSee Less

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CMA family talk : Preparing for Death
Saturday 30th April 6.30 p.m. (After 'Asr) at CMA

A short seminar by Dr Sirfraz Hussain (GP Manchester Medical) and Imam Siddiq Diwan (Muslim Chaplain at Manchester Royal Infirmary) on the practicalities of managing a death of a loved one. Topics include; Ghusl of the deceased, mourning according to the Sunnah, death certificates and caring for the dying. We know that death will come to us, we need then insha'Allah to prepare the best that we can.

Families welcome and Hot Buffet provided.
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Team CMA delivering their regular food drop off to the charity "Copperdale Trust" in Wythenshawe. This charity helps young men get off to a fresh start - we are really pleased at CMA to be able to support them.

As you can see from the photo, we bring in our volunteers young!
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"Curry Night" at Stockport Baptist Church

Team CMA delivered a "Rice and Curry" night at Stockport Baptist Church on Sunday 24th April.

The meal prepared by the volunteers was served to the homeless and those that have fallen on hard times. It was gratefully received by all.

It is worth reflecting on the advice of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) :

A man asked the Prophet (pbuh) , "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" The Prophet (pbuh) replied, 'To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know" (Bukhari)
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Facing Death : Sat 30th April, 630pm at Cheadle Masjid.

We know that death will come to all of us BUT how will we as families cope and manage when our dearest come towards the end of their life?

What is the process of Ghusl? How should we mourn for the departed? What is the procedure of obtaining a death certificate? How do we organise a funeral director and burial?

A death in the family is a very sad and stressful situation - preparing ourselves is important and we ask Allah (swt) to make it easy for us as well as for the departed.

Please join us for a talk which will address these questions - please join us at CMA on Saturday 30th April 630pm (after Asr).

Our expert speakers will be Imam Siddiq Diwan and Dr Sirfrazh Hussain.

All are welcome insha'Allah.
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The Cheadle Mosque team will be supporting the homeless this forthcoming Sunday and Monday Insha'Allah. It may be a Curry Night, perhaps Lasagne night or even Pie Night - who knows? But whatever is served - it's great that we can serve a little bit of love and care for others - indeed these are key teachings from Islam. We will be at Stockport Baptist Church and at the Wellspring on these days - if you do wish to support this work - please do let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

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Learn Basic Life Support at Cheadle Mosque

Free Training Session to learn what to do if a person has a cardiac arrest (their heart stops).

You will learn practically how to give CPR - chest compressions and rescue breaths on training manikins.

No experience required. It's an important skill for everyone to learn.

Thursday 28th April, 645pm - 830pm

Open to all brothers over 14yrs age. Limited places.
Sisters Session to follow soon.

Prior Registration Required - please contact the office to confirm your place. (Please email admin@cmatrust.org)
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Children's Foodbank Campaign

Children from the CMA weekday school raise money and purchase food for those in need.

Over the last few weeks children at the CMA madrassah have been learning about the importance of charity. In order to put what they have been learning in to practice we set up the children's Foodbank campaign.

Each child was set a target of raising £7 by seeking donations from family members. Once they had raised the money they went with their parents and purchased items for the Foodbank.

The children then brought the food items to the madrassah and handed them over to a local charity called Unity Community. Brother Usman from Unity Community delivered a short talk thanking the children for their donations and explaining how the food will be distributed to those in need.
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It's been "Curry Night", "Lasagne Night" and now we have "Pie Night"!Volunteers from Cheadle Masjid kindly cooked up and served some very special CMA pies at Stockport Baptist Church for the homeless and those needing a helping hand.

These pies look quality Masha'Allah! "Hollands Pies" have got some stiff competition.

The Masjid provides food for the homeless and needy twice a month - at the Wellspring and Stockport Baptist Church. As Muslims it's key that we serve our communities - helping each other is a great form of informing people about the true beauty of Islam.
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Curry Night tomorrow evening : Sunday 27th March Insha'Allah at Stockport Baptist Church, if you would like to join us in supporting this project - please contact Br Suleman ... See MoreSee Less

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Assalaamualaikum

We will be Live streaming tonights talk, The Link to watch is Below: youtu.be/9WeB1dhzc_o
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**TIME CHANGE FOR SATURDAY'S TALK**

Assalaamualaikum

Please note that the talk will begin after Isha (8:30pm) and NOT 8pm as originally advertised. Please let others know.
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Volunteers from Cheadle Mosque joined in with the Heald Green Ratepayers Spring Litter Pick. It's a great community initiative and we thank Cllr Adrian Nottingham and his team for organising the event. We had volunteers young and old helping out - including Muhammed Yusuf, age 5, seen here with his dad Farooq. They are having a well earned drink after a morning of picking litter! Jazaka'Allah Khairan also to Sikander Mirza and the ever inspirational Uncle Afzal for supporting the project. The next event will be in October - further details nearer the time! ... See MoreSee Less

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We thank Allah (swt) for the blessing of snow today - our youngsters are loving it!

For some members of our community however, it can make getting out and about really difficult...so please if possible check up on your neighbours - make sure they are safe and not in need of help because of the bad weather. This is particularly important for the more elderly residents in our area. If needed, perhaps clear their path or driveway - this small act of kindness will go along way insha'Allah.

“Serve God, and join not any partners with Him; and do good—to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side....." Qur'an 4:36

Indeed this is our duty as Muslims, our neighbours have rights upon us. so please let us take the opportunity of today and look after our neighbours to earn Allah's (swt) blessing.

Jazak'Allah Khairan

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Life-saving "Defib" comes to Heald Green

BHF and Cheadle Mosque to give cardiac arrest victims
fighting chance of survival

Heald Green in Stockport is to become a community of lifesavers with its public access defibrillator (PAD) and CPR training kit from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Cheadle Mosque on Wilmslow Road was successful in its application for the potentially lifesaving machine and also received the “Nation of Lifesavers Community Package” from the charity.

The Community Package contains the innovative kit which includes everything needed to learn CPR in half an hour. The Mosque is now planning to run training sessions led by local doctors for the whole community meaning everyone can become potential lifesavers. There will be a number of public sessions – information can be found at the www.cheadlemosque.org. Website, by contacting the Mosque office or through the local councillors.

The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose conscious almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important that everyone knows both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. The BHF want to create a Nation of Lifesavers in a bid to boost these shocking survival rates.

The charity is campaigning for defibrillators to be made more accessible and recognisable to the public and want all young people to be taught CPR and PAD awareness at school. Since launching the campaign in 2014, at least 350,000 people have joined the Nation of Lifesavers by learning life saving CPR.

Amir Malik from Cheadle Mosque who originally came up with the idea of obtaining a PAD said “We are delighted that this lifesaving package has come to Heald Green. We want everyone to be able to access it as and when needed – so it’s fixed to the outside of the Mosque and is clearly signposted. We are now really keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too – our sessions are open to absolutely everyone”

Peter Burns, the lead councillor for the area said “Preservation of life is a basic human right and Cheadle Mosque is serving community needs. The great thing is that this defibrillator is for whole community use; I hope the training sessions in basic life support will be of real value to the whole community of Heald Green. I am hoping that this will be the first of a number of defibrillators in Heald Green."

Judy O’Sullivan, Assistant Programme Director at the BHF, said: “More than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year but less than one in ten survive. More people could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR. We are delighted that Cheadle Mosque has joined the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign - by making another defibrillator available in a Heald Green and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death. ”

To date the BHF have helped place over 13,000 life-saving defibrillators in communities around the UK. The BHF asks for a contribution of £400 towards each defibrillator as part of the Community Package. To find out more about defibrillators and how to place one in your organisation or community visit www.bhf.org.uk.

For more information on how you can help BHF create a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/lifesavers
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Masha'Allah, the Cheadle Mosque Team is now doing providing a monthly "Lasagne" night at Stockport Baptist Church...The team hook up with our very kind hosts at the Church and offer a warm meal for those that have fallen on hard times.

There is no better feeling than volunteering to help those in need - to give our time and effort in charity - indeed this is what our Deen teaches us...

Allah (Swt) says :
"The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise." (Qur'an 9:71)

If you would like to join us - please drop us an email at admin@cmatrust.org. Jazaka'Allah Khairan.
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A reminder that Dr Basem will be delivering his talk on 'Lessons from the Story of Yusuf (AS)' tonight after Isha (8pm).

All welcome, it promises to be a great talk Insha'Allah.
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Heald Green Churches Together and Cheadle Mosque had their first interfaith event of the year on Monday 22nd Feb covering the topic of Charity. Generosity plays a huge part in both the Muslim and Christian faiths and speakers from both faith groups addressed a packed audience at Christ Church in Heald Green.

Father Paul Lomas talked about our love of God, this love similarly extends to our family and neighbours and it is this love that drives our desire to be charitable and generous to those around us.

The Muslim perspective of charity can be made clear by the very succinct messages from the Prophet Muhammed (saw) who said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity." (Tirmidhi)

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) also said: "Every Muslim has to give in charity." The people then asked: "(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?" The Prophet replied: "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns)." The people further asked: "If he cannot find even that?" He replied: "He should help the needy who appeal for help."...... (Bukhari)

Following the excellent speeches from Father Paul Lomas and Salim Sidi-Boumedine, we heard about the audience's personal experiences of charitable work. Peter Burns, a director of the Wellspring spoke about the great work that they do in supporting the homeless in Stockport, through regular meal provision, education and doctor/dentist medical care amongst many other services.

Yasmin Desnavi spoke about Unity Community and their fabulous work in providing regular food drop offs helping those families in Manchester that are struggling to make ends meet.

Faryal Minhas spoke about her very personal experience of working for Humanitarian charities abroad and the real difference such charities make. She spoke also about the important place her faith plays in driving her in this work; indeed it was inspiring to many of us to similarly get involved in such work

Following the talks, there was a chance for discussion over a "cuppa" and biscuits - it was a lovely event and the teams are keen to make this a regular occurrence - highlighting the importance and positive place faith plays in the 21st century as well as emphasising the important similarities we share across the Christian and Muslim faiths.

We thank all those that attended.
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Thank you to the Food Bank Team at CMA for dropping off food at the Chelwood Church this week. Masha'Allah Cheadle Mosque is providing food parcels for a number of charitable organisations around Manchester each month including the Copperdale Trust, Unity Community, Wellspring and soon to be added the Tree of LIfe Centre.

We say Jazaka'Allah Khairan to all of you for your kind donations that go to help the most needy and vulnerable in society.
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"Cheadle Mosque supports Wythenshawe Hospital's Starlight Unit"

Worshippers at Cheadle Mosque in Heald Green have raised £1000 for the Starlight Children's Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital. They arranged a variety of activities including "Bumper Boats" and "Go Karts" as well as an open kitchen selling cuisine from around the world.

Badr Akhtar from Cheadle Mosque, commented "We wanted to do something to show our appreciation of the great work that the NHS does - it is an excellent institution and we must always be ready to support it in some way. We were delighted to meet the staff on the Starlight Unit and pass on this token of appreciation. We know that this donation will go to good use on the ward"

The donation was received by Sister Gillian Heer and her team on the ward, with Cheadle Mosque members : Badr Akhtar, Rifat Mirza and Amina Kasim.
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