As Muslims, we are clear that our faith is the precursor to good actions; action takes many forms but at its principle every action we take needs to better ourselves or better those around us and help the community that we live in.
The Prophet (saw) said:
“Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter” (Muslim)
It is one of the principles of our faith to help our fellow human beings and this can be done in a myriad of ways, helping them through difficulties – of illness, disability or financial. It can be clearing the litter from the roads, helping with shopping, giving to charity or even a smile. We need to go out there with the intention of doing good – with no expectation of reward or thank you – we do it because this is what Allah (swt) (God) has ordained. There is nothing more satisfying for our own soul to be able to help someone and knowing that your reward is with Allah (swt).
Therefore, we aim to be a Masjid that can support people from the cradle to the grave – our activities reflect this. Whether that be through education, providing support through difficult times, and enjoying good times together as families (i.e. The family talks and Annual Dinners) or nurturing our children’s talent (i.e. CMA’s Got Talent, The Islamic schools) – we wish to be there for you. We are after all one community and we stand together – in that there is great strength and support.