The Prophet ﷺ said, “He who does not thank the people is not thankful to Allah.” [Abu Dawud]

Another Ramadan has come and gone in a blink of an eye, and only Allah knows if we will see another one. We pray that Allah accepts all your good deeds, Ibadah, Sadaqah and fasting from the month of Ramadan.

The overwhelming support and generosity from our community, from donors such as you, always leaves us truly amazed. So, everyone at the East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks to you. We can never thank you enough.

We are also grateful that Allah enabled us to open our doors for Ramadan. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, it brought back the busy and vibrant atmosphere that we all love so much about the Mosque, which was sorely missed last year when we had to close the doors for the first time in the Mosque’s history. We thank everyone for following the instructions of our volunteers and staff and also maintaining social distancing measures. This has helped keep us all safe throughout Ramadan.

Alhamdulillah, we’ve been busy more than ever this year and have been able to assist the community in so many ways:

  • ‘Ramadan Online’ brought the Mosque to your home – talks by our Imams and guests speakers, live shows for the whole family including children
  • We all enjoyed beautiful recitation by local and international Huffaz for Tarawih.
  • The Mosque delivered over 3200 meals and food parcels to the needy and vulnerable, including to the homeless, and to NHS staff.
  • We provided over 10,000 Iftar meals to needy Muslims around the world through our charity partners – including in Gaza, Al Aqsa, Bangladesh, Yemen, Lebanon (Syrian refugees), Malawi, Uighur Muslims and to the Rohingya.
  • ELM hosted 23 external charity collections during Zuhr, Asr and Tarawih for other mosques and humanitarian relief organisations, raising over £105,000, including for Palestine and Yemen.
  • In the LMC we held vaccination drop-in sessions, with hundreds of community members benefitting.
  • Once again we helped host an interfaith community Iftar in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council.

You’ve also responded to the appeal for the Mosque’s dome, which needs replacing due as its lifespan has come to an end. The appeal was made on Channel S TV and on the 27th night of Ramadan. The Mosque raised a total of £340,071 (of that £223,083 in pledges). We now have 224 Golden Donors (out of 500) who have pledged to support the replacement of the dome, who will have the donation commemorated on a special donors’ wall. We urge anyone that would like to support this once in a lifetime project, to do so as soon as possible, insha’Allah.

None of this would have happened without the Will of Almighty Allah, inspiring all of you to help. It is with the support of our donors that we are able to deliver for the community, and to ensure that this House of Allah is well maintained. With your help, we have not only been able provide the beneficial services of the Mosque, but also make a positive difference to the wider community and beyond. We continue to be inspired by the Prophet’s first Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, which he established as a beacon and a hub for the whole community.

We pray that Allah keeps you and your family in good health and high Iman, especially in these times of difficulties we all face. May He, the Most Merciful, keep our hearts attached to the Mosque and connected to His cause – Ameen.

With love and Salaams,

Your brothers and sisters at the East London Mosque.

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