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  1. Great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a public facing, fast paced environment: Interpreting optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists; Provide sales and advice to patients on the lens types and fitting of spectacles in the dispensary including taking frame and facial measurements to ensure correct fit and positioning. checking lenses on delivery to ensure that they meet the required specifications; perform repairs of spectacles Work with the practice manager on increasing revenue from the sale of optical appliances. Full information and Apply on HalalJobs
  2. Ayasofia Primary School is urgently looking to recruit a qualified and experienced teacher to join its team. The candidate must have a strong passion for Islamic education, a charitable nature alongside strong academic ability. The successful candidate will be expected to start from the last week of August with a starting salary of £30,000. Apply now on HalalJobs
  3. Assalamualaikum everyone, It's that time of the year again! I hope you are all well and enjoying these last few days of Ramadan. This year's fundraising effort is a little closer to home. Ebrahim College is an ambitious school in London looking to expand its offering to children and adult Islamic education with a modern method of teaching. None of your "repeat after me" type of learning we were subjected to here! So I'm kindly asking you all to donate whatever you can towards their new project called the "Sq Foot Sale" where people or organisations can purchase floorspace. I've set up a page under the HalalJobs banner to target £5000 here: https://supportislamiceducation.com/campaigns/halaljobs-supports-ebrahim-college/ And here's the added bonus (2 of them infact!) - if you donate (via the HalalJobs fundraising page) you're automatically entered into a Free Umrah Competition regardless of how much you donate and to cap it all off these are "Sadaqah Jariya" (ongoing charity) donations meaning your reward from Allah for all the people that use this building, learn from it and spread the deen from it from now until Qiyamat will be ever increasing. It's one of the 3 things that continue after you leave this earth: "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: When a person dies, his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous descendent who prays for him." [sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, and others] So everyone, whatever you can contribute in this blessed month, please do so by going to this page: https://supportislamiceducation.com/campaigns/halaljobs-supports-ebrahim-college/ and clicking the giant red "Contribute Now" button! The rules for the competition can be found here: http://www.halaljobs.com/2013/07/win-an-umrah-trip-to-makkah/ Jazkallahu Khair, Mohammed.
  4. Who Has Ever Been Inside A Church Or Syngage

    The poll is a little bit biased! I've been to churches, hindu temples and sikh gurdwaras each of them have their own unique features. I really enjoyed the Sikh gurdwara's communal eating and feeding commitment which was very heartening to see and something we can all learn from. Purpose built Gurudwara's also feel like Indian/Pakistani masaajid because of similar architecture and layouts. Old English churches are very awe-inspiring buildings designed to incite wonder and an appreciation of the "heavens". By contrast masjids are much for functional unless you go to an ornate and lavish masjid in Istanbul or the Middle East for example where again the idea is to impress others and encourage people to marvel at it's beautification of the worship of Allah.
  5. Looking For Halal, Muslim Friendly Employment.

    Walaikum Salam Unity - I've just set up a free to use website called http://halaljobs.com. Please have a look and let me know how I can improve it to make it more beneficial inshallah.
  6. walaikum salam dot thanks for your reply. I visited this board because of the nice mix. I noticed several years ago there were a lot of "angry young jihaadi" types. They have now grown up and probably out-grown this board. I know now there is a much more "tolerant" voice except I do believe the perception has stuck. The political section has become more of a link submission site. I spend most of my time on Reddit to discuss politics because it attracts like minded people. In fact I even tried to setup a clone called Islamidaq for just such a thing. It is very hard to have sensible political debate and maybe therein lies the crux of the matter. The prolific debaters from several years ago have now grown up and realised gawaher won't give them the sort of intellectual stimulation that they crave and have moved on to pastures new. How you get it going again...hmmmm this is a hard one heck it's my job and I'm struggling!! - Maybe removing a few of the forums back into the older more condensed structure? Could this be trialled? - inviting prolific bloggers from across the net to join in here as "featured member" or something similar to stimulate debate. - Removing the blog feature. Prolific writers should be encouraged to funnel their energy into the main forum instead of sucking people out? - The site has evolved into a website almost. Maybe Gawahers future lies in being a multimedia resource with a forum instead of the other way around? - I think users may be scared offering their political view on a site where they may fear being shouted down for not conforming to the most vocal's view? Maybe the moderators have a part to play in encouraging interesting chat? - hmmmm lost! I personally have never been much of a forum person. The one time I used a forum vigourously was to debate with an older English man the israel palestine issue which was doomed to end in a heated argument. But it was interesting of course because it garnered attention. Maybe moderators need to start more "contentious" threads just to stimulate debate in the hope that people get the debating bug elsewhere on the site!? This is one of the reasons people love youtube..so they can have a good ding dong in the comments section. Not all of the ideas may be good ones. I wouldn't like to see Gawaher to go down in quality though.
  7. Assalamualaikum everyone and almost ramadhan mubarak! I've been following this forum for a long time and always enjoyed the posts. It's been a speed dial setting on my Opera web browser for many many years but I too have noticed I barely visit the site anymore. I have never been much of a contributer more a "lurker" and learned a lot whilst browsing the forum sat at work! I think in the last few years "forums" likes this have faced a downturn across the board and not just this forum. You must also factor in the Facebook, Twitter and MySpace effect. I work in the web industry and new websites do not feature forums like this at all anymore as they are considered "old skool". It is now all about collaboration, groups and user communities. There is a subtle difference but the new breed of internet users are more savvy with facebook groups than with debating on a turn-based-thread. It's just not intant enough. There is also the fact that users (from the UK anyway) are facing an identity crisis regarding which type of Islam they practice. This forum has always been moderated by those with a "salafi" methodology and in recent years in the UK the trend has been towards more "softer side of Islam" i.e. tasawwuf, etc. This is corroborated by the fall in numbers of HT and other such "hardline" groups and the increase in more "esoteric" Islam. There is also now a backlash against more hardline groups and as much as this forum is not hardline (its not btw) perceptions remain that it is. I do not think the massive number in forums helps either it seems like there are too many I never know where to look so any interesting threads just dissappear because I am too lazy to flick through every forum. Lastly I do not think it is healthy that any debate about muslims behaving badly (e.g. taliban bombings today, etc) seem to never appear anywhere. This gives the impression the forum has collectively stuck its head in the sand which I know is not the case. I know I sound like a criticising moaning git but I do like this forum and think the work done by Dot is nothing short of amazing :sl: jazakkallah and may Allah bless you dot and the rest of the crew for the excellent work you guys have done over the years. salams, mohammed.
  8. Brother that sounds like a generic knee-jerk answer from jihadi fanboys. Read the letter again. Every letter and ever word makes perfect sense. There is nothing western or un-islamic about it. The letter reflects true Islamic thinking and the thinking of our Prophet PBUH. Your ideas of what Islam is has been clouded by extreme ideas of what Islam *should* be. Read the letter again and take heed of what the respected scholar is saying. salams, mohammed.
  9. The Islamist By Ed Husain

    I've also read the book and to say it was uncanny is an understatement. Everything he describes sounds like the experiences of myself and so many others. Its time people opened their eyes a little wider instead of burying their heads in the sand and pointing the finger elsewhere.
  10. assalamualaikum I agree with what you say 100% brother. Even Mufti Taqi Usmani completely condemned the actions of those inside. The worst thing is people are coming back out completely with extreme views.
  11. Assalamualailum Very interesting article - shocked me anyway. I think this is just the beginning of something bigger in Pakistan.
  12. An evening with JUNAID JAMSHED - Reading Rivermead Leisure centre on 28th July 2007 6:30pm[using large font size is not allowed] Please help us raise money to build Reading's first purpose built masjid inshallah: more details at - (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetabubakrmasjid(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetabubakrmasjid(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url]
  13. Islam in England

    An evening with JUNAID JAMSHED - Reading Rivermead Leisure centre on 28th July 2007 6:30pm Please help us raise money to build Reading's first purpose built masjid inshallah: more details at - (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetabubakrmasjid(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetabubakrmasjid(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url]
  14. Not Deep But Interesting

    assalamualaikum I've just finished reading his book ("The Islamist") so I feel I got some level of knowledge about what this brother is talking about and to be honest I can relate to most of his earlier experiences. Regarding his Saudi Arabia experiences - it has to be aligned with his earlier Jamaat-I-Islami and Hizb-ut-Tahrir evangelism and his pre-conceptions of what an Islamic country should/could be like. You have to remember that here was a man that dedicated his youth to promoting a totalitarian Islamic Khalifah system with organisations and people that were funded with money from Saudi Arabia and the Arab world in general. His experiences in Saudi were in stark contrast to his experiences in Syria even though both were Arab countries. In basic terms - it had dawned on him that everything he had fought for and conspired for in his youth for HT etc was there borne out in reality in Saudi Arabia and it was not a pretty sight. To sum up from the book regarding Saudi Arabia, his grievances were (from what I can recall) : 1) The way Saudi oil money is funding extremist views via their worldwide network of Saudi Embassies (funding local masjids etc) 2) The Saudi curriculum implied all sects of Islam except Wahabbism were practically kaffir 3) The Saudi school curriculum basically blamed all of the Muslims' ills on the west, Britain, US, France, other colonial powers, jews, russians, gays, etc, except Muslims themselves. 4) The complete subordination of women which is at odds with prophet mohammad saw's teachings 5) The repressed sexual nature of both men and women, the vulgarity of this repressed sexuality manifesting itself in the most vile of ways of which he and his wife experienced first hand among other incidents; the increase in "summer marriages" amongst rich arab folk, etc 6) The propogation of Wahabism by the Saudi government and the complete disregard for Islamic historical sites, Islamic history and Islamic scholarly lineage over the past 1400 odd years. 7) The way the word kaffir is used derogatively to all non-muslims in the curriculum 8) For harbouring and allowing Mohammed Qutb - Sayed Qutb's brother - to propogate their revolutionary views of which one particular student was Osama bin Laden 9) For being the chief exponents of a literal, deviant and destructive variety of Islam that is causing mischief across the globe 10) The disgusting amount of poverty he saw in Jeddah and the complete disregard for such people because they were not Arabs 11) The ridiculous pecking order of nationalities (Americans, the Brits ,then other EU, then Lebanese/Syrians etc, then anyone else, then Asians (Indias, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Filipinos) etc 12) The complete lack of freedom of speech and tolerance which he is afforded in the UK This is basically the summation of the last chapter of "The Islamist". I'm sure I've left out quite a few bits. You have to remember when you spend all your time, effort, energy and zeal persuading others that Islam is superior in every way to everone and everything else and then to come to the land of the 2 holy cities and see the complete antithesis of all that you hold dear then you are going to feel a little upset! There is one incident where he allowed full internet access at the British Council offices for his students and all the computers ended up being filled with ###### whereas in Syria no such problems arose. I think that says it all really. Try telling Black people in America that, or low caste people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, or Irish immigrants, etc
  15. Attempted Uk Bombings

    I don't think its al-qaeda I just think its dis-illusioned youth who think this is the only way to prove a point?