Hope & Help

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Saturday 12th March 2022 / 9 Sha’bān 1423H.

Let me introduce you today to ‘Hope & Help’.

Two weeks ago, I was privileged to visit the ‘Hope & Help‘ centre here in Blackburn, which has been serving the whole community of Blackburn, Lancashire and beyond.

Established and run by Mawlānā Suhail Manya, the Imām and Khatīb of Masjid-e-Tauheedul Islām, the centre is the first of it’s kind in the region, and is carrying out an immaculate much needed service for everyone, Muslim or non-Muslim.

Mawlānā Suhail (MS, as he is most famously known here in Blackburn), who is a very close friend, had invited me to visit the centre. It really was an eye opener. MS personally gave me a guided tour, explaining all the different kinds of services they provide.

I was very impressed to say the least. MS is one of the main consultants and, in this first year alone, has carried out hundreds of consultations. From domestic affairs and drug problems, to child behaviour issues, MS has dealt with so many unfortunate circumstances.

The highlight of the visit was when MS told me that due to the consultations, 4 domestic disputes, which were heading for the courts, were avoided and the couples patched up again. What a noble achievement.

My message today is not to praise my colleague MS. He does not need that. It is more of a thank you from the whole community for taking up such an initiative and helping people of all faiths and none, in their hour of need. And what was the icing on the cake?

No, MS did offer hospitality but I was rushing so couldn’t accept; maybe next time. The crowning accomplishment is that all the services are carried out completely free of charge, very professionally and confidentially. MS himself is providing this priceless service completely Fī SabīLillāh.

May The Almighty grant MS the strength, courage and energy to continue with this most valuable service to the community, Āmeen.

For those who may need assistance, please feel free to contact the office to book your consultation.

جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala