Hijaz Community regularly hosts an Open Iftar Community event for members of Hinckley and Bosworth Council, Leicestershire Police and their partners and the heads of other charity groups in our area, including Victim First and Friends of Hollycroft Park.
We recognise that Hinckley and Bosworth Council, along with other charitable organisations, share in our civic values and we wish to build bridges with these members. We look forward to our fellow community members visiting us to join and break bread with us and enjoy the spirit of fasting
Hijaz Community members began distributing delicious home-made food to our neighbours in the spirit of Ramadan
“with parents (proceed with them) favourably, and with close relatives and friends and impoverished (people); and your neighbour that is close to your neighbourhood, and the neighbour that is remote from you; and the companion by your side and the traveller”
Noble Quran Chapter 4, Verse 36 This year, due to necessary restrictions with the Covid 19 pandemic, we are pledging to deliver 4,000 food packages to not only our neighbours, but also to front-line workers, who have worked tirelessly to serve our community. This includes GP surgeries, the Police, the Fire Service, the local council and waste management teams, including street cleaners, bin-men and gardeners.
The Voluntary and Community Sector Celebration Event & Making A Difference Award Ceremony
Hijaz Community is delighted that the local Council has consistently recognised our dedicated volunteers for the efforts and commitment they make and the important role they play in the community. Pictured here is our brother, Mr Zahoor Ul Haq, being awarded for all his voluntary contribution to our charity. He is seen here sharing a platform with others who were nominated for the Helping Hand award and congratulated by the Mayor of Hinckley. Since then, our oldest volunteer Sister Lailoen has been shown appreciation for her lifelong devotion to our charity spanning over four decades. Claudio Perrera was also nominated for his outstanding volunteer work in Hijaz.
Hijaz Community participated in A Great Get Together to Celebrate and Remember MP Jo Cox, organised by Hinckley And Bosworth Community Relations Forum
Members of Hijaz Community were honoured to be invited to present our vision for society, valuing our diverse community. We talked about the Hijaz Community vision and range of community work our volunteers undertake, specifically the engagement and mentoring work that takes place in the wider community, as well within the Borough.
“There is more that unites us than divides us” – Jo Cox MP
“…the believers are brothers (to each other); so, make peace with your brothers… so that you may receive His Mercy.”
The Noble Qur’an, Chapter 49, Verse 10
The Blessed Summit is our annual event allowing Hijaz Community to showcase our the learning for the year, and to tackle contemporary, relevant today. It is a free three-day event comprising of speeches, workshops and worship focusing on developing an understanding of the true nature of man and his interaction with society. This usually takes place in the blessed sanctuary of Hijaz.
However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, in accordance with social distancing guidance, the safest option is to live stream to our congregation online during the intended date.