Unarmed, unsafe unjust — let us not let this war stay unheard of! Assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatoLlahi wa barakatuhu! Nour-domestic violence is pleased and thrilled to bring you our very first event of the year: a unique seminar that we are confident will not leave you disappointed! Read on for more information with regards to this and our amazing speakers! Unfortunately with domestic abuse being a subject brushed far under the carpet, for too long, we as a community have become immune to its severity and effects. We have become hard in our hearts at the reality our people are facing today, and in becoming ignorant to these battles that take place in our homes, we have turned our backs on the oppressed — we have left them to suffer alone. This upcoming seminar will endeavour to revive this topic of domestic violence, to illustrate its severity so that we as a community may be more known to its dangers, its effects, its truth…so that we may understand why this issue needs tackling, and help. REMEBER if our ameer ul mu’mineed Caliph Mu’tasim (may Allah be pleased with him) sent 30,000 of his own soliders to rescue ONE woman, because she was about to be touched in a way no woman should ever be touched, then what are WE doing for these thousands of victims that are undergoing abuse every single day and night, whatever the form may be? Come and find out why it is your duty to eradicate this type of injustice. Come and find out why you must not think twice about assisting. Come and stand in the frontline with your brother, or sister, to let them know that they are not alone – in this battle at home. SPEAKERS Hamza Tzortzis Abdullah Hasan Sr.Khalida Haque Survivors of Domestic Violence Poet Abdullah Sharrif TOPICS Domestic Violence and Counselling Prevalence of Domestic Violence and Social Issues The Islamic Perspective Live survivor stories Poetry! LIMITED SEATS | LIGHT LUNCH SERVED Facebook Event Buy you tickets now! thebattleathome.eventbrite.com
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullah,
TAYYIBUN MADRASAH- East London Branch
One Year Structured Part-time Madrasah for Boys & Girls (September 2012 - June 2013)
Qur'anic Studies, Arabic Language, Islamic Studies, Memorisation, Tajweed, Authentic Du'a and Adkhkaar
At the Tayyibun Madrasah we endeavour to benefit not just those in the present but also those in the future. Our aim is to educate and prepare the youngsters of this Ummah through knowledge, wisdom, good morals and manners using successful methods existing in the Qur’an & Sunnah. By educating our young Muslims we will be molding the future generations, who by the permission of Allah will become beacons of light in our society. In order to create an atmosphere of correct Islamic morals and etiquettes, our classes are taught in gender segregated environments.
The Tayyibun Madrasah provides structured learning for children aged 5-16. Recognising that Islam is a holistic way of life; students will have an option to study within either of the following school disciplines:
- Tayyibun Madrasah : Structured Packaged Course- Qur’anic Studies, Arabic Language Studies (Gateway to Arabic) & Islamic Studies (Islamic Education Grade 1-12)
- Tayyibun Hifdh School : Structured Qur'an Memorisation Course- Qur'an Memorisation & Authentic Du'a & Adkhaar
- Tayyibun Qur'an School : Structured Tajweed ul Qur'an Course- Qa'idah Baghdadiyyah, Qur'an Level 1 (Juzz 'Amma), Qur'an Level 2 (Surat al Baqarah), Qur'an Level 3 (Surat al Imraan & an-Nisaa)
Our structured Madrasah in East London for boys and girls aged 5 to 16 years is taught over a one year period (equivalent to 3 terms) run from September 2012 to June 2013. For full details of timetables, fees and all other details please attend a registration date (see below) or visit: http://www.tayyibunmadrasah.co.uk
Tayyibun Madrasah teachers are qualified and fluent in English. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge, presentation skills, experience in working with children, their adaab & akhlaaq. All teachers for the Madrasah have experience from across the Middle East and the UK to teach. Our classes are taught by male teachers for boys and female teachers for girls, some of the teachers for the Madrasah include:
- Ustadh Abdullah Sliti (Madinah, K.S.A)
- Ustadh Abu Hafs (Madinah, K.S.A)
- Ustadh Hassan Abu Taymiyyah (Morroco)
- Ustadh Abu Bilal (Madinah, K.S.A)
- Ustadh Abu Anees (Madinah, K.S.A)
- Ustadh Ahmad al Jazairi (Algeria)
- Ustadh Dr. Khalid Fikri (Egypt)
- Ustadh Mohammed Khalifa (Egypt)
- Ustadha Umm Abdur Rahman (Jeddah & Riyadh, K.S.A)
- Ustadha Umm Shuaib (Egypt)
- Ustadha Umm Zakariyyah (Morocco)
- Ustadha Asma Khelfa (Algeria)
- Ustadha Umm Shehzad (Egypt)
- Ustadha Umm Adam (Egypt/ K.S.A)
REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES
Those interested should attend and register with fees and child/ children for assessment on one of the following dates in order to enrol and confirm a seat:
FEMALE PARENT or GUARDIAN with CHILD/ CHILDREN : 10am- 6pm (on any of the chosen dates below)
MALE PARENT or GUARDIAN with CHILD/ CHILDREN : 7pm- 11pm (on any of the chosen dates below)
Monday 27th August 2012
Tuesday 28th August 2012
Wednesday 29th August 2012
Thursday 30th August 2012
Friday 31st August 2012
Saturday 1st September 2012
Sunday 2nd September 2012
*ALL REGISTRATION FOR THESE COURSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HEAD OFFICE: TAYYIBUN INSTITUTE, 8 NEW ROAD (OFF WHITECHAPEL ROAD), LONDON E1 2AX.
NEAREST TRANSPORT :
TUBE: Whitechapel / Shadwell
BUS: D3, 15, 25, 106, 115, 205, 254
*ALL CLASSES WILL START BY WEEK BEGINNING 10TH SEPTEMBER 2012.
FOR FEES, TIMETABLE AND MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: Tayyibun Madrasah OR CONTACT:
Telephone : 0207 702 7254
Mobile : 07949 713 902
E-mail : madrasah[at]tayyibun.com
Nurturing Today the Generation of Tomorrow
*Please do attempt to register on the early registration dates to avoid disappointments as our courses are always in high demand Al Hamdulillah.
*Students must be brought along with parent/ guardians on registration dates for assessment.
*Continuing students will be given priority and parents will be provided the opportunity to register their child before the end of each year.
*The Tayyibun Madrasah is a project of the Tayyibun Institute.
Srebrenica: the silence over Britain's guilt must be ended
Douglas Hurd's handling of misguided UK policy on Bosnia contributed to Europe's worst war crime since 1945
By Vernon Bogdanor
Thursday 12 July 2012 16.45 BST
A Muslim woman grieves at the casket containing remains of a relative killed in the Srebrenica massacre – one of 520 recently identified victims of the massacre who were buried on 11 July. Photograph: David Lee Bathgate/Corbis
Seventeen years ago, on 13 July 1995, there began in the former Yugoslavia what Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, has called the worst war crime in Europe since 1945 – the shooting by Serb forces of about 8,000 unarmed men and boys at Srebrenica. The victims' only crime was that they were Muslims.
"By seeking to eliminate a part of the Bosnian Muslims," Theodor Meron, the presiding judge of the appeals chamber of the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, has declared, "the Bosnian Serb forces committed genocide. They stripped all the male Muslim prisoners, military and civilian, elderly and young, of their personal belongings and identification and deliberately and methodically killed them solely on the basis of their identity". The war in the former Yugoslavia led to the killing of about 100,000 people and the displacement of more than 2 million, the vast majority Muslims.
While primary responsibility for the massacre lies with the perpetrators behind it, a secondary responsibility lies with those who could have prevented it but failed to do so. In 1992 the UN had imposed an arms embargo that stopped Bosnian Muslims exercising their inherent right to self-defence against the Serbs, who had inherited the former Yugoslavia's army, the fourth largest in Europe.
Robert Hunter, the US ambassador to Nato from 1993 to 1998, believes that Britain was the country most responsible for preventing intervention by the UN or Nato to rescue the Bosnians. "Britain," Hunter has said, "has a huge burden of responsibility for what happened at Srebrenica." Responsibility for "Nato's failure to act militarily lay in London". When, after Srebrenica, Nato was finally authorised to conduct air strikes, the war was ended in 20 days.
The British people showed more humanity than their rulers. In April 1993, more than two out of three people in a Mori poll supported the dispatch of British troops, while in February 1994 over half wanted air strikes against the Bosnian Serbs. But the foreign secretary, Douglas Hurd, defended the arms embargo since lifting it would create a "level killing field", a remark that drew from a retired Margaret Thatcher the stinging retort that there already was a "killing field the like of which I thought we would never see in Europe again [...] It is in Europe's sphere of influence. It should be in Europe's sphere of conscience".
In addition, Britain's borders were closed to refugees since their interests, Hurd argued, "would put pressure on the warring factions to treat for peace", the implication being that the refugee problem would force the Bosnians – the victims – to surrender. Britain's stance had become that of the priest who passed by on the other side in the parable of the good Samaritan.
It is time, surely, to end the polite silence that has so far attended Hurd's conduct of this country's foreign affairs during the conflict. The Srebrenica massacre offers a dreadful warning of the dangers of a "realist" foreign policy that ignores the fundamental values holding liberal democracies together.
In March 1999 the Blair government took a quite different view of Balkan affairs, pressing Nato to commit troops to Kosovo to counter the threat of genocide against Albanian Muslims. This led rapidly to the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, denounced for dragging his nation into a war it could not win.
In April 1999 Blair defended his foreign policy in an important speech in Chicago. "We need," he declared, "to enter a new millennium where dictators know that they cannot get away with ethnic cleansing or repress their people with impunity." In Kosovo, Britain was "fighting not for territory, but for values". The "principle of non-interference must be qualified in important respects". We needed "a new doctrine of international community" to give "explicit recognition that today more than ever before, we are mutually dependent". In consequence, we had a right, if not a duty, to intervene to prevent genocide, to deal with "massive flows of refugees" that become "threats to international peace and security", and to combat rogue states.
These ideas have now been embodied in the 2005 UN initiative, Responsibility to Protect, based on the principle that sovereignty is not a right but a responsibility. It is this principle that David Cameron and William Hague adopted in Libya, and seek to adopt in Syria.
In 2004 the Serbian president Boris Tadic apologised to Bosnia-Herzegovina for crimes committed in the name of Serbia; and in March 2010, the Serb parliament issued a declaration "condemning in strongest terms the crime committed in July 1995 against Bosniak population of Srebrenica". Kofi Annan also has apologised for the UN's policy of "amoral equivalence". But there has been no apology from Douglas Hurd, even though British policy in Bosnia implicated Britain in the worst atrocity Europe has seen since the Holocaust.