We understand that all of us will go through difficult or turbulent times, this can affect the way we feel and our mental health. We will go through periods of sadness and grief which is normal but sometimes it can become debilitating and we enter a period of depression and/or anxiety. As Muslims, we know that life is a test and we inevitably face trials. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an : “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient” Surah Al-Baqarah: 155 We can get much comfort and peace in turning to Allah (swt); remembering him frequently, turning to Him in prayer, reciting and understanding Qur’an and undertaking good deeds. Speaking to family members, sincere friends can also help – they can advise us in finding answers and solutions to the difficulties we face. There are also self-help & medical resources that can be helpful, some of these are listed below. It is always better to seek help rather than suffer in silence. May Allah (swt) make it easy for all those suffering from distress. Ameen Useful linksMuslim Mental Health That Muslim Life – Muslims and Mental Health – https://www.thatmuslimlife.com/muslims-and-mental-health Inspirited Minds – Confidential support for mental health issues in Muslims – https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/ Muslims Youth Helpline – Helpline providing emotional support for Muslim youth – https://myh.org.uk/ Muslim Women Network UK – Helpline offering faith-sensitive support to Muslim women – https://www.mwnuk.co.uk/ Sakoon – Individual, couple, family counselling – https://www.sakoon.co.uk/ Mind Works UK – Psychological support to individuals, families, and groups – https://www.mindworksuk.co.uk/ Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) – https://mcb.org.uk/resources/mental-health/ Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN) – Support for Muslim mental health practitioners – https://www.mcapn.co.uk/ Muslim Community Helpline – A national organisation for women, men, youth, and children providing a confidential, non-judgmental listening and emotional support service. https://muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk/ Muslim Women Network (MWN) – Services for Muslim women include a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive Helpline which offers information, support, guidance, and referrals for those who are suffering from, or at risk of abuse, and other problems https://www.mwnhelpline.co.uk/ Inspirited Minds – The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality. Podcasts can be found here: Podcast Link Gambling addiction in the Asian/Muslim community – https://youtu.be/6v0NjG6inWI Apps for Mental Health: SAKEENAH – An Islamic mindfulness & mental health app. Developed to improve emotional and mental well-being through peaceful guided Islamic stories. Mindful audio sessions and courses created by marrying modern science and religion. SABR – An app for mental and spiritual health. The aim is to reduce anxiety, increase confidence, sleep better, and improve your relationship with Allah. MINDFUL MUSLIM – An app for Muslims to improve their emotional and mental well-being through gentle guided audio talk-downs of Islamic stories. This app allows you to build a playlist of Dua, Ruqyah, night Quran, nature sounds and gentle guided audio talk-downs to help you drift off to sleep. Nawal Yousaf is currently working on ‘Fitra’ – an app which will use faith-based approaches combined with contemporary evidence-based psychotherapeutic practices and engaging technology to empower modern Muslims to actively measure, understand and improve their well-being. Anxiety NHS website on Anxiety – https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/anxiety/ Anxiety UK – Helps all those suffering from anxiety disorders. Self-help leaflets and contact lists. Self-help groups, counselling, phone self-help, email support – https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ Mind UK – https://www.mind.org.uk Young Minds UK – https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ NHS UK – https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/generalised-anxiety-disorder/treatment/ International Stress Management Association – www.isma.org.uk Support Line UK – https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/anxiety/ No Panic Youth Hub – Helpline for anxiety disorders, panic attacks etc. Provides advice, counselling, listening, befriending and can make referrals. Local self-help groups and produces leaflets – https://nopanic.org.uk/youth-hub/ You can get Psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and applied relaxation on the NHS. You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapy service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP. Or your GP can refer you if you prefer. CBT: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counselling/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/overview/ IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) – https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-a-psychological-therapies-service/ OCD Action UK – OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and related disorders including Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TMM – compulsive hair pulling) – http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/ OCD UK – A leading charity that offers guidance, support, and advice https://www.ocduk.org/ BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) – https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/we-can-help/ Depression Videos about what depression feels like: What does depression look/feel like? Do you think you have it? What is depression PDF World Health Organisation: Animation to explore what does depression feel like: https://youtu.be/XiCrniLQGYc RCPSYCH: This 3 minute animation explores what it feels like to be depressed, the symptoms of depression and what help you can get if you are feeling depressed: https://youtu.be/dv82CywfKek Depression UK – https://www.depressionuk.org/ NHS UK – https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/clinical-depression/overview/ Mind UK – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/about-depression/ Mental Health UK – https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/conditions/depression/ Royal College of Psychiatrists – www.isma.org.ukhttps://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/depression Support Line – https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/depression/ BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) – https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/we-can-help/ Muslim Youth Helpline – Helpline providing culturally sensitive support to Muslim youth under the age of 25. Outreach services include family mediation, face-to-face counselling and befriending. 0808 808 2008 http://www.myh.org.uk/ The Mix for under 25s – Whether you need a quick chat or more focused support, our trained team provides help for teenagers, under 25s and support for young people. Talk to us about your mental health, relationships, work life, school life, depression and any other issues all year round. Call us 4pm-11pm every day, email us, chat one-to-one online, sign up for free counselling online or text our 24/7 crisis line. https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team Suicide Prevention What is suicide? If anyone is suicidal, this video helps to understand NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/ Campaign Against Living Miserably – https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Talk to a Psychiatrist (Talk Mind) – https://www.talkmind.co/ Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? Are you facing domestic violence but don’t realise it? These short animated videos will explain what domestic violence is: Police Service Awareness video on Domestic Abuse – https://youtu.be/vj31gMwlduA Identify different types of domestic violence, video in Urdu – https://youtu.be/Fk9RX6MQwM8 National Domestic Violence Hotline – https://www.thehotline.org/ Women’s Aid – https://www.womensaid.org.uk/womens-aid-directory/ Men’s Advice line – https://www.womensaid.org.uk/womens-aid-directory/ Respect – https://www.respect.uk.net/ Independent Choices – https://www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk/ Other useful websites and information Free or subsidised psychotherapists – https://freepsychotherapynetwork.com/ Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services – https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/ A short video explaining the work of CAFCASS – Working with you and your children – YouTube Child Abuse Prevention and Protection NSPCC – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ My Tazkiyah – My Tazkiyah is the place where Muslim Males and Females struggling with Pornography Addiction and Sexually destructive behaviours can find Recovery and Freedom – https://www.mytazkiyah.com/ Winstons Wish – Support for grieving children and young people after the death of someone important https://www.winstonswish.org/ Dementia Help – Meri Yaadain – Dementia in the Muslim community, there are these excellent sites to seek help and information from:http://www.meriyaadain.co.uk/ Dementia UK is a large charity that provides information about dementia, as well as support ( 0800 888 6678) https://www.dementiauk.org/ Age UK is another large charity that offers information and advice, and has local groups for patients and carers to join (0800 678 1602) https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ If you are worried about someone with memory loss or other difficulties, make an appointment with your GP If an emergency, contact NHS 24 on 111 For more information about dementia, visit the following NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/about/ Alzhemers Help: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk Addiction Problems? Seek help: Beating Addiction offers support on overcoming dependence and addiction: http://www.beatingaddictions.co.uk Drug Wise UK provides support and information on drug, tobacco, and alcohol use: https://www.drugwise.org.uk DAN 24/7 offers a drug and alcohol helpline, for English speakers (0808 808 2234 or text DAN to 81066): https://dan247.org.uk Gambling Addiction: Gamblers Anonymous offers support and information for those with gambling addiction:https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk Mind, the mental health charity, have an extensive list of further support groups for all kinds of addiction: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ For more information about addiction and how to get help, visit the following NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help HelplinesAnxiety Helplines NHS – Call your GP if you are struggling to cope with anxiety, fear, or panic if the things you are trying to do for yourself are not helping. No panic helpline – 0300 772 9844 Anxiety UK – 0344 477 5774 Mental Health UK – 0844 477 5774 Depression Helplines NHS – Please call your GP and discuss if you feel you are suffering from Depression. There are treatments that can and will help you if needed. Samaritans – To talk about anything that is upsetting you: 116 123 (Free from any phone) SANEline – If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 772 9844 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day). National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK – Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (6pm–3:30am every day). Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service Shout – If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258. Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help. Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87 Hopeline UK: 0800 068 4141 The Mix – If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn, call us for FREE on 0808 808 4994 Text YM to YoungMind’s Textline on 85258 Suicide Helplines Call your GP – Ask for an emergency appointment if at risk to self or others Call 111 – Out of hours. They will find the support and help you need Childline – For children and young people under 19 – 0800 1111 Papyrus – For people under 35 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight everyday) Hopeline UK: 0800 068 4141 Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight everyday) Domestic Violence Helplines Police: 999 in case of Emergency. National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0800 799 7233 National Domestic Abuse Helpline – If you are worried that a friend, neighbour or loved one is a victim of domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day – 0808 2000 247 Supportline – 08 08 16 89 111 Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 254 0909
Nikah ceremonies at Cheadle Masjid Allah (Ta’ala) says in Surah Ar-Rum: “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Quran 30:21) NIKAHS Cheadle Masjid has been conducting Nikah ceremonies since its inception in 2003. We at the Masjid are honoured to facilitate this blessed of union of two souls. Nikah ceremonies can be conducted on site at the Masjid or our Imam can conduct the Nikah at a venue of your choice. Civil Registrations Cheadle Masjid is also a registered centre authorised for the solemnisation of Civil Marriages. This enables couples to complete both the Nikah and Civil ceremony at the same time. To enable the Cheadle Masjid to solemnise your Civil Marriage your civil, you are required to obtain the necessary paper work from your local registry office. The process in itself is simple, both partners should contact their local registry office and inform them of your intention to marry. An appointment will be made during which key questions will be asked. After a four week period where the “notice of intention to marry” has been completed you will be issued with the appropriate documentation. Unfortunately, this is not a process we can complete for you. If you would like more information on booking a civil marriage, please contact your local registrar’s office or our registrar, Br Zarif on 07775840843. Please note that there is a minimum 4 week notice period required for conducting a Civil Marriage with the Nikah. FEES & APPLICATIONS Our fees associated with carrying out a nikah range from £200 to £300 subject to venue. Please see our venue feels below: Venue Fee CMA Nikah only (main hall) £200 CMA Nikah & Civil (main hall) £250 CMA Nikah only (small room (6 people) £150 CMA Nikah & Civil (small room 6 people) £200 Al Maidah £250 Al Manzil £250 British Muslim Heritage Centre £200 Eastern Pearl £200 Excellency Centre Bolton £300 Manchester Airport Hotels £200 Manchester City CTR hotels £250 Mere Golf Club £300 Midland Hotel £250 Nawab Levenshulme £200 Sanam Restaurant £200 Sheridan Suites £250 Stockport Town Hall £200 Tatton Park £300 Thornton Manor £300 Usmania Banqueting Hall £250 Vermillion £250 If you would like to book a nikah please ensure you are giving at least two weeks notice and please complete the form below. If you still have any specific questions about your Nikah booking please email [email protected]
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Welcome the Schools Liaison Department of Cheadle Masjid. Engagement We believe in providing hands on support to children and adults of all backgrounds in learning about the practical aspects of a Muslim’s life and gain a better understanding of our faith. Facilitating connections between schools and the community is incredibly significant. Numerous benefits arise from meaningful engagement, including the enhancement of cultural understanding, fostering educational collaborations, and strengthening community cohesion. Through our centre, we offer guidance to both schools and students. Our primary aim is to empower students to take an active role allow them to organise and lead their activities while we provide support along the way. What we offer We offer various services within our program to schools. We mainly operate in the local Cheadle and surrounding area but welcome approaches from all over Greater Manchester. Our main activities include: Friday Prayers Assemblies Pastoral Support Teacher Awareness & Training We can tailor our supports to the unique needs of each school and can extend to providing educational resources, organising awareness workshops, and even networking opportunities and special events. Get in touch If you would like to arrange a discussion and/or support for your school, please email us at [email protected]. If you would like to arrange a school visit for students to our centre, please click here
We always welcome visitors to the Cheadle Masjid. Our visitors include schools, community members and organisations to our Masjid. School visits and local school engagement Cheadle Masjid works closely with local primary and secondary schools. Over the past years, pre-covid, more than thirty schools visit our Masjd bringing more than 1,100 children learning about the practical aspects of a Muslim’s life and gaining a better understanding of our faith. The sessions are all practical based activities combining presentations, dressing up, craft activity and features of the Mosque. We welcome feedback from children, teachers and parents to help us improve our activities, particularly from teachers; was it useful in helping them deliver the topic, from parents; do they have a better understanding of Islam and the Masjid, and most importantly from the children; did they have fun? Communities and Organisations Cheadle Masjid also works closely with organisations such as Greater Manchester police. We are regularly visited by new officers who are in training. We feel it is increasingly important that we provide a deeper understanding of our faith and its teachings. Arranging a visit If you would like to arrange a visit to Cheadle Masjid, please select a date when you would like to visit and complete and submit the form below. We have not have a set charge and always welcome and value voluntary contributions. You may email us at [email protected] for any inquiries. Name of organisation Contact name Email Phone number School year group Visit DateThu 30th MayTue 4th JunThu 6th JunThu 4th JulThu 11th JulTue 16th JulThu 18th JulTue 23rd JulThu 25th Jul Number of children / visitors123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 Number of staff visitors123456 Any Special requirements
“O mankind, indeed, we have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another”(Al-Hujurat, 49:13) These are the beautiful words of Allah (swt); as Muslims we need to be part of the societies, we live in work to bring people together. Yes, people of different backgrounds and faiths may have different points of view, but we respect those views and sometimes agree to disagree; however there is a common humanity that binds us. Our views on the sanctity of life, safety, good health, equality, caring for each other are the same – this worldview is one that we all share and indeed we need to work together on this. As Cheadle Masjid we love therefore to engage and build bridges of friendship and understanding to counter negative stereotypes – we hold Open Day Extravaganzas, “Visit My Mosque” days, “Great Get Togethers”, “Taste Ramadan” events, School Visits and even support the organising committee for the Heald Green Festival. We are also fortunate to be able to work with a number of Interfaith groups including Heald Green Churches Together and local churches with Handforth and Wilmslow. Coming together is a way to help communities become cohesive – we love to get together and share some food and we are Alhamdullilah It is one of the principles of our faith to help our fellow human beings and this can be done in a myriad of ways, helping them through difficulties – of illness, disability or financial. It can be clearing the litter from the roads, helping with shopping, giving to charity or even a smile. We need to go out there with the intention of doing good – with no expectation of reward or thank you – we do it because this is what Allah (swt) (God) has ordained. There is nothing more satisfying for our own soul to be able to help someone and knowing that your reward is with Allah (swt). Therefore, we aim to be a Masjid that can support people from the cradle to the grave – our activities reflect this. Whether that be through education, providing support through difficult times, and enjoying good times together as families (i.e. The family talks and Annual Dinners,) or nurturing our children’s talent (i.e. CMA’s Got Talent, The Islamic schools and Youth Clubs) – we wish to be there for you. We are after all one community and we stand together – in that there is great strength and support.
A fundamental pillar of our belief, Zakat provides many benefits to a person that makes their contribution towards society. We also recognise there are people within our local community who are less fortunate. Recent events will have compounded the need for localising support. We have an established process whereby all applications that are submitted will require supporting data. Our team will measure the needs for Zakat support in accordance with our religious teachings. If you are able to provide support, please click here to donate and support your local community. If you are in need of support, please click here to complete our application form. Please note the form will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All information submitted will be treated with the utmost confidence. If you have further questions in relation to this service, please email [email protected]
“It is the duty of a Muslim, who has anything to bequeath, not to let two nights pass without including it in his Will.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari – There are numerous references relating to Wills in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which emphasise the importance of having a Will. A will states who inherits your estate. Without one, you die intestate and your estate is distributed according to the rules set by UK law. These rules will not be based on Shariah and will mean that your estate will not be distributed as prescribed in the Quran and Sunnah. “It is prescribed, when death approaches any of you, if he leaves any goods that he makes a bequest to parents and near relatives, according to reasonable usage; this is due from the God-fearing.” – Surah Al-Baqarah, Quran 2:180 Your Islamic Will Guide This Islamic Will Guide will give the information needed for you to complete your legal Islamic Will. Once you have download the Guide and the Will Template itself, please watch the explanation video to understand the process and the fiqh details behind your Will. These documents are only valid in England and Wales, but you have permission to use them and encourage solicitors in your own countries to tweak them and make them valid and relevant for you as well. Free Islamic Will This is a fully valid and legal Islamic Will which you can download and will accordingly be valid in both England and Wales. If the Will opens up in your web browser, please save the file to your computer or phone first, and then open the file with a dedicated PDF reader, then fill in the necessary fields by typing in the answers, save the final form, print out and then sign in the presence of your witnesses. Please watch the explanation video from Shaykh Abu Eesa above, as well as reading the Islamic Will Guide before you complete the form. Legal Resources for Death Planning For advice on what to do in the case of someone passing away and/or what one should prepare before death from a legal standpoint in the UK, please see this link. Please check our Guide to Islamic Wills to see whether the free Islamic Will will be sufficient for your needs. If you do need professional help then our recommended specialists are iWill Solicitors in Birmingham, who are widely recognised as the most experienced in Islamic Wills. For those who would like a Will template for their own country (our Will is only legally valid in its current state in England and Wales), please be aware that we are unable to create different versions due to the huge variance in laws that govern countries. For example, in America the rules that govern Wills differs from State to State, let alone country to country. However in some countries such as Scotland or Ireland and others, the differences are minimal. So as per the video above, if you are able to find a solicitor and tax expert who can apply your country’s own laws to the template to make it valid where you live, please feel free to download the Microsoft Word version here and edit it accordingly. For those wanting to know more about the Islamic rules of Inheritance, these apps have proved useful: for Apple here, and Android here.
Currently, Cheadle Masjid, works in partnership with Dar-ul-Uloom Mosque and Victoria Park Mosque to provide funeral services. For assistance with a funeral, Please download the CMA Funeral Guide below. DOWNLOAD THE FUNERAL GUIDE We also provide a service where the family may use the Masjid to meet with people who wish to offer their condolences. For full information please contact the office 0161-437-1093 or email [email protected] For a list of obituaries please click here.
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