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Salaam Alaykum,
In this update:

Construction Update

Further to our previous update, we reported that we are about to solicit for Phase Two works. Apart from the façade detailed design, we have reached that milestone, having assimilated information from various professional teams.

Please note that the façade detailed design information will be picked up and completed by the main contractor within the ‘contractor designed portion’ of the Phase Two works.

We have sent out and received two PQQ documents from interested contractors and have assessed the capabilities, with recommendations for the Trustees to deliberate and approve. After that, we will be preparing the relevant contract documentation, ready to start the Phase Two works.

Before we reach the stage, we will need a significant boost to our funding levels and reserves to provide assurance for the appointed contractors during negotiations and award the contract.

If anyone of you have names of contractors that you would like to recommend, this is the time. Send an email to our Project Manager, Gulamabbas Kassam onalephpro.pm@gmail.com copyin g Dr Nizar Merali on nizar@merali.org.uk

If you have the time and skills or experience please drop us a note by emailing us and we will invite you to the next design team meeting

Fundometer

To date, we have raised over £9.26m from the target of £20m.
Please help us towards our total of £20m.

Below is a pictorial demonstration of our current fundraising – it shows not only where we are in terms of the total raised month to month (orange), but also our monthly standing order and regular income total (blue).

 

Our regular revenue stream allows us to move forward with the works. Please do consider setting up a regular donation.

Please help!

Give us a loan – £50,000 or £100,000
Stipulate the date of repayment and we are confident we will pay back
Many have given us loans in the past and we have a clean record of paying back fully.

In the meantime we invite all of you, no matter what your means are to fill a standing order form or remit via Charity Checkout. Whatever the sum, no sum is too small.

Leave a legacy!
Every donor’s name will be displayed somewhere on the premises. Tell your grandchild you were instrumental in this unique project – the impact of which could be unimaginable!

We look forward to continue receiving the generous funding that the well-wishers of this project.

Click here to donate:
http://www.thesalaamcentre.com/donation/
All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be emailed/posted to you for your donation.

  • Site visit: We would be delighted to accompany you to the site for you to see the progress of work with your own eyes at any time that suits you. You can come on your own or as part of a group.  Should you want to visit our project, please contact any member of the Project Team, contact us by emailFacebook or Twitter – we would love to show you around.
  • Every Sunday at 11 am we have an open viewing. Please feel free to turn up with friends and family. No need to pre book

Could you sign a Direct Debit for £20/month? Be part of this inspirational and unique project. Leave a legacy. Be proud to tell your grandchild one day that you were ‘in it’

Visitors to the site

As always, we welcome visitors to the site to see the amazing work being undertaken underground and at the ground floor level!

This month, we have not had many visitors to the site – but we look forward to many more in the near future! If you know someone who may be interested in visiting the site, please do let us know.

Potential suppliers:We would also like to give the opportunity to any individual or organisation who would like to do some of the work either as a material supplier or service provider. We can then offer them a chance to tender either directly or via a subcontractor.  This can be anything from supplier of tiles to lighting or specialist electrical equipment.  Please feel free to forward our message.

Sponsoring Teams

This month, we sponsored various teams who participated in sports tournaments.

One team participated in the Umoja Tournament in Detroit, USA:

They held a stall displaying Salaam Centre material and spreading the word in North America!

We also had various teams participating the MAMT Tournament in Peterborough. We had varying success:
In tennis, our doubles team were runners up in the final. In singles, Zain Juma and Hussein Juma lost in the semi finals.
In football, we took 3 teams; one team got to the Premiership semi final and lost on penalties to Stanmore A who went on to win the tournament.
One team got to the championship plate quarter finals and one team lost in the group stages.
In badminton, our doubles team lost in the semi finals.
Congratulations to all who participated.

Halal Gems Stall

As part of the Halal Gems Street Eats, The Salaam Centre was fortunate to have a stall selling our famousChai. There was a good reception for the stall with lots of sales and happy customers!

SICM’s ongoing activities

This month we have had another set of truly excellent talks.
At the beginning of the month, we welcomed Father Clohessy from Rome who has written (not yet published) a critical appraisal on Lady Zaynab (AS). He delivered a talk looking at the events of Karbala and focusing on Lady Zaynab. If you missed this, you should definitely watch it online! Click here to view it.

The following week, we looked at the life of Imam Taqi (AS) with a talk by Shaykh Ali Reza Khaki.
On 17th August, we welcomed Shaykh Alihusain Datoo who talked about Reliance on God: in this world and the next.

We fortunate to welcome Shaykh Soheir Esmail as we celebrated Eid ul Adha on 22nd August.

Sibtain Panjwani joined us on 24th August to deliver a talk on “The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community Diaspora: An Exploratory Overview”.

We celebrated Eid ul Ghadeer with a beautifully recited Qasida by Yusuf Nurmohamed and a talk by Sayyed Muhammed Rizvi.

If you missed any of the talks, you can watch them on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sicmtv/videos

If you want to know more about our regular programmes, please visit our website, www.sicm.org.uk.

If you are interested in finding out more, or helping out in one of the above workstreams, please get in touch at info@thesalaamcentre.com or join our social media:

To make a direct donation in GBP:
Bank transfer: Habib Bank AG Zurich
Account: BW Foundation
A/C no. 20101920
Sort code: 60-94-99
IBAN: IBAN GB44 HBZU 7006 7220 101920
SWIFT Code : HBZUGB2L

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