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Ashra Idea 9 – Neighbours of Islamic Centres

Ashra Idea 9 – Neighbours of Islamic Centres

Idea No 10: Reconnect with and share the message of Hussain (as) with the neighbours of our Islamic Centres!

One of the ideazz during the ten days of Muharram was to share the message of Hussain (as) with our neighbours. In line with the ideazz during these ten days of ‘group’ activities, this is a phenomenal initiative to now reach out to our local centre’s neighbours.

Just before the commencement of Ashra-e-Zainabiyya, the Hyderi Centre in South London, UK and Stanmore Centre in North West London, UK did exactly that!

In Stanmore, a group of 11 people (including two children) got together and knocked on 200 doors to give them a gift bag including:

1. A Who is Hussain Card (www.whoishussain.org)
2. A Buzz Christmas Card
3. A special message inserted inside the card to apologise for any inconvenience we may cause them throughout the year
4. A small box of chocolates

Although mixed feedback was received, overall the neighbours deeply deeply appreciated the gesture and even gave a gift back in some instances 🙂

Some of the mixed feedback included:

1. You have been great neighbours.
2. The foot flow makes us feel safe.
3. Haven’t really noticed any inconvenience.
4. Please be more considerate when parking and don’t damage the grass area.
5. Next morning, there is a lot of litter of Styrofoam cups left lying around 🙁

Overall – it was a very positive fulfilling experience for those involved.

If any other centres have done something similar, please do share!

For those centres that want to reach out, this can still be done by replacing the Interfaith Christmas card with a New Year’s card and putting an additional insert that was used for Stanmore (this can be emailed to you – please feel free to get in touch).

Muharram Idea 12 – Neighbour Muharram Cards

Muharram Idea 12 – Neighbour Muharram Cards

Idea No 12: Give Cards to your Neighbour with your Children

Take some time our this weekend (or any weekend this month!) to give out these amazing quality cards which have been carefully worded so as to intrigue and inspire the reader to check out the website. Even if one person from your whole street goes online and learns about our Imam, you will have made a difference!

To get some cards please visit their website and/or facebook page. Or go to their resources and simply download if it’s more convenient for where you live.

Hajj Idea 9 – Reach out to Neighbours and the Community

Hajj Idea 9 – Reach out to Neighbours and the Community

Why not spread some love and reach out to neighbours and those who help in the community this Eid! There’s nothing like a box of chocs and a card (Buzz one of course :)) to spread our appreciation and love to those around us!

In case you haven’t seen that post, on Eid-ul-Fitr we went to the police, the library, the fire station and the Doctor’s – and left a little something for the postman too!

 

Hajj Idea 2 – Give out Eid cards to the class and staff

Hajj Idea 2 – Give out Eid cards to the class and staff

Whether you’re going in or not to give a talk, let your child GIVE OUT EID CARDS to the class! The Buzz Kidzz Cardzz were especially created for this – to give Muslim children an alternative to the Christmas cards that are exchanged every year.

Small, funky and colourful, the Kidzz Cardzz come in packs of 10 – check them out here.

And don’t forget the staff! This year, instead of giving teachers a present at Christmas like everyone else, why not give them something at Eid instead? The receptionists/caretaker/head often get forgotten too…why not grab a box of chocolates and give it to them this Eid?

Small gestures like these go a long way in building good relationships with the people who are taking care of your children 🙂 Our range of contemporary Cardzz are perfect to accompany any gifts/chocolates you decide to give, or even just on their own!