Alhamdulillah the regional Eid Party for South East England held on 20th November 2004 went very well. We would like to thank all those who came to the party and made the day a very enjoyable one. Truly, we deserve the enjoyment as what has been said by our invited speaker Dr. Basil Mustaffa from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. We are grateful to Dr. Basil for delivering an exciting talk that is beneficial to adults and as well as children.
Insha'Allah Melayu UK will provide a zakat collection service soon. Members will be able to pay their zakat (e.g. fitrah, wealth, income, business, qadha etc) via cheque or direct payment into dedicated bank account.
The president paid a visit to the Sekretariat Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam in Melaka. In the meeting with the CEO, Tuan Haji Ameer, discussed many issues on possible collaboration between Melayu UK and SDMDI.
The president attended the Annual Rasool Mowlood in London today. The Sri Lanka Malays in the UK have been a well organised community for many years and are mainly concentrated in London. The Malays who settled in Sri Lanka are now known as Sri Lanka Malays. Likewise, the Malays who settle in the UK will eventually be known as the UK Malays or Melayu UK... in fact they should start calling themselves Melayu UK.
The president visited The Old Rectory Residential Home For The Elderly in Derbyshire on Tuesday 17 March. The business is owned by our members, Allen and Sherryn Heath who bought the business about one and a half years ago.
Melayu UK celebrated Hari Raya in Walsall, West Midlands on Sunday 30th November 2003. Analysis of the feedback forms received showed that members overwhelmingly request that the association continue to host Hari Raya Party every year.
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
First and foremost I would like to thank you for coming to this party. To you all I wish Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
This is a great opportunity for us to come together, to meet each other. I will say that the many of us here have never been to our events before, and have never met each other before. This is because the society is still very new and we have only managed to organise one national event i.e. the Perhimpunan Keluarga at Kibblestone Scout Camp in Staffordshire. The event was a success, and that has prompted us to organise more national events for our members.
Haliza Hashim of TV3 Msia in London conducted a mock Aidil Fitri celebration at our President's house and interviewed some 'old-timer' members from Manchester, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Oxford. Edited footage will be aired in Buletin Utama on the raya day.