Clothes Parcels

For a month over the lockdown, Seerah Today gathered and distributed parcels of children’s clothes to the people of High Wycombe who needed them. The effort was in order to take pressures off the recycling centres and also to give struggling families some relief. Thank you to Tom Garraway who managed this initiative and to all our deliverers who took them sometimes quite far afield to get to where they needed to be!

Food Parcels

Now the lockdown is now at an end Seerah Today will be stopping our regular food parcel deliveries to the vulnerable and the needy in High Wycombe. We want to thank all our volunteers and those who have donated. Hopefully we have made a positive difference to the people of High Wycombe over these past difficult months.

Seerah Today continues to provide emergency food parcels through references from agencies. We also are keeping in contact with especially vulnerable people who will continue to need our services.

Juma Mubarak 19th June 2020

  • ‘O people! We have created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another.’ The whole of humanity has been created with mercy; by the Merciful. Each soul has witnessed the Eternal Light. And then we descend; and as we do we are dressed in a material self and cultural identity.  These visible identities come in varieties as beautiful as the varieties of fruit we eat and the birds that adorn the skies. They are a signpost back to the One who created us. Love one another; you are from the same Source. Do not envy one another and do not hate one another.  The Prophet taught us; We do not oppress. We do not fail each other. We do not lie and we do not hold each other in contempt. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim. He said; piety is right here and he pointed to his chest three times. This means your heart is your mouthpiece to Allah; do not muffle it; keep it pure by respecting and honouring His humanity then He may hear your voice more clearly when you call to Him. Juma Mubarak’ Shaykh Tahir

A message from Shaykh Tahir

This juma message is given to the Shaykh by inspiration of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم and draws on many beautiful sources. It will speak to you; whoever you are.

‘Do not cry and fear the death of your body. If you do then your soul is suffering by your bad nature. But when you are in remembrance of Allah then the light enters your heart and then you enter a state of spiritual ecstasy. You immerse yourself in the sea of knowledge and wisdom and are blessed by Allah. Your heart cries in the worship of Allah, He fulfils all your dreams, wishes and blesses you much more than you could ever imagine. His bounties are endless and He brings you closer to him; raising you to a higher spiritual station. By committing sins and disobeying Allah, any of your good intentions won’t be fulfilled and whatever you fear most will befall you. Juma Mubarak’ Shaykh Tahir

A message from Shaykh Tahir

This juma message is given to the Shaykh by inspiration of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم and draws on many beautiful sources. It will speak to you; whoever you are.

‘When you are lost and sad don’t cry of pain. Sadness can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest companion in your lifelong search for love and wisdom. Wisdom will not be gained, unless through following the right path. The heart cries for the light of Allah and the at place where you are hurt the Light enters you. Peace and tranquility descend upon you on His remembrance. Be like the sun; spreading rays of kindness. Be like the cover of night when it comes to yours and others faults; and let your generosity be like running water from the ocean of mercy. Juma Mubarak’ Shaykh Tahir

The Spiritual Journey of Food 23rd Feb

Thank you to all who attended! The most important message we received and struck upon must have been that we have a responsibility to eat less meat; our current consumption is just not sustainable. It may be halal, but is halal enough? Perhaps we need to look more deeply at the ethics behind the way animals are reared.

Ruksana Shain would like to add an additional article for reading; http://behalal.org/consumer/slaughter-methods-explored/

Best wishes to you all and make sure you ‘Think, Rethink and act with decency.’

A message from Shaykh Tahir

This juma message is given to the Shaykh by inspiration of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم and draws on many beautiful sources. It will speak to you; whoever you are.

In your mind & heart you should have kindness, compassion and love for your friends. Do not behave towards them as if you are a wanting and starving beast and as if your success lies in devouring them. Your duty is not to seek love from people but to find the obstacle within yourself that you have built against their love.  ‘Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words’. Juma Mubarak. Shaykh Tahir