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We're fundraising for Human Relief Foundation because of the emergency crisis in Yemen.

A man asked the Prophet, "Which Islam is the best?" The Prophet ﷺ said, “To feed the hungry and to greet with peace those you know and those you do not know.” (Bukhari)

The people of Yemen are going through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Five years of crisis have destroyed over 24 million lives. The effects of war, floods, famine, and outbreaks like COVID-19 and cholera have completely ripped the country apart.

BRISOC has teamed up with the Human Relief Foundation to provide families with nutritious food packages. Each food package, costing £60, will feed a family of 7 for a month. 12 million children, of which 2 million under 5, are suffering from malnutrition.

With your support, we aim to feed over 95 families for one whole month, Insha'Allah. May Allah make it easy for our brothers and sisters in Yemen and ease their hardships.

“Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter." (Muslim)

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Alhamdulillah, we have managed to secure a weekly slot for the Carpenter Rooms (Fridays 1 - 2pm). To allow as many people to perform Jumm'ah salat as possible, we will be holding 2 jama'at - 1st one at 1:00pm and the 2nd at 1:30pm. For the sake of recording attendees for the track & trace system, and to avoid a large number of people queuing outside at once only to reject people once the capacity has been reached, we will be implementing a booking system for each of the jama'at, the forms for which will be sent out by e-mail at 3pm every Wednesday. The reason we will only be sending the forms out by email is so that everyone gets access to the booking at the same time, as we will be able to schedule an email to be sent out automatically at the exact time specified. This will give everyone a chance to fill in the form before it automatically closes once the capacity of 27 people (including the Imam, so 26 attendees) has been reached. Please do not attend if you haven't booked a slot. We will have no option but to turn you away.

If you haven't yet subscribed to our mailing list, please do so by going to the home page and find "Brisoc email subscription". As our Jumm'ah is open to both students and non-students alike, please make aware anyone who you think would be interested in coming, who may not be on our group chats or on our mailing list already. May Allah SWT reward you all for your cooperation.

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We pray that everyone is doing well both physically and mentally in these challenging times.

With the grace of Allah ﷻ , the prayer rooms have now been certified as 'Covid-19 Secure'. This means they are now re-opened for worship. By working alongside the University Facilities Management and Multifaith Chaplaincy, we have outlined the following new guidelines for Coach House, 21 Woodland Road Prayer Rooms.

• Rooms are accessed through the usual Ucard reader, however, only two people are allowed to use the prayer rooms at any one time.

o What this means is, if the room has reached the maximum capacity (i.e. two people are already inside praying) then you must wait outside the room in an orderly fashion whilst ensuring appropriate distance is maintained.

o To reduce the waiting time for other worshippers, we therefore humbly request that you perform your voluntary prayers elsewhere during the peak hours.

• Communal items such as prayer mats, Qur’an, hadith and all other supplication books have all been removed.

o This means you must bring the items you would need for the prayer and take them with you when you finish using the space.

• A face covering must be worn at all times whilst you are in the room.

• A sanitising station and essential cleaning items are provided for your use.

o We strongly recommend that you sanitise your hands appropriately.

We understand that these new restrictions may pose inconveniences. However, we hope that you will appreciate the need for these new guidelines and cooperation in order to preserve the wellbeing of every member in our community.

University of Bristol Islamic Society

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