"Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve”
“Verily, Satan places his throne over the water and he sends out his troops. The closest to him in rank are the greatest at causing tribulations. One of them says: 'I have done this and this'. Satan says: 'You have done nothing'. Another one says: 'I did not leave this man alone until I separated him from his wife'. Satan embraces him and he says: 'You have done well'”
If we want to have unity in the Ummah, we have to first focus on establishing unity in our homes. Our Muslim families are the building blocks of the Ummah and if there is no unity in our homes, then we have no hope in establishing unity in the Ummah.
Our children must grow up seeing unity between parents, so that they themselves have visions for unity as they grow up in the West.
At The Islamic Council of Europe we deal with hundreds of cases of marital discord and breakdown. As we handle the cases directly, the reality of the state of our Muslim homes is clear – and it’s not very good.
It’s no surprise that our Ummah is going through issues when our homes are falling apart. Our job, as The Islamic Council of Europe, is to provide solutions and guidance from Islam to help keep families together, for the solutions that Allah SWT has given us are truly perfect and divine.
The more us Muslims understand that Islam is the solution for all of our problems, the better our chances are of having a strong Ummah that will be victorious.
The number of cases being handled by The Islamic Council of Europe are increasing at such a pace that we need to urgently raise funds towards resources that will help us keep up with the demand. If we don’t raise this then we won’t be able to provide support that families urgently need in order to have better lives.
Money raised will also go towards our hardship fund that allows us to help families going through financial difficulty.
Whatever you donate will be a sadaqah jariyah for you in helping towards the unity of the Ummah
The Prophet (ﷺ) told us that reconciling between people is better than observing voluntary fasts, offering voluntary prayers and giving voluntary charity.
It was narrated that Abu’l-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:“Shall I not tell you something that is better than the status of (voluntary) fasting, prayer and charity?”
They said: “Yes.”
He (ﷺ) said:“Reconciling in a case of discord, for the evil of discord is the shaver.”
Your reward of building our communities by spreading this knowledge will inshaAllah continue to be multiplied until you meet Allah ﷻ
The Islamic Council of Europe focus on providing guidance and solutions on matters that effect Muslims in their everyday lives, including marital problems, business advice and family issues just to name a few.
Whatever amount you donate, you will have a share of the reward of reconciling between disputing parties – a reward that is greater than observing voluntary fasts, offering voluntary prayers and giving voluntary charity.
As a non-profit organisation, it is important that we maintain funding in order to continue providing these essential services for our community. The more families we keep together, the stronger our Ummah will be.
“The consultation was very good and the Sheikh was very honest in giving his advice on the issue I have with my anger, it was very positive outcome I took away the tools I was advised to use in my daily life to which I have been doing so”
“I would like to thank all the staff who took part in arranging the mediation session we received yesterday. It is pleasing to see a safe and professional platform being provided to the community for dealing with utmost sensitive issues.”
“Please thank the Shaykh for taking time to see us and hear our issues, may Allah grant you all Jannah firdous and help you continue to do all the good work you do in the community. Jazakallah khayrun”
“I am indeed extremely grateful for your help and the speed in which you handled this matter. You have been very understanding and courteous in this difficult time for me. I am also very impressed and thankful for keeping me updated through regular communication”
“I have been in a state of limbo for over 5 and a half years (since we got married). However the way you explained matters it really made sense to me. I have met many religious scholars but you left a deep mark as despite speaking very little to me you helped me immensely”