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MCEC qualifies for the LMS England National Knockout in 2021!

This last weekend MCEC Cricket Club did us proud once again by lifting the Trophy in the LastManStands North London League.

The Playoffs took place at Cheam Cricket Ground on Sunday 13th September and saw MCEC CC play their semi-final against “Hard Hitters”. MCEC posted a challenging total of 160 after a masterclass by Mohsin Azam, star wicketkeeper-batsman, who scored 78 of 54 balls, and the naturally gifted all rounder Faiz Azam with 33 of 19 balls.

Hard hitters were cruising until a sudden collapse of wickets with an extremely close finish, and only managed to score 159, MCEC winning by 1 run!  The legendary veteran Rizwan Siddiqui defending 11 off his last over for an emphatic win. 

The final toe-to-toe for MCEC CC was against “The Baba’s” who chased a target of 154 set by MCEC CC. Aamir Mapara top scored with 45 off 37 balls, and key contributions in the end by Rizwan Siddiqui, Talha Ansari and Faiz Azam in the end. 

The Babas were cruising at one stage with 77-1, MCEC even losing one of their best fielders Sheikh Husnain to a hamstring injury. His replacement fielder Muhammad Kaif did an incredible job to stop some key boundaries. 

Things seemed ominous until suddenly a great spell by Hassan Akhter, in Wasim Akram 1992 Final fashion quickly removed two top order batsmen. Wicketkeeper Mohsin Azam took two incredible catches behind the stumps, and acrobatic diving catches by Faiz and Aamir bought MCEC closer to victory. They could only reach 120 all out which saw MCEC raise the Trophy with a monumental win

MCEC Team Captain Taha Ansari beams with pride

Well done once again to the team for a great season with plenty of drama throughout and crowning it off with this emphatic win!

Special mention to Shahid Ansari who gave unwavering support to MCEC through the season, undoubtedly his heartfelt duas and positive words of support were crucial to their victory

Watch the highlights of the final here

Eid ul Adha & Qurbani Update

A huge thank you to everyone who came to Eid prayers. Given we had no Eid-ul-Fitr prayers this Eid was a real test of the procedures we put in place to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone abided by the rules of booking tickets, bringing masks, prayer mats and shoe bags. We were really disappointed to not be able to provide the usual snacks and tea and coffee like we do every Eid. But the important part of the prayers went smoothly all due to the cooperation of you all and this makes us proud to be able to serve such a great community. Insha’allah by next Eid we will be back to normal service after what we pray will be a great Ramadan in 2021.

Qurbani Update

Alhamdulillah with the grace and mercy of Allah the Supreme creator, all Qurbani/Udhiyya have been completed today on the third day of Eid-ul-Adha.

May Allah ta’ala reward everyone in abundance, remove all the difficulties and fulfill all your wishes. May He bless all those who have brought smiles to thousands of deprived and desperate people.
May Allah accept each of our Qurbanis with the highest level of acceptance.

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Job Opportunity: Saturday School Lead Teacher Ethics and Etiquette

MCEC – Palmers Green Mosque is recruiting

We have an important new role we’d like to fill.

1. Islamic Studies Teacher

This is an opportunity to join a well established team on Saturday mornings from 0815 to 1230pm 

 Job description

  1. To create a positive, safe and secure learning environment for students
  2. To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class
  3. To promote the school’s objectives and ethos in a professional and positive manner

The post holder will be an excellent communicator with a passion and drive for education. He/She must work effectively with teachers and support staff to raise the standards of attainment and achievement across the whole area and able to monitor progress and excellence. Moreover, identifying and
highlighting any concerns and efficiently providing a successful outcome for the betterment of MCEC Saturday School and the students

  • Knowledge and Qualification:
     Recognized and relevant qualification in Arabic, Qur’an and Islamic Studies
     The ability to recite the Qur’an with excellent Tajweed
     Good knowledge of teaching Qur’an and Islamic Studies
     Knowledge of the Islamic faith including but not limited to Tawheed, Pillars of Islam, Articles of
    faith, Seerah, Fiqh and basic morals and ethics
     Experience of teaching a broad, fresh and vibrant curriculum
     Understanding the importance of being a British Muslim
     Experience of delivering a curriculum which is based on both Islamic and Practical principles
     Relevant qualification and experience to teach the stated age group
     Ability to communicate and interact with children effectively in the English language
     Experience of working with children in a similar environment, particularly experience of teaching
    children
     Knowledge and understanding of how children learn and how to support children’s learning

For a full Job Description please click here: mcec.org.uk/documents/2020LeadTeacher-EtiquettesAndEthics.pdf

Application process: Please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Ethics Lead Teacher Job Application’

Remuneration

Standard MCEC pay scale for teachers.

Please note all successful candidates will be subject to CRB/DBS checks

Please note that whilst lockdown measures are in place due to Covid-19, interviews will take place via Zoom

 

 

 

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Eid ul Adha: Friday 31st July 2020 – Book your place

 

Insha’Allah Eid-ul-Adha will be on Friday 31st July 2020

You MUST reserve your place here as numbers will be strictly limited. Please remember, you may be refused entry if you do not have a mask, prayer mat and shoe bag. This event is only open to people aged between 12 and 70. There are no chairs and no creche facilities.

Please remember to observe COVID-19 guidance from the government and listen to the instructions from our stewards.

We will only have a maximum of 300 places available at each prayer. Book early to reserve your place, one space per person. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eid-ul-adha-prayers-tickets-114648280092

Please be prompt and conscious of our neighbours. It is a weekend and our neighbours will be resting. Please park considerately and share cars as much as possible.
Also please be conscious of how well we also treat each other. It will be crowded so be mindful of respecting others’ space and their requirement to pray.

The Eid Jamaat times are:

  • 1st Jamaat: 06:30
  • 2nd Jamaat: 07:45
  • 3rd Jamaat: 09:00
  • 4th Jamaat: 10:15
  • 5th Jamaat: 11:30

Eid is a time of joy and celebration, to be spent with loved ones, family, and friends. Eid is a time to continue further on the path towards spiritual development, through the recitation of Qur’an, dhikr of Allah and reflection. Eid ul-Adha marks the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim.

If you would like to organise your Qurbani/Udhiyya through MCEC please read here.

 

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Jumuah restarting 17 July

Inshaallah we will restart Jumuah prayers from 17th July 2020.

The diversity in our community means we are taking a cautious approach to reopening. There will be entry restrictions and numbers will be limited.
Age restrictions still apply (no under 12s or over 70s) and masks, prayer mats and shoe bags must be brought or you may be refused entry.
for more details on the policy please read here

Doors Open – 12:30

Khutbah – 13:15

Prayer – 13:30

Doors Close – 14:00

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Job Opportunities: Saturday School Teaching Staff

MCEC – Palmers Green Mosque is recruiting

We have three positions we’d like to fill.

1. Islamic Studies Teacher

This is an opportunity to join a well established team on Saturday mornings from 0815 to 1230pm 

 Job description

  1. Develop and prepare lesson plans in line with the School curriculum
  2. Manage the diverse ability levels of students, adapting lesson plans to meet specific student needs
  3. Provide a positive and safe learning environment for students
  4. Assess and record student development, while identifying areas which may need attention
  5. Communicate with the teaching assistant on areas of support

Required skills / qualifications

  1. An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults
  2. Flexibility and creativity
  3. Previous experience in a teaching role preferable
  4. To have subject knowledge and understanding of the required level

Application process: Please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Islamic Studies Teacher Job Application’


2. Islamic Studies Teaching Assistant

We are looking for a talented Islamic Studies Teaching Assistant; Saturdays between 8:15am-12:30pm

 Job description

  1. Assist the subject teacher to prepare and plan for lessons
  2. Assist the subject teacher to teach and lead the classes
  3. Cover for the subject teacher if absent
  4. Provide help to students throughout the lesson, and to students who may need extra support in completing tasks

Required skills / qualifications

  1. An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults
  2. Flexibility and creativity
  3. Previous experience in a teaching assistant role preferable
  4. To have subject knowledge and understanding of the required level

Application process: Please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Islamic Studies TA Job Application’

Please note all successful candidates will be subject to CRB/DBS checks

Please note that whilst lockdown measures are in place due to Covid-19, interviews will take place via Zoom


3. Pilot Class Teaching Assistant

We are looking for a talented Pilot Teaching Assistant; Saturdays between 8:15am-12:30pm. Pilot class is our foundational year group for students from the ages of 6-7

 Job description

  1. Assist the subject teacher to prepare and plan for lessons
  2. Assist the subject teacher to teach and lead the classes
  3. Cover for the subject teacher if absent
  4. Provide help to students throughout the lesson, and to students who may need extra support in completing tasks

Required skills / qualifications

  1. An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults
  2. Flexibility and creativity
  3. Previous experience in a teaching assistant role preferable
  4. To have subject knowledge and understanding of the required level

Remuneration

Standard MCEC pay scale for teachers and teaching assistants

Application process: Please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected], with the subject line: ‘Pilot TA Job Application’

Please note all successful candidates will be subject to CRB/DBS checks

Please note that whilst lockdown measures are in place due to Covid-19, interviews will take place via Zoom

 

 

 

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Qurbani Prices for 2020

Please ensure you bring the payment to the office by the dates above  to facilitate quick distribution and purchase of the animal before Eid. Ask for an envelope and please give your name(s) and the countries for Qurbani with payment to the office. Payments in cash to enable a quick transfer. Jazakallah Khair. 

NOTE: Majority of the list prices will change as we get into the last week before EID-UL-ADHA. Also, please understand the number of animals available is limited in certain countries due to the advance purchase of animals. 
The notes given below are for information purposes only.

 

** Dhbah done in villages by MCEC reps. MCEC is also partnering with Charities in countries where we are unable to facilitate directly.

NOTES:

General

  1. Admin, Dhbah and Handling Cost is approximately 10% and included in the price
  2. All sacrifices will be performed within the days of Eid Ul Adha in the beneficiary country and according to the Sunnah of Prophet (SA).
  3. Qurbani animals are bought locally and fresh meat is distributed among most needy
  4. Cattle can be Cow, Bullock or Buffalo depending upon the availability and local laws

 

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COVID-19 Prayer Time Update

We pray all are well and safe during these times.

Alhamdulillah, it has been a great honour to have the mosque open again and to see new and familiar faces.

With the current safety procedures in place we are ready to move to the next phase inshaAllah.

Please find the updated prayer schedule below:

Friday 10th July
No Zuhr prayers
No Jumuah prayers

Saturday 11th July onwards
Five daily prayers resume

Volunteers required
Once a date is confirmed for Jumuah, we would like your support to help coordinate on the day.
If you’d like to volunteer please contact [email protected]

Work with us to keep our community safe inshaAllah.
All safety guidelines still apply so please review the guidance here

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MCEC Reopening

Alhamdulillah!

MCEC Palmers Green Mosque is pleased to announce that congregational prayers will commence from tomorrow, Saturday 4th July for Dhuhr, Asr and Maghrib prayers only, inshaAllah.

To ensure the safety of the community and the mosque we have completed a risk assessment according to government guidelines and published a re-opening policy here:

Dear community, we kindly request you to please adhere to the guidelines set and any instructions from MCEC staff to ensure we safely and successfully re-open our beloved mosque.

This will be a new experience for all of us and a new way to use the mosque so your patience and co-operation is appreciated. Please forgive us for any shortcomings.

Items you must bring from home when attending the mosque:

  • A prayer mat
  • Any type of face-covering/mask
  • A shoe bag

A summary of measures when attending the mosque:

  • Please pay attention to the one-way system and signs.
  • Doors open 15 minutes before & closed 15 minutes after salah
  • Wudhu and toilet facilities will not be available
  • Pre and Post Fardh sunnah to be prayed at home
  • No access to Qur’ans / bookshelves
  • Please maintain social distancing
  • Do not congregate or crowd areas
  • Elderly (>70) & children (<12) please stay home
  • If you have any underlying health conditions, flu-like symptoms, or are shielding please stay home

May Allah (swt) grant us guidance, safety and unity. Ameen.

For any questions in addition to the MCEC guidelines please contact:
[email protected]

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