Haram or Halal disposable cups

Many Muslims in the UK use polystyrene cups manufactured by a company called DART based in the USA. As these cups are manufactured by using animal fat it is highly recommended that we abstain from using these cups. Many Orthodox Jews abstain from using it as it is not Kosher. It is advisable that the Muslim community abstain from this as it is NOT Halaal.*

*One should look for other alternatives. There are many other companies in Middle East who manufacture them without using animal fat.*

*Do no destroy your deeds*(Quran)

Kosher and Halal

*In the manufacture of our cups and plates, Dart uses a lubricant in the extrusion process of our polystyrene resin pellets which contains zinc stearate. Zinc stearate (C36 H70 O4 Zn) is ultimately derived from tallow (animal fat). Because of the high temperature and purification steps, the tallow is, in effect, denatured (removed from the class of being “food”). Some religious authorities accept this idea and consider zinc stearate just another processing chemical.*

*Other religious authorities do not accept this argument of denaturing and further take the position that the presence of even small amounts of tallow-derived processing aids causes contained foods to lose Kosher/Halal status.*

*Since Dart does utilize these processing aids and given the current differences in theological opinion, we suggest that guidance is sought from your religious leader.*
Check the bottom of the cup for manufacture details.

The standpoint of the shari’ah, that when something changes in its essence (istihālah), then the ruling (hukm) associated with it also changes, applies to the zinc stearate in Dart styrofoam cups too. The zinc stearate is derived from sodium stearate, which is formed from tallow and lye. The initial tallow may be najas and haram, but the sodium stearate is tāhir and halal because the tallow underwent a process entailing istihālah. Hence, zinc stearate does not make Dart brand products najas.
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Imam needed

Knighton masjid on welford road, in leicester, are looking for an imaam who can do imaamat, teach maktab and who has good command of the english language. If you are interested yourself or know of anyone please contact me. Jzk

Imran khan.


‎*إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ*

*Hawa Lilla* mother of Altaf Lilla (lilla interiors) of 104 Asfordby Street has passed away Funeral details will follow inshaAllah


Deceased: Azmat Arshad KHAN

Deceased Address: 28 Castell Dr, Leicester,

Funeral Date: 18.09.2017

Funeral: 2.30pm (straight to grave)
Cemetery: Saffron Hill Cemetery, Leics, LE2

Arranged by: Islamic Centre

Note: – Janazah Salat will be at Central
Mosque after Zohr lnsha-Allah.


Deceased: Julekha Mahomed Yusuf
Deceased Address: 37 Keythorpe St,
Leicester, LE2 0AL

Funeral Date: 18.09.2017

Funeral Prayer Time: 4pm

Cemetery: Saffron Hill Cemetery, Leics, LE2

Arranged by: MBCOL

Tabligh Mashaikh UK tour

Alhamdulillah the programme for the elders from Rywind Murkaz Pakistan and India has been finalised as below (Moulana Kursheed Sb, Moulana Ahmed Laat sb, Moulana Ismail Godra sb):

Monday until late afternoon – Dewsbury Markaz

Monday Asr till Isha – Blackburn Markaz

Tuesday until Wed Am – Leicester

Wednesday pm – Luton

Thursday – London


‎*إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ*
*Julekha Yusuf* of 37 Keythorpe Street *Mother Of Mushtak (Mush) Hanif, Ismail & Gulam Yusuf* has passed away

اللَّهُـمَّ اغْفِـرْ لَهَا ، وَارْحَمْهَا
Oh Allah forgive her and have mercy on her.

Funeral details will follow inshaAllah

Dua for the Rohingya

Masjid Usmani will be making Kattam of Ayat e Kareema for 20 minutes followed by special Dua for Rohingya/Rakhine and all Muslims suffering all over the world tomorrow (Sunday 17/09/17) after Maghrib Salah.
Special request to all to take part as this is the least we can do to support our Muslim Ummah


Janazah salaah for marhooma Hayat Begum of Harrison Road and Lancashire Street, Leicester will be

*TODAY Friday 15th September 2017* @ 5.30pm

At Saffron Hill Cemetery Stonesby Avenue Leicester LE2 6TY

Gathering for women will be at central mosque Condui t Street from 2.30pm onwards in the large hall


Deceased: Abdul Sattar Osman ASVANl
Deceased Address: 69 Bonsai St, Leicester,

Funeral Date: 15.09.2017

Funeral Prayer Time: 4pm

Cemetery: Saffron Hill Cemetery, Leics, LE2

Arranged by: MBCOL/ Islamic Centre


‎*إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ*

Hayat Begum mother of Mohamned Nadim Bhatti* of 330 Harrison Road & 85 Lancashire Street has passed away

اللَّهُـمَّ اغْفِـرْ لَهَا ، وَارْحَمْهَا
Oh Allah forgive her and have mercy on her.

Funeral details will follow inshaAllah


Deceased: Ibrahim JUMMADeceased Address: 15 Benjamin Court,
LeicesterFuneral Date: 13.09.2017Funeral Prayer Time: 5pm

Cemetery: Saffron Hill Cemetery, Leics, LE2

Arranged by: MBCOL

Alim course

Do you know anyone who has completed their GCSEs and has left school or college?

Please encourage them or send us their details so we can discuss an alternative for them joining the Alimiyyah programme with tarbiyah at Jameah Uloom al Qur’an and leading the future generation of Muslims.

Do not underestimate the importance of leading someone towards this great path, their progress will be counted amongst your good deeds and could be the means of eternal salvation.

One can enroll before October 2017 for this year or even for coming years inshallah

Contact details:
51 Asfordby Street, Leicester
0116 2518606
Or text their details on
07813 032271


Deceased: Shakila KHAN-GHUMRA
Deceased Address: 45 Romway Road,
Leicester, LE5 58D

Funeral Date: 08.09.2017

Funeral Prayer Time: 4.30pm
Cemetery: Saffron Hill Cemetery, Leics, LE2

Arranged by: MBCOL



Janazah salaah for marhoom Zulfikar Ahmed Hasmani will be

*Wednesday 6th September 2017* @ 2pm at *Leicester Central Mosque Conduit Street*

Burial will follow
At Saffron Hill Cemetery Stonesby Avenue Leicester LE2 6TY

Ladies sitting at Leicester Central Mosque from 12-2 pm tomorrow. Thereafter, sitting for men and women at 61 Vancouver Road. Please Share to raise awareness.


Shakeela Ghumra,wife of Sharif and daughter in law of Yakub Ghumra(shazmins chip shop) has passed away today.
Gathering at 110 Uppingham Road
Further details tel:07778455852

Muslims help by becoming voluntary bin men

Good Samaritan community heroes in Birmingham who borrowed a lorry and cleaned their own streets of maggot-infested bin bags have been branded a ‘scab army’.
Bearded Broz, a group of Muslim men, won high praise last week when they
took four truckloads of rubbish to Tyseley tip on behalf of frustrated neighbours in Small Heath who had not seen a collection in weeks because of the bin strike.


HMC deception?

Please be aware that ‘International Supermarket’ on
43-49 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0LE
is NOT certified by HMC.

They are currently using the HMC logo without approval from HMC.


Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them cocaine

Giving your child a smartphone is like “giving them a gram of cocaine”, a top addiction therapist has warned.
Time spent messaging friends on Snapchat and Instagram can be just as dangerously addictive for teenagers as drugs and alcohol, and should be treated as such, school leaders and teachers were told at an education conference in London.
Speaking alongside experts in technology addiction and adolescent development, Harley Street rehab clinic specialist Mandy Saligari said screen time was too often overlooked as a potential vehicle for addiction in young people.
“I always say to people, when you’re giving your kid a tablet or a phone, you’re really giving them a bottle of wine or a gram of coke,” she said.
“Are you really going to leave them to knock the whole thing out on their own behind closed doors?
“Why do we pay so much less attention to those things than we do to drugs and alcohol when they work on the same brain impulses?”


Volunteers needed


The Peace Centre Foodbank, Thurncourt Rd, Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, LE5 2NG

*TUESDAYS* between *7.00 & 8.00pm* and
*WEDNESDAYS from 9.30am – 12.00pm*

*Why?* For the benefit of our communities.

_We look forward to seeing you! *Please confirm your attendance by messaging your name and day/days you would like to volunteer to 07999271536*_