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Building Works Start at Al Zahra Centre

Bihamdillah by the blessings of Ahlul Bayt a.s. the aspirations of members of the Watford Jamaat the building works have commenced at Al Zahra Centre.

On Monday 24th June 2013/ 14th Shabaan 1434 A.H, at 11:10 am the appointed building contractor arrived at the AL ZAHRA on Fearnley Road, Watford to commence the development works. Prior to the actual works the contractor was required to demolish the temporary flat roof annexe to the main building before laying the foundations for the two storey extension.

The new extension will house the much needed facilities for the Watford Community which was founded as a charity in 1984 and bought the ex-cinema site in 1997, now known as Al Zahra Centre. Since its acquisition in 1997 many hundreds and thousands of pounds have been spent in converting the site for its purpose of an Islamic Centre

In 2008 and 2009 the Watford Jamaat spent its own monies in converting the front side of the site to one commercial shop and two flats to provide a revenue stream for the long-term maintenance of the Centre. Infact the rental income from these premises have provided a substantial sum of monies towards the current works.

The facilities available following completion of the current works in early 2014 will include a fit-out out the ground floor hall, a ghusl room, fully fitted and functioning washing and ablution facilities, an equipped kitchen, creche, entrance and lobby areas and an Islamic identity to the Centre. The vision for AL ZAHRA will Insh'Allah be realised as the community works hard with unity and sincerity, Ameen.

To date we already hold 50% of the monies for the works and require another £250k to achieve full funding for the Project. Development work is well underway with the foundations for the extension to be laid in mid-July 2013 and completion is expected to be in early 2014. Inshallah we hope to be hold the Muharram programs at the AL ZAHRA as the new extension should at least be functioning then.

The President, Shabbir Hussain Shah, said: "We have indeed been blessed and supported by our community and are receiving support from momineen throughout the world who have given us their great support in various forms and for this we pray that the thawaab goes to their marhumeen and to the Generous Donors’ wellbeing in both Worlds, Insh’Allah."

The Watford Jamaat is a member of COEJ and the World Federation and the Project has been approved by the WF under its Capital Project Paper and received an Ijaza to collect Sehme imam (AS) portion of the Khums. The Ijaza is attached. [Ijaza Letter]
We request mumineen to remember us in their prayers for the success of this Project.

- Regular Programmes -
For details times - see calendar
Evening Prayers
Every Evening
Dua Tawassal
Every Tuesday Evening
Dua Kumail
Every Thursday Evening
Juma Prayers
Every Friday Midday
- Forthcoming Programmes -
Thursday 2nd Oct 7.00pm
Majlis - Shahadat 5th Imam (as) & Hz Muslin (as)

Sunday 5th Oct 9.00am
EID ul HAJJ Prayers

Thursday 9th Oct 7.00pm
Majlis - Wiladat 10th Imam (as)

Moday 13th Oct 7.00pm
Majlis - Eid e Ghadeer

Thursday 16th Oct 7.00pm
Majlis - Shahadat son of Hz Muslim (as)

Saturday 18th Oct 7.00pm
Majlis - Eid e Mubahila

Sunday 19th Oct 4.00pm
Majlis - Ashura Awareness Seminar

Saturday 25th Oct 7.00pm

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National Westminster Bank Plc

Watford Branch

Sort Code: 60-00-08

Account No. 02419874

Account Name: Anjuman-e-Ja'fariyya