About Al-Ihsan ProjectsAl-Ihsan Projects is a non-profit grass-roots organisation which has been established to benefit the Slough community. Al-Ihsan Projects strives to provide a rich variety of lectures and short courses on central religious topics. Our aim is to inspire the Muslim community to develop a deep and profound relationship with Allah azza wa jal and His beloved Messenger ‘alaihi al-salaam. Al-Ihsan Projects prides itself in bringing a multitude of Scholars from different backgrounds in the hope of creating a true spirit of tolerance and unity. We pray that everyone is able to take benefit from the events and courses that are on offer and share in our vision for a better future.
Al-Ihsan Projects were delighted to have a leading female scholar, Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (daughter of the very learned and well respected Mufti Barkatulla), visit Slough for the first time, to deliver an essential discourse on the topic of Hijab. The lecture covered how Hijab venerated and liberated women in their societies both historically, in Islamic societies, as well contemporary times, especially in the West. The event, held on the 7th March’15, was received with much anticipation due to the sensitivity of the topic and the misunderstandings by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Ustadha Fatima addressed the misconceptions and fallacies attributed to the concept of Hijab, rectifying the Islamic position and the moral obligations associated with this. The audience were very grateful for the opportunity to learn and appreciate the spirit and jurisprudence behind why the Muslimah adopts the sacred ritual of donning the Hijab. The attendees left the lecture feeling satiated and nurtured enough to tackle Hijab related obstacles they may face. We wish that Ustadha Fatima returns to Slough soon, so that the community and the Al-Ihsan Projects team can benefit from her again, God willing.
In February’15, Al-Ihsan Projects were privileged to host world renowned speaker Shaykh Navaid Aziz from Canada, on his first ever visit to Slough! This was a brilliant opportunity to utilise both the Shaykh’s unique character and warm persona, to deliver a lecture on really important but often neglected subjects such as depression, pessimism and losing hope in the face of adversity. All of these matters effect humanity and are realities we deal with on a daily basis. The Shaykh discussed remedies with real life experiences and examples which we in the west can relate to.