Melayu UK has been providing a zakat collection service since 2004. The service has been a great help to our members and also provides a conveniet way of fullfilling one of the pillars of Islam. This is especially true for members who live away from Muslim communities.
Over the past years we have noticed that more and more members are using our service. Because of the importance of zakat, this service is open to all Muslims regardless of whether they are Melayu UK members or not. We have also distributed the zakat annually in accordance to the shari'ah.
Over the past years, our zakat collection has been distributed to the poor and needy in Southern Thailand. Please keep on paying zakat through Melayu UK as every Sterling Pound collected means a lot to those people.
Perhimpunan Keluarga has been one of the key activities of Melayu UK and have brought members young and old together. Through Perhimpunan Keluarga, members have been able to feel and benefit the presence of the other members is a physical setting. Perhimpunan Keluarga, which normally last for 3 days, is normally filled with activities such as archery, orienteering, tug-o-war, pioneering, barbeque. It also enables members to socialise in a welcoming atmosphere, not just through talking but also through doing things together such as preparation of food, organising of activities and empowering the children. Children also enjoyed the various activities amongst them and also showed their talents through activities as well as presentations.
We are happy to inform everyone that we will be having a Perhimpunan Keluarga this year. Hopefully the Perhimpunan Keluarga be more successful that those held in previous years. We have invaluable experience in organising Perhimpunan Keluarga in the past and InshaAllah this year’s Perhimpunan Keluarga will be more exciting. As before, we have chosen our Perhimpunan Keluarga venue at a scout camp because of the availability of facilities such as indoor accommodation and a variety of activities. Camping is also allowed for those who prefer the excitement of camping.
The president of PISANG, Hamidi Abdul Rahman, was given the honour of delivering a speech to the Patani Malay Youth Association in Europe event on 23rd August 2014. Patani youths from The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden gathered in Hamburg, Germany for a 2-day event. This was the first gathering organised by the Patani Malay youth in Europe. The population of Patani Malay youths in Europe is increasing and they plan to organise further gatherings in other cities in Europe.
Ramadhan is a time when we try to increase our spirituality. It is a time when we endeavour various struggles and determined to be successful in our endevour in our spiritual journey. We can manage with skipping daily routines such as coffee or tea break. We can afford to miss our lunch even during the long daylight hours of summer but yet we are still carrying our daily obligations as normal. In addition to those, we spend more time at night in prayers in search for more spirituality.
Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Melayu UK, Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Melayu UK Youth serta wakil-wakil kawasan mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin kepada semua warga Melayu UK. Semoga hari dan bulan yang mulia ini dapat mengeratkan lagi persaudaraan sesama kita serta meningkatkan komitmen kita untuk mengukuhkan persatuan kita, bak kata pepatah "Yang berat sama dipikul, yang ringan sama dijinjing".
Kami mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha Maaf Zahir dan Batin kepada semua warga Melayu UK. Semoga hari yang mulia ini akan mengeratkan lagi persahabatan di antara kita. Walau pun Melayu UK tidak mengadakan majlis sambutan secara besar-besaran tetapi kami berharap warga Melayu UK akan dapat merayakan hari yang mulia ini bersama kenalan yang berdekatan.
Ahli Jawatan Kuasa Melayu UK and Melayu UK Youth mengucapkan selamat menyambut bulan Ramadhan kepada semua ahli. Semoga bulan yang mulia ini dipenuhi dengan pelbagai ibadah dan kunjung-mengunjung untuk merapatkan lagi tali persaudaraan sesama kita.
The committee members of Melayu UK and Melayu UK Youth wish all our members Ramadhan Mubarak. May this blessed month be filled with lots of ibadah and visits to strengthen the brotherhood/sisterhood amongst us.
Perhimpunan Keluarga 2009 aka camping at Ashworth Valley Scout Camp went very well over the weekend. The camping attracted participants from various races, Muslims and non-Muslims. Once again the Malay community in the UK has shown that they do not just mixed around with Malays only. Mixing around with Malays only will prevent personal development and is likened to the Malay proverb "Seperti katak di bawah tempurung" (like a frog under the coconut shell).
Our Perhimpunan Keluarga (aka camping) this year will be held at Ashworth Valley Campsite. The annual Perhimpunan Keluarga is a key factor in bonding the friendship amongst our members. As in the past, we are proud to inform that this year's Perhimpunan Keluarga will be also attended by many non-Malays. This proves that the resident Malay community is not an isolated community but is increasingly playing a bigger role in the British community.
Perhimpunan Keluarga is a very important event for Melayu UK members. It is an event for the young and not so young, an event where new friendship is made and old friendship is strengthened, an event for recreation and for intellectual discourse.
The number of second and third generation Malays in our community has increased steadily over the years. This year's Perhimpunan Keluarga will focus on pro-active role of the Malays in the Britain.
This year we have booked 1 building with basic indoor accommodation and an area for camping. As there will be limited indoor accommodation, participants are requested to bring their own tents.