Understand and Appreciate Islamic Sciences

The CoEJ Islamic Cultural and Religious Affairs Committee (ICRA) is pleased to present this advanced course on Islamic Sciences. Have you ever wanted to gain deeper academic knowledge of Islamic Sciences but never had the time to commit to Hawza? This interactive online course is designed to feed your academic appetite and provide you with knowledge from esteemed scholars on:
  • Quranic Sciences
  • Ahadith
  • Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Legal Theory
  • History
  • Duas and Ziarat
  • Theology
  • Logic
  • Philosophy, and
  • Irfan
To view the course contents and learning outcomes, please click below.
  Course videos will NOT be available to view online publicly at this time.

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA England training won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.  
What will I learn?
The course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live instructor-led sessions. These are all conducted online via the new Online Learning Hub developed by MHFA England. The online learning hub is an integrated learning platform where you can access learning materials, communicate with your instructor and join the live sessions. Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. The Two-Day Adult MHFA, split into four session, is a practical skills and awareness course designed to help you:
  • Identify, understand and help someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone
  • Empower someone to access the support they need for recovery or successful management of symptoms
  • Understand how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you
  For information, see the official Adult MHFA Two Day Course brochure.  
On completion of the course, you get:
  • A certificate of attendance to say that you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a toolkit to support your own mental health
Age requirement:
16 years and over  
Day 1: 6 March 2021 - 2pm - 4.30pm GMT Day 2: 7 March 2021 - 2pm - 4.30pm GMT Day 3: 8 March 2021 - 7pm - 9.30pm GMT Day 4: 9 March 2021 - 7pm - 9.30pm GMT   Prior to each of these sessions there are pre-learning activities for you to complete, which will take between 1-2 hours. The pre-learning material comprises reading, videos, and activities for you to engage with and this information is then discussed and consolidated within the live sessions.  
CoEJ Jamaat Members: £50 per person Non-Members: £150 per person NB: MHFA England values this course at £300 per person, however CoEJ is happy to offer this at a heavily subsidised rate.   Registration closes on Sunday, 21 February 2021 in order for orders for course materials to be placed and delivered to participants by MHFA England before Day 1 of the course. Course fees are inclusive of course materials and postage.   LIMITED SPACES. Please register early to avoid disappointment.   Log in details for Zoom will be sent to registered participants prior to the course.

Khoja Heritage Festival 2021

The Khoja Heritage Festival, currently running for the third year, is a celebration of Khoja culture and roots, and everything that makes us who we are. The aim of the festival to remain connected to our heritage and learn things about our history that we may not have known.   This year, the Festival is going virtual and will have presentations from Jamaats, a heritage exhibition, a quiz with prizes for the winner and runner up, and a children's Gujarati speech competition!  
Children's Gujarati Speech Competition
One of the main events at this year's KHF, is the Children's Gujarati Speech Competition, where the children from our communities will compete in delivering speeches on a selected theme in the Gujarati language!  
The Children's Gujarati Speech Competition is open to children aged between 7 and 12 years. To apply to enter, please click here and fill in your child's details and Jamaat name, telling us why they would like to enter the competition. Only 5 applicants will be selected to participate in the competition!
The theme for the competition is twofold:
  1. Describe what our heritage is as a Khoja today (traditional food, traditional clothes, our language, our mosques, etc.)
  2. What are the goals of the Khoja Heritage Project (maintain our culture, spread our culture, or just talk about it sometime around an event?)

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