What we do
"In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful".
The Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh was set up at the end of 2005 by a group of Muslim women who found a lack of social activities for Muslim Women in Edinburgh.
This group is run entirely by volunteers, working with women and their families in Edinburgh and the Lothians to build a stronger community through education and social activities.
Registered Charity Number SCO38346
Swimming for Teenage Girls aged 11-18years
Venue: Currie High School
Day: Starting Friday 6th December
Age: Girls 11-18 years
Cost: £2 a session
Inshallah this will be a female only environment with female life-guard and coach.
This will be good opportunity for girls who are able to swim and we will have swim coaches for those who wish to learn this very important life-saving skill.
Please email Kousar at email@example.com or tasneem firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Funded by Comic Relief, through the Scottish Community Foundation. Comic Relief spends money raised by its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief
MWAE and FAYME AGM
Inshallah this will be a chance to chat to the committee and volunteers, look at what MWAE and FAYME have been up to over the past year and listen to your ideas for the future.
Sisters are welcome to bring along snacks to share.
Winter Family Walk
Our MWAE group had a wonderful morning walking around Hermitage of Braid with our guide from Greenspace on Weds this week.
Ruth is facilitating a family event on Sunday 24th November from 11am at the same place organised with Nasim Azad.
They are happy for families from our group to join them for a walk and woodland activities around the grounds.
If you would like to take part please met at the park entrance where Hermitage Drive meets Braid Road EH10 by 11am on Sunday 24th Nov. There are lots of places to park on the roads near the park entrance.
Next Baraka Boys session on 30th November
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(Blackford Hill area)
where we hope to meet Ruth Wyatt, from Greenspace, at 10.30am at the entrance to the park and we can finish up around 12pm.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Boys Group
Saturday November 23rd from 3.00 till 5.00
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FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR SUDAN
You are invited to a fundraising charity dinner for
Water hand pumps, Orphans and Widows in Sudan
Hosted by Kishwar Sarwar
Sat 9th Nov
St Peter's Hall, Lutton Place
LADIES ONLY (Girls 12+)
3:30 to 4:30pm Fantastic Fashion Show
4:30 to 5:30pm Music entertainment & Activities
5:30 to 8:00pm Buffet Dinner and Auction
For tickets and more information contact:
Kishwar: 07738752916, 0131 667 4561
Poetry submissions wanted ...
Submission Guidelines and Project Description:
Mindworks Publishing is currently accepting submissions for a poetry anthology collection entitled, Muslimahs Speak: Her Voice, Her Spirit.
Too often than not, it is instilled in women from a very young age through the interactions that they have with others and by the images that they are bombarded with daily that their voices are not as important as men’s.
In addition, there are numerous women mentioned in the scriptures and several female companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) but somehow their stories are seldom re-told in a manner that is easy to understand and to relate to for application in our own lives.
It is our hope that Muslimahs Speak: Her Voice, Her Spirit will display the varied perspectives of modern Muslim women concerning their faith while dispelling the myths concerning the lack of a strong and knowledgeable female voice in Islam.
The anthology will feature original poetry written by Muslim women writers of today and will be accentuated by excerpts of the hadith about the mothers of the faithful and female sahabah and verses from the Holy Quran and Holy Bible about the wives and mothers of the Prophets (PBUT).
Poets are encouraged to submit up to four poems for consideration in the publication and there are no word count restrictions.
This will be an independently published paperback book and there will therefore be no monetary compensation for submissions.
Each poet will, however, receive three copies of the finished book, will be entitled to royalties from all sales and will be able to purchase additional copies at a reduced rate.
The submission deadline is November 1, 2013.
Publication of the book is scheduled for the Spring in 2014.
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace and blessings be with you!
Please type your name, address, email address and phone number in the upper right hand corner of the first page of your manuscript. Right under this, please put the length of your manuscript in number of poems being submitted.
Manuscripts should be letter sized documents (8 1/2" x 11"), double-spaced, with at least 1" wide margins all around and please number your pages consecutively with the title of your work and your name at the top of each page if possible.
For hard copy submissions, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission for our correspondence. We ask that you only send us disposable copies of your manuscript as we regret that we are not able to return submitted manuscript copies.
Please email us directly for information regarding hard copy submissions.
MWAE Toddler group will be on as usual Monday mornings
We'll have some storytelling and songs InshAllah!
10am to 12pm
Edinburgh Central Mosque, Potterrow
'Raising children with confidence'
run by the City of Edinburgh Council.
The free course will be running for 6 weeks, starting on the 30th of October, every Wednesday from 6pm - 8pm. It will be run in Portobello Community Centre. If you want to sign up then contact Steff Kaye on 07795 665 332 or email her at email@example.com. There are also other courses running, so please give Steff a call if you are interested but can't make the day/ time.
The introductory course was excellent and is aimed at all parents. The course is aimed at increasing the emotional wellbeing of children and concentrating on the relationship between parents/ carers and children.
Below are the topics which will be covered in each session:
session 1 - Why do kids do that? - Looking inside children's brain
session 2 - What's love got to do with it? - How relationships shape child development
session 3 - Cotton-wool kids?- Helping kids cope with the ups and downs!
session 4 - Staying connected - Listening differently to understand better!
session 5 - What makes us, us? - Making links between our thoughts, feeling and behaviours!
session 6 - 21st century Childhood - Helping children flourish in today's busy world