ISB Friday Circle for 16 - 18 year olds

The ISB Sixth Form Circle runs on alternate Fridays for 16-18 year olds; male and female.

We have 1 hour 15 mins in which we plan:

  • a reminder
  • an interactive session on faith and practice, bringing in the experiences and realities of our youth today
  • a discussion on a contemporary topic from the news and/or social media

New YM Circle for 14 - 16 year olds

A new online circle for 14 – 16 year olds will be happening on alternate Sundays from 6pm – 7.30pm

  • Open Discussions
  • Interactive Sessions
  • Established Syllabus
  • Experienced Mentors

We also have a YM have a circle for 11-14 year olds every Friday.

And a Sixth Form circle runs on alternate Fridays for 16-18 year olds. Please email [email protected] to join.

Urgent volunteer opportunity

We are URGENTLY need vaccinators and patient marshals to assist Manchester City Council Public Health Care Team to roll out a COVID-19 Delta variant (previously known as Indian variant) vaccination programme targeting young people over age of 18 years in key locations across Manchester City.

We are expecting to get confirmation in the next few days of where and when the clinics will start. Training will be provided for vaccinators provided they fulfil the NHS criteria.

(Please note this campaign is separate from the main COVID-19 vaccination programme)

Tell us your volunteering stories

 

In Islam, volunteering is enshrined in our prophet’s beliefs.

Giving and helping especially those in need is especially important. Most of us think that giving should be in the form of wealth, but actually it can also in the form of volunteering.

Volunteering is a beneficial and productive form of sadaqa or helping give to those in need. Not only are you benefitting others, but you are also earning reward, and a fact that is often overlooked, learning how to become more productive in your everyday life.

During this week, we want to hear your amazing stories (young or old) of what you have done during the last 12 months to make a small difference to people’s lives.  We shall publish some of your stories through the ISB website and social media channels. 

We are also launching our volunteer recognition scheme to recognise the contribution all our volunteers make whatever role they perform.

This has been a difficult year for all of us. We want to thank you for your great work during the pandemic and the difference you have made to the lives of many in your local communities.  

Important message about the COVID-19 Indian variant

VOC-21-APR-02 is the technical term for the new variant of concern that was first identified in India.

This variant is thought to be driving the increase in Covid cases being seen in younger adults across the North West, particularly in Bolton and Blackburn.

It is normal for any virus to change over time. Coronavirus is the same – and our vaccines are very effective in preventing serious illness against the strains. It’s also very normal – as with the flu vaccine – to tweak the vaccines or give boosters against new strains as they develop.

We are briefing community organisations and leaders for South Asian communities because the increase in cases has been particularly high, especially among the Pakistani and Indian population. It is important that we take steps to protect ourselves, our families and communities.

The public health team in Manchester has advised that:

  • evidence that is being analysed suggests that this variant is more transmissible – or easier to spread.
  • it has spread very quickly in other areas and so could spread very quickly among Manchester residents
  • people who have not been vaccinated are more likely to catch the new variant and spread it to others
  • we need to be cautious as the Covid restrictions in order to protect our communities- especially older family members who may not have been vaccinated and would be more vulnerable to severe disease


The public health team are also looking at providing vaccination, in line with JCVI guidance, to younger people in some parts of the city where the risk of the variant of concern spreading quickly is higher – as they are doing in Blacburn- they will keep us up to date with plans for this and how people can access the vaccine when it is available. As per national recommendations, any vaccine that is offered to people under 40 will either be Pfizer or Moderna.

What should we do now?

It’s really important that everyone who has symptoms, goes for a Covid test – that way we can monitor and pick up any new cases or strains very quickly and take the right action.

In addition, if you don’t have symptoms, Lateral flow or “rapid antigen” tests are free and you can get them and test twice a week.
Stay cautious, even though the rules are changing it is still important to:

  • limit the number of different people and households you mix with
  • meet outdoors wherever possible
  • keep washing hands, wiping surfaces, wearing masks or face coverings when needed,
  • keeping rooms ventilated and social distancing
  • get your vaccine as soon as it is offered to you


If anyone needs help and support with food, medical supplies or other COVID-related support they can call Manchester’s Community Response Hub on Freephone: 0800 234 6123 or text: 078600 22876 or email [email protected], (MON-FRI 9am-5pm). Messages responded to by the next working day. The hub can help with:

  • Access to food
  • Delivery of medication
  • Combating loneliness
  • Managing fuel top-up payments
  • Getting access to services online
The Current Palestinian Crisis Pt 1
The Current Palestinian Crisis Statement Pt 2

Who we are

We are individuals. We are volunteers – people offering time, skill and resource in many areas of the country. We are British, who want to take care of our country, its people and values. We are a membership body of Muslims, who put together projects and offer services inspired by our faith, to help, serve and bring good for all people.

Membership fees and charitable contributions fund the vast majority of our work, the remainder coming from funds raised for projects, and individuals donating their time and resources towards our aims.

What we do

The Islamic Society of Britain has played an important and positive part in how British Muslims think about their faith.

Some of our innovative activities often broke new ground, emboldening and empowering many others to create projects of their own.

The official aims of the Islamic Society of Britain are:

Ramadan 2021 Programme

We have a full programme of virtual events throughout Ramadan for all the family

Our Zakat:
Where the Need is Greatest

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Campus

Campus provides 16 - 25 year olds a space to explore their faith
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Young Muslims

YM educates 9 - 16 year olds through fun activities
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Schools Project

The ISB Schools project provides interactive workshops in schools
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