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WHAT WE DO
The Islamic Society (ULISOC) is all about you. We aim to cater to the welfare, education, social and spiritual well-being of all Muslims on campus. ULISOC provides a platform to support and positively engage with Muslims and Non-Muslims. We strive to represent universal Islamic values and principles on campus such as peace, equality, justice and welfare through various means including:
Education: We hold events and Q&A Sessions to enhance your understanding of Islam. This includes workshops and inviting in speakers.
Socials: We organise sports events, games nights, lunches, dinners, and much much more. The objective is to bring people together to build brotherhood and sisterhood. These social events allow students to destress, make new friends and enjoy themselves in a halal, safe and good atmosphere.
Action: We strive to promote positive action on campus such as:
Fundraising with Charity Week Campaigns. Charity Week is an international effort that takes place annually to raise money for the most pressing causes in the world.
Campaigning for important issues such as Awareness of Mental Health and Awareness of Islamophobia.
Community work; volunteering for the deprived in the local community.
Interfaith work; engaging with other faith societies and other societies to promote a better understanding of co-existence.
We aim to cater to the spiritual needs of Muslim students by:
Arranging weekly Jumuah Salah/Friday Prayers
Running and maintaining the on-campus prayer facilities
Catering in numerous ways for students during Ramadan
Providing many opportunities for students to increase their good deeds and make a difference
Become a member and be part of a family on campus. You can become a member by visiting the ULISOC SU Page and purchasing a membership.
President: Bilal Hussain
Vice President: Sidra Muzaffer
Treasurer: Hibah Hussain
General Secretary: Humairaa Daud
Head Sister: Zoya Ahmed
Head Brother: Dawood Husain
Head of Campaigns: Hasna Abdul Manaff
Head of Education: TBC
Head of Publicity and Media: Yasmin Binti Amir Hamzah
Sisters Sports and Socials Officer: Habeebah Shehzad
Brothers Sports and Socials Officer: TBC
Head of Welfare: Umar Ibrahim
Head of Jumuah and Facilities: Zoya Ahmed
WORKING WITH ULISOC
ULISOC offers many opportunities for people to get involved, join teams, and volunteer. All of this information will be sent to our WhatsApp group chats during the year. There are many exciting teams to join and many amazing opportunities to get involved so we hope you will consider working with us.
BECOMING A MEMBER
Becoming a member of ULISOC is an opportunity you definitely should not miss out on. Members get exclusive access to specific discounts throughout the year from our partners, receive important updates and announcements via email, and discounts on ULISOC merchandise/ticketed events. Membership is ONLY £5. The process of becoming a member is very easy and affordable. Please follow the steps below:
Visit the Students Union website using this link: ULISOC SU PAGE
Log in to the students union website using your university credentials. If you are a new student you may have to begin with a guest account. Please contact the Students Union if you have any problems with logging in.
Add the 'Islamic Society Standard Membership' to your basket
Visit your basket and complete the checkout process. If you have any issues at checkout please contact the Students Union.
You should now be a member of ULISOC.
SOME ADVICE FOR UNIVERSITY
Without a doubt, the experience of University is an experience which one may never forget. It is during this time, some of the most memorable things happen and it can shape the person you become in the future. As Muslims, we should always remember that we are part of a great legacy, one that started from the time of Adam (AS) to the time of Muhammad (SAW). We need to carry this legacy forward wherever we are, especially whilst at University. It should be apparent that we are Muslims in our speech and our actions, in the way we conduct ourselves with those around us, and in our character we should show that we are indeed the Ummah of Muhammad (SAW).
As Muslim students at University, we must do our best to ensure we fulfill the rights of Allah (SWT), which are to recognise and worship Him, as this is the very purpose of our existence. The same way we prioritise studying at University, we should prioritise studying and seeking to understand our Deen in order to become closer to Allah (SWT).
For many of us, this may be the first time we are away from home, living on our own and this could be a great test in itself. As Muslims, people who submit to the commands of our Creator, we need to make sure wherever we are, whether it be at home, work or University, we behave and live in a manner that is pleasing to Allah (SWT). After all, how long will we be in this temporary life?
As sincere advice to our brothers and sisters, there is one essential and imperative concept to understand for anyone as, without this, you will not be able to make it through University. This concept is the concept of Taqwa, fearing Allah (SWT). Most definitely it is the fear of Allah (SWT) that will cause a person to review his actions in whichever situation he/she is and it is the Taqwa that will safeguard a person’s Iman and Islam.
It is reported that Ali (RA) said, ‘Taqwa is to fear Al Jaleel (Allah), to act upon the revelation, to be satisfied with the little, and to prepare for the Day of Departure.’ If we can understand Taqwa in this sense, it will help us through our time at university as we will appreciate and understand that our primary concern is the concern of the hereafter and because of this we will be careful and cautious in our speech and actions. The Taqwa will safeguard us from sin and disobedience and may be the cause for us to enter Jannah Insha Allah.
Always remember that for any good you do in this life, the reward will never be lost as Allah (SWT) says:
Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter). [16:97]
Both the brothers’ and sister’s prayer rooms are located on the Mezzanine floor (between ground and first floor) of the Charles Wilson Building.
From the main entrance of the Charles Wilson Building, walk straight and go up the stairs to your left. Next, walk through two sets of double doors. The brothers’ prayer room is located immediately to your left, whilst the sisters’ prayer room is at the end of the corridor on your right.
There are separate ablution/wudu facilities for brothers and sisters just before the sister’s prayer room.
There is also a prayer room located in the Maurice Shock Building on University Road!
JUMU'AH SALAH (FRIDAY PRAYERS)
Alhamdulilah, ULISOC organises weekly Jumu'ah prayers for both brothers and sisters.
All information about Jumu'ah Salah is provided on our social media platforms and our WhatsApp group chats. To learn more about Jumu'ah Salah, please join our group chats by messaging @ulisoc on Instagram or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will reply as soon as possible.