My name is Sikander, I am the fulltime Muslim Chaplain serving at HMP & YOI Feltham. Alhamdulillah (All praises for Almighty) I have been here for a great four years during which, we have achieved many things for our young Muslim boys in Prison.
Feltham holds an average of 650 boys daily, out of which sadly 190 are registered as Muslims! However, by the grace of Almighty approximately 150 attend Jumuah Salaah (Friday Prayers) weekly, Alhamdu lillah (All praises for Almighty) many have started to pray five times a day regularly and many keep optional fasts. Further handfuls have also started performing Tahajjud (Night time) prayers daily whilst in the prison.
I have two requests for Book & Food donations.
It has been my practise to donate a copy of Qur'an to each Muslim child, which he takes with him when he leaves the establishment.
We normally keep a stock of Qur'aans in many languages however, currently there is a shortage in Arabic / English Qur'aans I humbly request yourselves to arrange for donations of translation Qurans if possible?
This year onwards (with your support) I would also like to purchase an easy book on Seerah(Life of Prophet pbuh) which, will be donated to all our prisoners.
During the month of Ramadhan (the Fasting month) we donate:
ยท A handful of Algerian / Tunisian Dates daily
ยท 1/2 Kilo Madani dates to all Muslim prisoners (On second Friday)
ยท In the last nights of Laylatul Qadr 25, 27 & 29th A 'special' Iftaar Meal to all fasting prisoners
ยท & Finally, we order Eid Meals from a local restaurant
If you would like to support us or donate towards these noble projects please can you kindly email me your contact details and I will call you to arrange the best way forward? Possibly, you donate items or we buy and you pay relevant bookshop or restaurant?
Shukran, Was Salaam
Moulana Sikander Khan Pathan
Muslim Chaplain, HMP & YOI Feltham
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org