R&R Sisters Support

A community

A Space for muslim sisters

Founded in 2016, R&R primary objective are to  promote living an Islamic lifestyle through social & educational programmes. 

Through Social learning, we aim to educate, support and integrate within our diverse community & into our society at large.  By facilitating social networking our members have the opportunity to connect, learn from others & build life long friendships with those on a similar journey.

Running a number of programmes, from trips abroad, events, collective Iftar’s (for those alone over Ramadan) & career advice workshops to holding weekly sisters circles to discuss common issues & experiences;  R&R aims to provide a space for you, to unit under the umbrella of Islam, regardless of where you started your journey ( revert or returner). 

Although our  many of our activities have pretty much come to a halt as a result of lockdowns, we endeavour to maintain an online presence, accommodating & combating the isolation caused by lockdown –  until, In sha Allah, we can return to meeting up person

An islamic lifestyle is one shaped & adheres to the Islamic Principles (as per the Qur’an & Sunnah) & most importantly the submission to Tawheed – the oneness of Allah. That is, to recognise Allah as the ultimate reality, to worship Him with all sincerity and to submit to Him in every aspect of life.

1.    To Worship Allah Alone

Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him. (17:23)

 

2.    To Be Respectful and Kind to Parents, To Take Care of the Orphans, To Be Good to Relatives, to the Poor, and to Travelers

 

And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little. (23-24)

Come not nigh to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength. (17:34)

Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer. (26)

3.    To Be Careful with and Not Waste Resources

 

And squander not (thy wealth) in wantonness. Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord (17:26-7)

 

4.    To Steer Clear of Adultery and Illicit Relations

 

And come not near unto fornication. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way. (17:32)

 

5.    To Respect Every Life and Not to Kill Anyone Unless in the Pursuit of Justice

 

And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden except for a just cause. (17:33)

 

6.    To Fulfil Promises and Commitments & To Be Honest in Business Dealings

 

And keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant it will be asked. (17:34)

 

Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the end. (17:35)

 

7.    To Be Humble & To Act upon Knowledge and Not Follow hearsay or act on half-truths

 

And walk not on the earth exultant. Lo! thou canst not rend the earth, nor canst thou stretch to the height of the mountains. (17:37)

 

follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing and the sight and the heart—of each of these it will be asked. (17:36)

Born Muslim, Reverts  & Islam curious Women- any women who is interested in learning about islam. 

For our Reverts  – We support new muslim pre & post shahada; After celebrating a sisters acceptance into Islam, more often, our sisters are left to fend for themselves. R&R works to integrate our sisters into the community, supporting their transition and providing education on the fundamentals of Islam & Reading Quran.

For our Returners – We aim to provide a safe space for born muslim sisters who, similar to reverts, need a safe, nonjudgemental space to reconnect & learn about Islam at their own pace.  

For Islam Curious – R&R is welcoming and allows any women, interested in learning about islam to join our programme, as long you are sincerely interested to learn.

Before lockdown...

Collective Iftar
Amazing Iftar
After a Session
Our beautiful Sisters
R&R meetings way back in 2017
Checking Camera
After Lecture tea & biscuits
Our beautiful Sisters
We Pray Together
And Debate
We Learn
And Support
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