Me & My Hijaab in partnership with Islamic Relief presents: WE ARE EMPOWERED! Fundraising Dinner

13 Apr

Me and My Hijaab in partnership with Islamic Relief




Fundraising & Dinner Event

When? Sat 7th July 2012

Where?The London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel 

Time?4:30-9pm (4:30-5pm Networking, welcome drinks, Shaista Chisty Photo Exhibition)

Tickets?Adults: £10, Children under 12: £5

For tickets please call:

South London: Khalida
07534 605041

North & West London / Outside of London: Zara 07594323534

North London: Sheila 07506 334131

East London: Sanah 07947217065

Or contact us via email us at, Twitter or Facebook (Please note that boys over the age of 10 are not permitted). This event is NOT faith / culture exclusive- as long as you’re female- you’re welcome!

Why? Me and My Hijaab have once again teamed up with the UK’s 3rd largest charity, Islamic Relief, to raise money for their project: We Are Empowered- helping women in the world’s poorest countries break the cycle of poverty by providing them with the means and skills to start their own business.

Enjoy a fabulous evening of Ramadhan reminders, great speakers, entertainment, fundraising and a 3-course meal (HMC Approved)

Confirmed speakers and entertainment:

Shaykha Reima Yosif (USA)- Founder, Al-Rawiya (ShaykhaFest)

Saiyyidah Zaidi– Founder, Working Muslim (NicheHero International Islamic Business Leadership Winner 2010/11, Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, WABC Certified Business Coach

Shaista Chishty – Documentary Photographer

Khadijah Safari– Champion Kickboxer

Shaista Chisty Photo Exhibition

Islamic Relief’s ‘We Are Empowered’ Project

I have dreams, you have dreams, everyone has dreams. Take a small moment to think about the dreams you had and what you’ve been able to do to achieve them. Now imagine thousands of women around the world who have similar dreams but are unable to fulfil them because they don’t even have the money to feed their families.

This isn’t about giving a hand-out, but a helping hand, in the form of a short term, interest free loan (micro-finance). Using micro finance, a woman is able to start her own business and acquire the skills she needs to become self-sufficient. But it doesn’t stop there. Once she repays the loan (98% of these loans have been paid back so far) it is ‘recycled’ and given to another woman, and another after that, empowering women, families, and communities around the world. This means one donation from you is recycled to change the lives of hundreds, not just a few.

We want people to understand exactly what they are giving to- a truly special and unique project. We won’t ask you for money every month, as your donation will be used again and again. We want you to know that in helping us, you will be helping to empower a woman, so that she is no longer dependant.

Why women?

“Women bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s poverty and are more likely to lack the basic necessities of life such as clean water, food and adequate shelter.

In many communities, women generally face the greatest difficulties in finding work. Typically, when they are widowed or left abandoned with several children they have no skills to earn an income, leaving them vulnerable, with little or no protection and way of supporting their families.

Islamic Relief is empowering these women by providing a means for them to find their own route out of poverty, through the provision of micro-credit loans.” ~ Islamic Relief

Many thanks to our sponsors and those who donated auction items: 

The Beauty Lodge

Safari Kickboxing

Shukr Islamic Clothing

For sponsorship and advertising opportunities at this event, please contact us at



2 Responses to “Me & My Hijaab in partnership with Islamic Relief presents: WE ARE EMPOWERED! Fundraising Dinner”

  1. Maha Mohammed April 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    that is so awesome! I’m not going to be attending,I’m in Canada but I’m so happy this is happening! May Allah put barakah in this and make it an enormous success! Ameen!

    • Me and My Hijab Admin April 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

      Ameeeeen! Jazakillahu khayran ukhti! Please make duaa for us and share with all of your contacts in shaa Allah. – Zara

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