Message from JHESS President Update 13

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
نحمده ونصلي ونسلّم على رسوله الكريم

Dear Member

As we welcome the month of Dhul Hijjah, we are also saddened that, this year, the sense of global Islamic unity and solidarity that is usually prevalent during Hajj season will not be palpable due to the pandemic engulfing our world.

The significance and sacredness of the first ten days of this month are well documented, and we need to aspire to attain the blessings on offer during these ten days through heightening our spiritual connection and supporting community upliftment.

Moreover, during this pandemic, we are acutely aware that many people in our midst have and continue to experience trauma in one form or another. Many people have lost their jobs and, as a result, face untold hardship. Many people have also lost their loved ones during this period. Our condolences go out to each and everyone who has lost family members and dear friends.

It is in this context that our food parcel campaign is helpful and supportive to our JHESS beneficiaries prior to Eid ul Adha. We remain grateful to our donors.
We welcome any further contributions and support, which can be done by depositing your donation into the account below.

Bank: Standard Bank
Account name: JHESS COVID 19
Account Number: 063338238
Branch code: 051001
Branch code: 025909 / Vangate
Ref: Name & Surname of donor

Last week we presented brief profiles of the JHESS executive officials, and this week we present the profiles of the senior members who are serving on the executive.

Please click on the link here to view the profiles of the 2020/21 JHESS executive members.

Finally, as we observe the first ten days of this blessed month, we remember our health workers who have conducted themselves heroically. They have placed and continue to place their lives and the lives of their families at risk while upholding the Hippocratic Oath. We salute them!

Whilst we may feel safe or protected, it is incumbent on all of us to protect
others in the spirit of Ubuntu by wearing our masks and adhering to physical distancing at all times.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
Yours Sincerely

Mohamed Salie SC
Issued: 24 July 2020