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Manchester – 3rd April

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WELCOME

Asalaamu’alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu  

We pray that you are in the best of health and Eman.  

As we are now in the last 10 nights, let us strive to finish this month on a strong note. May your Ramadan be filled with blessings and opportunities to reap its rewards. We ask Allah azzawajal to accept all our good deeds during this blessed month of Ramadan. Ameen.  

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th Night of Ramadan (Wednesday 3rd April 2024!) 

Please read this information pack regarding expectations throughout the day. After reading it, if you have any enquiries, please check our FAQs at the end of this page. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email [email protected]  or Instagram @knowledge1stuk. 

We look forward to seeing and welcoming you at Iftar in Manchester!  

Jazakamullahu khayran  

Wasalaamu’alaykum

Light Upon Light 

Why is this night so special?

The Night of al-Qadr holds great significance as it marks the revelation of the Qur’an. It is also the night where angels descend in abundance with peace and tranquillity, carrying the destinies of people for the coming year. There are more angels that descend in this special night than there are pebbles on the earth. Allah described this night in the Qur’an as ‘better than a thousand months’.

When is this great night?

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and salutations be upon him) provided guidance on identifying the Night of al-Qadr: Search for it in the odd-numbered nights of the last ten nights.

This means it can be on any of the odd night of the last ten nights of Ramadan so we should strive for worship throughout. 

What is the reward for worshipping Allah in this night?

Allah in His infinite generosity has made the worship of this one night equivalent to the reward of a lifetime’s worth of worship. Two rak’ah performed in this night will exceed the reward of two rak’ah performed day after day, year after year, for more than 83 years. A pound spent in charity in this night will exceed the reward of a pound spent day after day, year after year, for more than 83 years. A verse recited from the Qur’an in this night will exceed the reward of a verse recited day after day, year after year, for more than 83 years! In fact Allah said in the Qur’an ‘better than a thousand months’ so only Allah knows how much He will reward us insha’Allah!

“Allahumma innaka Afuwwun  tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee”

Translation: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me”- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Bukhari.

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Getting here

By Car  

The best post code to put into your sat nav for drop off is M2 3GX  

There are several car parks within a short walk. Please see below a list of car parks.  

  • NCP Manchester Central (M2 3GX) – under the venue  
  • NCP Great Northern (M3 4EJ) – 3/5 min walk  
  • NCP Oxford Street (Ml SEJ) – 6/8 min walk  
  • NCP Spinningfields (M3 3BE) – 10 min walk  
  • Q-Park First Street (Ml5 4FN) – 5/10 min walk  
  • NCP Salford Stanley Street (M3 SGA) – 10/15 min walk  
  • NCP Salford New Bailey (M3 SEN) – 10/15 min walk  
  • Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Ml5 4PS) – 7/9 min walk 

For more information on getting here, please click here.

By Train  

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot. 

By Air  

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00). 

Registration

You have received the link to this information page because you registered for the event. Please ensure you sign in with us on the day.  

In adherence to health and safety regulations, Light Upon Light, in collaboration with Manchester Central, needs to ensure that all attendees are checked in safely. For your protection, we have arranged for additional security on the day and kindly ask for your cooperation.  

The doors will open at 4:15 PM. As we anticipate thousands of attendees, we kindly ask that you arrive punctually.  

Registration will close at 7:00 PM. If you plan to arrive after this time, please email us at [email protected] or message us on Instagram @knowledge1stuk 

Do you have Children Attending with you?

If you have children attending, please download and print the ID Badge. Make sure to fill the badge with the relevant information for each child attending.

Please fold the badge and place it in your child’s pocket. In the unlikely event that we need to contact a parent regarding their child, this will enable us to quickly access the parent’s contact details.

Schedule

TimeActivity
4:15pmDoors Open
5:15pmIntroduction & Qur'an
5:25pmLecture 1
5:55pmAsr Salah
6:15pmLecture 2
6:45pmPresentation
7:30pmPersonal Dua
7:49pmIftar & Maghreb Salah
9:45pmIsha Salah
10:05pmTaraweeh
11:30pmFinish

FOOD

Upon registration, please ensure you collect a cold iftar pack. A hot iftar pack will be provided after Maghreb prayer in the prayer hall. A cold iftar pack consists of a chocolate, water, date and complimentary gifts. A hot pack will include Lamb biryani, tandoori chicken and a Kheer for dessert.

Guests

Sadaqah

Our charity partner, Human Appeal will be present to take collections for your Sadaqah.  

As we all know, giving charity whilst fasting & giving sadaqah on what could possibly be laylatul Qadr is worth unimaginable amounts in the hereafter.  

Our charity sponsor Human Appeal will allow you numerous opportunities throughout the night for you to gain those rewards Insha’Allah  

‘Whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection.’ (Bukhari) 

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FAQs

Please rebook your entire order with the correct details within 48 hours from the time the incorrect booking was made. We are unable to make partial refunds / amendments to a booking once you have completed purchase. Once you have rebooked, e-mail us on [email protected] and we will refund your original order 

Unfortunately, due to the strictly limited number of seats, if a male or female books the incorrect ticket, we will be unable to accommodate a seat for them. Ticket holders are encouraged to check their ticket type before completing their purchase & after order confirmation. If you have incorrectly booked the ticket, please rebook within 48 hours of you making your booking. Once you have rebooked, e-mail us on [email protected] and we will refund your original order 

Yes, all children require a ticket. Please ensure you hold a ticket for your child. 

Yes, another person can attend on your behalf as long as the ticket type is correct. For example, a male can only use a male ticket.

All our tickets as per the terms and conditions agreed prior to purchasing are non-refundable. Tickets are transferable only to the same type. For example, a male ticket cannot be transferred to a female and vice versa. Please contact us informing us to whom you wish to transfer tickets to.

No, you will need to rebook your ticket for the correct event. You must rebook your ticket within 48 hours of the incorrect booking, please e-mail us on [email protected] and we will refund your original order Insha’Allah

Segregated seating as mentioned in the terms & conditions prior to agreement. Our staff will guide you to your seat. We will ask for a row to be filled up before opening seats on the next row. Please try to arrive in your groups if you wish to be seated together. For iftar events, seating will be floor seating. There will be a limited number of chairs available for those who require it.

Due to logistics, we are unable to seat an entire family together therefore the seating will be split into two sections, male and female. Male ticket holders will sit in the male section and female ticket holders will sit in the female section. 

Anyone with a child ticket can sit with either of their parents

Yes, prayer will be prayed in congregation Insha’Allah

Yes, our events are open to those of all faith and no faith

The venue is a large venue so there is plenty of space for yourself if you just want to hear the wonderful recitation.

For extra comfort we recommend attendees to bring a prayer mat

JazakAllahu Khayran!
Thank you for your cooperation and we pray the gathering at this event is full of blessings.
If you have any questions, click here to contact us.

Allergen | Manchester

Kinder
  1. Fine Milk Chocolate 40%
  2. Sugar
  3. Skimmed Milk Powder
  4. Palm Oil
  5. Concentrated Butter
  6. Emulsifier: Lecithins (Soya)
  7. Vanillin
  8. Milk chocolate contains cocoa solids 32% minimum
  9. milk solids 22.5% minimum
Lamb Biryani
  1. Lamb
  2. Rice
  3. Oil
  4. Yogurt
  5. Salt
  6. Whole Jeera
  7. Shahi Jeera
  8. Cloves
  9. Black Cardamon
  10. Green Cardamon
  11. Star Anise
  12. Cinnamon Stick
  13. Mace Powder
  14. Nutmeg Powder
  15. Saffron black pepper Bay Leaves
  16. Rose Petals
  17. kewra water Rose Water
  18. Deep Orange
  19. Ghee
  20. Ginger Paste
  21. Garlic Paste
  22. Green Chilli
  23. Turmeric Powder
  24. Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  25. Corriander Powder
  26. Qoarma Masala
  27. Chaat Masala
  28. Fresh Corriander
  29. Fresh Mint
  30. Fried Onion
  31. Bird Eye chilli
  32. Potato
Tandoori Chicken
  1. Chicken Leg
  2. Yogurt
  3. Oil
  4. Deep Orange
  5. Chaat Masala
  6. Tandoori Chicken Masala
  7. Garlic Paste
  8. Ginger Paste
  9. Chilli Paste
  10. Turmeric Powder
  11. Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  12. Corriander Powder
  13. Lemon Juice
  14. Kasturi Methi
  15. Mint Sauce
  16. Mustard Paste
  17. Salt
Kheer
  1. Milk
  2. Rice
  3. Sugar
  4. Pistachio
  5. Almond
  6. Flakes
  7. Sulatana
  8. Cashew Nut
  9. Cardamon
  10. Powder
  11. Saffron
  12. Ghee