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  • BBC Radio Newcastle October 20, 2015

    BBC Radio Newcastle, (23/08/2015). IDC’s Daniel Johnson was on BBC Radio on 23rd August 2015, talking about IDC’s “Neighborhood Clean Up” Initiative. Listen to him here from 02:08:34 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02yzz27#play

  • Muslims “Be Positive” and Give Blood June 10, 2015

    Newcastle Blood Donation Campaign, 10/06/2015. The IDC team were at mosques around the north east encoruaging people to sign up and give blood. This year was a bit different as the team also set up a stall at Newcastles City Library and got people to sign up there too! http://youtu.be/9bXOjDEca_g?list=UUdBdKDY6uVZgf8LwyFtHNWg With National Blood Awareness Week around the corner ...

  • Monthly Talks and Events May 31, 2015

    Ramadan Talk by Tabinda Hussein. 31/05/2015. Sister Tabinda Hussein delivered a motivation talk on Ramadan at Newcastle Central Mosque. She went over what ramadan is and how to make the most of this blessed month. Children’s Fun Day for Ramadhan. 24/05/2015. IDC Teesside held a Children’s Fun Day for Ramadhan. We had a presentation for the children to watch and ...

  • Community Engagement 2015 May 23, 2015

    Community Engagement events are a first step exercise designed to build bridges and establish links with other organisations and lead to many collaborations and initiatives. Al Azhar Mosque Open Day, 28/07/2015 The team were invited along to partake in South Shields’ Al-Azhar’s mosque’s open day where they engaged in explaining Islam to guests.  Above is IDC’s Daniel ...

  • Islamic Awareness Training 2015 March 29, 2015

    Newcastle Central Mosque, 29/03/2015. Sohail Arshad, Faraz Hussain, Yasir Moosa and Daniel Johnson delivered an all day Islamic Awareness Training Course as Newcastle Central Mosque. Along with going over techniques and useful knowledge and tips, there was time for role play for delegates to practice what they have learnt.  Durham University Islamic Society, 22/02/2015. In March, Durham University ...

  • Being the Example – Rethinking The Dawah March 22, 2015

    IDC Northeast were at Myriad Foundations ‘Being the Example – Rethinking the Dawah’ to give their input on what direction muslims should take to raise Islamic Awareness in the UK. IDC’s Sohail Arshad presented IDCs social projects and invited delegates to give opinions on how they could roll out these social initiatives nationally. The focus of the presentation ...

  • Dating Vs Waiting February 22, 2015

    IDC hosted a talk by Tabinda Hussain for sisters at Newcastle Central Mosque. The Free event sought to give helpful advice to sisters about why muslim sisters should wait for marriage, the reasons for this, the consequences of dating, the solution and having love for Allah. The event was very well recieved by attendees with many requesting ...

  • Islamic Awareness Workshops 2015 February 19, 2015

    Islam and Health Care Workshop – Northumria University Coach Lance Campus, 19/02/2015. We were at Northumbria University today doing an ISLAM & HEALTHCARE workshop! Clearing those misconceptions to help our fantastic nurses help to caring for muslims & at the end of life.  

  • School Workshop Training 2015 February 18, 2015

    IDC Northeast value education at a grass roots level as key and important way to challenge stereotypes and remove misconceptions whilst teaching authentic Islam. IDC already in 2015 have attracted interest from local schools to conduct our Islam and Muslim workshops. As this area of IDC is growing, we are training up more volunteers to conduct ...

  • Lord Mayors Nelson Mandela Awards December 19, 2014

    Idc NorthEast being awarded The Lord Mayors Nelson Mandela Award in Newcastle. Newcastle City Council announced plans to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy with a special Lord Mayor’s award recognising people across Newcastle who help bring communities together. The awards will go to the individuals or organisations that have made a real difference to community understanding and helped ...

  • Islamic Awareness Workshops 2014 December 18, 2014

    Understanding Islam and Muslims, Myth Busting, Removing Misconceptions and Challenging Stereotypes are common themes and topics when we conduct our Islamic Awareness Workshops. Our workshops are often booked by organisations who employ muslims or deal with muslims on a daily basis. The open discussion allows delegates to ask questions about Islam and muslims and give our ...

  • Teesside Shoe box Appeal 2014 December 1, 2014

    After being so successful last year, We  decided to once again help keep members of the community warm this winter. This year its a bit different in Teesside. We are collecting hats, gloves, thermals, lip balms, sanitary items and other items that may benefit IN SHOE BOXES IDC NorthEast Teesside was at The In Out Of The Cold ...

  • The Big Tees Sleep Out 2014 November 27, 2014

    On Friday 21st November 2014 IDC Members Daniel Johnson and Zaheer Iqbal attended the “Big Teesside Sleepout”. The event was organised by the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and took place in the grounds of Middlesbrough College from 8:00pm until 6:00am the following morning. Participants were encouraged to get sponsored to raise money for the foundation, ...

  • Social Initiatives 2014 November 19, 2014

    New to 2014, IDC sought to build relationships with organisations that support the communities that we live in, in the North East. One of the partnerships we built this year was with Macmillan Cancer Support. After an initial meeting, Macmillan and IDC decided to partner up and raise funds on Macmillans Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. It ...

  • New Muslim Support 2014 November 18, 2014

    New Muslim Iftar, Middlesbrough, 29/06/2014. Attendees: 11.As our New Muslim Family grew bigger and integrated into our community, IDC had to train up more new muslim support mentors, hold new knowledge classes and monthly socials to help support our new muslim brothers and sisters in their first few months. Our NMS team holds knowledge classes every ...

  • Events 2014 November 18, 2014

    IDC North East held its main of event of the year in October. In response to the media narrative recently, IDC invited a diverse range of speakers to an open discussion on the topic at St James park and Teesside Uni. The Key note speaker Alyas Karmani said of the event ‘ it has been one of ...

  • Facilitator Training 2014 November 18, 2014

    Due to growing demands from organisations, schools and the public, IDC trained up more of our volunteers to deliver School Workshops, Islamic Awareness Courses, Step By Step Classes and mentor more new muslims. IDC held 8 training sessions this year and has trained up over 100 new Islamic Awareness facilitators and new muslim mentors. Islamic Awareness Training, ...

  • Luton Islamic Awareness Training October 19, 2014

    IDC NorthEast delivering Islamic Awareness Training @ Luton Islamic Centre. There will be a New Islamic awareness team coming soon in Luton. The team in luton received Islamic Awareness training on how engage with the public and answer questions they could have on Islam. The team is prepared and ready to challenge stereotypes and remove misconceptions whilst promoting ...

  • Macmillans ‘World Biggest Coffee Morning’ 2014 September 22, 2014

    Cancer is the toughest fight many of us will ever face and although treatments are improving, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. IDC North East is delighted to have the chance to work alongside Macmillan cancer support, helping them at next Friday’s “Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning” and also raising support ...

  • Teesside Food Bank Visit 2014 July 24, 2014

    Sisters from IDC North Easts Teesside team visited a Local Food Bank at a Local Church and helped stock up the Food Bank. They had a good chat with the Staff and handed them some asian desserts to have with their tea.  

  • IDC Helps Raise Funds for ST Oswalds Hospice July 6, 2014

    The IDC Teams were at the St Oswalds 5k Run today. Helping raise funds for the Hospice by selling samosas and pakoras What an amazing morning! The team met some true inspirational people!  The IDC team also got a chance to do some #RandomActsOfKindness by paying for people’s samosas and pakoras at the St. Oswalds Charity event today!

  • Random Acts of Kindness 2014 June 30, 2014

    The teams across the North East did some random acts of kindness over the summer towards the general public to show the beautiful Islamic values! We have had overwhelming response from our volunteers this ramadhan for our random acts of kindness initiative. Our teams across the North East have been doing some very generous things such ...

  • New Muslim Iftar 2014 June 30, 2014

      On the first day of Ramadan, the IDC teams across Newcastle and Teesside had iftaar with our new Muslims.Alhamdulillah great food, great company, great reminders!

  • Neighbourhood Clean Up 2014 June 5, 2014

    IDC North East team in Newcastle has continued to clean up the streets in our local communities. Our team has grown, with the sisters now getting involved too.  The team has gone round Newcastle’s West End armed with blacks bags clearing the streets of the litter and rubbish.The team did a great job cleaning up ...

  • Step by Step Classes June 5, 2014

    STEP BY STEP: A New 13 Week Course for NEW MUSLIM SISTERS. The course is designed to give participants essentials on practising Islam. Starting Weds 5th June @ 8 Woodlands Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BE.Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.To register or for more info; Email: nms@idcnortheast.orgTelephone: 0191 645 0990

  • Eat, Meet and Greet! May 25, 2014

    IDC’s Eat, Meet and Greet is A MONTHLY social get together with members of the IDC Team!a chance to relax and chill..to share and inspire…an opportunity for New Muslims to meet other Muslims! If you’re interested in joining us, get in touch! Email or inbox us now! (Details are on the poster above)

  • IDC responds to the Halal Hysteria May 24, 2014

    http://youtu.be/7qRwc9dCgrg After hitting the headlines again, the halal hysteria has caused quite the stir in the UK. With popular restaurants and chains stating they use halal meat, there has been quite a mixed response from the british public. Here is IDC’s response to the halal hysteria.

  • Muslim Marriage Course May 5, 2014

      IDC North East helped deliver a course designed for those looking for marriage and those already married, to increase their understanding and strengthen their relationship.This course gave participants a comprehensive overview of issues related to marriage and married life within Islam and is firmly rooted in principles and knowledge from the Quran and Sunnah.

  • Zombies visit IDC’s Islamic Awareness Stall April 26, 2014

    As always, every Saturday, IDC’s teams across the North East hold Islamic Awareness Stalls. This Saturday it was different. Our team in Newcastle saw an opportunity to spread the message of Islam to…… Zombies. Monument was overtaken with Zombies and our volunteers saw the opportunity to inform participants of the zombie run about Islam.   

  • IDC North Easts Daniel Johnson Appears on BBC’s The Big Questions March 18, 2014

    IDC’s Daniel Johnson appeared on BBC 1’s “The Big Questions” last Sunday. He featured on the question “Does Religion Make You Happy?” We thought he did absolutely amazing, may Allah reward him! Watch him from 42 minutes onwards – and keep your eye out for IDC’s Wajid Hussein in the audience too! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03yvt2w/The_Big_Questions_Series_7_Episode_11/

  • Raising awareness on BBC Radio Newcastle March 8, 2014

    IDC’s very own Abu Tayeb was on BBC Radio Newcastle earlier this week talking about IDC’s work educating people about Islam. Listen to the show from 1 hour 9 minutes then 2 hours 57 minutes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s4qsz

  • Uniting the Hearts 2014 March 2, 2014

    In March 2014, IDC North East held their Second annual Fundraising Dinner with guest speakers AbdurRaheem Green and Yusuf Chambers in Newcastle (15th) and in Middlesbrough (16th). The event was aimed to showcase the important work our volunteers are doing in the North East. Both events were a big success as our audiences learnt how funds ...

  • IDC Elderly Care Project 4 February 1, 2014

    http://youtu.be/bTJcAgnaTrs It’s been an amazing last few weeks at IDC. On FOUR occasions, we’ve visited various centres to carry out our Elderly Care Project and gift warm clothing and blankets to those who need it. It’s been a great response and a lot of happy (and warmer) people! As always, a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated. The ...

  • IDC Elderly Care Project 3 January 7, 2014

    http://youtu.be/fvX6eCwtB5s 7th January 2014 – Greater Walker Day Care Centre & Caring Hands Charity.This winter, IDC initiated their Elderly Care Project – collecting kind and generous donations from the Muslim community in Newcastle and purchased warm clothing and blankets to give to the elderly in different locations and dates.The winter months can be difficult on older ...

  • IDC Elderly Care Project 2 January 6, 2014

    http://youtu.be/qmNoHZzycvQ 6th January 2014 – Greater Walker Day Care Centre This winter, IDC initiated their Elderly Care Project – collecting kind and generous donations from the Muslim community in Newcastle and purchased warm clothing and blankets to give to the elderly in different locations and dates.The winter months can be difficult on older people! Approximately 24,000 older ...

  • IDC Elderly Care Project 1 December 29, 2013

    http://youtu.be/7hV1PQ4o05c This winter, IDC initiated their Elderly Care Project – collecting kind and generous donations from the Muslim community in Newcastle and purchased/gave warm clothing and blankets to the elderly in different locations and dates. The winter months can be difficult on older people! Approximately 24,000 older people die from the cold nationwide, it is our Islamic duty to ...

  • Help the Homeless December 21, 2013

      IDC North East helped the Homeless in Teesside. We fed and clothed the Homeless in December and put a smile back on their face! Following the example of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who instructed us, “O People! Spread peace, and feed the hungry…” (Tirmidhi) Feedback from the community: “Cannot believe you people have put this on ...

  • Islamic Awareness Course December 13, 2013

    IDC North East offers an introductory course for non-Muslims to learn more about Muslims. It’s a great opportunity for professionals to learn, explore, challenge and ask any questions about Islam in a safe, non-judgmental place. The course provides delegates with the skills, confidence and knowledge to challenge views about Islam and Muslims. The goal is to break down barriers ...

  • Neighbourhood Clean-up 2013 November 28, 2013

    http://youtu.be/ExNHo5eeJfo The Neighbourhood Clean up (28th November 2013) aimed to show the importance of coming together as a community and keeping the streets clean. Our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “…and removing harmful things from the pathways is charity.” (Bukhari) IDC worked in conjunction with Time Exchange to clean around Arthurs Hill area. Feedback from the community: “The IDC team ...

  • Women in Islam Training November 14, 2013

    Women in Islam is a course that covers the topics surrounding Muslim women in the UK and help volunteers tackle to answer the questions non-Muslims ask about women in Islam. This training was designed for those involved in spreading the message of Islam to non-Muslims and two sessions were held this year for IDC volunteers. Feedback from attendees: “Both myself ...

  • Feed the Homeless 2014 October 20, 2013

    Our Feed the Homeless Social Initiative in Newcastle! (20th October 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne) http://youtu.be/Xj_bIvIPpt4 “(The Righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying, ‘We feed you for the sake of God alone; we seek from you neither reward no thanks.” (Quran 76:8-9) Feedback from the community: The event was successful & ...

  • IDC Eid Carnival 2013 August 10, 2013

    Our First Eid Carnival! Superheroes vs Princesses! (10 August 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne) Raising money for orphans in Bangladesh and Pakistan! And trying our best to make Eid special for our little superheroes and princesses. It was a great day out for families and children with variety of activities to keep people entertained throughout the day! Eid Carnival included Face ...

  • Give a toy….. Make a Child Smile! August 8, 2013

    Muslim Superheroes at the RVI (8th August 2013) http://youtu.be/f3blfk-rA2U Eid should be a day of joy & happiness, especially for kids. IDC North East celebrated both Eid’s this year by buying gifts & collecting donations – giving those presents to sick children at the RVI Hospital & Sunderland Royal Hospital. Both these occasions brought smiles to Children’s faces with ...

  • Annual Iftar Meal 2013 July 15, 2013

    On July 15th, IDC held their first Annual Iftar Meal for non-Muslim guests that were invited to fast with us for a day in the month of Ramadhan. Our holy month of Ramadhan is the perfect opportunity to teach our non-Muslim friends, colleagues & associates what it’s all about. IDC invited local councilors, school teachers & members of ...

  • The Face of Extremism July 3, 2013

    A successful event that was held at St. Jame’s Park for non-Muslims; the Face of Extremism was an open discussion on extremism and racism in Britain with an aim to explore the opportunities in building communities together. With panel speakers Laura Pidcock (Show Racism the Red Card), Alyas Karmani (Street Project), Abdul Qadir and special guest Andy Sykes. Abdul ...

  • School Workshop Training June 2, 2013

    Our school workshop training is given to IDC members to provide the message of Islam to children and staff at secondary and primary schools in the most suitable manner possible, to make it exciting and fun for the children whilst learning about Islam and Muslims. This training has been provided to members within IDC throughout the year. Feedback from attendees: “This ...

  • Be Positive – Muslims Give Blood Middlesbrough May 17, 2013

    Middlesbrough

  • Quran for School Campaign May 9, 2013

    http://youtu.be/tApisJciWBE As part of our work in developing relations with non-Muslims across all sectors of society, our Quran for Schools Campaign aims to deliver a copy of the Holy Quran to all schools within the North East. The Quran is the most important book of Guidance for Muslims, Allah says, “(This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have ...

  • School Workshops & Mosque Visits April 24, 2013

    IDC North East offers a number of different workshops for your pupils including any of the following: – School Assemblies – Class Group Workshops – Year Group Workshops and – Local Mosque visits The Islamic Awareness workshops are comprised of an overview of the beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith, Islamic artifacts and objects of interest, Q&A with local ...

  • The Brotherhood of Jesus – Yusha Evans April 8, 2013

    The second part of IDC’s Jesus event with Yusha Evans.

  • New Muslim Support Training March 30, 2013

    IDC North East provided IDC volunteers with New Muslim Mentor Training

  • The Message of Jesus – Yusuf Estes March 18, 2013

    Yusuf Estes opens the first of a two part event about Jesus (Peace be upon him).

  • Be Positive – Muslims Give Blood Newcastle February 28, 2013

    Muslims give blood in Newcastle

  • Brother Garry Dent accepts Islam at IDC office February 18, 2013

    Alhumdolillah, Brother Garry Dent accepted Islam on Monday 15th October at the IDC office. I feel privileged to be the one who has witnessed his shahadah. May Allah guide the brother and keep him firm on Islam. Ameen.

  • Islamic Awareness Training February 16, 2013

    Islamic Awareness training in preparation for Discover Islam week 2013

  • Muslim Snow Patrol January 18, 2013

    Muslim Snow Patrol – What its all about http://youtu.be/tOREVTTtGc0 Muslim Snow Patrol – Why we do it http://youtu.be/egnNPGI1f-E The Islamic Diversity Centre (IDC) in Newcastle has called into action its self-titled ‘Muslim Snow Patrol’ to help clear residential roads and drives in Newcastle’s West End. After Newcastle City Council was contacted about the plans, it provided the team with gloves, ...

  • Uniting the Hearts 2013 January 11, 2013

    http://youtu.be/NNxusT_f8V4 In January 2013, IDC held their first ever annual Fundraising Dinner with guest speakers AbdurRaheem Green and Yusuf Chambers in Newcastle (11th January) and in Middlesbrough (12th January). The event was aimed to outline the importance of Dawah and was a massive success. Funds raised at this event were used for all projects carried out in 2013 resulting ...

  • Islamic Awareness – On the streets! January 5, 2013

    Come and meet the IDC Team every Saturday in Newcastle and Middlesbrough city centre to have your questions answered about Islam.

  • Islam Vs Terrorism March 3, 2009

    IDC North East clarifies the difference between terrorism and Islam with guest speaker Abu Imran at Northumbria University Islamic Society Discover Islam Week in 2008.