Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Faruk Miah MBE, Chairman Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF)

Dear Friends,

As we come to the end of 2020, quite possibly the most challenging year of our lifetime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and supporters for your kindness and human spirit.

The year started with our elections when I won the mandate as only the 3rd Chairman of Conservative Muslim Forum in 15 years. Unfortunately, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on all our lives across the globe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have lost lives and wish everyone to keep safe and healthy.

Christmas is an important time for Christians marking the birth of Christ and a time to reflect on the values of love, service and compassion for others.

We all know this year will be a very different Christmas but even if we can’t be together in person, we will be together as a community in sprit.

The festive period offers us a chance to reflect on what we all know has been a very challenging year but also to focus on the message of hope as we approach the new year.

The story of Jesus’s virgin birth occurs not only in the Bible, but also in the Quran, where the nineteenth surah is called “Surah Maryam (Mary).” Wikipedia has a very detailed article “Jesus in Islam” linked below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_Islam

On behalf of the Executive of the Conservative Muslim Forum, I would like to wish all of our members and friends a happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.

NEW MEMBERSHIP

As of 1st January 2021 we are introducing a new Membership Scheme as follows:

CMF SUPPORTER (open to non-party members) Cost: FREE
Benefits:
o On CMF mailing list (receive regular updates)
o Invitations to CMF events
o ** No voting rights to elect CMF Executive **

CMF MEMBER (open to Conservative Party Members ONLY) Cost: £25.00
Benefits:
o On CMF mailing list (receive regular updates)
o Invitation to CMF events (Receive Priority)
o Members only events
o Invitation to Annual Policy Forum Meeting
o Voting Rights to elect next CMF Executive
o Opportunity to stand as an Executive

We are also introducing 2 higher tier memberships for those that want a little extra. If you would like more details about becoming a CMF AMBASSADOR or a CMF PATRON please email us at: mail@conservativemuslimforum.com

2020 has been a very difficult year for our finances just like many other voluntary organisations. Unable to hold any fundraising events yet having fixed costs has put CMF in a very difficult position. It would be amazing if you could start the new year by signing up as a new member, renew your membership or just simply make a small donation.

Our bank details is as follows:

Account Name: Conservative Muslim Forum
Sort code: 30-91-35
Account no: 03392069
Name of Bank: Lloyds

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

One of the key priority for CMF in 2021 is to improve our engagement with our members and supporters. With this in mind, we are setting up a number of different ways that you can engage with us including:

o write to us at mail@conservativemuslimforum.com on anything that you wish to discuss, anything that you would like CMF to take up, anything that is impacting your community, suggestions for engaging with individuals or groups, fundraising or event ideas
o join our “Tea and Talk” zoom events, just join the open discussion on topics that impact you. There is no agenda. You have opportunity to meet CMF Executives.
o Join us at our events (when possible)
o Become a Member and join our Annual Policy Forum to shape our priorities for the next 12 months.

Thank you once again for your continued support. Hope you have a wonderful festive break and wishing you all an amazing New Year.

Kind Regards

Faruk Miah MBE
Chairman CMF

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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.

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