My friend Zara D and myself have been presenting a weekly radio show during the month of Ramadan on a local North London based station called Hacc (truth) radio on 96.2fm or alternatively streamed from the internet at www.haccfoundation.co.uk. A weekly Saturday based show aired at 10am-1pm, where we were discussing different subjects aimed at the Muslim youth and young adults, dealing with the pressures of today. Keeping the daily balance between work & spirituality and other issues. We completed our month of discussions, filled with topical debates, entertaining phone calls, weekly quizzes and weekly words of wisdom. Not to mention also importantly addressing pressing issues for the youth based all over the U.K, exam stresses, dealing with anger, career building and networking. I could go on and on about the show’s and the tales we had, but to sum it all up it was a truly fantastic opportunity and we thank everyone who listened/called/texted in and supported us. Last friday the 17th of september we had a big finale with the whole radio station/guests organising a fundraising night, for the devastating floods in Pakistan. With over 400 guests, it was a fun packed evening, with singers, various artists and speakers. My contribution of the night was not talking thankfully. Myself and my friend Safiya a fellow radio presenter and fellow cohort, volunteered our artistic skills to produce a few pieces towards the flood collection. I some how managed to create three oil canvases, two pieces in Arabic calligraphy and another in Persian. Safiya too had a fair amount of stunning photography beautifully framed she had taken on her travels all over the world.
I can gladly tell you all, all our pieces sold at fantastic prices, exceeding our expectations, this was no doubt due to the amazing effort of our highly loveable and charismatic auctioneer Sheikh Ahmed Tijani a famous Chicago based singer, who really had the crowd going. Well done to everyone at Radio Hacc who contributed and the sensational amount that was raised for charity throughout the evening.
By Aminah Babikir