Tag: Hoca Husayn Hashim El Bakayi

Ramazan 2024: Turkish Cypriot iftar dinner at the TCCA in North London

In collaboration with Cyprus Islamic Association, the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) will be hosting a Iftar (post-fast) dinner during this year’s holy month of Ramazan. The dinner will be held at the TCCA on Green Lanes in Harringay, North London. This iftar event is in line with the TCCA’s ‘Cost of Living’ initiative and […]

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London: Cyprus Islamic Association to run 1-day introductory course on Islam

Popular British Turkish Cypriot cleric Cyprus Islamic Association co-founder Hussain Hashim Hoca is running an introductory course on Islam at Shacklewell Lane Mosque, East London, later this month. Titled “An Invitation To Think”, the free one-day course is open to anyone who is “curious and eager to learn… irrespective of their faith, ethnicity or cultural […]

Sunday viewing: Imam Muhittin Aydın a special guest on the London Mevlit programme

This week’s London Mevlit programme features a special guest appearance from Imam Muhittin Aydın. The muezzin at Stoke Newington’s Aziziye Mosque will be reciting Koranic prayers alongside programme host Husayn Hashim El Bakayi, the UK’s most prominent Turkish Cypriot hoca (pastor) on Sunday, 17 May. The London Mevlit programme will start straight after Kanal T’s iftar […]

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Funeral fund launched after London family loses two members to coronavirus

A week after a family in London lost their granddad, tragedy struck again when their father also passed away. Both men died of coronavirus. An urgent appeal has been launched to raise £2,000 to help a family cover the costs of the second funeral. Husayn Hoca, the leading pastor for the British Turkish Cypriot community […]

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Kanal T to screen London Mevlit every Sunday during the coronavirus crisis

The success of last Sunday’s Mevlit, which was watched by tens of thousands of people in Britain and abroad, has prompted Kanal T to create a new weekly prime time slot for the religious programme. The broadcaster, one of North Cyprus’ biggest television channels, will screen the Mevlit at 5.30pm UK time (7.30pm Cyprus & […]