The Manchester Islamic Centre was originally a church that was built early last century. In 1967 it was bought by some donors from the Syrian Arab community. The property consists of two large buildings, the first one is used as a mosque and library, while the second is used as prayer hall for women, a lecture and events room, classrooms, a kitchen, ablution area for men and one for women.
The importance of The Manchester Islamic Centre comes from being among the oldest Islamic centres in Britain and located in one of the busiest cities in the country where the population of the Muslim community is over 250,000 of various origins.
The Centre represents a wide range of the Muslim community of various origins and/or Islamic schools of thought. It is a focal point to Muslims who wish to perform their religious activities and seek information on Islam, the Holy Qur'an and Islamic Jurisprudence, all delivered by qualified staff.
Moreover, the Centre provides information on the Islamic faith in order to foster cooperation and build bridges with non-Muslim communities. It has become the destination for academia, government, schools, churches and houses of worship, along with the general public, to learn about Islam and Muslim beliefs. The centre has an open door policy and thus, continuously invites people and encourages them to visit the Centre during the advertised opening hours.
The Centre teaches the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), in both, Arabic and English languages, to Muslim adults as well as children. We have an open day event every Sunday to both, non-Muslims and new Muslims where they would socialise and have open discussions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We also provide counselling services in various social areas.