The Manchester Islamic Centre (MIC) gives highest priority to providing the best facilities and services to Muslims who come for their daily prayers, and to non-Muslims who visit the Centre frequently to learn about Islam.
The MIC has become the first destination for all Muslims of all nationalities who wish to practice their faith in an appropriate atmosphere.
However, since the Muslim community is on the increase, the MIC is experiencing shortage in space and facilities. Therefore, it has been decided to extend the building in order to accommodate the increased demand for these facilities.
Importance of the Project
The desired project is necessary for creating extra space for the MIC’s current activities as well as those planned for the future.
We are proud to note that the sisters exert exceptional efforts in introducing Islam to non-Muslim women, and encourage them to inquire about Islam and its teachings. In addition, the sisters carry out numerous activities such as Qur’an studies and provide guidance and help to the new Muslims alongside other social activities. Therefore, it has become imperative to expand the existing facilities required by Muslim and non-Muslim women.
Details of the Extension project
2. Refurbish the women's entrance that leads to their prayer hall, including new front doors, lobby and hallway.
3. Renovate to the women’s ablution area and toilets to include:
• Additional toilets for the disabled and elderly, as well as for other users.
• Build an ablution area isolated from the toilets and install a ventilation system.
· Additional toilets facilities for the disabled, the elderly and other users.
5. Add new rooms to the first floor to be used as offices for educational and administrative activities.
The Centre’s management has appointed STUDIO NG Engineering Company to draw up plans for the proposed project and to obtain the necessary planning permission.
The estimated cost of this project is about £400,000 (Four hundred thousand pounds).
The MIC is mainly funded by donations from members of the Muslim community, along with a small income from letting two properties. The funds are however insufficient to cover existing expenses. Therefore, the Centre falls into deficit in most months of the year. Obviously, there are no reserves which can be used to fund the proposed project.
To secure such funds, we turn in the first instance to Allah SWT for help and support. But, it is inevitable that we should depend on the generosity of Muslim brothers and sisters.
As mentioned earlier, the local Muslim community is on the increase, and due to the Centre’s good reputation, it has become a popular destination for a vast number of the community members who attend its activities and use its facilities on a regular basis.
We urge you to give generosity in support of the house of Allah SWT, and would like to remind you of the saying of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Who said: (Whosoever builds a Masjid for the sake of Allah, even though it is as small as a bird’s nest, in return, Allah SWT builds for him a house in paradise) narrated by Imam Ahmad.
Bank account details for the Extension Project:
Bank Name: Natwest
Bank Address: 699 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester,M20 6NW, UK