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Belfast Islamic Centre
Belfast Islamic Centre was established in 1978 by a group of Muslims from the local community to provide a focus for all Muslims living in Northern Ireland. The centre operates for the benefit of all Muslims irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, country of origin or age. At present those who use the centre represent 42 nationalities. No-one is absolutely certain about the number of Muslims in Northern Ireland, however it is estimated that there are over 10,000 currently resident in the province.
Belfast Islamic Centre is the largest institution of the Muslim community in Northern Ireland and acts as both a place of worship and a community centre. In trying to address a very
wide range of needs the centre inevitably finds it extremely difficult to provide the necessary range of services to the Muslim community within a comparatively small facility and with modest staffing and financial resources. Currently the Belfast Islamic Centre provides a wide range of services including;
Children’s education - delivered through schools for Arabic language,
religious studies and cultural education. The Belfast Islamic Centre runs a
weekend Islamic school from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. which aims to provide
Islamic and Arabic teaching to Muslim children in Northern Ireland and also
to create bonds between Muslim children and make them aware of their
future role in Muslim society. The Centre also runs a summer school for
children which is well attended every year.
Youth development work through lectures, seminars and youth activities to
aid moral education and guidance. Sports and health related activities are
also run for young people. MYNI youth group was established with its own
website with a link available on Belfast Islamic Centre main page.
Social and recreational programmes for women are run by the women’s
group. The Women’s group has a website with a link on Belfast Islamic Centre
Adult education is provided on a range of topics including management and
Childcare and English as a second language.
Social welfare services to the Muslim community including recreational
activities, welfare advice, marriage guidance, family guidance, counselling,
funeral services and humanitarian aid.
Information and advice for non-Muslim groups who are interested in
working with the Muslim community or who need to provide services to them.
This includes community groups, educational establishments, statutory
bodies and others. These services can include interpretation and translation
services and advice on cultural or religious issues.
The Mosque provides religious services and a range of educational, social, cultural and other activities to the Muslim community. The Mosque is a place where Muslims bow before
God (the Arabic word for Mosque means “prostrate oneself”) to affirm their obedience to God’s will. The Mosque provides one location where Muslims can pray five times per day as Muslims
do across the world.
38 Wellington Park, Belfast BT9 6DN,Northern Ireland.
Tel + 44-2890-664465/07894983208 Fax + 44-2890-878766
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