The Islamic Academy of Manchester is now very close to realising its vision of establishing a a Masjid and Community Centre for the Longsight and immediate surrounding areas of Manchester. There are no main Masjid facilities in the immediate area which is unfortunate as there are now more than 1,000 Muslim families living in the Longsight area. Many have no transport and have to walk to the nearest Masjid. This also prevents the local Masaajid acting as proper meeting places and Community Centres.
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Total Estimated cost for project Completion is £1.5 Million
Our Vision is to create something which is more than just a traditional Masjid—we want to recreate what a Masjid was originally– a focus, a meeting place, a prayer place, a place where the community gathers for spiritual, academic and social education and events– in fact a place of our own for our Muslim Community. We plan to establish a multi-use facility catering for all sections and needs of the Muslim Community. As the planning permission has been granted for a Masjid with a very large capacity (approximately 2,000 persons can stand in prayer over 3 floors) we plan to include the following facilities and activities:
- A Masjid
- A Community Centre
- A Day Centre for the Elderly
- A Library, Study classes & Madrasah
- A Meeting /Activity Centre for women/girls
- Recreational facilities for children
- Sports facilities for our youth
- A Resource Centre on Islam for schools and colleges in the area
- Funeral Wash room for dead bodies & mortuary facilities
The Site and its History
The site was purchased by the Islamic Academy in 1997. Plans were drawn up and a steel frame put in place in 2001. Since then, funding and finding an appropriate contractor has been very difficult. The contractors have now been appointed and are well on the way to completing the shell of the building. Therefore we are now in desperate need of funds to ensure that the project can be completed on schedule. The external phase was completed by 2007, and most of the internal work was completed by 2013.
Two floors are now complete internally. The upper level still needs electrics, plastering and finishing (as of June 2014). You can see photographs of the completed work below which includes the mortuary, wudhu areas, PA system, fire and CCTV security systems here.
Outstanding Work (Updated May 2015)
– Car Park
– Upper level; electrics, plastering and finishing (work is underway)
Alhamdulillah work is underway to complete the top floor of City Jami' Masjid (Jamia Islamia). Please donate generously…
These photos were taken on 8th June 2014.
You can make an online donation now:
Cheques should be made payable to:
The Islamic Academy of Manchester Registered Charity Number 1068567
347-349 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester,M13 0LF
Bank: National Westminister Bank PLC
Account: 36609552 , Sort Code: 01-09-78
Cash should never be posted, Please contact :Mufti Faiz-ur-Rehman ( Mob : 07815108503) and Maulana Murtaza Hassan (Mob: 07999613463) if you wish to make a cash donation.
For further information please contact:
Allama Khalid Mahmud (Director) MA,PhD (Retired Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan)
Niaz Mohammad (Chariman ) 0161-273-1145
M Shafiq Chaudhary (Joint Secretary) Mob: 07939016335
Abdul Rauf (Chairman Construction Committee Mob: 07968891967)
Muhammad Hasan (Secretary Construction Committee Mob: 07872929689 )
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What do we do
We hold a number of annual events mainly for the Muslim Community and have significant positive interaction with the Non-Muslim Community as well. Events include
- Tarawih prayer, currently held at temporary premises on site
- Bi-monthly social events and talks on Islam
- Eid parties and collective Iftars
- We have had numerous open days for Non-Muslims, some attended by the local MPs, councillors and dignitaries as well as Church leaders and members of the wider community at large
- Study circles and Quranic Education for children Currently the costs of running all these activities has been met by donations from the trustees themselves.