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Eid ul Fitr will be on Saturday 18th July 2015. Eid jamaat will be at City Jamia masjid at 9 am InshaAllah. Please note the speech will commence at 830 am.
Salat ul Kusoof (prayer during a solar eclipse) tomorrow at 930 AM at City Jami’ Masjid, Manchester. Please inform others and avail yourself of this unique opportunity to follow the sunnah.
Inna lilla wa inna ilaihi rajiun. Our planning application was rejected by the Council at the meeting on 22nd January 2015. We will keep everyone informed of any further developments. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates.
We wish to emphasise that our campaign for relocation over the past couple of years has focused on negotiating with the Council, given that we were their tenants for 40 years, and not the company who acquired the site from them (Church Converts LLP).
Although they were under no legal obligation to assist us, the Directors of Church Converts have been extremely helpful, co-operative and understanding of our desire to keep our community facility running. Despite obtaining planning permission for redevelopment in February 2014, they have provided us with a number of extensions on our lease. This gesture has meant that we have been able to continue our congregational prayers and other services going, whilst we have searched for an alternate site.
We would like to convey our thanks to the Directors of Church Converts for co-operating with us during this difficult time.
Eid-ul-Adha 2014 (1435 AH) will be on Sunday 5th October inshaAllah.
The jamaat times are as follows:
– 9 am Islamic Academy
– 9.30 am Jamia Islamia
We wish you all a blessed Eid day.
This year’s Khatme Nabuwwat Conference will be held on 17th August 2014, 1-8 PM at The Islamic Academy, off Upper Brook St, Manchester, M13 9AJ.
Prominent ulama from across the country and abroad will be speaking. Food will be served after the conference. Please attend and invite others.
As most of you are now aware, sadly at the Planning and Highways Committee meeting which took place on February 13th, the councillors voted in favour of the proposed redevelopment of The Islamic Academy of Manchester building and the adjacent site to student apartments. Clearly, it was very disheartening for all of us to hear this news but we would like to thank all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to collect petition signatures, write letters to local councillors and MPs and generally raise awareness of our campaign which began in Ramadhan 2013. Your efforts are not wasted. We pray you are rewarded abundantly for your hard work, purely for the sake of Allah.
We are actively seeking alternative premises in the vicinity but have currently not come across any suitable venues. If you can help us in this endeavour we would be keen to hear from you.
We are also in regular discussions with local Councillors and are hoping that the Council will be able to provide us with an alternative building so that we can continue to provide for the needs of the local community around Ardwick and Brunswick. Many of you have spoken to us about your concern of losing the Academy. You should continue to lobby your local councillors (particularly if you live in the vicinity of the Academy) so that they know how important a mosque and community centre in this area is to you. The entire area is being redeveloped under a multi-million pound package but unfortunately no provision for a mosque in the area has been considered in these plans.
If you wish to air your concerns, please attend the forthcoming Ardwick Ward Meeting which will take place on Tuesday 11 March at 3 PM. The venue is:
The Community Hut, Grounds of Richmond Park Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Langport Avenue, Longsight.
Note these meetings only take place every 3 months and will be attended by councillors and the regeneration team. It is an important opportunity to have your say in key developments of the area, and the future of the Academy in Ardwick.
The meeting venue is close to Jamia Islamia, South Street. If you wish to attend the meeting with others from the Academy, please meet at 2.30 PM at the Islamic Academy of Manchester.
Note, the Academy is still open as normal Alhamdulillah for classes, daily prayers and Jumuah. We will inform you as soon as we know that circumstances are about to change.
Please pray that the Academy can continue to serve the local community of Ardwick and Brunswick.