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West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid

Al-Manar Project

SUSPENDED DURING REDEVELOPMENT: The West London section initiated the Al-Manar Education Project in 2004. The long-term aspiration of this initiative was to establish a modern educative institute which could properly cater for the Islamic schooling and scholarship of our ever-growing community and youth.

The project aimed to create a Islamic seminary which would help produce a new generation of Imams, Alima's, teachers, mentors, and Daee's. Who embody not only the authentic, precise and eternal message of Islam but will also be compelled to excel and achieve success in their higher education. Producing tolerant and moderate Muslim professionals who truely understand, appreciate and respect both British culture, heritage, values and citizenship, whilst also having a strong religous identity and knowledge base.

Work in progress consisted of 13 consecutive year summer schools for 8-19 year olds, a part-time evening and weekend Islamic school specifically for teenage boys and girls and flexible weekday and weekend part-time study pathways for adults who wish to refresh their understanding and knowledge of faith. All courses are taught by professional staff and graduates from acclaimed Islamic universities. Topics covered include Qur'an studies, Tajweed, Hifz, Fiqh-ul Hadith, Uloom ul Deen (Islamic studies), Arabic language, Tazkiyah (Self-purification), Khuluqul Muslim (Muslim character building) and Islamic history.

The WLIC education program will resume once the new building nears completion. To find out more please call 020 8840 4140

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The Prophet (pbuh) said, "If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah (swt) will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their greatest pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask for forgiveness for the learned man.

The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham (money), leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion"
(Abu Dawood)

The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) stated, 'Any woman who observes the five time daily prayers, fasts during Ramadan, preserves her chastity and modesty whilst obeying and supporting her husband, will enter Paradise by any of its eight gates that she wishes'