The Islamic Centre of England (ICEL), established in 1998, is a religious and cultural centre providing the following services:
- Spiritual and ethical guidance for the Muslim community at large;
- Meeting the social, cultural, educational and recreational needs of community members, especially women and the younger generation;
- Disseminating authentic Islamic knowledge in order to provide a better understanding of Islam for people of other faiths;
- Creating Islamic think tanks to conduct dialogue on contemporary issues such as epidemics and environmental problems;
- Establishing closer ties with people of different faiths and cultures from across the world.
These services are provided by Highly qualified religious scholars have offered their services to the Islamic Centre of England in order to provide religious guidance, advice and counselling through the following departments:
- Cultural Affairs
- Religious Services
- Educational Services
- Family and Social Affairs
- Publications and Distribution
- Library and Bookshop
- Outreach Tabliq to Non-Muslims and New-Muslims
Message by ICEL Imam
In the name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful
In the Holy Qur’an, Allah SWT has introduced two schools of thought to guide humankind; a school of thought based on Divine inspiration, where Allah SWT is the focal point for all matters and the felicity of humankind lies in remembering this original constant in order to reach prosperity in benefiting from this World and ultimately succeeding in the eternal life of the Hereafter.
In the other school of thought, it is the consequences faced by the one that has forgotten the Hereafter and is pleased with the life of this temporal World. Despite their toil and struggle to manifest their worldly beliefs, the followers of only this temporal world still strive in manifesting their worldly beliefs. It is enough for these people to know they will meet their death one day and have thus become blind to their destiny and as a result, they will receive the most harmful results in the eternal life of the Hereafter.
Presently, especially in developed communities in the West, there is a sharp contrast between these two schools of thought where considerably more attention is given to normalising an abundance of worldly possessions and luxurious items. Like this, our God-given conscience, ‘fitrah’, will not leave us at peace, and despite these worldly manifestations, only those with pure hearts will certainly answer the call of guidance from the absolute Creator Allah SWT.
Given these circumstances, it is essential for us to be reminded and reflect up on the original message for humankind and to give importance to its followers so that by Divine grace we will choose the correct path and will be protected from this misleading and extravagant worldly life.
Therefore, the Islamic Centre of England with its pure intention, has taken the step to fulfil its important duty and welcomes all thinkers of the afterlife and believers to strive upon the path of this message of the Prophets over thousands of years.
We ask Allah SWT to grant us His kind attention so that we are guaranteed felicity in this World and the Eternal Hereafter.
Peace and blessings be upon the followers of Guidance.
Seyed Hashem Moosavi
HIWM Seyed Hashim Moosavi
The Centre’s Imam Since July 2019