Salaam Community Association and Masjid was established in 1984. It began with a small group of Muslims (mainly reverts) from diverse origins including Caribbean, North and West Africa, Malaysia, the Middle East and Uganda along with English Muslims coming together to create a centre for their community.
Salaam Community Association and Masjid became a Charity recognised by the Charity Commission in 2004. Charity No. 1141175
Since 1985 the Centre has been working to serve the needy and the Muslim community in the Moss Side, Hulme, Rusholme and surrounding areas. The projects offered at the Centre provide a place for Muslims to offer Salat in congregation, Islamic study circles for both men and women, sewing, tajweed and Qur’an classes for men, women and children, lectures, seminars as well as dealing with the social and domestic issues within our community.
O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allah is Rich (Free of all needs), and Worthy of all praise.” [al-Baqarah 2:267]
“Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees. And such of you as believe and spend (in Allah’s way), theirs will be a great reward.” [al-Hadeed 57:7]
The Messenger of Allah ( sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “There is no day in which the slaves of Allah arise except that two angels descend, one saying, “O Allah, replace the charity for the one who spends!” whilst the other says, “O Allah, destroy the wealth of the one who holds back (from giving in charity)”. Bukhari & Muslim
He also ( sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,
“O Son of Adam, if you spend from that extra you have been given (above and beyond your basic needs), it will be much better for you. If you withhold it, it will be bad for you. There is no blame upon you if you have just what is sufficient for your needs, but know that the upper hand (which gives in charity) is better than the lower hand (which receives charity).” Muslim & Tirmid
Salaam Community Association & Masjid