Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu.
Salaam Community Association was established in 1984. It began with a small group of Muslims (mainly reverts) from diverse origins including the 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.
The centre’s vision is to bring, through the teachings of Islam, peace and harmony in communities where family and social cohesion is most needed.
Since 1985, Salaam Community Association and Masjid have been working to serve the needy and the Muslim community in Moss Side, Hulme, Rusholme and surrounding areas. Our project provides a place for Muslims to offer Salat in congregation, Islamic study circles for men and women, Quranic classes for boys and girls, lectures, seminars and we deal with social and domestic issues.
Our efforts to assist the community has expanded greatly over the past 28 years and to further these efforts,Salaam Community Centre and Masjid would like insha’Allah to purchase the building formerly known as Mazda House from which it is currently operating and renting. The building is ideally located in the heart of inner city Moss Side .Our aim is to develop the building from its current state into a community based facility where Muslims can continue offering salat, help can be offered to the local community and finally educate our future generation of young Muslims.
Our vision has grown from strength to strength. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that new Muslims feel comfortable to practice Islam without having to lose their cultural identity. That Islam is practised according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) without any addition or influence from cultural perspectives.
Salaam Community Association and Masjid has a sizeable task ahead. Moss Side is a very deprived area in education and employment. This therefore impinges on health: mental and physical. The masjid has helped many young men in particular, to desist from a life of crime, drugs and degradation.
Your brother in Islam,
Mr. Abdullah Muhsin Norris (Chairman)
(Board of trustees of Salaam Community Association)
Salaam Community Association and Masjid , 40a Raby Street, Moss Side, Manchester M16 7DJ
Tel: 0161 226 8876 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Charity number: 1141175