3 Nisan 2012 Salı

Services of East London Mosque, London, England

 The interior of the dome in the mosque
The mosque has a stated mission to:
“ … provide a range of holistic, culturally sensitive services for the communities of London with a view to improving the quality of life and enhancing community cohesion ”

—Annual Report 2005-06, East London Mosque Trust Ltd.
As the community base changes so does the services offered, previously sermons or announcements were given in Bengali or Sylheti only. Today the sermon is delivered in Arabic, Bengali and English, to meet the needs of the diverse communities living in the United Kingdom.

To further its mission a number of services are provided to the community including:

ICT Training and English classes
ISAP — Improving School Attendance in Partnership, a scheme in partnership with the local authority, to raise attendance and attainment in school
Junior Muslim Circle (JMC) — Recreational activities for children
New Muslims' classes — Islamic teaching for new converts to Islam
ELM Evening Madrasah — after school education for children
ELM Women's Link — support services for women
Faith in Health — health awareness and lifestyle facilities
Way to Work — a project assisting people to enter training and employment (2006 - 2010)

The mosque also runs Muslim Community Radio (MCR), in partnership with the Islamic Forum of Europe, which started to broadcast in 1998 through an RSL, then through Spectrum, and since 2001 acquired the rights to broadcast 24 hours across east London during the month of Ramadan. In 2005 it moved into a new studio in the London Muslim Centre. It is run by volunteers at the mosque, it provides programmes for women, children, fiqh sessions, taraweeh prayer, and shows such as Daily Halaqa, Qur'anic class, Easy Talk, Drive Time and many more, all in English and Bengali.

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