ABOUT US

What is Al Markaz ?

Al Markaz ul Islami is a community hub which offers support to the local community in and around Bradford. The project was established in August 2010 (Ramadhan 1431) to serve and cater for the religious, educational, and social welfare needs of the local Muslim community in Bradford. Al Markaz ul Islami serves as a Hub from which the community can access education, both secular and spiritual as well as other beneficial facilities that are locally and easily accessible to many. Al Markaz ul Islami has launched various projects and continues to develop more services.

‘The seeking of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim’

The institute provides an ideal opportunity for students to learn the Qur’an and Sunnah as well as allowing them to develop their own character according to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Classes take place seven days a week for students of all levels ranging from the basic study of the Arabic
language to advanced Islamic jurisprudence. The Institute is led b y Shaykh Mufti Qazi Hassan Raza who is recognised as one of the most senior scholars and teachers of Quran and Tafseer, Hadith, Usool-Ul-Fiqh, Arabic grammar, Tassawuf and Interfaith Dialogue.

Muslims living in the UK face a variety of challenges and struggle to lead an Islamic Life style within a predominantly non-Muslim society. However, here at Al Markaz Ul Islami we offer the skills, knowledge and support for an individual to lead a balanced Islamic lifestyle in harmony with the western world The primary aim of the staff at Al Markaz Ul Islami is to equip students with the highest level of understanding regarding their faith, both morally and spiritually. At Al Markaz Ul Islami the youth will learn to familiarise themselves with the message of Islam from both the Quran and Sunnah, helping them t o become ideal Muslims and beacons of success. As a result, we will then be able t o facilitate in this society pious scholars who are able to guide, teach and represent this blessed Religion. A visiting scholar from Tarim Hadramawt (Habib Kazim al Saqqaff ) after meeting Shaykh Mufti Qazi Hassan Raza said, “Only a jeweler can recognize a jewel, others see it as a mere stone”

On the one hand, this means that Almarkaz remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in Quranic studies, Islamic Law, Seerah, Islamic History ,culture and tradition languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. On the other hand, it means that Almarkaz scholars grapple with pressing issues development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change – confronting two-thirds of humankind. This makes Almarkaz synonymous with intellectual excitement and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for Bradford. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely.

Charitable Objectives

1. THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE RELIGION OF ISLAM IN ACCORDANCE TO THE QUR’AN AND SUNNAH AND THE BELIEF IN THE FINALITY OF THE PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD (MAY THE PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM) IN PARTICULAR BY PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR DAILY PRAYERS, THE FRIDAY PRAYER, EID PRAYERS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES ON SPECIAL ISLAMIC DAYS.

2. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION INCLUDING INSTRUCTION IN THE ISLAMIC FAITH AND TEACHING CLASSES IN ARABIC AND URDU LANGUAGES INCLUDING QUR’ANIC STUDIES.

3. TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

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Our Vision

To bring the light (NOOR) of true Islamic Knowledge to all, through the medium of traditional learning, publications and audio mediums to empower Muslims in becoming active Muslim citizens through positive and healthy spiritual, ethical, psychological, physical and academic values according to Islamic sources.

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Why Learn With Us?

To bring the light (NOOR) of true Islamic Knowledge to all, through the medium of traditional learning, publications and audio mediums to empower Muslims in becoming active Muslim citizens through positive and healthy spiritual, ethical, psychological, physical and academic values according to Islamic sources.

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Established for Over 8 Years

Almarkaz ul Islami has been teaching adults advanced classical texts for over eight years in Arabic /English and Urdu. 

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Over Thousand Students

We bring you an excellent experience in religious teaching.

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Located in the Heart of Bradford

We have three campuses just in Bradford.

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World Class Educators

The teaching styles have adapted in accordance to the student time availability and capacity, yet preserving classical traditional methodologies of teaching.

Charitable Objectives

Combining Knowledge with Spiritual Development
Spiritual development is the ultimate goal. There is a great focus on the students self development in terms of good Islamic character, morals and sincerity in worship, which comes hand in hand as the student progresses in knowledge. Traditional methodologies help to promote personal development. The student is also encouraged to participate in other Almarkaz activities with the objective of developing oneself spiritually.
Delivering Lessons through Arabic/English and Urdu Mediums
Almarkaz has developed Islamic Law and Traditional Studies courses for solely English speaking students. These courses are designed in modular format for reasons of flexibility and are all delivered in English and Arabic. There is also an option for these students to join the full-time course by supplementing their course structure with ‘transitional Urdu Modules’.
Almarkaz delivers the part-time Traditional Dars-e-Nizami course in Arabic and English and has done so since its initiation. The part-time course in English follows the same structure as the well known Islamic institutes in the UK. We continue to deliver this course in Arabic/ English for a number of reasons outlined below:
The student will master 3 languages in Islamic education and will therefore have a greater access to Islamic literature. Students appreciate this concept more so when they begin to advance in their academic years because contemporary Islamic Knowledge and commentary of classical books are preserved in languages other than just Arabic.
The student will be able to communicate/understand lectures as well as written efforts of some of the most senior and most knowledgeable scholars in England as well as abroad.

Islamic Law and Traditional Course
Almarkaz fully acknowledges the difficulties of teaching Classical Islamic Texts to adults (men and women) through traditional methods, especially those who have other commitments such as work and family. Over the past few years the Institute has developed further to cater for such groups with the aid of experience and feedback from teachers/ students.
Almarkaz recognises that there are valuable, potential students out there who have not been given the opportunity to study such advanced Islamic texts and have the capacity to benefit Muslims and non-Muslims. By the grace of Allãh subhanah watala we have graduated students from various professional backgrounds, doctors, teachers and successful businessmen etc. who are now benefiting the community and themselves with the aid of their knowledge and increased spiritual progress. Almarkaz has faced many challenges from different sectors of the community, but we are determined and will continue with our mission, learning and progressing in delivering Islamic Knowledge to as many as we can. The New Modular Islamic Theology Course in English is the first kind introduced by a traditional Islamic institute. This course has a number of special features, which are attractive and appealing to all.  Students design their own course according to their needs and time commitment. Students can spread the course over a longer period and progress through the course at speed depending on self-preference. Students can focus on as many different modules they wish, ranging from 1-5 modules every year. Each module progresses from Level 1-3 in the Foundation Stage, Level 1-4 in the Intermediate Stage and Level 1-3 in the Advanced Stage.

The student can progress to whatever level they wish.
The course will lead onto the Six Authentic Hadeeth Books and the students will gain a Sanad if they satisfy the graduation guidelines and criteria.
Foundation and Intermediate Stages will be taught with male teachers for male students and female teachers for female students.
The course assesses the student in a number of different areas which we feel are important in producing a well rounded student. These are assessed through the process of Continuous/Summative Assessment, a Written Paper and Oral Examination at the completion of each module.
Those students who progress to the final stages of the Intermediate and Advanced Stage will have a strong grounding in Islamic knowledge and will have attained key skills in leadership, communication and public speaking. The core modules will be supplemented with modules that focus on leadership, management and communication skills to produce well rounded students that can deliver Islãm in an efficient and professional way acquiring skills in their personal and professional lives. (Including Imãmat, Public Speaking, Jumu’ah Khutbahs, Lectures and delivering Dars (lessons).
The Students will also be assessed in Spiritual Progression as their knowledge develops.
Our students come from varying backgrounds and multiple nationalities including new Muslims. We aim to benefit all!
The Institute provides a friendly atmosphere and we consider good teacher/student and student/student relationships an absolute essential.
All modules are at an affordable price. We also cater for students who have difficulties with fees.

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