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About Al Markaz Ul Islami

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 t o many.

In less than two years Al Markaz ul Islami has launched various projects and continues to develop more services.

The seeking of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim

about al markaz ul islami

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 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 t o lead an Islamic lifestyle 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 to become ideal Muslims and beacons of success. As a result, we will then be able to 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 Objects

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.