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. 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’
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 by 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 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”