Visit My Mosque Sunday 18 February

Over 50 mosques in London are opening to visitors this Sunday! Check them out below. The promo video includes some familiar faces & spaces in London.

A great opportunity to invite people along who might not have visited an Islamic centre before. Enjoy a warm welcome at one of your local mosques.

Find a map, opening times and contact details on the #VisitMyMosque site.

North London

Dar Al Islam Foundation, 61 Anson Road, Cricklewood, London, NW2 3UY

Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas’s Road, London, N4 2QH

IANL (North Finchley Mosque), 683-685 High Road North Finchley London N12 0DA

Kentish Town Baitul Aman Mosque, 156-158 Weedington Road, London, NW5 4NU

Husaini Islamic Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4LQ

Masjid Ayesha Tottenham, 115 Clyde Road, London N15 4JZ

Mevlana Rumi Mosque, 337 Fore St, Edmonton, London N9 0NU

Musallaa an Noor, Basement, 101 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH

The Islamic Cultural Centre and London Central Mosque, 146 Park Road, London, NW8 7RG

Jalalia Jamme Masjeed Enfield, 228 High St, Enfield EN3 4EZ

East London

BBCA Masjid, 6 Madina Place, Masjid Lane, off Wallwood Street, London, E14 7BW

Darul Ummah Jame Mosque, 56 Bigland Street, London E1 2ND

East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JQ

Faizan-e-Islam Centre of Excellence, 757 Leabridge Road, Walthamstow, E17 9DZ

Havering Islamic Cultural Centre, 91 Waterloo Road, Romford, RM7 0AA

Leytonstone Masjid, Leytonstone Islamic Association, Dacre Rd, Leytonstone, London, E11 3AG

Masjid-e-Quba 70-72 Cazenove Rd, Stamford Hill, London, N16 6AA

Masjid Ibrahim and Islamic Centre, Barking Road, London E13 9EU

Masjid Tawheed, 80 High Rd Leyton,London E152BP

Masjid Usman, 134A Ashville Rd ,Leytonstone E11 4DX London

Noor Ul Islam Trust, 711 – 723 High Road, Leyton, E10 5AB

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, 62-66 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9LN

Redbridge Islamic Centre, 28-28A Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, Essex, IG2 6XG

Waltham Forest Islamic Association, 439-451 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7EA

Masjid Abu Bakr, 26a Mansfield Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6PJ

South London

Balham Mosque & Tooting Islamic Centre, 47a Balham High Road, London, SW12 9AW

Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre, 525 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 6AR

Camberwell Islamic Centre (Jama-at-ul Islamiyyah of Nigeria UK) 188 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0ED

Greenwich Islamic Centre, 131 Plumstead Road, SE18 7DW

Hyderi Islamic Centre, 26 Estreham Road. Streatham, London, SW16 5PQ

Lewisham Islamic Centre, 363 -365 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6NZ

MANUK / Old Kent Road, 365 Old Kent Road, London SE1 5JH

Morden Islamic Community Centre, 116 London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 5AX

Norbury Muslim Centre, 1116 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4DT

NASFAT, 33 pages walk, london, SE1 4SB

West Norwood Mosque, 58-60 Norwood High Street, London, SE27 9NR

Al-Emaan Centre, Croydon Road, Bromley, Keston BR2 8HF

Tooting Islamic Centre, 145 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ

South London Mosque and Islamic Centre, 8 Mitcham Ln, London SW16 6NN

Huda Surrey Islamic Centre, Gloucester Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3QW

West London

Acton Mosque, 2-5 Oldham Terrace W3 7LW

Almanaar (MCHC), 244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG

Ezzeitouna Masjid, 6 Western Avenue W3 7UD London

Feltham Hira Association, 102 Hounslow Road, Feltham, TW14 8DY

Hayes Muslim Centre, 3 Pump Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3NB

Hounslow Jamia Mosque & Islamic Centre, 367 Wellington Rd S, Hounslow, TW4 5HU

Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London, W9 1QB

Islamic Integration Community Centre, 531 Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5DP

Muslim World League London Office, 46 Goodge Street, London W1T 4LU

Quba Masjid and Education Centre, Unit C Golden Crescent Hayes Middlesex UB3 1AQ

SICM (Mahfil Ali) – The Salaam Centre, 39 Gloucester Road, Harrow, HA1 4PR

White City Mosque, 95 Bloemfontein Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 7DA

Kanoon Towhid, 30-32 Southerton Road, Hammersmith, W6 0ph

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Sunday 3 December in Kingston: Milad, Advent & Christmas event

South London Inter Faith Group, Kingston Inter Faith Forum and All Saints Church, Kingston, invite people of all faiths and none to a social gathering of storytelling and celebrations at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JP, this coming Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Everyone is welcome to listen to the stories and enjoy the tea!   Further information from SLIFG.

3FF’s Awards for London’s Faith and Belief Communities

You’ll recognise lots of faces here: wonderful work across the boroughs by groups working at the sharp end in local neighbourhoods.

72 local projects were recognised at the ceremony on 27 November.

Download the brochure here to find all the award winners.  View all the photographs here.

The awards were presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE.  Congratulations to all!

Inter Faith Week 2017

Inter Faith Week 2017 has started!

Find all the events taking place in your borough on the Inter Faith Week website map.

There are quizes, visits, discussions on hot topics, meals and gatherings across the capital all week, some hosted by borough councils. If you haven’t added your event to the IFW website, there’s still time.

Above: two members of the Christian-Muslim women’s group in Wandsworth.

Proposal for Hippodrome in Golders Green

Faith representatives in Barnet have united in welcoming a proposal to convert the Hippodrome in Golders Green to an Islamic centre.

An open letter from thirty local leaders commented on the planning application by Markaz El Tathgheef El Eslami.

“We are a group of clergy and faith representatives in Barnet that meet in each other’s centres to foster good inter-religious relations and promote community cohesion. Our interfaith forum is convened under the auspices of Interfaith Matters, a local registered charity, and meetings have been held regularly for almost three years.

All members of the interfaith forum look forward to welcoming the clerics of Markaz El Tathgheef El Eslami, the new Islamic Centre at Golders Green Hippodrome, to our interfaith meetings.

At our last meeting, hosted by the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Golders Green, members expressed every confidence that Barnet Council would address and resolve all legitimate concerns relating to additional traffic, less parking and the Centre’s use.

However, as clergy and faith representatives we unanimously deplored and condemned the hostile and, at times, racist response to the new Islamic Centre’s opening. It is our firm conviction that those that attend the Centre are as entitled to suitable and sufficient facilities as are enjoyed by all other faiths in Barnet, including Golders Green.

Indeed, we are sure the new Islamic community will contribute, with us, to the neighbourhood’s character, harmony and safety. We are also grateful to the Centre’s clerics who have already offered to host our next interfaith forum meeting and we look forward to this in the New Year.”

The full list of signatories can be found here.

Barnet Multi Faith Forum has issued a statement supporting the local leaders.

Upcoming events

Today: follow #HOBV9 to keep in touch with Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network‘s annual Black Mental Health event, Healing Our Broken Village, at New Testament Assembly Church in Tooting, SW17.

If you’re able to join the conference, which includes the CEO of South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust and Royal Holloway’s Dr Frank Keating, all the details are here.

Saturday 28 October: Kingston Study DayUnderstanding Islam with Dr Chris Hewer, an exploration from predominantly Christian and Muslim perspectives, at the Milaap Centre, Acre Rd, Kingston, KT2 6EE. For beginners and the knowledgeable alike – all welcome.

Download details here and contact Diana if you would like to participate.

Thursday 2 November: opening of a new venue for Greenwich Peninsula’s Multi Faith Prayer Space at the Aperture Building on Greenwich Peninsula, 42 Chandlers Avenue, SE10 0GE. The Prayer Space provides a venue for faith groups to meet for prayer and worship and is available for booking by faith groups for their own prayer or worship activities. The Prayer Space is also open every day for people to drop in for prayer and reflection.

The Community Room provides a facility for activities or events which build up the local community and is available for booking by individuals or groups for such activities or events.  Find the details here.

Saturday 4 November – Sunday 5 November: With God on Our Side… Religion and War, with talks, panels and debates including Holy Wars, Is Religion Inherently Violent (with Karen Armstrong) and War and Peace in the Middle East, at the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX.

Monday 6 November: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square – Reforming Attitudes to Islam, with Prof Mona Siddiqui and Joshua Ralston of Edinburgh University.

Monday 6 November: second in LBFN’s safety, security and resilience four-part course for places of worship, hosted by New Scotland Yard and supported by the Corporation of London.  Contact LBFN for further details.

Sunday 12 November: Harrow Interfaith‘s Remembrance Service at Harrow Civic Centre War Memorial at 10.30am.

Monday 13 November: Barnet Multi Faith Forum launch an exhibition “Love Your Neighbour – Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust” at Middlesex University Quadrangle, the Borroughs, Hendon NW4 4BT.  Details here
Monday 13 NovemberQuiz night – A Question of Unity with Faiths Together in Lambeth at the Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9 7PH.  Details here
Tuesday 14 NovemberTower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum, “Faith & Communities” at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 2 Butcher Row, E14 8DS.  Details and booking here.
Tuesday 14 November: Redbridge Faith Forum ‘s Come to Dinner with RFF!  Interfaith Buffet at Ilford Islamic Centre. Details and booking details are here.

Tuesday 14 November: Youth debate with Islington Faiths Forum, “How can we have harmony in a multifaith community environment?” at Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, N7 7EE.

Saturday 18 November: Hounslow Friends of Faith presents, “The Bundle – an asylum seeker’s story” at Brentford and Isleworth Quaker Meeting House, Quakers Lane, London Road, Isleworth, TW7 5AZ.  Details and booking (performance is free but must be booked in advance) here.

12 – 19 November is Inter Faith Week 2017: plenty of events taking place in London this year – find them on the map and add your own.
Monday 20 November: third in LBFN’s safety, security and resilience four-part course for places of worship, hosted by New Scotland Yard and supported by the Corporation of London.  Contact LBFN for further details.
Looking ahead, #VisitMyMosque Day is on Sunday 18 February 2018 – more details on how to plan for the day can be found here.

Inter Faith Walk with Faiths Together in Lambeth

FTiL took to the streets again on 17 September. Around 40 local people were welcomed at religious centres in Brixton & Kennington. Here are some pictures from the day.

Rev David Musgrave welcomes everyone to Mostyn Road Methodist Church.

Mohammad Ijaz shares news of receiving a #VisitMyMosque award for South London Islamic Centre at Speaker’s House at Westminster earlier in the week.

Shaykh Yusuf and Adeela Shabazz show us around North Brixton Islamic Centre after a cup of tea and biscuits.

Adeela Shabazz who has been involved in community activities for many years.

In one of the prayer rooms at North Brixton Islamic Centre – congregation of 1,000 with 250 young people.

St John the Divine, Kennington, was the next stop.

The organist played as people explored the church.

Arriving at the Catholic Scalabrini Centre, Oval, preparing for the festival of Our Lady of Fatima. There are big Portuguese, Italian and Filipino communities here.

Last stop – the Jamyang Centre which hosts Tibetan Buddhist teaching, health and wellbeing sessions, meditation, a popular café and garden.

The garden at the Jamyang Centre.

Some of the Faiths Together in Lambeth group at the start of the inter faith walk.