UK Islamic Mission

UK Islamic Mission (UKIM) was formed in December 1962.

 

How did we start

The UKIM started its work by addressing the immediate religious needs of the new migrant Muslim community in the UK. This included establishing mosques for worship, catering for the religious education of children, organising religious and community functions, and producing basic literature on Islam in English. The UKIM also worked to educate the Muslim community on how it could participate fruitfully and contribute positively to the moral and spiritual betterment of wider society within which they had made their homes.

 

What do we do

Over the years, the UKIM, in order to contribute in building a good society, gradually developed its core services for the community. These include establishing a network of mosques and Islamic schools (madaris) to cater for the worship and moral education of the community; engaging in interfaith activities, producing literature in English for the new generation and for sharing information on Islam (dawah) with the wider public. In addition, the UKIM made efforts to develop relief and welfare programmes in the UK and overseas.

Through its nationwide network of mosques and Islamic centres, the UKIM today serves the community, provides Islamic education to over 5000 Muslim children and raises funds for relief and welfare projects that are aimed at helping people and alleviating their suffering. The UKIM centres also make available information on Islam to schools, libraries, prisons, hospitals, churches, as well as to individuals who request it.

Our branches organise public programmes, mosque open days, exhibitions, and setup leaflets and books stalls in public places for distribution. Some of our centres provide food parcels to those in need. They also regularly invite local schools and organisations to visit the mosques. Fellow non-Muslims are encouraged to visit our centres to discuss Islam over tea/coffee or dinner.

 

Our activities

Over the years the UKIM has enhanced its engagement with people of other faiths, including the holding of inter-faith events in the mosques. Our Imams also visit hospitals and prisons to cater for the religious needs of the patients and inmates. In addition to its own charity work, the UKIM raises funds to support the work of mainstream charities.

 

Who are the beneficiaries

The key beneficiaries of this wide ranging work are primarily the members of the Muslim community (men, women and children), local schools, hospitals, prisons, local authorities, charities, and the general public. The UKIMs European Islamic Centre (EIC), based in Oldham, provides more advanced level studies in Islam for those who aspire to become Islamic scholars.

 

What do we promote

UKIM promotes and encourages mutual appreciation and friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Through its work, it aspires to see all citizens, irrespective of their colour, background, ethnicity, economic class and political affiliation, to live in dignity and peace with each other. This is because Islam aims to break the shackles that disunite human beings and restores dignity for all people.  This was the mission of all the messengers of God and this is the mission that UKIM is delivering to the best of its ability and resources.

 

Careers

Looking for an internship or career that makes you part of something great? Refine your skills and obtain professional experience with our team. You will not only take but give – your work with UK Islamic Mission will enable you to help someone in need and reach out for those suffering around the world. Come join UK Islamic Missions friendly staff. We always look for talented and passionate people. This is your chance to make a difference in this world.

 

Volunteering

UK Islamic Mission has a large network of volunteers in the UK. With forty-three branches around the United Kingdom, we manage to make great achievements and accomplishments. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers. If you are passionate about charity and helping people then you have come to the right place. UK Islamic Mission welcomes volunteers from different faiths and backgrounds. 

Various volunteering opportunities arise for:

  • Management of telephone calls during Ramadan
  • Fundraising
  • Setting up stalls
  • Office Administration

Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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