ur community has already raised over £800,000 but we urgently need to raise another £400,000 before this work can begin. Please help us.
By giving your Sadaqah and Lillah you will help us strengthen the future of Islam across Berkshire and the South East. Your funds will be used to deliver religious, educational and events for the new generation of Muslims in the coming decades Insha’Allah. Read more about our existing mosque and our new Islamic Community Centre below.
ince its establishment in 1982 Maidenhead Mosque has gone through numerous phases of development. The building has become a landmark in Maidenhead and is well know to Muslim and non-Muslims members of the community.
The existing accommodation comprises the main prayer hall, the upper prayer hall and lecture room, the library with a large selection of books in English, Arabic and Urdu, a newly built centralised Wudhu / Ablution area for men and women including disabled toilet access facilities, a management office and ancillary storage rooms. The space within the building for ancillary activities is limited.
The leasing of the former Citizens Advice Bureau facilities directly to the rear of the Mosque has allowed some expansion of teaching accommodation and the provision of community facilities.
aidenhead Mosque works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local Mosques, the Islamic Trust is a member of the Thames Valley Council of Mosques and UMO (Union of Muslim Organisations). This binds together Muslims from different backgrounds and strands of Islam. Several times each year the doors of the Mosques are opened up to invite people to visit and view an exhibition about Islam and Muslims.
The aim of the Islamic Trust is to provide a range of holistic services for the community of Maidenhead, drawing on Islamic values and heritage, with a view to improving quality of life and enhancing community cohesion. The Trust provides Muslims and non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction. The Mosque aims to engender the social, cultural, spiritual and economic enhancement of the whole community, though policy and strategy development alongside the local council.
The Islamic Trust offers a range of services that enable young people, men and women to engage in a positive and safe environment, boasting one of the youngest congregations since their establishment, with increasing numbers of youth actively engaging in programmes of learning and recreation, dealing with issues of anti-social behaviour, drugs, extremism and gang culture.
Facilities are provided to allow women to access relevant services in a culturally sensitive environment, including counselling services, special cultural events, social support, training and fitness and language courses. Some of these activities are offered in partnership with local community organisations. The ethos of the Islamic Trust is to provide choice and to empower sections of the community, focusing on those who may feel isolated from mainstream services.
The Islamic Trust boasts a strong relationship with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, the local Primary Care Trust, Windsor & Maidenhead interfaith Forum, the local Police and Fire Services. In recent years there have been noticeable improvements in education, health provision, environment and community cohesion throughout the local area which is attributed to the strong community engagement of local services. This builds on the very foundation of the Mosque; a coming together of distinguished Muslims and non-Muslims to promote cohesion across the Royal Borough.