Assalamu alaykum, May the peace and blessings of God be with you,
On the 3rd April, Muslims across the UK were threatened by a letter encouraging UK’s non-muslim residents to be punished based on a point scoring system. Well, it didn’t quite go as planned. On the contrary, thousands of people came together to show solidarity with the Muslims. Across the UK today we saw marches opposing this disgusting letter, we saw human chains being formed around mosques at prayer times and we saw members of the public offering to walk with vulnerable Muslims.
At times like this I feel proud to say that I am a British Muslim. It is days like today that prove to the extremists both ISIS like and Britain First like that no matter how much hatred they spread we the British citizens will not be divided but rather times like this will only bring us closer. We do not know for sure who was responsible for the letter but I’m sure they are regretting their decision now. Not only did they bring communities closer but they were responsible for numerous friendships being formed between the Muslims and non-Muslim communities.
In Canterbury, CANDIFA and EMIC both came to the Mosque to show support to local Muslims and to say #westandtogether. This was a beautiful gesture as despite there not being a real threat in Kent, it is nice to know that we, the Canterbury Muslims, are being supported in Canterbury. On behalf of all the Muslims in Canterbury we would like to say a massive thank you to Mike and the members of CANDIFA and EMIC.
We would also like to thank Kent police and UKC campus security for helping to monitor the Univeristy and Mosque area to allow Muslims to feel comfortable whilst walking around.
Canterbury has always been a very tolerant place to live in and we hope that the Mosque can benefit the wider community whenever possible. We are still building new relationships on a daily basis with several organisations and we aim to build upon them. If you would like to know more about us then please visit contact us page.
Brothers and Sisters we will be having a talk: “Jesus, the return” on 4th April at 6pm. As it is Easter holidays I request that all parents to attend with their children insha’Allah.
The talk inshaAllah will be very interesting. We will have a Muslim sheikh on the panel as well as three Christian scholars on the panel. InshaAllah food will be after maghrib
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
Dear Parent/ Gaurdian,
During the Easter Holidays the mosque is planning to organise a few events for the kids to engage in during their free time. There will be a total of five activities over the course of two weeks. Your child does not need to engage in all/any activity but we would highly recommend they do so as we will be rewarding them with prizes at the end of the two weeks. We have made a sample timetable for the 2 weeks which may change if not enough parents are interested in one or more activities. If you would like your child to take part in any of the activities then tick the applicable box or boxes and complete the application form below.
Recently, Canterbury Mosque hosted a number of school tours for various primary schools across Kent. These tours take place every year in March over the course of two weeks. The tours are designed to educate the children about Islam but also consist of a few workshops to engage the children in exciting activities.
The day consists of a welcome and safety talk followed by a Quran recitation which aims to teach the children about the mercy of the Prophet Muhammad. The main verse which we speak to them about is “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy to the worlds” [21:107]. This is then followed by a Salah demonstration for the morning tours, where the children observe how Muslims pray.
We then get straight into the workshops. We have three workshops; 1. Arabic workshop – where the children learn the Arabic alphabet, numbers 1-10 and how to write their name in Arabic, 2. Dress up workshop – here the children dress up in traditional Islamic attire and learn about the Hijab of men and women, and finally 3. Inventions Workshop – here the children will watch a short video about the inventions in Islamic Golden Ages. We then allow the children to have refreshments which also include an optional date tasting session and finish the day with a Q&A session.
We have had tremendous feedback from both teachers and children and here are two examples of the feedback we received.
Comment below to suggest how we can improve our service or if you would like your school/ child’s school to attend next year.Read More
We open our doors to the city’s homeless brothers and sisters.
Last night we opened our doors to the city’s homeless “brothers and sisters” and we continue to do this during the cold wave.
We will be providing evening meals and shelter at Canterbury Mosque, so please spread the word. If you see someone out then get in touch with us or give them a lift to Canterbury Mosque.
We need to do this as a joint effort from all residents of Canterbury. We, the residents, can take it upon ourselves to look after our own. So I urge all the residence of Canterbury the next time you pass by a homeless person get them a warm drink and spend a few minutes talking to them. Let them know that there are warm places for them to go.
Thank you for all your efforts.Read More
We are inviting our neighbours in Canterbury to the 3rd annual open day.
On Sunday 18th February, from 11am to 5pm Canterbury Mosque will be hosting the third open day.
On this day we will be addressing the concept of unity and displaying the efforts of Canterbury Mosque to work with local authorities and communities.
If you would like to find out what we do and have questions then come along between 11am-5pm on Sunday 18th February to ask the Muslims and hear our VIP guest speeches from 12pm-2pm.
Refreshments will be provided and there is plenty of parking available.
Address is 1 Giles Lane Canterbury CT2 7LT. Look forward to seeing you all there!!!