In light of the recent New Zealand terror attack and in remembrance of all previous terror attacks, Canterbury Mosque and Kent Islamic student union have decided to bring our Friday service out into the public. We will have a sermon and prayer as usual which will start at 1:15pm and will end around 1:45pm. Throughout this time we will be holding placards against terrorism and supporting unity.
We will then have speeches from a few locals and VIPs. This will conclude with refreshments at the Mosque which is a two minute walk.
We will begin the prayers at 1:15pm in front of the Venue (university club).
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. This is an example to the whole world once again that no matter how hard these bigots and extremists try to divide our communities we simply will not be divided. Rather we will unite stronger than ever before.
Look forward to seeing you all on Friday 22/03/2019 at 1:15pm
In light of the recent terror attacks we have received an incredible amount of support from our friends, neighbors and brothers and sisters in humanity. We want to thank all of you for thinking of us in these difficult times and thank you for showing your support to the victims by coming to the mosque and laying flowers.
Once again we have proven to the terrorists that we will not be divided no matter how hard they try.
United we stand, divided we fall.
On Sunday 3rd March, we will once again be opening our doors to the public. Our doors will be open from 12pm-5pm. The day will consist of tours, refreshments, performances, talks from guests and an open Q&A. Please do visit us and bring your friends and families.
This year we will also have a special talk about our construction which has finally begun.
We look forward to seeing you all there!!!Read More
As we must all stay united, steadfast and resilient.
You all are invited to participate and be involved in making Muslim community look united and strengthened by participating in:
Muslim community Eid party
Saturday the 23rd of June at the the West gate hall at 5.00pm at the Westgate Hall (Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury CT1 2BT)
Bring and share sweet and savoury dish and some drinks.
We can make this a memorable friendly Eid.
We owe it to our community and to our muslim centre, mosque.
There will be activities for kids.Read More
Eid Mubarak for all of you brother and sisters and your families.
Canterbury Mosque is pleased to announce that Eid al-Fitr 1439 (Hijri) will be on Friday the 15th of June 2018.
Only one prayers will be held for brother and sisters at 8:15am.
We pray for the acceptance of our fasting and prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan.
May the mercy of Allah allow us to reach the next Ramadan.
The Eid day is as agreed by the Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques in London.Read More
Canterbury Mosque is pleased to announce that 1st Ramadan 1439 will be on Thursday 17th May 2018.
This is as agreed by the Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques in London.
You can download a copy of the Ramadan Timetable via this link: Ramadan 2018 Timetable
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