Black History Month

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.”

Excerpt from Prophets Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) Final Sermon |9 DhulHijjah 10 AH (9 March 632) at Mount Arafat

On 27th October, the JMIC marked Black History Month with Lennox Carty (UK), Rabia Hawa (Kenya) and Arshad and Marium Gamiet (South Africa/UK). The speakers spoke about their experiences whilst living under various forms of racism and colonialism, lessons learnt, and the need for humanity to continue to speak out against racism and apartheid in all of its ugly forms and shapes today.

Rabia Hawa, a leading ranger from Kenya spoke about the senseless killing of wild animals for gaming, and how rangers are sacrificing their lives till today by protecting the wildlife of Kenya.

Islam has its roots entrenched in the Africa, and it is necessary for Muslim communities to continue to highlight the injustices faced by the continent today through various forms of human trafficking, modern slavery, colonialism and greed that is destroying the lives and futures of millions of people.

Slough has visible Somali, North African and Gambian communities, and the JMIC is proud to welcome worshippers from all backgrounds to our centre. This was the first time in the history of our town that a mosque marked Black History Month – another milestone for the JMIC.

JMIC – Raising the standard once again.

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In the summer of 1982, a Welsh Congregational Church was purchased and converted into a Mosque. This, however, was quickly outgrown and as a consequence of that, the old building was pulled down to make way for a new and improved version - the Mosque you see today. Construction began in 1999 and during this period, the Navel Club behind the site was purchased and used as a temporary building for daily prayers with Jummah (Friday congregation) being held in a hired hall. The completed Mosque was named the 'Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre' (JMIC) and although it had been in use from the year 2000, the official opening was on the 18th of May 2001 by His Excellency, Abdullah Sultan Al-Dhahiri - Director General of "The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation".

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