Eid Funday on Saturday 25th August

On Saturday 25th August Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre Slough hosted one of the largest and most successful Community Fundays to be hosted in our town in recent years. Attracting over 2500 visitors, the opening hours had to be extended due to the overwhelming number of requests received by event organisers.

The event hosted nearly 50+ stall holders, 15+ children’s activities and 5+ delicious takeaways in the food-court area. Furthermore, 100’s of community members benefited from free health checks, the Slough Social Services Fostering team had a number of solid enquiries and the Police Community Engagement team were kept busy throughout the day by scores of very inquisitive children.

“Though the Eid Funday was the first such event organised by our team, the overall feedback from our stallholders, service partners, vendors, and most importantly our visitors has been very encouraging. We would like to thank all our event sponsors (Sky Superstore, Ambala, Alis’ Academy, Amirs Sports Therapy & Cupping, Riviera Cars) for all their support. Many thanks also to Active Slough, Slough Social Services Fostering, Solutions 4 Health, Slough Police service and Ray C & the Asian Star 106 Radio team. We also extend our gratitude to all the stall holders who cooperated with our staff throughout the day and offered some very very good services and products to the community. Our special thanks goes out to Usman Sadiq and the BBQ team who cooked relentlessly and kept our visitors well nourished throughout the day! We also wish to thank the entire community for supporting this event, you made it all worth our while! Our final Gratitude and Praise is to Almighty God – Creator & Sustainer of the Heavens and the Earth- without whom none of this would ever have been possible.” Community Outreach Team @ Jamia Mosque & Islamic Centre Stoke Poges Lane Masjid – JMIC Slough

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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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