The Sustainable Way to Worship

Active Worship

Active worship means walking, cycling, using public transport and car sharing for the daily five prayers. It was narrated that Ubayy ibn Ka’b(may Allah be pleased with him) said: there was a man, and I do not know of any man who lived further away from the mosque than he did, but he never missed a prayer. It was said-or I said-to him: why don’t you bye a donkey that you can ride when it is dark or when the sand is too hot?

He said: I would not like my house to be next to the mosque. I want my walking to the mosque and my returning when I come to my family, to be recorded for me. The Messanger of Allah (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: Allah has gathered all that (reward) for you. “Narrated by Muslim,663”A

Why Eco-Muslim

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him ) said: “ whoever pruifies himself in his house then walks to one of the houses of Allah in order to perform one of the duties enjoined by Allah, for every two steps he takes, one will erase a sin and the other will raise him one degree in status” Muslim 666.

 How you can do it

 Worship Walking

Walking to the house of Allah every day at certain times will suffice to train the muscles and improve one’s physical condition.

Walking to worship also plays a role in protecting the body against diseases that are caused by inactivity and sitting too much, above all obesity, because walking get rids of fat.

 Worship Cycling

There are cycle stands at the Centre to regularly cycle and be as fit as an average person 10 years younger. Also cyclists breath in less pollution from traffic than car drivers and cycling raises your metabolic rate, helping you to keep you weight off

Worship using Public Transport

There are bus stops serving this area a few yards away from the centre.

 Service 1B every 30 minutes, Service 2 every 30 minutes, Service 5 every 30 minutes. Slough Train Station 10 minutes walk from the centre

 Worship by Car sharing

 In the event that you need to drive offer to share the car with other brothers to get the same reawrd.

All vehicles must be parked safe and sensibly not blocking the way, do not park across residential driveways, do nor block junctions or park on the footways and do not park in the private roads.

Top health benefits of walking every day

It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you

* It strengthens your heart

* It lowers disease risk

* It keeps weight in check

The health benefits of regular cycling include:

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness.
  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Improved joint mobility.
  • Decreased stress levels.
  • Improved posture and coordination.
  • Strengthened bones.
  • Decreased body fat levels.
  • Prevention or management of disease.
  • For further information please check: * The Centre’s notice board * Talk to one of the trustees * Free group training could be arranged for new cyclists * Daily walking group in the centre.


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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