Tue 23 Jul 2024 - 17 Muharram 1446AH
Prayer الصلاةFajr الفجرSunrise الشروقZuhr الظهرAsr العصرMaghrib المغربIsha العشاء
Begins الأذان3:22 am5:09 am1:12 pm5:22 pm9:05 pm10:10 pm
Jamā‘ah الإقامة3:42 am1:30 pm5:42 pm9:12 pm10:30 pm
Tue 23 Jul 2024 - 17 Muharram 1446AH
Prayer الصلاة Begins الأذان Jamā‘ah الإقامة
Fajr الفجر3:22 am 3:42 am
Sunrise الشروق5:09 am
Zuhr الظهر1:12 pm 1:30 pm
Asr العصر5:22 pm 5:42 pm
Maghrib المغرب9:05 pm 9:12 pm
Isha العشاء10:10 pm 10:30 pm

History of Greenwich Islamic Centre

Greenwich Islamic Centre has grown to be one of Londons largest mosques. The only purpose build mosque for the boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham. Is the 1970’s there was no mosque in the area and a few Muslims use to get together to pray in houses until they started using a local church hall in Woolwich.

Our Aims

Identifying and fulfilling various needs of the local Muslim community. Tackling misconception and misrepresentation of Islam and bridging gaps between local Non-Muslims by promoting a real understanding of Islam. Educate young children to prepare them for the future to preserve and practice Islam in their daily lives. Create a conducive environment for effective interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Our Goals

Our Mission

ٱدْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ

“Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching” (Al Quran Al Nahal16:125)

Our Vision

Preserving the strength and commitment of the Muslim community in the London Borough of Greenwich, Borough of Bexley and other surrounding boroughs.

GIC History Timeline

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

1970

In 2010 the foundations for a new building was laid on what was previously used as the mosques car park. This basement and main hall of this building for finally completed in April of 2021 ready for Ramadan. 

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What Is Hajj In Islam?

Hajj is a sacred pilgrimage that is required of every Muslim at least once in their lifetime – it is one of the five pillars of Islam. Each year, millions of Muslims from across the world travel to and perform Hajj in Makkah, modern day Saudi Arabia.

The sacred pilgrimage of Hajj is comprised of a series of rites and rituals – some in order – that provide a spiritual, emotional, and physical challenge for the pilgrim. For example, a pilgrim can expect to walk between 5km-15km per day, as Hajj requires some travel between several locations in and around the vicinity of Makkah. Much of the pilgrimage takes place at the Masjid al-Haram, where the Kaaba is located.

Hajj is a spiritual duty and a pillar of Islam, and for many, it is a once in a lifetime event. Going more than once during your lifetime is permitted whilst sincerely seeking Allah’s (SWT) (which means ‘The Most Glorified, The Most High) pleasure.

What is Sawm?

Sawm is the Arabic term used to describe the act of fasting. Passed the age of puberty, Muslims are required to fast during the month of Ramadan, which entails abstaining from food, drink, sexual relations and displeasing speech and behaviour from dawn until dusk.

Why is Sawm important?

The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and includes the night in which the holy Qur’an was first revealed to mankind, known as Laylat al-Qadr (the night of decree). The month of Ramadan therefore marks an important moment for mankind and requires special devotion from Muslims.

What is Zakat?

Zakat (zakaat, zakah), or almsgiving, is one of the five pillars of Islam. This means that Zakat is mandatory for Muslims, along with the other four sacred pillars of Islam. For every sane, adult Muslim who owns wealth over a certain amount – known as the Nisab – he or she must pay 2.5% of that wealth as Zakat.

Eligible Muslims pay Zakat once a year, and it is due as soon as one lunar (Islamic) year has passed since meeting or exceeding the Nisab (certain amount of wealth). The Zakat of every Muslim is then distributed to those who meet the criteria to receive it.

What is Salah (salat)?

Salah (salat) is the Arabic term for the ritual prayer that is obligatory for Muslims to perform five times a day. It forms one of the five pillars of Islam.

 

What are the 5 salat of Islam?

 

Fajr

This takes place at pre-dawn

Dhuhr

This takes place just after the sun reaches its zenith

Asr

This takes place between noon and sunset

Maghrib

This takes place just after sunset

Isha

This takes place during the night/at night-time

 

Aside from the five obligatory prayers, Muslims may offer Sunnah and Nafl Salah.

The Sunnah Salah (prayers) are ones in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to habitually offer as voluntary worship at specified times and places.

Nafl Salah are voluntary prayers that a Muslim may offer at any time as a form of extra Ibadah (worship).

What is the Shahada?

The Shahada (shahadah) is the Arabic term for the declaration of faith in one God (Allah) and His messenger.

What does the Shahada mean?

Transliteration: Ash-hadu an la ilaha illa Allah, Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulu-Allah.”

Translation:  I bear witness that there is no God but God (Allah – i.e. there is none worthy of worship but Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

It is the most sacred statement in Islam, and must be recited with full understanding and mindfulness of it’s meaning.

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