CroydonIslamicCommunityTrustenlightening the community
The Masajid of Allâhshall be maintained only  by those who believe    in Allâh and the Last Day; perform As-Salat  (perfec...
ourmissionC    roydon Islamic Community Trust is a registered     charity focussed on spreading the message ofAllâh and th...
contents                                      Chairman’s Foreword................................................... 5    ...
forewordIn the name of Allâh, the Most                               regularly carry out fundraising activities in other c...
our achievementsW      e have steadily developed our Masjid,       services and community supportsince 2009, and we contin...
our masjidC    ICT is truly a community Masjid,                     capacity of 800+ worshipers with four Wudhu areas,    ...
KEY FACTS ABOUT CROYDON•	Recognised as one of four major economic  opportunity areas in the Capital•	Croydon’s financial a...
our services & activities C    ICT    Services   are      developed with a focus on                                continu...
al qur’anschool &arabic instituteT   he Masjid has an increasingly                         Collections (statements or acti...
“The introduction of an Imam to lead Friday Prayers has brought asense of cohesion to the Muslim community in the College,...
“Being able to include the work you dowith young people at CICT in our programme,in particular has given the film a depth ...
learn centre & book shop C    ICT’s Learn Centre runs free courses in                     The Islamic textbooks used are t...
seminars,workshopsand communitydawahC  ICT Seminars are held every month                       Exhibition and Guns & Gangs...
We provide exciting outdoor activities, includingday trips to farms, parks, museums and naturereserves for the younger chi...
youngcompanionsgirlsY   C Girls was established to meet the    The YC Girls project has been incredibly successful in     ...
young  companions  kick-boxing &  martial arts  C   ICT provides free kick-boxing and                                     ...
ourorganisationalstructureC       ICT’s management team consists of a variety of professionals including        a project ...
legal trustees & shurah members                                            ABDUL JALIL SHAIKH | CHAIRMAN / TRUSTEE        ...
20   Croydon Islamic Community Trust
expansionproject    Croydon Islamic Community Trust   21
The new designs allow CICT to betotally self-sustainable and as such havea secure financial future to allow us tocontinue ...
our projectC   ICT currently leases two floors of a                    accessible to the entire community, a residence for...
Large and spacious Prayer Hall                    Fully equipped Wudu and Janaaza Facilities24   Croydon Islamic Community...
Convenient Creche AreaComprehensive Library                         Croydon Islamic Community Trust   25
summaryof benefitsO    ur existing provision of services will be greatly improved by the expansion     project, whilst we ...
developmentphases PLANNED. PHASED. PURPOSEFUL. Our Expansion Project has been thoroughly researched and planned to be deli...
our operationW      e currently provide all of the services and facilities at CICT free of charge, and       we are mainta...
your supportT he funding for our expansion project is currently led and raised by the local  congregation, and Alhamdulill...
If you lend Allâh agoodly loan (i.e. spend   in Allâh’s Cause) He will double it for you,  and will forgive you.      And ...
89 London RoadCroydonSurrey CR0 2RFt | 0208 8760 0552croydonict.comRegistered Charity No: 1117911
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  1. 1. CroydonIslamicCommunityTrustenlightening the community
  2. 2. The Masajid of Allâhshall be maintained only by those who believe in Allâh and the Last Day; perform As-Salat (perfect prayers), and give Zakat (alms) and fear none but Allâh. It is they who are on true guidance. Al Qur’an | Surat At-Tawbah | 9:18
  3. 3. ourmissionC roydon Islamic Community Trust is a registered charity focussed on spreading the message ofAllâh and the essence of peace through correctIslamic teachings, to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.Through this mission, we seek to transform lives, breedexcellence and meet the ever-changing needs of ourlocal and wider community.We are committed to encouraging success for all in this world and thenext, by building the capacity of individuals, families, and organisationsin our community to learn, thrive and achieve their worldly andspiritual goals in the light of Islamic values.Our goal is to provide individuals from all backgrounds and ageswith independent and interdependent benefits, leading to peacefulcoexistence.Uthman ibn Affan (may Allâhbe pleased with him) said:I heard the ProphetMuhammed (peace andblessings be upon him) say:“Whoever builds a Masjid,desiring thereby Allâh’s pleasure.Allâh builds for themthe like of it in Paradise.”Sahih Al Bukhari | Vol 8 | Chapter 65
  4. 4. contents Chairman’s Foreword................................................... 5 Our Achievements.....................................................................6 . Our Masjid.....................................................................................7 . Our Community......................................................................... 8 . Our Services & Activities........................................................ 9 Al Qur’an School & Arabic Institute..................................10 Working in Partnership...........................................................11 Marriage & Counselling Services......................................... 12 Learn Centre & Book Shop.................................................. 13 . Seminars, Workshops & Community Dawah................ 14 Young Companions.................................................................. 15 . Young Companions Girls........................................................ 16 Young Companions Kick-Boxing & Martial Arts ���������� 17 Our Organisational Structure..............................................18 . Legal Trustees & Shurah Members....................................19 Expansion Project......................................................20 . Our Project................................................................................ 23 Summary of Benefits............................................................. 26 . Development Phases.............................................................. 27 Our Operation..........................................................................28 Your Support...............................................................294 Croydon Islamic Community Trust
  5. 5. forewordIn the name of Allâh, the Most regularly carry out fundraising activities in other cities and communities. This is clearly unsustainable and not Beneficent, the Most Merciful. a situation that a House of Allâh should be in.Asalaamu Alaikum, may peace be uponyou. All thanks and praises are due Therefore, we are now seeking to develop the Masjid to facilitate the growing demands, and by the Grace ofto Almighty Allâh, who has given us Allâh, we have been presented with an opportunity tothe means and continued support to purchase the entire premises that we currently leasedevelop a community for which we a portion of, which would most certainly enable us to cater adequately for the community and relieve theare proud to be a centre. immense stress of the high rent and expenses. It will also allow us to immediately become self sustainableSince opening in 2009, Croydon Islamic Community InshaAllâh.Trust (CICT) has continued to respond to the needs ofour growing and diverse community, providing a place The funding for this project has currently been led andfor the regular daily prayers in the heart of Croydon, raised by the local congregation, and Alhamdulillâh,focussed on the social and spiritual development they have been most generous and forthcoming.and support of the entire community, and acting However, we are sadly very far from a target that weas a beacon for Muslims who are new to the faith, need to reach in order to kick start this project.supporting and guiding them through correct Islamicteachings. We are therefore reaching out to the wider Muslim community to assist in the development of this muchIn the past three years alone, our community has needed facility, that will encompass more than just agrown substantially, Alhamdulillâh, and we have place of prayer, and that will InshaAllâh lead to theoverwhelmingly outgrown our current location due to development of so many more successful Muslims;this growth. As a result we are desperately committed in just under 3 years, we have through our dawahto providing a more suitable Masjid and Community programmes facilitated the Shahadâs and correctCentre for our current congregation and future Islamic instruction of over 350 newly reverted Muslims,generations to benefit from. Alhamdulillâh.Our services and study provisions have also developed We endeavour to provide as much informationconsiderably, delivering Islamic Studies, an Arabic and as possible on the plan that we have formulated,Holy Qur’an Institute for adults and children, lectures, and we pray that you will assist us in this verycounselling, training, recreational and educational trips necessary and incredibly rewarding project.and more for people of all ages and backgrounds, withclear visions and missions to implement many moreservices that will provide a Masjid that is truly a centre For and on behalf of the CICT Masjid Committee.of the community, as well as a place of prayer.Our current premises consists of two floors with atotal capacity of 800 worshippers. Whilst this space Abdul Jalil Shaikhis essential for our community, we struggle each Chairman CICTmonth to meet our financial obligations; on numerousoccasions, we have been very close to defaulting onour rental agreement. To keep our Masjid open, we Croydon Islamic Community Trust 5
  6. 6. our achievementsW e have steadily developed our Masjid, services and community supportsince 2009, and we continue to build on our Q4 OCTOBER to DECEMBER 2010 • Structured Courses: Tajweed in 3 months and Arabic in 3 months • Sisters activities expanded to include regular weekly morning classeswell established foundations. The following for sisters • 3 Week Comprehensive Islamic Course with Shaykh Muhammedinformation details the milestones of Al Maliki from Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaachievements CICT have attained over the Q1 JANUARY to MARCH 2011period of three years: • 200+ Shahadahs in total since opening doors! • Commenced quarterly ‘Marriage Workshops’ • Structured Courses: Arabic language in 3 months Q2 APRIL to JUNE 2009• Acquired premises in Croydon - 89 London Road Q2 APRIL to JUNE 2011• Established the Masjid, capacity for 400 worshippers• First Jummuah: 60 worshippers in the congregation • Advanced Arabic Courses added to accommodate• Fourth Jummuah: 400+ worshippers in the congregation student progression• Commenced Monthly Seminars & Conferences, including • 250 Shahadahs to date! guest international Scholars• Launched CICT Website and Facebook• Opening of Qur’an School Madrassah Q3 JULY to SEPTEMBER 2011 • Educational Seminar - Prophet Jesus: Life & Mission Q3 JULY to SEPTEMBER 2009 • Educational Workshop: Marriage & Family • CICT homegrown reciters lead Taraweeh Prayers• Islamic Studies Course: Understanding Fasting in Ramadan • Two Eid Prayers held for the first time to accommodate• Commenced Consultancy for Croydon Council Youth Offending Team the unprecedented demand from our growing community• Launched Structured Islamic Courses; first course: Understanding Fasting in Ramadan• 50 Shahadahs in total since opening doors Q4 OCTOBER to DECEMBER 2011• First Ramadan,Taraweeh & Eid Salat - attended by 600+ • Fundraising Bazaar: sisters cupcake decorating competition and bazaar Q4 OCTOBER to DECEMBER 2009 • Educational Workshop: Islam for new Muslims • 3 week comprehensive Islamic Courses with• Organised & Hosted 7 Day ‘Two Paths’ Exhibition at the prestigious Shaykh Muhammed Al Maliki Fairfield Halls • CICT Delivers lectures across England• Commenced School Consultancy within Croydon area • Free Kickboxing classes introduced at the Masjid• Launched Mentoring Projects for Vulnerable Young Muslims • Expansion of CICT organisational structures to include additional managers and administrators Q1 JANUARY to MARCH 2010 Q1 JANUARY to MARCH 2012• Commenced Interactive Workshops• 100 Shahadahs in total since opening doors! • CICT appear on BBC ‘Soulmates’ Programme,• Official opening of CICT Dawah Stall as a flagship of excellent Islamic Marriage Preparation• 150 children attending Weekend Madrassah • 330 Shahadahs to date!• Opening of CICT Book shop • CICT holds faith awareness week at Croydon College, delivering talks and workshops Q2 APRIL to JUNE 2010 Q2 APRIL 2012 and BEYOND...• Commenced Jummuah Khutbahs at Croydon College• Young Muslim Women Teen Forum with author • Acquired additional floor to cater for additional 400+ people, Na’imah Roberts with 2 additional Wudhu areas• Official Launch of ‘Young Companions’ Muslim Youth Initiative • 350 Shahadahs to date! • Sisters have their own dedicated section • 800+ people praying Salat At-Taraweeh and Tahajjud during Q3 JULY to SEPTEMBER 2010 Ramadhan 2012 • Eid Al Fitr Salat - attended by over 1,300 men, women and children• Summer Academy for teenage boys • Fed over 1,500 through our Zakat Al Fitr programme• Young Companions Fun Day at Wandle Park & weekly excursions • Launch of CICT buddies to support revert Muslims• Community Iftaar - Ramadan 2010 • Expanded CICT Dawah programme to actively challenge growing• Second Ramadan, Taraweeh & Eid Salat - attended by 700+ Qadiyani propagation in Croydon• 150+ Shahadahs in total since opening doors! • Fundraising programme to purchase building officially rolled out6 Croydon Islamic Community Trust
  7. 7. our masjidC ICT is truly a community Masjid, capacity of 800+ worshipers with four Wudhu areas, a bookshop, coffee shop and a car park. that strives hard to establish boththe beauty of The Holy Qur’an and We have developed various programmes, services and activities to provide our community with social,the supreme teachings of our beloved academic, physical and spiritual development andMessenger of Allâh, Muhammed, may support.peace and blessings be upon him. We This is embodied by so many new and successfulreach out to the entire community from Muslims, attached to CICT, playing vital roles inour Masjid and Islamic Community Centre community cohesion. For example in the London riotsin Croydon by engaging, propagating, during the summer of 2011, where Croydon was badly affected, the young worshipers at our Masjid stoodsupporting and demonstrating all that outside the Masjid to preserve it and local businessesthe Islamic faith inspires, transforming from the disorder that had spread.lives and in doing so, spreading Peace, Whilst our services and facilities have grownAlhamdulillâh. substantially, we are committed to providing a more suitable Masjid and Islamic Community Centre forWe began humbly by providing a place for the regular future generations to benefit from. We endeavour todaily prayers in the heart of Croydon, by leasing the continually develop and refine our services to ensurefirst floor of a premises which had a total capacity of our Masjid is truly the centre of the community, as well400 worshipers. We now have two floors with a total as a place of prayer. Croydon Islamic Community Trust 7
  8. 8. KEY FACTS ABOUT CROYDON• Recognised as one of four major economic opportunity areas in the Capital• Croydon’s financial and business services sector is second only to the City of London• One of the UK’s top shopping destinations; 2.5million ft2 of retail space and a £1bn turnover our community C ICT is located in the busiest part of real life grass roots community cohesion, and is actively engaged in encouraging a cooperative environment for Croydon, a large socially and culturally all through our growing provision of services. diverse town, with access to the centre of London in just 12 minutes by train. Whilst the 2001 Consensus report indicates that in 2001, there were 17,642 Muslims living in Croydon, CICT is the closest Masjid to the bustling Croydon we find that this is both an outdated and inaccurate Shopping District, a short walk from three large statistic. Our independent research leads us to a shopping malls that Croydon is well known for, as well considerably higher figure, and we have a duty of care as West Croydon and East Croydon National Rail train and responsibility towards this growing community. stations. With such a great concentration of young people in Our community is truly diverse, with just under half of one borough, our youth initiative, Young Companions, Croydon’s population mixed with individuals from ethnic is so important to our community, working with our minorities. We find catering to such a diverse range youth to develop future leaders and to eliminate anti- of people both challenging and truly rewarding. By social behaviour. Our Holy Qur’an School also plays a understanding the needs of so many different cultures vital role in educating our young people, to ensure they and practices, CICT is proud to be a firm advocate of have the correct understanding of Islam. 8 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q2 • Acquired premises in Croydon - 89 London Road • First Jummuah: 60 worshippers in the congregation • Third Jummuah: 300+ worshippers in the 2009 congregation
  9. 9. our services & activities C ICT Services are developed with a focus on continually Our current Services & Activities include: transforming lives, building excellence, HOLY QUR’AN SCHOOL AND ARABIC INSTITUTE encouraging success for all in this world ISLAMIC STUDY CENTRE and the next, promoting the correct QUIET STUDY AREA Islamic teachings, spreading peace and cooperation, and meeting the needs of MARRIAGE SERVICES the local community. ADVICE CENTRE CONSULTATION SERVICES TO CROYDON COUNCIL Unlike many other Masajid and community organisations, CICT remains open all day, offering the five daily congregational prayers, including the WORK WITH CROYDON COUNCILS YOUTH OFFENDING TEAM Friday Prayers and the two Eid prayers, and providing TRAINING LOCAL SCHOOL TEACHERS AND SENIOR those services that our community demands, with a MANAGEMENT ON ISLAMIC AWARENESS commitment to developing our existing provision. LEADING FRIDAY PRAYERS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND CROYDON COLLEGE Keeping our community at the heart of everything DAWAH STALL IN THE HEART OF CROYDON SHOPPING CENTRE we do at CICT, we are actively engaged in advising Croydon Council and other local community service SUPPORTING YOUNG MUSLIMS IN YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTIONS providers on issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims. We also provide marriage services, counselling and SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABLE CHILDREN advice, mentoring, career guidance, personal advice, conflict resolution, youth services, women’s services SUPPORTING YOUNG MUSLIMS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM and many other community based support services. SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS CICT’s youth initiative, Young Companions, has been SPORTING ACTIVITIES AND OUTDOOR EXCURSIONS FOR successful in meeting the needs of young people and YOUNG PEOPLE their parents in the community, and we aim to develop YOUNG COMPANIONS BOYS AND GIRLS this initiative to encourage a greater mix of Muslim and non-Muslim youth to integrate and to develop a better CICT BOOKSHOP understanding of one another.q3 • Commenced Consultancy for Croydon Council Youth Offending Team • Launched Structured Islamic Courses • 50 Shahadahs in total since opening doors Croydon Islamic Community Trust 92009 • First Ramadan,Taraweeh & Eid Salat - attended by 600+
  10. 10. al qur’anschool &arabic instituteT he Masjid has an increasingly Collections (statements or actions of the Prophet Muhammed, may peace and blessings be upon him). popular Arabic Institute for all ages, Courses are taught in English and Arabic using the samebackgrounds and faiths, from complete syllabus taught in The Islamic University of Madinah,beginners to advanced learners, in a alongside additional printed and audio materials. The approach adopted in teaching is grammar based andsegregated and supportive classroom applies the methods of teaching English to non-nativeenvironment, consistent with Islamic speakers in teaching Arabic.teachings. Our team of qualified and All Arabic courses are part time and 12 weeks inexperienced teachers currently deliver 9 duration. We cover Elementary to Advanced levels -classes for men and women every week. so students have the opportunity to move up through the levels as their Arabic skills progress.The Arabic Institute delivers the basic structures ofClassical Arabic, known in Arabic as Al Fus’ha, helping CICT also offers a variety of Islamic Courses and a Holystudents to read, write, speak and understand the Qur’an School for children, encouraging memorisationArabic Language from scratch, with a special focus on and accurate recitation from an early age, and currentlythe ability to understand The Holy Qur’an and Hadith has over 150 students.10 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q4 • Organised & Hosted 7 Day ‘Two Paths’ Exhibition at Fairfields Hall • Commenced School Consultancy within Croydon area 2009 • Launched Mentoring Projects for Vulnerable Young Muslims
  11. 11. “The introduction of an Imam to lead Friday Prayers has brought asense of cohesion to the Muslim community in the College, who nowhave more of a desire to engage and learn about their faith.Imam Abdul Wahid has also offered support, via the ladies at CICT, forsome of our female Muslim students who have mentioned how difficultit is for them sometimes to practice Islam”.[Mrs Di Layzelle, Learner Involvement Manager, Croydon College] working in partnership T he CICT core team have worked Afghani refugees. The CICT team are also dedicated to helping Muslim families whose children are on the with Croydon Council’s Youth Vulnerable Children’s Register. Offending Team (YOT) for over 2 years and have been involved in various CICT team members also regularly visit schools within Croydon to train teachers and senior management on activities aimed at helping Muslim Islamic awareness. youth who have found themselves in the Youth Justice System. We provide drop in services for teachers to discuss issues relating to Muslim students and parents, as well Our consultation team are active in visiting Muslims in as leading Friday Prayers, mentoring Muslim students at Young Offender Institutions and ensuring they are fully risk of permanent exclusions, aiding schools to develop supported throughout their detention, including having strategies to promote community cohesion amongst their Islamic needs catered for. refugee communities new to the UK, and we deliver Islamic lessons to school pupils. We have also advised a variety of council departments in this role on issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims, At Croydon College, we provide consultative services providing support and consultation wherever necessary. on issues pertaining to Muslim Students needs which For example, we consult the Unaccompanied Minors include CICT members delivering the Friday Prayer Team, advising them regarding adequate support for Service at the college every week.q1 • 100 Shahadahs in total since opening doors! • Official opening of CICT Dawah Stall & CICT Book Shop • 150 children attending Weekend Madrassah Croydon Islamic Community Trust 11 2010
  12. 12. “Being able to include the work you dowith young people at CICT in our programme,in particular has given the film a depth itwouldn’t otherwise have had; it’s been areal pleasure to work with you.”[Clare Richards, Producer/Director, ‘Strictly Soulmates’, RAW TV] marriage and counselling services C ICT provides free marriage services Our marriage counselling service has undoubtedly helped save countless marriages from the brink of including two day workshops on the failure, and we continue to guide and support couples fundamentals of marriage and family, as experiencing imbalance, stress and all sorts of difficulties well as advice, mediation and marriage causing conflicts in their relationships. ceremonies. Our commitment to a holistic and impartial marriage counselling service has also been recognised by the Marriage services at CICT have been particularly useful BBC. to Muslims who are new to the faith, who tend to be less familiar with the procedures and ceremonies, Croydon Islamic Community Trust featured on the BBC as well as of course the celebrations, and CICT is production, Soul Mates, to illustrate our best practice privileged to be able to accommodate all of this. approach to pre and post marriage counselling. We also offer free marriage counselling services in line with the Masjid’s vision to transform our local community into couples of all ages, and we have many, See the video on many success stories. youtube.com/croydonict 12 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q2 • Commenced Khutbahs at Croydon College • Young Muslim Women Teen Forum with author Na’imah B. Roberts • Official Launch of ‘Young Companions’ Muslim Youth 2 010 Initiative
  13. 13. learn centre & book shop C ICT’s Learn Centre runs free courses in The Islamic textbooks used are translated into English and available to buy at the CICT Bookshop. Learn Tafsir (interpretation or commentary Centre promotes the study and understanding of of The Holy Qur’an), Hadith (statements Islam and provides regular links with scholars of Islam or actions of the Prophet Muhammed, in Muslim countries by means of seminars, telephone conferences and video links. may peace and blessings be upon him), Tawhid (doctrine of the Oneness of God), Each course has an average attendance of 30 students Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Seerah (Life and is a combination of lectures and discussion providing an interactive, engaging and enjoyable environment of of the Messenger of God) and Adh’ab learning for students. We hold monthly seminars and (Islamic etiquette). All courses are 12 intensive courses throughout the summer holidays for young learners and new Muslims. The CICT bookshop weeks in length and classes are held 3 only stocks authentic books for all age groups, related times a week, for brothers and sisters. to Islamic knowledge and Arabic skills. The main activity of the Learn Centre is to share Our books are sold to the community at discounted knowledge from The Holy Qur’an and Sunnah using prices to allow them to have access to correct Islamic classical Islamic texts. information on a variety of topics at accessible prices.q3 • Summer Academy for teenage boys & Young Companions excursions • Community Iftaar - Ramadan 2010 • Second Ramadan, Taraweeh & Eid Salat Croydon Islamic Community Trust 132010 - attended by 700+ • 150+ Shahadahs in total since opening doors!
  14. 14. seminars,workshopsand communitydawahC ICT Seminars are held every month Exhibition and Guns & Gangs Seminar. and cover subjects that are relevant Dawah in the Community aims to build bridgesto both Muslim and non-Muslim by inviting non-Muslims to Islam and demystifyingcommunities around the UK. misconceptions in the Croydon area every Friday and Saturday. Since opening, CICT has successfully acceptedMotivational speakers are invited from across the UK over 350 new Muslims into the fold of Islam, providingand internationally to deliver presentations on relevant them with new Muslim packs and one-to-one support,topics, sharing an Islamic perspective to engage with teaching them how to pray, the pillars of faith and allcurrent affairs in the light of The Holy Qur’an and of the fundamental aspects of the religion of peace.Sunnah. Regular workshops aim to address current problemsWe regularly deliver seminars and partake in exhibitions and issues prevalent in the community, coveringfor the public, which are frequently attended by local family concerns, youth disorder, extremism andMPs and Councillors, for example the Two Paths misconceptions.14 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q4 • Structured Courses: Tajweed in 3 months and Arabic in 3 months • Sisters activities expanded to include regular weekly morning classes 2010 • 3 Week Comprehensive Islamic Course by Shaykh Muhammed Al Maliki
  15. 15. We provide exciting outdoor activities, includingday trips to farms, parks, museums and naturereserves for the younger children, as well as sportingtournaments, competitions, a variety of events andkey skills development for the older youth. young companions AIMS & OBJECTIVES To provide activities, support and guidance to the youth in our community To encourage cohesion, respect and support by our members for the wider community To educate young Muslims about the characteristics of a Muslim and a Muslimah Encourage young men to form brotherhood and young women to form sisterhood To remove the sense of alienation through cultural outings Y oung Companions was formed to Therefore, CICT has developed a diversionary and intervention strategy to engage this specific group, address the key issues that affect a large proportion of which have now embraced Islam. the youth within our community. YC Our strategy of improving educational attainment, established that the main problems support for the most vulnerable young people and increasing out of hours activities is already reducing affecting our youth are lack of youth crime in our community. employment, lack of educational opportunities, no place for activities and YC has also been recognised by local councils for its work preserving the environment, and featured in the a fear of gun and gang crime, as well Surrey Council’s Environmental Magazine after their as a rise in youth crime in the Croydon tremendous work in cleaning out a pond in the Surrey Downs area to promote wildlife and to make the area community, especially amongst young more beautiful for visitors. black males. q1 • 200+ Shahadahs in total since opening doors! • Commenced quarterly ‘Marriage Workshops’ • Structured Courses: Arabic language in 3 months Croydon Islamic Community Trust 15 2 011
  16. 16. youngcompanionsgirlsY C Girls was established to meet the The YC Girls project has been incredibly successful in eliminating alienation through popular outings, sports growing demand from our Muslim days and picnics, encouraging team work, networkingcommunity to educate young Muslim and building Islamic company.women about the characteristics The overall aim of the project is to encourage youngof an ideal Muslimah. To encourage women to develop a variety of skills that will aid theiryoung sisters to form sisterhood and success in future endeavours.to educate them on the importance YC Girls also encourages question and answer sessionsand true understanding of the Hijab, all with group leaders for those excited to learn and recapof which are central to young women their knowledge of Islam.whilst distinct from young men.16 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q2 • Advanced Arabic Courses added to accommodate student progression • 250 Shahadahs to date! 2 0 11
  17. 17. young companions kick-boxing & martial arts C ICT provides free kick-boxing and Amongst the many benefits that this activity has proven to deliver is the immense productivity for our young Martial Arts classes to the youth community to release energy and encouraging good attending the Masjid. Lessons are held behaviour and discipline. in the Masjid three times a week, with As a physical activity, our kick-boxing classes are also separate classes for older and younger ideal for keeping fit and healthy, particularly in a climate students. of high levels of obesity and laziness developed from the computer gaming culture and similar fruitless Classes are delivered by qualified instructors who activities. Participants also learn the art of self-defence are also practising Muslims. A full commitment is and self-control. taken from all students to ensure regular attendance.q3 • • • • Educational Seminar - Prophet Jesus: Life & Mission Educational Workshop: Marriage & Family CICT homegrown reciters lead Taraweeh Prayers Two Eid Prayers held for the first time to accommodate the Croydon Islamic Community Trust 172 0 11 unprecedented demand from our growing community
  18. 18. ourorganisationalstructureC ICT’s management team consists of a variety of professionals including a project manager, qualified teachers and social workers.Upon the advice of various scholars of Islam, CICT has arranged its organisational structure to includea Shurah (advisory committee) and a Core Management Team that runs the day to day affairs of the Masjid.CICT also has three trustees who are legally responsible for the Charity. TREASURER CHAIRMAN SECRETARY Khalil Campbell Abdul Jalil Shaikh Tariq Rasul SHURAH MASJID (advisory MANAGEMENT committee) Shaykh IMAM & RELIGIOUS SITE OPERATIONS COMMUNITY YOUTH MARKETING Muhammed AFFAIRS MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER Al-Maliki MANAGER Qur’an Abdul Wahid OPERATIONS COMMUNITY YOUTH GENERAL SCHOOL CARETAKER Stephenson SUPERVISOR SUPERVISOR CIRCLE ADMINISTRATORS MANAGER DAWAH Khalil BOOK SHOP GENERAL CICT YOUNG WEBSITE STALL Campbell MANAGER ADMINISTRATOR SISTERS COMPANIONS ADMINISTRATOR MANAGER18 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q4 • Fundraising Bazaar: sisters cupcake decorating competition & bazaar • Educational Workshop: Islam for new Muslims • 3 week comprehensive Islamic Courses by Shaykh Muhammed Al Maliki 2 011 • Free Kickboxing classes introduced at the Masjid • Expansion of CICT team: additional managers and administrators
  19. 19. legal trustees & shurah members ABDUL JALIL SHAIKH | CHAIRMAN / TRUSTEE Abdul Jalil is the founder of CICT and has the responsibility of being overall in charge of the Charity. He has been a senior manager of several state schools in London and a Headteacher, and as such has a clear understanding of the challenges that face young people in London. He is also currently a full time Ofsted Schools Inspector, as well as a School Improvement Partner for various Islamic schools across the country. Abdul Jalil holds a MA in Educational Leadership and Management, as well as a number of other post- graduate qualifications and BEng in Mechanical Engineering. ABDUL-WAHID STEPHENSON | IMAM & SHURAH MEMBER Abdul-Wahid is a Graduate of The Islamic University of Madinah and holds a BA in English Literature from Roehampton University. He holds a Cambridge CELTA and has over 10 years of experience in Education. He is currently studying for an MA in Conflict Management, and is the Islamic Editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine for Muslims. Abdul Wahid is the Imam of CICT, leading and guiding the congregation attending the Masjid. SH.MUHAMMED ABDULLAH AL-MALIKI | SHURAH MEMBER Shaykh Muhammed is a well known and respected scholar of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who is extremely active in propagating Islam. He is based in the blessed city of Madinah Al Munawwarah, and has studied with many of the great scholars of our time; including the Imams of the Haram of Makkah, Shaykh Adam Al Ethiopi and Shaykh Wasiullaah Abbas and the Imam of Madinah, Shaykh Abdul Mohsin Al Abbad (may Allâh preserve them all). Shaykh Muhammed is a core member of the CICT Shurah and provides religious guidance to the Masjid and visits CICT regularly. KHALIL CAMPBELL | TRUSTEE Khalil is a qualified and experienced Social Worker, and holds a Diploma in Social Work as well as a BA in Youth and Community Studies. He has worked with offenders as a Probation Officer, care leavers and in fostering and is currently working with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. Khalil is also a Justice of the Peace and sits as a magistrate in Croydon and Camberwell. TARIQ RASUL | TRUSTEE Tariq is a manager at the ELAS English School in Luton. He also teaches inmates at Bedford Prison, as well as helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders when they leave prison. Amongst other achievements, Tariq has gained an MA in TESOL from the University of Bedfordshire.q1 • CICT appear on BBC ‘Soulmates’ Programme, as a flagship of excellent Islamic Marriage Preparation • 330 Shahadahs to date! • CICT holds faith awareness week at Croydon College, Croydon Islamic Community Trust 192012 delivering talks and workshops
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  22. 22. The new designs allow CICT to betotally self-sustainable and as such havea secure financial future to allow us tocontinue and increase our services tothe community. 22 Croydon Islamic Community Trust
  23. 23. our projectC ICT currently leases two floors of a accessible to the entire community, a residence for the Imam, crèche and child care facilities. We will also be building in the centre of Croydon. far better resourced to expand on our services to theWe currently have a capacity of local Council and other community service providers,approximately 800 at prayer times. to encourage community cohesion and to be a hub for dawah.CICT has been given the opportunity to purchase the The new designs allow CICT to be totally self-whole building and the car park for a very competitive sustainable and as such have a secure financial futureprice of £1.35 million. It is essential that we purchase to allow us to continue and increase our services tothe building as we struggle each month to meet our the community. Ten apartments will be built on thefinancial obligations. This is clearly unsustainable and extended 3rd and 4th floors, which will generatenot a situation that a House of Allâh should be in. an income of approximately £108,000 a year. The Masjid already has a substantial waiting list for theseOnce purchased, we intend to embark on a thoroughly apartments from the local community.planned expansion project. Architects have alreadybeen employed to design a new purpose built Masjid A shop at the front will also generate approximatelywhich will include a capacity of 1,000 prayer spaces £50,000 a year in rent, and an electronic advertisingfor brothers and a separate sisters section on another sign board on the side of the building will raise £14,000floor for over 300 women and children to attend the annually; this income will begin to generate as soonMasjid. as we have purchased the building, before any expansion, InshaAllâh. CICT intends to employ anAs part of our commitment to providing services for extra Imam and members of the community in variousthe community, we will also have the ability to increase capacities with part of this extra income. Incomeour current provisions to include a floor dedicated to from the expansion will be used to finance overheadan Islamic Community School, full funeral services for expenses, loan repayments, salaries and future facilitiesMuslims, far improved ablution facilities, a full library and services. Croydon Islamic Community Trust 23
  24. 24. Large and spacious Prayer Hall Fully equipped Wudu and Janaaza Facilities24 Croydon Islamic Community Trust
  25. 25. Convenient Creche AreaComprehensive Library Croydon Islamic Community Trust 25
  26. 26. summaryof benefitsO ur existing provision of services will be greatly improved by the expansion project, whilst we will also be able to provide extra services that are notcurrently available at CICT. Just some of the benefits of this project are: A rental income of £172,000 annually. TOTAL FINANCIAL Upon building purchase: £50,000 from ground floor shop rent SUSTAINABILITY PLUS £14,000 from advertising space. Upon completed expansion: £108,000 from flat rental. Purpose built Masjid and Islamic Community Centre with improved INCREASED facilities for over 1,000 male worshipers plus a dedicated floor for CAPACITY 300 women and children. NEW ISLAMIC A floor dedicated to a new Islamic Community School, from KG SCHOOL through to GCSE (Year 11). FULL FUNERAL Full funeral services for the Muslim community, including burial SERVICES services. NEW ABLUTION New and improved ablution facilities accommodating showers FACILITIES and janaaza facilities. COMMUNITY Well equipped library and study spaces for the entire community. LIBRARY CRECHE & Crèche and childcare services for attendees with children who CHILDCARE wish to study or worship. HOLY QUR’AN Meeting the growing demand for our Holy Qur’an school, increasing SCHOOL EXPANSION capacity and resources. RESIDENCE Accommodating our Imam on the premises to better cater FOR IMAM to our community. PARKING SPACES Parking for attendees, which is sorely lacking in the local area TUITION SERVICES School and college tuition for youth and adult students26 Croydon Islamic Community Trust q2 • Acquired additional floor to cater for additional 400+ people • Sisters have their own dedicated section • 350 Shahadahs to date! 2 012 • Launch of CICT buddies to support revert Muslims • 800+ people praying Salat At-Taraweeh and Tahajjud during
  27. 27. developmentphases PLANNED. PHASED. PURPOSEFUL. Our Expansion Project has been thoroughly researched and planned to be delivered systematically, delivering maximum benefits for our community at each stage. PHASE DESCRIPTION BENEFITS • Immediately increase capacity from 800 to 1,000 worshippers • £50,000 annual income from shop on ground floor • £14,000 annual income from electronic PURCHASE advertising sign board PHASE 1 PROPERTY • Increase in collections revenues at Jummu’ah, Ramadhan, Cost £1.35 million Eid etc • Additional space will allow for a dedicated sisters section • Vital additional classroom space for Qur’an school • 3 additional floors and large extension, increasing capacity from 1000 to 1,300 worshippers • £108,000 annual income from 10 flats developed expansion • Additional purpose built facilities such as: - New Islamic Community School EXPANSION - New and improved ablution facilities PROJECT - Full funeral services Construction, - Parking spaces for Masjid attendees Development, PHASE 2 - Residence for Imam Fixtures, Fittings and - Full library accessible to the entire community Interior Development - Crèche facilities Cost: £1.2 million - Expansion of Holy Qur’an school - College and school tuition facilities • The expansion work is planned to be delivered in stages to ensure minimal disruption to current Masjid services • Fixtures, fittings and interior development will take place towards the end of the project Ramadhan 2012• Eid Al Fitr Salat - attended by over 1,300 men, women and children• Fed over 1,500 through our Zakat Al Fitr programme Croydon Islamic Community Trust 27• Expanded CICT Dawah programme to actively challenge growing Qadiyani propagation in Croydon
  28. 28. our operationW e currently provide all of the services and facilities at CICT free of charge, and we are maintained through the generous donations of our regular attendees,our core management team and by CICT fundraising activities, including streetfundraising volunteers, events organised by volunteers, online campaigns and localMuslim owned businesses that collect donations on our behalf. The funds which areraised are used solely for the purpose of running the centre, though we struggleeach month to meet our financial obligations; we are almost always in deficit. CURRENT COSTS PROJECTED FUTURE COSTS ITEMS Monthly Annually ITEMS Monthly Annually Rent £3,333.33 £40,000 Rent NIL NIL Salaries £2,400 £28,800 Salaries £7,250 £87,000 Business Rates £500 £6,000 Business Rates £750 £9,000 Utilities £416.67 £5,000 Utilities £1166.67 £14,000 Service Charges £833.33 £10,000 Building Management £416.67 £5,000 - - Caretaker/Cleaner £2,500 £30,000 TOTAL £7,483.33 £89,800 TOTAL £12,083.34 £145,000 CURRENT REVENUE PROJECTED FUTURE REVENUE ITEMS Monthly Annually ITEMS Monthly Annually Jumu’ah Collection £2,000 £24,000 Jumu’ah Collection £4,000 £48,000 Direct Debit Direct Debit £1,000 £12,000 £1,000 £12,000 Donations Donations Masjid Book Shop £833.33 £10,000 Masjid Book Shop £2,500 £30,000 Qur’an School £1,000 £12,000 Qur’an School £2,000 £24,000 Ramadhan Fund £666.67 £8,000 Ramadhan Fund £1,333.33 £16,000 Other Collections £500 £6,000 Other Collections £500 £6,000 - - - Rent: Apartments £9,000 £108,000 - - - Rent: Ground Floor £4,166.67 £50,000 Rent: Advertising - - - £1,166.67 £14,000 Space TOTAL £6,000 £72,000 TOTAL £25,666.67 £308,000 CURRENT PREDICTED DEFICIT PREDICTED FUTURE REVENUE £17,800 £163,00028 Croydon Islamic Community Trust
  29. 29. your supportT he funding for our expansion project is currently led and raised by the local congregation, and Alhamdulillâh, they have been most generous and forthcoming.However, we are sadly very far from our target.We are therefore reaching out to the wider community to assist in the development of this much neededfacility, that will encompass more than just a place of prayer and to provide the much needed services outlinedabove. We need your help today to be part of this exciting project and to support the growth of our community.Without you, this simply cannot happen.how to donate 1. By SMS Text CICT01 followed by amount (e.g. £10) to 70070. The full amount of your donation will go towards our projects. 2. By STANDING ORDER Setup a regular standing order, using our bank details: Account Name: Croydon ICT | Account Number: 22597721 | Sort Code: 40 18 41 Bank Address: HSBC Bank, 9 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR9 2AA 3. By DONATING ONLINE www.croydonict.com/donate Donate through our secure online donation service, and we will also collect Gift Aid on your behalf – this costs you nothing, and will add around 25% to your donation – so if you donate £10, we will receive £12.50, and this costs you no extra (Gift Aid will be collected if you are a UK tax payer). 4. By DONATING AT THE MASJID IN PERSON We would welcome and accept donations in cash or by cheque made in person. Croydon Islamic Community Trust 29
  30. 30. If you lend Allâh agoodly loan (i.e. spend in Allâh’s Cause) He will double it for you, and will forgive you. And Allâh is Most Ready to appreciate and to reward, Most Forbearing. Al Qur’an | Surat At-Taghabun | 64:17
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