Vision

Our vision is to see a world of God consciousness, respect, dignity and justice.

Our mission is to Serve, Educate and Inspire.

Our Values:

We are the Peaceful Community who will always strive to:

  • Live by the teachings of the Quran & the ‘Messengers’ sayings & actions
  • Demonstrate selflessness, integrity, truthfulness, forgiveness,  humility& modesty
  • Treat each other and all people with respect, fairness and justice
  • Continually acquire knowledge, learn and improve ourselves and help others to do the same
  • Take responsibility, work as a team, build relationships and partnerships based on doing the right thing
  • Have energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead
  • Be accountable to each other; continually remember death, and fearing final accountability to Allah.

Our aims are to:

  • Focus on the needs of the diverse Muslim community whilst ensuring services are open to all.
  • Meet the needs of the local community by promoting health, education and employment opportunities.
  • Provide Muslims and non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction.
  • Contribute to the social, cultural, spiritual and economic enhancement of the whole community, through policy and strategy development and service.

Serving the Community, Working in Partnership

The Norwich Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre is in the heart of Historical and the Fine City of Norwich, A City with a rich history, and welcoming home to the diverse Communities. It is our belief that our primary concern should be to serve the needs of the local community and to work towards the common good. In recent years there have been noticeable improvements in Historical and fine City Of Norwich in education, health provision, environment, and community cohesion. Our partnerships with Norwich City Council, Interfaith Forum Norwich, Norfolk Police, neighbourhood Watch and Other Community Organisations have helped us to contribute towards these improvements. This builds on the very foundation of the mosque: a coming together of distinguished Muslims and non-Muslims to create Norwich’s Central mosque.

Promoting Tolerance and Opposing Extremism

The Norwich Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local mosques, we are trying to bring together Muslims from different backgrounds and strands of Islam. We enjoy excellent interfaith relations – our centre is physically joined to the neighbouring Community – and the strength of these relationships has stood us all in good stead during the difficulties of recent years. Several times each year we open the doors of the mosque and centre, inviting people from the communities and other faith Organisation to visit and view an exhibition about Islam and Muslims.

Our Imams and community workers encourage constructive engagement in society and a rejection of extremism in all its forms. We unequivocally reject all terrorism. Norwich Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre stood firm against this distortion of Muslim beliefs and prevented them from using the mosque as a platform for promoting their views. We advise worshippers to ensure they are registered to vote and to take part in local and national elections.

Youth and Women: Encouraging Participation

The Norwich Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre currently offers a range of services that enable young people and women to engage in a positive and safe environment. We have youngest congregations as well as Women Congregation, but our existing facilities restricting us to allow our Women, Youngsters and Children.

The new facilities will allow women and Children to access relevant services in a culturally sensitive environment, including counselling services, special events, social support, training and fitness; some of these activities are offered in partnership with local community organisations. The ethos of the Norwich Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre is to provide choice and to empower sections of our community who may feel isolated from mainstream services. The centre will provide young people the ‘space’ to meet and take part.