Our vision is to provide a range of holistic, culturally sensitive services for the community of Wolverhampton, drawing on our Islamic values and heritage, with a view to improving quality of life and enhancing community cohesion.
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 Jamia Masjid Bilal and Muslim Community Centre is in the heart of Wolverhampton, a diverse city with a rich history. 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 Wolverhampton in education, health provision, environment, and community cohesion. Our partnerships with local organizations 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.
Promoting Tolerance and Opposing Extremism
The Jamia Masjid Bilal works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local mosques, this binds together Muslims from different backgrounds and strands of Islam. We enjoy excellent interfaith relations and the strength of these relationships has stood us all in good stead during the difficulties of recent years. Our Imams and community workers encourage constructive engagement in society and a rejection of extremism in all its forms. We unequivocally reject all terrorism.
Youth and Women: Encouraging Participation
The Jamia Masjid Bilal offers a range of services that enable young people and women to engage in a positive and safe environment. We have many youth who actively engage in programmes of learning and recreation, dealing with issues of anti-social behaviour, drugs, extremism and gang culture.
Facilities are provided to allow women to access relevant services in a culturally sensitive environment. The ethos of the Jamia Masjid Bilal is to provide choice and to empower sections of our community who may feel isolated from mainstream services.