The Beacon Mosque initiative fosters, encourages and promotes the revival of the prophetic Mosque. Faith Associates offers expert advice through practitioners with 20 years experience in Mosque management, offering three tier accreditation – three star, four star and five star standards.
Al Manaar Mosque one of the first recognised Beacon Mosques and one that has achieved 5 star certified Beacon Mosque Accreditation. This community hub does not just provide worship facilities but serves both its congregation and the wider community through the provision of services such as providing homeless shelter, outreach programmes and sports facilities for the youth. They were the winners of the Best Run Mosque award at the 2018 British Beacon Mosque Awards.
A true beacon of the community, Al Manaar was at the heart of the Grenfell disaster emergency efforts, with continued support for victims and the wider West London Community.
Faith Associates officially awarded Al Manaar Mosque (Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre) with their 5 star accreditation plaque in a short ceremony attended by Mosque leaders, councilors, imams, volunteers, worshippers and the wider community.
The foundation of a Beacon Mosque lies on 10 global standards, of which Al Manaar Mosque met. These standards form the policy, management and governance infrastructure to ensure sustainable, inclusive and forward looking institutions.
The Duchess of Sussex has chosen a charity cookbook helping families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire as her first solo project since joining the royal family. The Hubb Community Kitchen evolved after a group of women displaced by the fire gathered in the communal kitchen at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in west London last summer to prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours.
Al Manaar Mosque near Grenfell and Idaara Maarif-e-Islam in Birmingham both put up sukkah booths all week outside their mosques, and invited school children and people of all faiths and none to visit these “pop-ups of hope”. Read More