Facilities

 

Our Mosque has the following facilities available for its worshippers:

 

Main prayer hall 1st floor with a capacity for up to 150 worshippers.

Upper prayer hall 2nd floor with a capacity for up to 100 (mainly used for sisters) worshippers.

Ground floor with a capacity for up to 170 worshippers.

Management office, storage rooms

Newly built centralised wudhu area for men and women including disabled toilet access facilities.

 

Funeral service

 

Coming soon.

For further assistance and information please visit

https://gardens-of-peace.org.uk/

Or

https://eternalgardens.org.uk/

 

Nikah Service

 

-A Marriage ceremony will have to be pre-booked and an Niikah form must be filled in and submitted at least 14 days prior to the solemnisation day.

 

– Foreign passport holders will need to submit a copy of their visa validating they have the right to remain in the United Kingdom or a Civil Marriage Certificate issued by the local registry office.

 

– Essex Islamic Academy will not issue a marriage certificate to foreign nationals.

 

– Passport copies of both bride & bridegroom must be submitted with the marriage form.

 

– Marriage (nikah) fee must be paid in full when submitting the marriage form. The current fee is £101.

 

Nikah (marriage) is a sacred social contract between bride and groom and is strongly encouraged in Islam. It is declared to be one half of a Muslim’s faith. In another narration the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been reported to have said,

 

Do not delay in three things:

 

  1. The offering of the obligatory prayer.

 

  1. The offering of the funeral prayer when the deceased’s body is present.

 

  1. The marriage of a woman when her suitable match is found.

 

There are a number of things to be taken into consideration before one can arrange a Nikah such as:

 

  1. Mutual consent from both the bride and groom for the Nikah (marriage)

 

  1. Two adult witnesses and representation from the bride who will be present at the Nikah.

 

  1. Mehr – The marriage-gift (Mehr) is a divine injunction. The giving of mehr to the bride by the groom is an essential part of the contract and may be paid in cash, property or movable objects to the bride herself. The amount of mehr is not legally specified, however, moderation according to the existing social norm is recommended. The mehr may be paid immediately to the bride at the time of marriage, or deferred to a later date, or a combination of both. The deferred mehr however, falls due in case of death or divorce.

 

To download a form please select the link below.

 

Nikah Form

 

Once completed, bring the form in person to the office between 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm weekdays or alternatively email a scan of the completed form to info@essexislamicacademy.org

 

**Please note – Any email received for matters of Fiqh etc. will not be answered, this email is only for general enquiries.

 

 

Family Counselling

 

Family counselling is available to those experiencing problems or those wanting advice on marriage. An appointment will have to be made with the Imam in advance by emailing the address below,

info@essexislamicacademy.org

 

 

School Visits

 

Throughout the year, the EIA gets many requests for school visits as part of their RE syllabus ranging from Primary to Secondary schools, able and disabled students from year 1 to year 9. Many previous visiting schools and organisations have found such visits very educational and helpful. The Mosque constantly strives to build, maintain and strengthen its relationship with the whole community by having an open door to any individual, school or organisation that wishes to visit it.

 

Students are shown what a day in the life of a Muslim in the Mosque entails. The students are shown different features of the Mosque, i.e. Prayer area,

 

Mehrab, Mimbar and Wudhu/Ablution area. Parts of the visit are practical where students who are from a Muslim background show their classmates how to:

 

. Perform Wudhu – Ablution

. Call the Adhan – Call to Prayer

. Perform Salaat – Prayers

 

Preferred visit times are between 10.00am and 12.00pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays only. Durations of the visit usually last between 30-45 mins.

 

Many of the requests come during Autumn/Spring school term.

 

If you are interested in visiting the Mosque please email,

info@essexislamicacademy.org

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