Welfare & Social Services
Regular advice sessions for welfare, social services, employment, health, Councillors’ and Police meetings are held at our centre.
Nikkah & Marriage Registration
Nikkah is a very special occasion for Muslims and the Karimia Institute is here to aid and support people from various Muslim backgrounds in organising this great occasion. To ease this process, the Fatimia room in the Bobbersmill Community Centre is an approved and licensed premise for marriage registrations with the Nottingham City Registrar’s Office, this allows the institute to perform both the Nikkah and registration in one place.
Firduas Burial Society
The Quran tells us of a universal truth, “Every soul shall taste death”. Death comes to anyone, anywhere, any time. When it comes, the family need support in arranging the funeral in a dignified way. FBS helps its members by taking care of these expenses; members pay a small annual fee. The centre also provides this service to any Muslim for a small fee. FBS strives to ensure the funeral is completed according to the Sunnah where the family is involved at every step from collecting the body from the ward or home to the cemetery.
We are living in a multi-faith and plural society therefore it is imperative for Muslims to work with other faith communities. Karimia Institute works closely with a number of interfaith organisations such as ‘Faiths in Action’ and is involved in many interfaith projects with these organisations. As well as inviting Christians to visit the Masjid and taking groups to visit Churches, we organise many joint lectures and discussions on topics common between us. Nationally the Karimia Institute works with the Christian-Muslim forum to improve Christian Muslim relations. We also host seminars for faith awareness for public and voluntary sector. We publish leaflets to build bridges and improve community cohesion. Our leaflet on “Introducing Islam” (www.introducingislam.co.uk) is also used nationally for Islamic awareness projects.
“Let there be a community amongst you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners.” Surah Al Imran [3:104]
This project is about increasing the awareness to Muslims about the probation service, the criminal justice system as well as encouraging the Muslim community to support ex-offenders. The Muslim community has a religious obligation to care for ex-offenders, we want to raise their awareness. So that eventually Muslim prisoners who have been released or who are going to be released are provided with mentors from local Mosques or Muslim community organisations based in their area. So that the ex-offenders are helped to re-adjust to life outside prison through counselling and practical help with housing, welfare benefits, employment and health issues. We are grateful to north east England probation service for providing us initial support.
UKIEW (UK Islamic Education Waqf)
Since 1991 UKIEW has been at the forefront of providing vital support to parents who desire to see the beautiful fruits of Islamic education in their own children, but are unable to pay the required fees, as well as helping community based education projects directly. Every year we collect both Zakah and Sadaqah, adhering to the rules of the Shari’ah, and then distribute it according to the needs of our applicants. By establishing Muslim Schools and struggling to maintain and develop a high standard of educational provision, we are surely setting the right example of good practice which is increasingly being acknowledged by others within the mainstream education system.
For further details visit: www.ukiew.org
“Surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know each other; verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you; surely Allah is all-Knowing, all-Aware.” Surah Al-Hujurat [49:13]