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A Statement from RBKC’s Cllr Gerard Hargreaves

  Kensington and Chelsea Council is proud of its continuing work with, and support for, the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. Al-Manaar has worked tirelessly for the local community, providing help to all those who need it. We will not forget that within hours of the Grenfell tragedy, Al-Manaar opened its doors to everyone in need of shelter and care. This ...

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RBKC Prevent Coordinator Response to Media Reports Relating to Al-Manaar 

In response to recent media reports linking Al-Manaar to extremism, the Prevent Coordinator for the local borough, Pinakin Patel, wrote to the newspapers which were covering the story to explain the anti-radicalisation work that the mosque has undertaken. The full letter is below: As the Prevent Coordinator for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – and as someone who ...

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STATEMENT FROM THE CHURCHES OF NORTH KENSINGTON

As representatives of churches in North Kensington and beyond, we are deeply saddened by the misleading media reports about the Al Manaar Cultural Heritage Centre and Mosque. We stand together with Al Manaar in opposition to all terrorism, just as we worked together in response to the Grenfell Tower fire. In the aftermath of the fire – and to this ...

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Outline of Mosaic Project

Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in partnership with ACAVA proudly present Grenfell Community Memorial Mosaic and a specially commissioned poem entitled “Bloom”, inspired by the artwork and complimenting its themes. The centrepiece of the mosaic encompasses evergreen interlocking hearts symbolising the interconnectedness of the North Kensington community. The geometric hearts are a nod to the diverse cultural heritage of ...

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Message of Solidarity from Emma Dent Coad MP for Kensington

I have supported Al Manaar for over 12 years, and visit regularly. Indeed, I have commended Al Manaar to successive Bishops of Kensington as an excellent example of how our religious institutions can be mobilised to work in our communities – and they have concurred.    Their doors are always open. They were among the first to help with the Grenfell ...

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West London Synagogue’s Solidarity Statement

Al Manaar Mosque West London Synagogue recognises none of the negative views and rhetoric expressed toward Al Manaar Mosque in the last few days. To help move the debate towards a more balanced view, we offer this heartfelt expression of solidarity with our interfaith neighbour and social action partner: West London Synagogue is proud to have partnered with Al Manaar ...

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Statement Concerning Recent Press Reports

24th Nov 2018  @20:33   Recent press reports have sought to malign the good name of our institution and the work that we do in the community by repeating old unfounded allegations. Al-Manaar is an open community and religious space for all to use; for people of all faiths and none. As is the case with many mosques in the ...

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The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Cooks with a group of women from the Hubb Community Kitchen at Al-Manaar

Two videos:  

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Grenfell Kids Day Camp

Grenfell Kids Day Camp – Youth Leader Application Form The Grenfell Kids Day Camp is a four-day activity camp created by Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and West London Synagogue for young people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. It is a chance for kids to come together and have four days of fun and excitement, ...

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Our brother and colleague, Mr. Fahim Mazhary

***Update***       Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un – Indeed to Allah we belong and to Him we return. Our brother and colleague, Mr. Fahim Mazhary, has passed away this morning after a battle with Cancer. Mr. Mazhary was Al-Manaar’s Inter-faith Coordinator for many years. He will be missed by staff, vunteers, Trustees, interfaith visitors and faith leaders ...

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