About Us

Mission statement:

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To inspire and promote educational, intellectual, moral, social and spiritual development of individuals through education and recreation.

A team of volunteers came together in Luton in 2002, with the aim of providing the youth with the provision of Islamic knowledge in the English language and catering for the educational, spiritual and recreational development of the youth.

In the beginning a number of young and upcoming scholars from Birmingham provided much needed support in the early days, resulting in lessons being delivered in Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence, Tajweed (Quran recitation) and Arabic Language.

We began to develop our relationship with a number of other organisations and started to invite world renowned scholars to run seminars, lectures and workshops in Luton.

Our courses and lectures over the last 10 years have covered many  elements of traditional Islamic knowledge such as Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic purifications and many more. We have also held Islamic arts workshops, with world famous calligrapher Haji Noor Deen and also hosted Munshids such as Talib al Habib, Mohib ul Rasool and Sidi Abdur-Rahman al-Hammami

Moreover one of our most memorable events was a grand Mawlid in the Luton central masjid which attracted around 1000 people. World renowned scholars such as Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Habib Ali, Shaykh Muhammad Ba’Shuayb, Shaykh Ahmed Ba’bikr Ahmed Ahmed Tajini and the famous poet Danial Hayy Moore.

These programmes have been delivered in partnerships with other local and national organisations. The Scholars have been from a varied background and countries.

Alongside working with the local mosques in Luton, we have also facilitated scholars for the local ISOC at the University of Bedfordshire and Luton 6th form college

Our recent work has seen us establish close links with Kitaba (who provide Islamic texts for the blind) and FOBE (Friends of Bright Eyes) – we have run 2 successful events. The first took place at the Luton Council Chambers in month 2009 attended by the RT Hon Kelvin Hopkins MP, Mr Riaz Butt (The Mayor of Luton), several local councillor and several local people working with people with disabilities. The second event took place at Dallow Community Centre in October 2010. The later was also broadcasted on Inspire FM, the local community radio.

We have built a strong relationship with London Fatwa Council and in a joint partnership delivered a 15 weeks course in Islamic Jurisprudence (Imdad-ul-Fiqh) .

Az-Zaytoon is discussions with a number of partners to do more joint ventures and broaden our outreach.

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Our Partner Network includes:

Kitaba

Radical Middle Way

ISP (Islamic Studies Programme)

London Fatwa Council

Karima Institute

UlfaAid

Mehria primary Luton

And many others.

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Aims and Goals

  • To provide the youth of the local community a ‘centre of excellence’ for learning and developing a deeper understanding of Islam
  • To create cohesion between different faith groups and encourage interfaith dialogue and understanding.
  • To create a better understanding of Islam by initiating dialogue at local and national level
  • Liase, engage, work with and develop partnerships with local and national organisations to provide support and better understanding of Islam
  • To Promote social harmony, human rights and equal opportunities for all
  • To Promote awareness of social, moral and religious responsibilities
  • To inspire all to be active, responsible members of the society to make positive change and build stronger communities.

We also Caters for both sexes and are aimed at everyone especially the youth. We also catering for native English Language speakers and propergate local, national and International scholars who are native English speakers with a good grounding in all education. Overall our institute provider religious/educational/spiritual/recreational activities.

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The Future for our organization:

•         Regular personal development programmes

•         Regular Islamic studies/courses

•         Workshops/seminars re

–        peer pressure and role models,

–        personal development (leadership, communication, influencing skills)

–        Spiritual development

–        Serving  the community

•         Residential retreats ( spiritual/recreational, personal development)

•         Create ‘Centre of Excellence’  for learning and development

•         Have residential scholar(s)

•         Develop and maintain a curriculum that meets the needs of the ever changing community

•         Setup Advisory board of local and National advisors

•         Build links, provide support,  and work with local educational establishments

•         Enhance working with local and National partners

 

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856