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Category: About us
KMWA have a commitment to serve the Medway Muslim community for their community needs. We are ready to facilitate these activities for the community.
We are reaching out to you to discover what is in real need for the community, and what services that you want us to provide for you. The community was asked to indicate their needs and these results indicate their needs.
KMWA survey Results
From these results we can clearly see that there is a demand for additional services for KMWA to provide.
Confidential Therapy/ Counselling services.
Having good mental health of our community allows the space for everyone to function at a more productive level.
Totalling up the number of people who would use it or recommend someone to use it comes to over 60% of respondents.
Having someone to turn to when you are in trouble is the cornerstone of the surgery and a whopping 70% of respondents would love to come to a regular surgery at the Mosque.
With sisters of the community totalling up to 50% of the population, they are the backbone of our community and they will nurture the future attendance of the Mosque.
We surveyed the demand for a number of activities for sisters for coffee mornings, and mother and toddler groups and there was significant demand for these.
Q What is your favourite story from the Quran?
I really enjoyed the story of Ibrahim (AS) when he destroyed the idols because of the way they he (AS) got the elders and the leaders of the community to their logic to the problem presented to them to question why they are committed to worshipping something that wouldn’t benefit them.
Q What is your role as a trustee?
I am the Chairman of KMWA
Q What have you been most passionate about within KMWA?
I am most passionate about the work done to get the mosque build to this stage, all the way from inception to the current state. I am also glad I was involved with establishing a successful sisters circle at the mosque.
Q What is your 5 year Vision for the Gillingham community?
I see in 5 years that we would have a fully united community, and be able to fully support and welcome every nationality into the fold of the mosque. I am also working towards developing a number of Hafiz from within the Gillingham madrassa within 5 years.
Q Where can KMWA improve in supporting the community?
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
We have had a busy month where we have hosted Kuwati embassy officials, reached out to the community, helped organise a careers event, continued with our usual and volunteer services. Been part of the film ‘We are Med¬way’ showcased in Rochester. Started preparing the New Masjid site for ground works in preparation for building the framework as well as dealing with unexpected storm damage.
We are gearing up for Ramadan and our target is to raise £100,000.00 during this month to take us a step closer to raising enough money to start the next phase of building.
Many people do not realise the extent of the building work carried out so far.
Our aim is to encourage and motivate people by arranging guided tours of the New Masjid site between 10.00am and 12.00pm every Friday in Ramadan. This will give an idea as to what the scale of the building will be. We hope that people will be motivated and encouraged by this.
May Allah guide us and have mercy on us.
General Secretary KMWA.