Category: KMWA Notices

Eid al-Fitr 1445 is on Wednesday 10 April 2024

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

Asalaamualaikum dear Brothers and Sisters,

We announce that Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10th April 2024, inshAllah. This blessed day marks not just the end of Ramadan, but also a moment of unity, joy, and communal prayer for us all.

In keeping with the spirit of togetherness and devotion, the Jamia Gillingham Mosque on Canterbury Street will be offering five opportunities for Eid Salah on Wednesday, 10th April 2024.

These will commence at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am.

We extend a warm welcome to our sisters to join us at all five prayers.

Let us gather under the banner of faith in offering our thanks to Allah (SWT) for His infinite blessings, mercy, and guidance. May this Eid ul Fitr be a source of immense joy, peace, and prosperity for you, your families, and the Ummah.

Wishing you a blessed Eid filled with happiness, love, and the mercy of Allah (SWT).

Peace and duas,

What is purpose of KMWA?

The day to day running of the Masjid.

Appointing and managing staff.

It is our responsibility to be fair and to uphold the conduct and behaviour which is expected and not to engage in activity which places the Organisation into dispute.

Ensure the performance of 5 daily Salaat in congregation and strive towards increasing the number of Muslims in congregation.

Give priority to the maintenance of the Masjid building as well as its
associated facilities.

Ensure the Masjid is clean and safe with adequate Wudu facilities.

Safeguard the income and property of the Masjid, meeting the necessary expenses and avoiding unnecessary expenditure.

Keep proper records of income and expenditure.

To advance the education of the community, especially the children and youth.

To provide facilities and activities in the interests of social welfare, community engagement, and community development and education.

To liaise with non-Muslims to promote and propagate the Islamic faith and to provide a role model for the community.

To promote charitable activity in our sphere of influence for the benefit of our neighbours and the community at large.

Annual General Meeting 2023: School Visit Report

KMWA has been hosting school visits as well as visiting local schools for a number of years
and this year has been no different.
Especially due to the pause after Covid and the Governments program of putting interfaith
in earlier years on the syllabus, more and more schools are contacting KMWA as well as
scouts for their World Religion Badges and general school Education programs.
There are many beautiful pictures and messages posted after the visits (too many to post
here) by the teachers and also beautiful Questions during the visits by the pupils and
It is very encouraging and rewarding to hear and answer these questions; as these kids
will grow up to be pillars of the society and hopefully will have a good impression of Islam
and Muslims and of their first visit to a mosque.
The imams have done a wonderful job of engaging with the kids and also every one who
has supported in any way have finished the day with smiles on their faces and found it
very rewarding, relaxing and full-filling.
May Allah swt reward everyone involved and give us the strength and patience to
continue for many years to come inshalllah.

What KMWA BOT should do:

  1. Have one central point of contact (Imam sahib) and a second person as two lead
    people responsible for all communications with schools and the KMWA Education
    Team are needed. This should be clearly visible on KMWA website and an official
    letter sent to all schools informing of them of who to contact and how much notice
    period is needed for such visits
  2. Currently a WhatsApp group for the KMWA Education Team has been formed to
    help communications and coordinate the visits but it needs a bigger pool of
  3. We need to collect the names and emails and contact numbers of all the lead
    contacts at the schools and the RE teachers and invite them to KMWA functions
    and generally stay in touch so they always think first of KMWA
  4. A dedicated TV screen needs to be setup in the back of the main hall to show
    presentations as it’s a burden on br Ahmed Zaki and his children to set that up each
  5. Refreshments and Snacks are a must for each visit to make a difference and see
    happy children.
  6. A gift bag of Quranic and Islamic Literature especially for School Visits needed for
    both children and staff.
  7. There should be a dedicated fund and budget to pay for 4 & 5 above and any other
    promotional material or School engagements/training for this Education Service