Belfast Islamic Centre is the main meeting point for Muslims in Northern Ireland, catering to a diverse and active community made up of over 42 different nationalities. Currently we meet in a converted Victorian house which requires constant repairs. A growing community means the existing building has become cramped and no longer fit for purpose. Full renovation or extension will be expensive and poor value for money. Over 400 attend Friday prayers which have to be split into two sessions due to overcrowding and we have insufficient space for Muslim students, Mothers and Toddlers, social activities and weekend BIC school.
Alhamdulillah, the Muslim Community of Northern Ireland has successfully raised a significant amount of money and acquired Aldersgate House, a former office block, for the relocation of the existing Islamic Centre. This remarkable effort was made possible through locally generated funds from our supportive community as well as generous overseas funders, particularly Oman.
Having a larger Islamic Centre is crucial for the Muslim community of Northern Ireland, which has grown in recent years. The new facility will be utilised for more than just a place of worship and religious teaching. It will become a community hub, a centre for information and education as well as a focal point for social activities. The building will be equipped with disabled facilities and will comply with health and safety regulations.
Please donate generously and encourage your friends and family to donate in this noble cause.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: ‘Whoever builds a masjid (mosque) for the sake of Allah, Allah will build something similar for him in Paradise” (Sahih)
You can donate in any of the following ways:
Direct Bank Transfer or Direct Debit *
Cheques may be made payable to: “Belfast Islamic Centre New Mosque Account”
Account Number: 36038772 Sort Code: 90-21-27 Swift Code: BOFIGB2B IBAN: GB18 BOFI 9021 2736 0387 72 Address: Bank of Ireland, Belfast City Branch,
4-8 High Street, Belfast BT1 2BA
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* BIC is a registered charity (Charity number NIC102005) (If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation will be worth an extra 28% to the fund at no extra cost to you if you gift aid this donation by providing your details. You must pay an income tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of tax that BIC will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.)
Key Features of the New Belfast Islamic Centre
Prayer room for over 100 women and overflow prayer room, offices, meeting room for 20 people, counselling room and a separate café.
Main prayer hall for over 400 people.
Four classrooms, library, additional multifunction room.
Will accommodate approximately 700 worshippers.
Easily accessible by public transport.
Close to Queen’s University Belfast.
Will provide space for Arabic, Islamic and social programmes for young Muslims.
Will provide space for an educational and community learning facility for Muslim women
Provide a larger, safer space for our Mothers and Toddlers group.
Equipped with conference halls and facilities for lectures and discussions.
Hosting in-house events to collaborate with the wider Northern Ireland community from all backgrounds.