The Ashton Central Mosque was proud to work with the Malaysian Muslim Community (MMC) in Manchester and help facilitate a spiritual retreat in September 2014. The aim of the retreat was to foster ukkhuwwah (brotherhood and sisterhood) and build on their understanding of the Islamic faith. It included activities such as religious talks, forums, group exercises on topics of Tazkiyah (spiritual purification), ritual worship such as Qiyamulail (night vigil prayer), Tadabbur al-Qur’an (Reflections on the Qur’an) and Tafseer (Quranic commentary).
All the facilities were made available to the MCC to enable them to maximise their intellectual and spiritual objectives over the weekend. Alhamdulilah for the congregation of the Ashton Central Mosque it was an enjoyable weekend learning and sharing from different cultures yet united by the universal Islamic faith.
Below are a few comments left by the MCC participants.
“Alhamdulillah, it was one of the best venue for us.”
“All the facilities are very nice and complete. The showers were clean and excellent. The classroom is very comfortable. And both
the brothers and sisters have a cosy place to rest and sleep.”
“But most importantly, the imams and the jamaah make us feel very welcomed. Its the feeling of brotherhood that we appreciate above all.”
The Ashton Central Mosque thanks the Malaysian Muslim Community and hopes to work with it again in the future.