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Tajweed class in english for ladies only every sunday between 1-3pm.

To improve quran recitation, tilawat, basic wording and continuation in accordance with qiraat guidelines. All sisters are welcome.



Tajweed class for men every wednesday and friday between 7.30-8.30pm. To improve quran recitation, tilawat, basic wording & continuation in accordance with qiraat guidelines. All brothers are welcome.


Funeral Notification

What to do when a loved one passes away.
An A-Z guide to Manchester Central Mosque's Funeral Services


Message from the Central Manchester Mosque Funeral Director

"Asalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa baraqaatuhu
I pray that this message reaches you in the best state of health and imaan.

"Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we will return"

I would also like to take this moment to pass on my condolences for the death of your loved one. I pray that Allah Most High grants the deceased a high status in Paradise and blesses you and your loved ones with patience during this difficult time. Ameen

Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the greatest trials in a person's lifetime. This is why we, at Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Services, aim to make this time as easy as possible for you.

The aim of this leaflet is to clarify what needs to be done from the moment a loved one passes away until the completion of burial.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Director on the following telephone number:

Funeral Director
Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Services

Sequence of events following expected death in hospital


Contact the Funeral Director to: 0161 224 4119

Please Note:You should not announce the time of the funeral until you have confirmed it with the funeral director.
Make him aware of the demise of your loved one.
Decide which cemetery you would like your loved one to be buried at/discuss repatriation to another country if you wish.

Please Note:There can sometimes be a delay in getting this certificate, especially if the death occurred during the night or at the weekend.

Obtain a Cause of Death Certificate from the hospital. This needs to be signed by a doctor or the coroner and can be obtained from the hospital bereavement office.
Obtain a release note from the hospital bereavement office. This release note will allow the funeral director to release the body from the hospital mortuary.
You must inform the funeral director once you have both the cause of death certificate and the release note.


Register the death. To do this you will need to make an appointment with the registrar to register the death. The registrar can then issue a death certificate and a burial certificate.
To make an appointment, please ring:

Manchester Registration Service: 0161 234 5511
Stockport Registration Service: 0845 644 4311
Trafford Registration Service: 0161 912 3026
Macclesfield Registration Service: 01625 423 463

The following arrangements will be made by the funeral services. If you have any special requirements please do not hesitate to contact the funeral director on the above number:

The grave will be ordered at your chosen cemetery
The body will be collected from the hospital mortuary and brought to the Manchester Central Mosque (using the release note obtained earlier).
The preparations for ghusal (religious bathing) will be made.


The body will be bathed according to Islamic law. You and your family members can take part in this bathing if you wish to do so.
The body will then be draped in plain white sheets (kafan)
The body is now ready for funeral prayer and burial or repatriation to another country.
If you wish to take the body home for a short period of time after ghusal, please inform the funeral director of your wishes.

The funeral prayer is prayed and the body is then taken to the cemetery for burial or the airport for repatriation to another country.


Sequence of events following expected death at home

An expected death means that the deceased was either:

  • > Suffering from a terminal illness
  • > Suffering from a long term illness which took their life.

For a GP to manage a death as an "expected death" and issue a Cause of Death certificate, they need to have seen the deceased in the last two weeks of their life.
If they have not seen them in the last 2 weeks they may need to discuss the case with the coroner: see "sequence of events following unexpected death".

Sequence of Events following an unexpected death at home or hospital

Unexpected death means that the deceased was fit and healthy and did not have any major medical problems and has suddenly died or has died following an accident of any kind.


The hospital doctor or your GP will discuss the case with the coroner. The coroner will investigate the death and there are three outcomes of this investigation:

  • 1. Coroner thinks death is natural
  • 2. Coroner thinks death is unnatural
  • 3. Coroner requests a post mortem to establish whether death is natural or unnatural.


An inquest is an investigation held in public to establish who the person was, where, when and how they died. It is a legal procedure and aims to:

To find out the medical cause of death.
To draw attention to the existence of circumstances which might lead to further deaths if not addressed.
To advance medical knowledge.
To preserve the legal interests of the deceased person’s family or the interested parties.

An inquest is sometimes held without a post mortem in the case of the elderly, where a single cause of death cannot be stated with certainty, but it is certain that their death was natural.


Post mortem examination is carried out to determine the cause of death.

A pathologist needs to cut open the body and take samples of tissue from various organs to try and investigate the cause of death.

If the family of the deceased wish to avoid this they may choose an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan instead.

Choosing an MRI scan means that the body will not be cut open but please note:


The family of the deceased will also need to pay for the MRI scan. These prices are subject to change so please discuss this with the funeral director.

Islamic Advisory

Manchester Central Mosque has arranged an islamic advisory session open to everyone monday to thursday between 1-3 pm. Where everyone is welcomed to ask their questions from our own mufti fazle qayum subhani (View Profile) who is currently the face of islamic questions and answers at Dm milaad tv and who was the face of your question answered program at ummah channel for over 3 years.mufti sahib can be contacted by mosque phone or email as well inshallah.

Islamic Advisory - Overview (presentation)

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History of Jamiat-ul-Muslimeen & Jamia Masjid Victoria Park, Manchester

It is interesting to note that the Muslim Students in Manchester used to celebrate Eid at Britannia Restaurant,opposite the BBC television building every year until 1848.They were discussing with the Muslim community leaders to buy a building where all the Muslims can get together. Eventually it was decided to buy a property for this purpose in 1948.

A semidetached house at 22-Upper Park Road,Victoria Park,Manchester was for sale for the price of £ 2,250.. It was a perfect property and area to have a mosque in but the question was how to raise the funds? There were only £ 500 in the Jamiat ul Muslimeen!s account.( The name of Jamiat ul Muslimeen, was first registered by a Muslim at 5 different places in England. at London, Woking, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow after the end of the Khilafat e Usmania in 1930s) A meeting was arranged for this purpose to discuss how to raise the funds?. In this meeting a prominent business man Mr Ahmad Dawood ( dawood textile ) promised to donate £ 1000.It was decided to buy the said property. The details of the raised funds were as under.

A sum of £1,000 was donated by Mr Ahmad Dawood, Mr M.Hanif and Mr M.Ismail,both from Memon community, contributed £ 750. A further sum of £ 500 was collected from the rest of the Muslim Community. Al-Hamdu Lillah the property known as West View at 22-Upper Park Road,Victoria Park was bought by Jamiat ul Muslimeen.The High Commissioner of Pakistan, H.E Ibrahim Rahmat Ullah, the Ambassador of Pakistan, came from London to inaugurate the opening ceremony.

The first President and Imam was Abdullah Kassas, from Syrian and Mr Akbar Ali, an engineering student, later on was awarded O.B.E. was the first G.Secretary of the Jamiat-ul-Muslimeen.He is still alive and lives in Liverpool ( Dec.2012) All the Muslim Student Unions, Egyptia,Syrian,Indian Pakistani and Afghani were having their offices in the mosque and used to held their meetings regularly.

Our youth, who are born and brought up in the U.K. might be interested to know about the history of the plot and property bought in 1949 by our elders for the community.The land registry record tells us as under:-

 The property trace goes back to Jamiat-ul-Muslimeen  1835
 The name of the plot was  West View
 It was first allotted to  Mr J Denison & Ors
 The property was also known as  West View
 Property was bought from  Miss M.Brennan
 Property was bought by  Jamiat-ul-Muslimeen
 Deed was transferred to  Nazir-ud-Din,Ahmad Hakki-el-Hille,Jan Mohammed,Cassin Ali Mohammed and Rukin Din-being trustees signed the deed and the relevent documents on behalf

It was a big 3 storey building consisting of basement, lounge, kitchen and two further rooms on the ground floor. 4 bed rooms on the first floor and further three bed rooms on the third floor. A sum of £550 was spent to make a room for prayer, a room for meeting and a room for sports. All bedrooms were let to students to generate the income to meet the running expenses.

Back yard was used to play volley ball and a net was fixed at the back yard. According to Mr Akbar Ali, they could not find a volley ball from any sport shop in Manchester and have to buy a no 1 football ( small for children) There were Afghani Students who used to play and teach volley ball game. Mr Akbar Ali was very proud that they introduced the volley ball game in the UK if not then at least in the Manchester area.Indoor sport facilities were available and competition were held regularly.

There were 10/15 regular Juma Namazi in the first few years and the first Eid was Celebrated by 50 Muslim,Hindu and Sikh community in the mosque. And the food was served on Eid. The food service was provided until the building was demolished for purpose built masjid. Sardar Mohammad (Boss) was the head of the food department. The population of Muslims were growing in Manchester area with a flow of labour immigrants from sub-continent to U.K. There was a need for a bigger hall for the congregation and other services it was decided in December 1968 to demolish the present building and build a purpose-built mosque. An architect was appointed to advise on this issue .There was a solicitors firm to advise on the legal issues and an chartered account firm to look after the accounts .A number of founder members moved to other cities with their jobs/works and new elections were the need of the time.