Who are we?

We asked the same question of ourselves. Knowing who we are helping us to know what we are to do. We took some time to figure this out together as an Islamic centre trust since 1973.

This page describes the core desires and commitments of our  Muslim community.

  • mission describes our identity and purpose.
  • vision describes the way we seek to be faithful to the mission. The mission statement is more fixed, certain, and long-lasting while the vision, rooted in the mission, is more flexible and adaptable as we journey along.
  • distinctive describe some of the fundamental perspectives that shape the way we live and understand our world. Combined these words, not only describe who we are but orient us toward a life that we believe in one God only and Muhammad peace be upon him, is the last messenger and there is no Prophet after him.

The scope of RIC activities covers the varied areas of education and employment, health, crime and antisocial behaviour, media, quality assurance, young people and families.Through our work, we seek to promote an awareness of Islam amongst all communities, as well as foster understanding, better community relations and community cohesion. There is an appreciation that the issues of common concern within the community have to be tackled in a partnership community approach…We are Jamaat Ahle Sunnat ( جماعت اہل سنت ) and we follow the Hanafi school of thoughts .., Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is closer and dearer to believers than their own lives. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is spiritually alive in his grave (QABR-E-ANWAR). He listens and responds to the salutations and Darood Sharif that the Ummatee (followers) recite on them.

Vission

Our vision is to develop a successful, confident, and self-conscious Muslim community that makes a full and valuable contribution to the economic, spiritual and into their lives in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead.

  • God consciousness.
  • Respect, Dignity and Justice.
  • Serve.
  • Educate and Inspire.

Core Values

In Islam, worship is part of daily life and is not limited to mere rituals. The formal acts of worship are known as the five “pillars” of Islam. The five pillars of Islam are the declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage. More than a billion Muslims share a common set of fundamental beliefs that are described as “Articles of Faith.” These articles of faith form the foundation of Islamic belief system.

  • Live by the teachings of the Quran & the ‘Messengers’ sayings & actions.
  • Demonstrate selflessness, integrity, truthfulness, forgiveness, humility& modesty.
  • Continually acquire knowledge, learn and improve ourselves and help others to do the same
  • Treat each other and all people with respect, fairness and justice.
  • Take responsibility, work as a team, build relationships and partnerships based on doing the right thing.
  • Have energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.
  • Be accountable to each other, continually remember death, and fearing final accountability to Allah (swt).

Environment

Redhill Mosque works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local mosques. We enjoy excellent interfaith relations – and the strength of these relationships has stood us all in good stead during the recent testing years. Every year we organise an interfaith forum on religious tolerance with representation from all the major faiths.

  • Focus on the needs of the diverse Muslim community whilst ensuring services are open to all.
  • Meet the needs of the local community by promoting health, education and employment opportunities.
  • Provide Muslims and non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction.
  • Contribute to the social, cultural, spiritual and economic enhancement of the whole community, through policy and strategy development and service.
  • RIC has endeavoured to place the individual and collective needs of the Muslim community.

Mission

So what is a Mulsim to do? Can Muslim shun all political and social efforts to affect the culture? Certainly, if our consciences convict us to do so and as long as our motivation is pure and not an effort to appear holier than those who do choose to be involved.

Pride is too often the by-product of completely withdrawing from the culture. We are to be in the world, but not of it, and part of being in the world is modelling Muslim-likeness for the world and Muslim’s love toward one another.

Redhill Mosque works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local mosques. We enjoy excellent interfaith relations – and the strength of these relationships has stood us all in good stead during the recent testing years. Every year we organise an interfaith forum on religious tolerance with representation from all the major faiths.

  • Promoting Tolerance and Opposing Extremism.
  • Serving the Community, Working in Partnership.
  • Youth and Women: Encouraging Participation.
  • Environment, and community cohesion.
  • Our Imams and community workers encourage constructive engagement in society.

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