Deaf Islam

Proposed building of community centre for deaf children.

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Derelict land that has been blighted by fly-tippers for more than a decade is set to be revitalised with the building of a new community centre.

The Naqshbandia Active Development Association (NADA), which already runs the Jamia Masjid Naqshbandia Aslamia Islamic Centre in Tile Street, Manningham, has bought a stretch of land next to the centre and is in the early stages of planning to build a new hub for the community.

Nazim Ali, general secretary of the organisation, said: “It has been used for fly-tipping for a number of years – over a decade. Nothing’s been done, it’s just been left. We purchased it fairly recently and our idea is a multi purpose community centre to regenerate the area.”

NADA already runs interfaith community days, football coaching and tournaments for youngsters. Its £500,000 Islamic Centre was completedin 2010.

The association will now launch a fundraising drive to help it acquire the money for the new development.

It is hoped a centre for deaf children, which runs at the Islamic Centre, will be extended with the new building. NADA also wants to run classes, sporting activities and advice sessions.

“We know it’s a long-term project, but we built the Islamic Centre in five months,” said Mr Ali.

“What gives us hope is we’ve done a project before and people have seen we can deliver.”

He said the community centre was part of an ambitious plan to regenerate the area, provide a social setting for residents and create a “feel good factor”.

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Healthy Minds Training for Parents – Picture Gallery

In August 2012, during Ramadhan Kareem and over 3 weekends Jamia Masjid Naqshbandia Aslamia in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)delivered the ‘Healthy Minds Training’ for 30 parents.

Both parents and children attended the Deaf Islam training sessions. The purpose behind the training was for parents to connect and understand their children better who have disabilities and to achieve positive outcomes to increase the self-esteem of their children.

We are greatful to Martin Brown (NDCS) for facilitating the training. We are indebted to Abdul Oududh Choudhary for all the sterling work he has and continues to do with Deaf Islam.

NDCS have never worked with any masjids before which makes this ground-breaking project all the more significant.

We have deaf Islam classes running on Saturday afternoons for children with hearing and speaking disabilities. Alhamdulillah, these highly successful classes have been running for over 2 years now under Abdul Oududh Choudhary and Rizwan Rafiq.

Alhamdulillah Sum’ma Alhamdulillah due to our unprecedented success thus far, we are now delivering British Sign Language classes at the masjid.

For further information on the above please contact Abdul Oududh Choudhary on  07540 844900.