Visiting the WWICA Centre
Visits to WWICA should be booked in advance by telephone, email, post or in person. Preferred visit times and days are between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. (Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only)
Special – Friday, early morning or late evening - visits can be arranged on request and are subject to availability.
A usual visit to the mosque consists of the following:
Multi-media presentation about Islamic faith.
Q&A and discussion session.
A guided tour of the mosque building accompanied by a faith guide.
Observation of one of the daily or special prayer services.
Interactive activities for school children.
We usually provide snacks or treats for visitors. Please let us know if any visitors suffer from any allergies in this respect.
For primary school children, we also have special worksheets prepared about the mosque which they may take back with them. There is also free literature on Islam for all visitors.
Shahjalal Mosque is very popular and heavily booked for organised visits and guided tours. Thus it is part of our activity to receive school visits as Islam forms part of a World Religion taught in state schools as part of the National Religious Curriculum.
This therefore presents the WWICA with an opportunity to explain the many aspects of Islam to these students. These visits normally are organised on a prior appointment basis only by booking via our online booking form, whereupon they are given a tour of the whole Mosque premises, followed by a "Question & Answer" session. Some schools may bring their own work sheet of questions for their students to go through with our guide. Various simple leaflets and Islamic literature are presented to the students if and when the needs arise. Part of the tour will involve taking all the visitors to our exhibition Centre where we have plethora of topics for students and staff to engage with.
In addition to students from secondary schools the WWICA Mosque also entertains similarly adult groups of visitors from a wide range of background such as Social Workers, Religious Education Teachers, Health Workers, Race Relation Officers, University Lecturers and Students, and Lay Visitors alike. To satisfy weekend demand the same service is provided.
Once you have submited your online application form. You will receive a confirmation email.
- All adult visitors and children above the age of 12 are requested to observe modest dress when visiting the mosque. Most aspects of a standard school uniform are quite appropriate as long as arms and legs are covered.
- Female visitors may cover their heads to show respect to other worshippers or to enrich their own experience.
- Young children under the age of 12 are not considered to be adults and may dress as they do in school unless they wish to adopt any part of Muslim attire for the day (hats/scarves) to enliven their visit.