UKIM understands the importance of the role of the Masjid in Islam. It is the centre of a community and a hub from which all can benefit from a spiritual, education and social point of view. This website has been developed to inform you of the various projects UKIM Rochdale, Neeli Masjid is involved in through the help and support of the local community.
Neeli Masjid has been a part of Deeplish since 1969 and now stands as an architectural focal point of the area with its purpose built masjid which was completed in November 2006.
Neeli Masjid first opened its doors in 1967 to cater for the growing Muslim community in Rochdale. From the start Neeli Masjid recognised the importance of educating the youngsters and established the Medrassa (learning school). Over the years the Madrassa has educated thousands of boys and girls, allowing them to understand their religion and how to implement it into society.
Currently there are over 150 children who study at the Medrassa on a regular basis, Monday to Friday 5pm to 6.45pm. The teachers follow a syllabus ensuring that all children benefit from their time at the Medrassa. A wide range of subjects are covered which include Quran, Hifz, Urdu and Islamic studies. The success of this well established Medrassa is down to Allah (SWT) and the hard work of the teachers.
At the moment we have a couple of voluntary teachers who spend time with the children on fun and educational activities. These activities include Islamic and general knowledge quizzes, fund raising and competitions.
Teacher training sessions are held on a regular basis at the masjid and alongside our other UKIM branches. To supplement learning the teachers use white boards, projectors, computers and educational games. Examinations are held in these supplementary schools on annual basis. The Successful students are awarded certificates.
Speech Competitions are also organised each year in different categories including Qira'at, Na'at, Urdu speech and English speech. The comptetion is held at Neeli Masjid initially, those who perform well then compete with other branches in the north of England and finally those performing well compete with other nationally at UKIM's Annual Conference.
Regular parent evenings not only provide updates on their children’s learning but are a vital part of the medrassa’s philosophy working with parents to ensure the best possible education for all.
Enrolment takes place in at the beginning of January, April, July and October. Children join the medrassa aged 5-6 years, older children may be accepted following a strict interview process.
To add your child’s name on the waiting list please contact the masjid or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tafsir classes every sunday
There is a youth club for girls and boys who are under 15 every fortnight on a Friday. You will need to enquire with the Sister’s /Brothers section regarding membership. Activities include pool, table tennis, air hockey and much more. It is an opportunity for young girls and boys to chill out every other Friday after a hard week at school and also learn about the deen of Allah.