FAQs for visitors to Masjid Alhikmah

  • When can my family start to use the facility?

    Phase 1 construction is now complete.Once funds are in place for Phase 2 (interior fitout), works will commence, duration 16 weeks.

  • Can women attend and do women have access anytime?

    We will have dedicated facilities for women with a purpose built entrance accessible anytime. For example women can join Jumma congregation because of dedicated space.

  • How do I get to the Masjid?

    Walk – It is preferable according to the Sunnah to walk calmly to the Masjid, we believe that every step is rewarded immensely.

    Bus – Our central location is very accessible via multiple bus routes.

    Car – Nelson Street is a quiet one way street with 56 on-street parking spaces, generally up to 25 free spaces are available at different times of the day.

    Furthermore there is additional parking in the multi storey car park on West North St. Why not car share with your neighbour or work colleague gain additional reward and save our beloved planet.

  • What is the total investment required for completion?

    The total investment required is approximately £1.7 million and the building has been donated.

  • Why was this location chosen?

    It is centrally located, and on a quiet leafy street, within easy walking distance of the city centre, college, university and supermarket. It also has great public transport access.

  • What role can I play?

    The Alhikmah Foundation needs your dua, advice and support.Your skills, knowledge and experience are warmly welcomed and will ultimately benefit the community.

  • What are the channels for giving feedback?

    We really want your honest feedback so the charity can continually improve our proposals and facilities. You can give us feedback anytime via this form

  • When can I donate?

    We have launched our fundraising campaign Alhamdulillah and your Sadaqa Jariyah will be welcome online, by cheque or in person.

  • Will I see how my Sadaqa will be invested?

    We will be open and transparent and commit ourselves to providing regular updates via our website.

  • What is the relationship with AlNoor, AMIC, AMWA, AUMSA, Crown Terrace, Islam Aberdeen, Jamaat, Spital Youth Club?

    As the Alhikmah Foundation is a new charity, insha’Allah we're looking forward to collaborating with all these and any similar organisations for the benefit of the community.

  • What is the charity setup?

    The Alhikmah Foundation is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), and is managed by committed professional volunteers from a range of ethnic backgrounds, ages and schools of thought.

  • Have you appointed an Imam?

    We are currently in the refurbishment stage and insha’Allah closer to completion we will commit to best recruitment practice to select an Imam and other members of staff.

if there’s something you’d like to know and you can’t see the answer above, please ask via our feedback form

FAQs for our neighbours

  • Can you explain what this facility is for?

    It’s a new community facility and a place of worship for local families.

  • What will happen there?

    A wide range of community activities will take place including playgroups, education, social and religious services/worship.

  • Are you going to improve the rundown warehouse?

    Yes, our charity plans to invest over £1.7 million in order to provide a high quality facility that everyone can feel proud of. It will provide excellent support for local families.

  • When do you intend to start and how long will it take?

    Phase 1 construction is now complete.  Once funds are in place for Phase 2 (interior fitout), works will commence, duration 16 weeks. We hope there will be minimum disruption to the local community.

  • I’d like to visit – is that okay?

    We’d be very pleased to welcome you and show you around. Please get in touch and we’ll make all the arrangements.

  • Will there be more traffic?

    A little – we expect that there will be 20-30 people using the facility most of the time, and not everyone will arrive by car – in fact we encourage people to walk!

  • Will you generate any noise?

    During refurbishment, there may be some noise, but thereafter it will be no different to any other community hall. If there are any concerns from local residents, we’ll listen and respond.

  • How can I give you feedback?

    We really want your honest feedback so the charity can continually improve; you can give us feedback anytime via our website.

if there’s something you’d like to know and you can’t see the answer above, please ask via our feedback form

FAQs about Islam

  • What is Islam?

    The word ‘Islam’ is an Arabic word that means ‘submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God (Allah).’ The word comes from the same root as the Arabic word ‘salam’, which means peace. Islam teaches that only by submitting one’s will to Allah can one obtain true peace both in this life with one self, others and the environment, and in the life to come in the hereafter. The message of Islam is meant for the entire world and anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim.

    For more information please visit here

  • Who is a Muslim?

    The Arabic word ‘Muslim’ literally means‘ someone who submits to the Will of Allah.’ Being a Muslim entails complete acceptance and active obedience to the revealed Will of Almighty Allah. A Muslim is a person who freely accepts to base his beliefs, values and faith on the Will of Allah.

  • Who is Allah?

    Allah is the Arabic name for Almighty God and is used by Arabic speakers regardless of religious inclination and can be used interchangeably with all of the names that Allah has given Himself.

    In Islam the most important concept is the fact that Allah is One and nothing shares His attributes. He has no partners, no parents or offspring and is the ultimate Creator of the universe. He is the One who was the beginning and will continue after the end as we know it. Allah has created all things with a design and purpose Included in this is the creation of the Heavens and the Earth and all of mankind. Allah is same Creator that has been worshipped throughout time as the Originator of the universe.

    For more information on the concept of God in Islam please visit here

  • What is the Qur’an?

    The Noble Qur’an is the final revelation of the Will of Almighty Allah to all of mankind, which was conveyed through the Angel Gabriel, in Arabic, to the Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) in its sound, word and meaning over a period of 23 years.

    The Qur’an (sometimes spelled Koran) was written down during the Prophet's lifetime and memorised verbatim. It has been publicly and continually recited until the present day, therefore it has been perfectly preserved. The language of the Qur’an, Arabic, is still a living language to millions of people, so the Qur’an is still read in its original language by millions of people. Even today there are millions of people who have memorised the entire Qur’an, some as young as 3.

    You can download a free soft copy of the Qur’an here You can also order a free hard copy here

  • Who is Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him)?

    Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) was the last and final prophet and messenger that Allah sent to humanity. Muhammad explained, interpreted and lived the teachings of Islam.
    For more information on Prophet Muhammad please visit here

  • How can I become a muslim?

    On how to become a muslim please visit here

    For more information on Islam in other languages please click on the link
    If you are a new muslim and would like to learn more please feel free to contact us
    Also you may visit this site

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