Albaseera Bristol Centre is situated near the city centre of Bristol. It gives easy access to Muslims working in the central Bristol as well as the highly populated Easton, Barton Hill and St Paul’s areas. The centre facilitates 300+ worshippers.
It is our aim to make the centre a welcoming venue for the Somali youth in Bristol. We organise dedicated lessons, seminars, sermons and workshops for them. We are fortunate to have a sub-committee that looks after the youth problems. We are delighted to have women only sessions, where our sisters can gather together to learn about their religion and worship. The centre offers facilities for all women who want pray at all times. Helping those who are vulnerable within our community is very important to us. We try to help those who have moved to Bristol recently as well as those who have been living long time in the city.
Our long term aims is to have a centre that provides a facility where all Muslims can worship, where all parts of our community can gather together, and we are part of a peaceful, Vibrant and harmonious city.
There are wide ranges of activities that take place in our centre in pursuance of its charitable aims. The trustees believe that these activities provide benefit both to those who use our centre and the wider community of Bristol. During the year under review, we offered following activities and services:
Prayers: The centre is open every day for daily and Friday prayers. More than 200 people visit the centre every week for their daily pray, and over 500 attend regularly Friday prayers.
Ramadan: We prepare food during Ramadan for those attending our centre who wishes to break their fast together. During these blessed days, over 100 people, male and female, visit the centre to pray the Tarawiih every evening. Due to number of visitor on the Eid days, we hired both Eids St Pauls Sport centre, so all families can enjoy their festive days.
Community Centre Halls and class rooms: Our halls and class rooms are available for use by local communities. For the year under review only, our facilities have been used for various reasons such as Aqiiqa (Child birth celebration) and wedding parties. Various committees both within Albaseera and outside Albaseera use our venues for their regular meetings. There are no charges for our facilities when it is used for common good.
Open Day: We organise open days at least once every 2 year. Open days have been widely advertised in the local media. Massive crowd attend especial from non-Muslims who are interested in Islam and masjid operations, lots of people have participated including local councillors, police, local media and the wider communities within Bristol.
Annual Umra for youth: the D’awa committee organise for the youth with the consent of their parent Umra trips in the month of ramdan.
Football : Madrassa committee in partnership with Youth Committee organise football tournament during half terms, a lot of children and young persons.
Quran competition : Madrassa committee organise yearly quran competition and the winners are give prices