The Centre was bought by the local community, a 2.2m project. So far over £800,000 has been raised. The Islamic Forum Trust originally planned to build the Oldham Muslim Centre on a derelict land on Dunbar street in Oldham, however with the availability of the Compass House complex which was bigger and already built to house the facilities and services needed. The Land was sold for £300,000 to raise money for the purchase of the Compass House, the rest of the £500,000 has been raised mainly by the local community and also throughout the UK.
Yes, the Oldham Muslim Centre houses a Masjid inside.
It was inspired by the growing problems of social issues, poor education and health problems of mainly our Bangladeshi community in Oldham. The need for a centre that could tackle and solve these problems was in great need, thus the Islamic Forum of Europe took the initiative with the support and on behalf of the community to purchase the Compass House complex to deliver this dream, thus we have today The Oldham Muslim Centre (OMC).
The Oldham Muslim Centre is a project established by Islamic Forum Trust (charity of Islamic Forum of Europe).
The Oldham Muslim Centre has some paid staff that are responsible for the day to day running of OMC from finance management, to room booking and event catering organisation. Casual staff are employed at times during Ramadan and other busy periods to help meet the demands of the community and provide a 24 hour round the clock service.
Yes, The Oldham Muslim Centre has a full time Imam and Khateeb who leads the five daily prayers including Jumuah for the public.
There are many activities that take place at the OMC, for people of ages, backgrounds and cultures, women, children, youth, elders and wider community. Projects range from education to health to religious and spiritual and many more.