It all starts with why.
In 1985, a group of students and the local community came together and organised themselves to establish a place of worship for the growing Muslim community in the Fulham and surrounding areas. After much effort and fundraising, they successfully managed to obtain the freehold and modify the current building, which was previously Chelsea College (Bridges Place Annex) of Science and Technology University of London., into the Almuntada Mosque.
Shortly after, the Al Muntada Charity was established as well as the Almuntada School, followed by the overseas department.
As the department’s expanded, it became important that they each became an independent entity in order to adequately meet their needs. In 2014, a demerger took place and a separate entity, the West London Islamic Cultural Centre (WLICC) was established to manage the mosque and Dawah related activities.
- Founded 1986
- Students 20k
- Courses 10k
- Projects 75
Al Muntada Al Islami Trust was established in 1986 when it became a registered Charity.The Trust acquired the former Chelsea College Annex premises at Bridges Place which it has occupied since August 1986.
The first relief caravan was sent to Manera in Kenya with supplies which included food and medical aid. This same caravan also supplied help to villages in the surrounding areas. Al Muntada then signed a long term Memorandum of Understanding with Al - Basar Foundation for the provisions of mobile eye clinics in Nigeria.
With the registration of WLICC In 2014, we started our first Eid on the green at Eel Brook Common park, where thousands attend the annual Eid prayer and funfair on Eid Alfitr and Eid Aladha.
Following the closure of the mosque for several months due to COVID-19, the mosque has reopened with social distancing and safety measures in place to protect congregants.