Services

 

Food bank

Our food bank gives out free food bags to any person in need, men and women, regardless of their faith or non-belief. This takes place the first Sunday of every month, 2:00-3:00 pm, at the Angelou Centre, 17 Brighton Grove, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5NS. Each food bag typically contains rice, pasta, tins and jars of food. A formal referral is not required and people can just turn up (or email beforehand to let us know they are coming). Please note, before providing anyone with a food bag we will ask the reason why they are in need and they will have to provide proof of their name and address.

 

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Food bank calendar 2019

 

Muslim mental health campaign

This campaign aims to increase awareness around mental health within the Muslim community in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear through training, education and practice. Led by Imam Raza, the campaign aims to do the following:

a) Train Imams/Muslim scholars and community leaders in issues around mental health by liaising and collaborating with community mental health services relevant to the community in which people reside.

b) Produce resources relevant to the community/ethnicities regarding mental health and provide training in accordance with the information.

c) Have Imams coherently speaking on this topic during their Khutbah (Friday religious sermon) and create mental health surgeries in Mosques and community centres.

d) Produce research and investigate areas related to Muslim communities and mental health.

e) Work with universities to provide mental health support to Muslim students.

f) Create a team of volunteers and associates to work consistently on mental health matters by leading events, workshops and discussions.

 

Consultancy

The Muslim Initiative acts as a consultant to public and private sector organistions, such as local government, NGOs, healthcare providers and the media, on a range of topics related to Islam and Muslims. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

New Muslim mentoring scheme

Have you recently embraced Islam or were you born Muslim and rediscovering your faith? Are you looking for help and support? The Muslim Initiative has a team of volunteer mentors who can help you in your journey. You will be allocated a personal mentor who will give you support and friendship. Besides regular one-to-one meetings and social interaction, you will be offered instruction in the necessary elements of the Islamic faith so that you can begin to practice Islam in its true form.

 

Marriage and family counselling

The Muslim Initiative can provide a marriage/nikah service, alone or via local mosques if requested. In addition, our resident scholar can help with marital problem solving and advise on martial breakdown and domestic abuse. 

 

Youth advice

The Muslim Initiative can arrange Islamic education and training for young people via our local partners. Our resident scholar can also provide advice to youths and parents on home and school problems.

 

Muslim health advice

Medical issues often cause confusion among Muslims, as many people do not know which practices are in accordance with Islamic belief and which practices are not. Our resident scholar can provide advice on these matters to both Muslims and health professionals. The Muslim Initiative can also arrange Hajj vaccinations and male circumcision via our local partners.

 

Bereavement and burial advice

Our resident scholar can provide advice on all aspects relating to the death of a loved one. This includes on-call visits to your home or hospital, burial/janazah services via our local partners and mosques, and inheritance advice.

 

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