Category #1 – Best Run Mosque:
This Category looks to award Mosque leaders who have shown outstanding qualities in leadership and management of their Mosque and/or Islamic centre. Teams that have either been selected or elected by the congregation to innovate and deliver outstanding facilities that service all. How Mosques responded to the COVID-19 pandemic will be a key factor in the judges decision this year.
Judges will be looking for commendations relating to management competence, in organising events, programmes, services, handling complaints, working with different communities, sharing their expertise, approachability and integrity.
2018 Winners: Al Manaar (Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre)
2019 Winners: Green Lane Mosque (Birmingham)
2020 Winners: Al Madina Mosque (Barking)
Shortlisted Mosques 2020
Al Madina Mosque
Al Madina Mosque is one of three Mosques in the UK awarded a ‘Beacon Mosque’ 5 star status. They have previously won Beacon Mosque awards in 2018 and 2019 ceremonies and have contributed greatly to the local community in Barking and Dagenham. They have provided innovative services that make the Mosque a beacon centre in London.
Green Lane Mosque
Green Lane Mosque was the 2019 winner of the Best Run Mosque award and one of the leading Beacon institutions in the UK. They provide a variety of services and support for the whole community in Birmingham from women, youth, elderly and people of other faith. They have been one of the leading examples of Mosques mobilising due to the COVID pandemic to support their local community through support programmes and services.
Minhaj Ul Quran
Minhaj Ul Quran is a Mosque and Islamic Centre founded in 1994 and has provided services for the community for over 20 years. They regularly provide: Free funeral services, Weekly evening school, Healthcare facility, Local community radio centre, COVID support, Interfaith work, Women and Sisters League and much more.
Ashford & Staines Centre
Ashford and Staines Community Centre is a vibrant centre offering a holistic range of religious, spiritual, educative, social and charitable services for the Muslim and wider community of Ashford and Staines, drawing on Islamic values and heritage, and delivering these with excellence. They offer a wide range of services to the community and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing various support services.
MKSI Leicester is a registered charity, community centre and Mosque that have been serving all forms of the community in Leicester. MKSI serve the local community comprising of over 600 regular attendees (230 member families) with daily prayers and programs including both religious and social functions for all demographics; general, ladies, seniors, youths and children. Programs are both within the centre and online covering a more national participation. Outreach, welfare and local charity including food bank, mental health and sports.