Additional Services

‘He governs all that exists, from the celestial space to the earth; and in the end all shall ascend unto Him [for judgment] on a Day the length whereof will be [like] a thousand years of your reckoning.’

(Quran chapter 32: verse 5)

Additional services refer to the supplementary offerings provided by a Mosque to cater to the diverse needs and well-being of its congregation and the wider community. These services extend beyond the core religious activities and aim to enhance the overall experience and support the holistic development of individuals.

Educational Programmes

Mosques that excel in providing additional services prioritise educational programmes that promote knowledge, personal growth and spiritual development. Assessors will evaluate the availability and quality of educational initiatives, such as Islamic classes, Quranic studies, Islamic history courses, and workshops on various aspects of faith. The Mosque should demonstrate a commitment to offering accessible and comprehensive educational opportunities for all age groups.

Community Outreach

Community outreach programmes play a vital role in connecting the Mosque with the local community and fostering positive relationships. Assessors will evaluate the Mosque’s engagement in outreach initiatives, such as collaborations with local organisations, interfaith dialogues, charitable projects and initiatives that address social issues. The Mosque should showcase a proactive approach in addressing community needs and promoting social cohesion.

Counselling and Support Services

Mosques can serve as valuable resources for individuals seeking guidance, counselling and support during challenging times. Assessors will measure the availability and effectiveness of counselling services provided by the Mosque, such as marriage counselling, family counselling, financial advice and assistance for personal and emotional well-being. The Mosque should demonstrate a commitment to fostering a supportive and compassionate environment for its congregation.


Youth and Family Programmes

Recognising the importance of nurturing the younger generation, Mosques should offer programmes tailored to the needs of youth and families. Assessors will evaluate the range and quality of youth activities, such as youth clubs, leadership development programmes, mentoring initiatives and sports and recreational activities. Additionally, assessors will consider the availability of programmes and support for families, such as parenting workshops, matrimonial services and family-oriented events.

Health and Well-being Initiatives

Mosques that prioritise the well-being of their congregation may offer health-related services and initiatives. Assessors will review the Mosque’s efforts to promote physical and mental well-being, including fitness classes, health workshops, seminars on healthy lifestyles and awareness campaigns on prevalent health issues. The Mosque should demonstrate a commitment to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and caring for the overall well-being of its community.

Special Needs Support

Inclusivity and accessibility are important aspects of a Mosque’s additional services. Assessors will judge the Mosque’s provision of support and facilities for individuals with special needs, including wheelchair accessibility, designated prayer areas, educational resources and programmes tailored to their requirements. The Mosque should exhibit a welcoming and accommodating environment for people with diverse abilities.