Clement's Gate to establish an Islamic Centre
We are seeking therefore to establish an Islamic centre that will meet our needs and the needs of those who are like us or who share our concerns and have similar needs. This will be an Islamic centre in the American mould – one which is inclusive and inviting to the whole of the community that supports it, and is modelled on the Spanish example of al Madrasa – a retreat. It will be a place to relax, meditate, enjoy ourselves, learn and help others. It will be a place that people can visit after a hard week at work. Or a place that people can visit with their families knowing that everyone will be welcomed and that there will be something for everyone to do.
It will be architecturally unique, combining the best of local architecture with Islamic design. It will be a building that will add to the local landscape and a place that can just be visited for its beauty. It will be green, employing the best of technological advancement to make it as energy efficient as possible. But ultimately it will be a place for us to remember why we are here and in a way that doesn’t make us feel that we have to leave behind our local identities. If you would like to help with this, then please get in touch with us at www.clementsgate.org.uk