The Al Ikhlas Culture and Education Centre was officially established in February 2013. Centred in the middle of Broadway, Cardiff, the building was bequeathed by a member of the community as an act of altruism which provides ongoing benefit to others. Al Ikhlas Culture and Education Centre’s motto is, ‘Dedication, Sincerity and Unity’. This is an elaboration of the meaning of ‘Al Ikhlas’ which is one of the chapters (112) in the Quran. Sincerity in motives being purely for Allah (Almighty God) is the bedrock for the success of anything.
Al Ikhlas is one of fourteen Islamic Cultural and Educational Centres and Mosques in the Cardiff area. We belong to the Sunni tradition of Islam, adhering to the Quran and the way of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We conform to the way of the majority (Ahlus Sunnah wal Jammah). We do not promote any one particular ideology or school of thought, but we respect their teachings.
The local Muslim population in Adamsdown has grown in recent years such that it is difficult to accommodate the growing demand for Friday prayer space, education classes, and other activities. Our intention is for Al Ikhlas Culture and Education Centre to cater for the growing needs of our diverse local community, which includes people from a range of backgrounds, and to build bridges with wider society. Al Ikhlas Culture and Education Centre welcomes everyone regardless of their religion, faith or background.
Al Ikhlas is close to a burgeoning asylum seeker and recent refugee community. Therefore, by default, Al Ikhlas quietly assists the integration of asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales and create a harmonious society. Thus, Al Ikhlas is committed to a God Almighty centric, peaceful and prosperous Cardiff, where all communities respect each other and work together for the common good.
Our ambition is to extend the building and need all the support we can get to realise this ambition, so donations are most welcome.
Loving God. Loving People.
The Noble Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) last sermon
This Sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H in the ‘Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat
“O people! Listen to what I say. I do not know whether I will ever meet you at this place after this year. Your blood, your property and your honor are as sacred as this day, this month and this city (i.e., Makkah and the surrounding areas). “Behold! All practices of paganism and ignorance are now under my feet. The blood revenge of the Days of Ignorance (pre-Islamic time) are remitted. The first claim on blood I abolish is that of Ibn Rabi‘ah bin Harith who was nursed in the tribe of Sa‘d and whom Hudhail killed. Usury is forbidden, and I make a beginning by remitting the amount of interest which ‘Abbas bin ‘Abdul Muttalib has to receive. Verily, it is remitted entirely. “O people! Fear Allâh concerning women. Verily you have taken them on the security of Allâh and have made their persons lawful unto you by Words of Allâh! It is incumbent upon them to honour their conjugal rights and, not to commit acts of impropriety which, if they do, you have authority to chastise them, yet not severely. If your wives refrain from impropriety and are faithful to you, clothe and feed them suitably. “Verily, I have left amongst you the Book of Allâh, if you hold fast to it, you shall never go astray.” “O people, I am not succeeded by a Prophet and you are not succeeded by any nation. So, I recommend you to worship your Lord, to pray the five prayers, to fast Ramadan and to offer the Zakat (poor-due) of your provision willingly. I recommend you to perform the pilgrimage to the Sacred House of your Lord (Hajj) and to obey those who are in charge of you, then you will be awarded to enter the Paradise of your Lord.” “And you will be asked about me, what are you going to say?” They replied: “We bear witness that you have conveyed the Message and fulfilled your mission.” He then raised his forefinger skywards and then moved it down towards people while saying: “O Allâh! Bear witness.” He said that phrase thrice. Taken from: Ar-Raheequl Makhtum, The Sealed Nectar, Biography of the Noble Prophet, Salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam by Saifur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri pp. 905-909