ABOUT BRACKNELL

Bracknell has a much longer and richer history than its present  Town character would suggest.

Look a little deeper and there are many interesting fragments of history which continue to shape Bracknell today.

You will quickly realise the role played  by the muslim community amongst other in unlocking Bracknell’s growth by filling deficit of uses highlighted by bracknell cultural gap analysis (page 34)

TIMELINE

2004
Survey identified the need for a muslim organisation in Bracknell
Survey of muslims living and working in Bracknell Forest and the surounding area
2005
First informal meeting
First gathering at Br Abdul Nur House in Harmans water (still resident in 2020) to discuss as to how the whole project should proceed
2020
Planning application for the first Masjid and community centre in Bracknell Approved
Planning Committee Decision- Thursday, 23 April 2020 6.30 pm Head of Planning resolution application 19/00753/FUL APPROVED
01 November 2004
24 December 2005
Thursday, 23 April 2020 6.30 pm

ABOUTBracknell Islamic
Cultural Society

BICS is a non profit organisation serving Bracknell Forest community
particularly the islamic minority for more than 10 years.
Visit BICS page on the Charity Commission

10 

years of CommunityService

Our primary aim is to build bridges of peace and unity across our multicultural society. Through a diverse set of activities, BICS aims to introduce Islam in its purest form as a tolerant and compassionate way of life.

OUR VISION

01. Build a Masjid

Establish the first purpose-built mosque in Bracknell Forest as an Islamic centre of excellence for our diverse multicultural area

02. Promote tolerance

Build exceptional interfaith relations and dialogue, promoting tolerance and understanding across all parts of the community

03. Drive change

Partner cohesively with community groups across Bracknell Forest to support civic improvement and drive positive change

04. Help the needy

Provide robust social, charitable, educational and where possible financial support mechanisms to those in need

OUR SERVICES

  • Mosque Organisation and Governance
  • Congregational Worship and Islamic Rites
  • Islamic Education Facilities
  • Social and Religious Facilities (e.g. marriages, funerals etc)
  • Mosque Organisation and Governance
  • Congregational Worship and Islamic Rites
  • Islamic Education Facilities
  • Social and Religious Facilities (e.g. marriages, funerals etc)

Our Projects

Masjid Project

Establish the first mosque in Bracknell Forest as an Islamic centre of excellence for our community

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Seerah Course

A journey through the life of the greatest prophet of Allah

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Madrassah

This is a unique project for the benefit of upcoming generations

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Current Board Officers

Basit Larry Kukoiyii

عبد الباسط

Chairman

Shamsul Aripin

شمسول

Treasurer

The longest-serving
member since inception 2005

Alhagie Sanneh

الحاجي

Secretary

Notable BICS' serving members

Imam Abdul Baqi Mohammed

First Imam

Abdul Nur

First meeting Host

Mohammed Riyaz

First Chairman 2005

Azhar Ghose

First secretary
BICS constitution designer (solicitor)

Jamil Hashim

First Treasurer

Hassen Boodoo

First meeting

Farooq Awan

First meeting

Assila Bibi Tegally

First sister Trustee

Mahmood Malik

First meeting

Abdul Mukid

First meeting

Sakoor Tegally

First meeting

Shahid Mokul

First meeting

Mohammed Sinbad

First meeting

Asir Khan

First meeting