Press Releases

University of Chichester students visit Al Mahdi Centre 2015

Wessex Jamaat held the "Know Your Muslim Neighbour" programme on Monday 17th November, 2014. This is an annual event whereby Religious Education trainee teachers from the University of Chichester meet with the youth and members of Wessex Jamaat to gain a practical insight on Islam and Muslims.

Local Muslim Community releases statement following the killing of Father Jacques Hamel

Please read on to find a joint press statement by local muslim leaders, strongly condemning the killing of Father Jacques Harmel and acts of terror.

Local Muslim community condems terror attacks around the world: Message of prayers for the victims

In response to the shocking and horrifying attacks on innocent victims in a multitude of countries witnessed in this month, the local Muslim community issues a statement of solidarity with the victims of terror attacks around the world, regardless of country, race, religion or political ideology.

Food with Friends Event

On Sunday, 6th March, 2016, a group of volunteers conducted a programme called 'Food with Friends', which took place in Southsea, Portsmouth. The following report will describe the aims of this initiative and provide a summary for the event.

Annual Muslim-Christian Gathering: A reflection by Ridhae Sheikh

A reflection by Ridhae Sheikh on the annual Muslim-Christian gathering held at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Annual Muslim-Christian Gathering: A reflection by Luke Fitzgerald

A reflection by Luke Fitzgerald on the annual Muslim-Christian gathering held at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Annual Muslim-Christian Gathering - Address by Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo | 2nd February 2016

Annual Muslim-Christian Gathering at Portsmouth Cathedral on the occassion of Christmas 2015: Address by Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo, Resident Alim/Imam of Wessex Jamaat.

Sheikh Nimr Statement

As British Muslims, we are shocked and appalled by the execution at a time when sectarian tensions are increasing throughout the Middle East and spreading across the world.

Statement: Local Muslim community condemns Paris attacks

"We are deeply shocked and profoundly saddened at these appalling acts of terror and violence perpetrated against innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are for those killed or injured..."