Press Releases

Bradford Islamic Centre targeted for anti-Muslim hate

There is need for all of us in the community to work together to ensure that sectarianism, radicalism or extremism is not allowed to flourish.

The Mother’s Union at St John the Baptist Church visit Al Mahdi Centre

The Mother's Union and members of the Men's group went on an interfaith
visit to the Al Mahdi Wessex Jamaat, on 8th June, 2015.

20 Years: A Celebration of Friendship - 19th January 2015

A documentary to mark the 20 years of friendship between Wessex Jamaat and Portsmouth Cathedral celebrated on the 19th January 2015.

Local Muslim Community condemns the senseless murder in Paris

We are terribly shocked and dismayed to learn of the barbarous attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris on 7th January, 2015 leaving 12 people murdered and a number critically wounded.

Statement: Situation in Iraq

The World Federation of KSIMC and The Council of European Jamaats clarifies Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husaini al-Sistani's statement concerning the current situation in Iraq.

Portsmouth youth proceeding to Syria and the divisive sectarian comments

We were saddened and dismayed to learn from the BBC programme Newsnight aired on 20th November, 2013 of a 23 year old young man from Portsmouth who has proceeded to join the rebel forces in Syria. Further we are shocked and worried to hear divisive sectarian rhetoric from the brother of the young man in Portsmouth.

Ashra-Muharram 1435 Statement

Dear Mu’mineen,

Salamun alaykum,

In response to the announcements from other UK Jamaats and organisations, the Wessex Jamaat Executive Committee have considered the situation and in consultation with the Resident Alim, Shaykh Fazle Abbas Datoo, we would like to make the following announcement:

Joint Statement from the Muslim Community Regarding Woolwich Murder


On behalf of the Muslim Community, Local Muslim leaders have joined forces to strongly condemn the horrific murder that took place on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 in Woolwich, London.

One of the fundamental values of Islam is peace and the Islamic faith is a peaceful religion. The attackers who claim to have carried out this evil deed in the name of Islam have insulted Islam.