Accrington's first Islamic school in fundraising plea

Accrington's first Islamic school in fundraising plea

Accrington's first Islamic school in fundraising plea

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A FUNDRAISING campaign to build Accrington’s first major Islamic school has just days left to hit its total.

Accrington-based IQRA Learning hope to open a £10million school and sports facility in the Exchange Street area of the town.

Text messages were sent out at the weekend, urging supporters to donate, as the organisation had just seven days to raise the remaining £390,000.

Mufti Miah, who is one of the founders of the project and a trustee of the charity, said it had to raise the money within a six month time limit, but he was confident the appeal would be successful.

He said: “Basically it was a six month contract, that was the time agreed, but we do have last minute backers and benefactors, who we’re approaching.

“We’re very close to the total, we have benefactors who will cover any shortfall. We’re absolutely confident we will reach the total.”

The free school, which is not due to open for several years, will not just be open to Muslim children.

Mr Miah, who lives close to Accrington, said: “There’s a long time left, years left for this project, it’s a massive project.

“It will have an Islamic ethos, but it will open to everybody.

“It will be a school that has its doors open to anyone, regardless of religion, race or creed.”

He said the idea has come about because of a demand from parents.

He said: “We’ve been running an after school, teaching Arabic and Islamic studies, and there’s been demand for children to study in an Islamic ethos school, something to fit the demands of the community, and take the community forward.

“The school will good children good role models and help them to develop, it will be a positive force in the community.”

A website for donations to the project has been set up at: safatrust.com.

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1:25pm Wed 26 Feb 14

churchman says...

thought we already had a islamic school in accrington,called hyndburn park. not be long before the council offer to pay the rest of the funds.
thought we already had a islamic school in accrington,called hyndburn park. not be long before the council offer to pay the rest of the funds. churchman
  • Score: -2

3:21pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ste220 says...

nothing like the good old integration eh.
nothing like the good old integration eh. ste220
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Wed 26 Feb 14

workaholic says...

“It will have an Islamic ethos, but it will open to everybody"

Can't quite get my head around this - is something of a paradox ??
“It will have an Islamic ethos, but it will open to everybody" Can't quite get my head around this - is something of a paradox ?? workaholic
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ste220 says...

there will be stonings in detention, and hands removed for repeat offenders
there will be stonings in detention, and hands removed for repeat offenders ste220
  • Score: -3

4:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mys says...

Hang on a minuite I think I'm missing something here?why not spend the money on English schools there's enough that need it,or better still let's say we don't live in England anymore,why do our children have to go without to give bloody foreigners everything they ask for ,we have churches that are falling down, schools need repairs doing,NHS going under,just to keep others happy, it makes me sick
Hang on a minuite I think I'm missing something here?why not spend the money on English schools there's enough that need it,or better still let's say we don't live in England anymore,why do our children have to go without to give bloody foreigners everything they ask for ,we have churches that are falling down, schools need repairs doing,NHS going under,just to keep others happy, it makes me sick mys
  • Score: 8

6:12pm Wed 26 Feb 14

the white witch says...

So now instead of building mosques they are building schools, but what ARE they going to be teaching the kids????
So now instead of building mosques they are building schools, but what ARE they going to be teaching the kids???? the white witch
  • Score: 14

6:22pm Wed 26 Feb 14

e lancs says...

Another Islamic school which will eventually be paid for by the British taxpayer and defrauded no-doubt.
Another Islamic school which will eventually be paid for by the British taxpayer and defrauded no-doubt. e lancs
  • Score: 7

6:48pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Benpupdog says...

Yet another case of Asians segregating themselves from the British culture. There are plenty of Islamic schools in Pakistan already built. When is this country going to put a stop to these racist / religious acts of segregation by the Muslim Asian community and make it clear that if these people want to live in this country they must live in harmony with the British residents there culture and way of life.
Yet another case of Asians segregating themselves from the British culture. There are plenty of Islamic schools in Pakistan already built. When is this country going to put a stop to these racist / religious acts of segregation by the Muslim Asian community and make it clear that if these people want to live in this country they must live in harmony with the British residents there culture and way of life. Benpupdog
  • Score: 14

7:39pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

Benpupdog wrote:
Yet another case of Asians segregating themselves from the British culture. There are plenty of Islamic schools in Pakistan already built. When is this country going to put a stop to these racist / religious acts of segregation by the Muslim Asian community and make it clear that if these people want to live in this country they must live in harmony with the British residents there culture and way of life.
You say Britain, we are no longer Great Britain. now commonly known as little India.
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: Yet another case of Asians segregating themselves from the British culture. There are plenty of Islamic schools in Pakistan already built. When is this country going to put a stop to these racist / religious acts of segregation by the Muslim Asian community and make it clear that if these people want to live in this country they must live in harmony with the British residents there culture and way of life.[/p][/quote]You say Britain, we are no longer Great Britain. now commonly known as little India. Just an observer
  • Score: 0

12:15am Thu 27 Feb 14

sean_brfc says...

mys wrote:
Hang on a minuite I think I'm missing something here?why not spend the money on English schools there's enough that need it,or better still let's say we don't live in England anymore,why do our children have to go without to give bloody foreigners everything they ask for ,we have churches that are falling down, schools need repairs doing,NHS going under,just to keep others happy, it makes me sick
This isn't a school for foreigners, it's for British Muslim children who have a right to state-funded education as much as "our" children! The problem is that school ought to be a place where all children integrate and learn together without having religions shoved down their throats. Unless we want our towns to become / remain divided, we don't need any more faith schools.
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minuite I think I'm missing something here?why not spend the money on English schools there's enough that need it,or better still let's say we don't live in England anymore,why do our children have to go without to give bloody foreigners everything they ask for ,we have churches that are falling down, schools need repairs doing,NHS going under,just to keep others happy, it makes me sick[/p][/quote]This isn't a school for foreigners, it's for British Muslim children who have a right to state-funded education as much as "our" children! The problem is that school ought to be a place where all children integrate and learn together without having religions shoved down their throats. Unless we want our towns to become / remain divided, we don't need any more faith schools. sean_brfc
  • Score: 3

10:28am Thu 27 Feb 14

Commenting says...

The source of finance is probably from Deobandi and/or Wohabi interests as they are the missionaries who are pledged to spread Islam and destroy the infidels.
The source of finance is probably from Deobandi and/or Wohabi interests as they are the missionaries who are pledged to spread Islam and destroy the infidels. Commenting
  • Score: -1

9:10pm Thu 27 Feb 14

hairy mary says...

My missus keeps eating cream cakes
My missus keeps eating cream cakes hairy mary
  • Score: -3

9:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ossybsting says...

I don't get it
I don't get it ossybsting
  • Score: -2

10:13pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Venomp says...

Guys this school will be built by the Saudi Arabia n's
Guys this school will be built by the Saudi Arabia n's Venomp
  • Score: 4

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