It was with deep sadness that we learnt about the tragic and horrible incident that struck the great city of Manchester last night.
We echo the words of the Mayor and Leader of Manchester – that we are all united in grief and united against this type of hatred.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We understand teenagers and children have been caught up in what the police has confirmed to be a terrorist attack. This is horrific, this is criminal. May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next.
We pay tribute to the police and emergency services who have worked valiantly to save lives last night. They were helped by civilians who rushed into offer their support. We urge all those in the region and around the country to pool together to support those affected.
The Muslim Youth Foundation (MYF) welcomes everybody to come to the centre for prayers, and to attend our various events and activities. We are peaceful, moderate, and tolerant organisation. We respect the views of all Madhahib (Schools of thought), However, we do not tolerate any kind of extremism or extremist ideologies inside this centre. We urge everybody to stay within Islamic and UK laws. Thank you for your co-operation.
The MYF was established to promote Islam to both Muslims and the wider society. The MYF was one of the pioneers in the UK in using the English language as its medium for all its programmes including the Friday khutbah as part of the Jumah salah. Initially the focus of the MYF was the development of Muslim youth through various educational, social and spiritual programmes including national youth camps with many of these youth going on to be productive, successful members of the community.
Muslim Youth Foundation has played a prominent part in promoting Inter-faith events in the local community over the years and during this period our members have partaken in many meetings with members of the local Anglican, Catholic, Jewish and Hindu community. We strive towards building bridges with all faith groups and our doors are open to everyone 7 days a week!