Decades of Muslim worship
The history of Newham North Islamic Association (NNIA) dates back to 1974 when it was established to cater for the religious, social and cultural needs of a growing Muslim community in Newham, east London. Since the early 1990s, Green Street Mosque has been the home of NNIA.
The mosque was one of the first to offer facilities for Muslim worshippers in the city’s borough and also became the first organisation in Newham to provide a dedicated and equally equipped facility for women.
From humble beginnings, over almost 50 years, the centre has been extended and modernised to cope with the growing demands of the thriving local population. The mosque is also able to support people with special needs, such as offering wheelchair access and lifts to different floors.
We are a non-profit organisation and registered as charity.
The Green Street Masjid is mainly run by volunteers, including people from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. We are very grateful for the hard work and dedication of the trustees and management committee.
The vast experience of our committee allows the mosque to deliver many excellent services to the local – and wider – community.
We also rely on the work of the Imams of the mosque, who lead the prayer, as well as the teachers at the madrassha.
Apart from our role in the Masjid, members of NNIA play an active part in the wider community, including such activities as enabling school visits and forming an excellent relationship with the local police.
Green Street Masjid also supports UK and overseas charities and our work has been featured in local newspapers many times.
As part of a wider community, we are affiliated with and connected to:
- The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SCARE): An independent advisory body for the provision of Local Authority religious education.
- Newham Mosque Alliance: An advocate of interfaith, inter-religious dialogue and of multiculturalism.
- The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB): The UK’s largest and most diverse national Muslim umbrella organisation.
- Faithful Friends: A group that aims to build friendships between people of different faiths.
- Union of Muslim Organisations (UMO): A group that raises awareness, educates and promotes better relationships between different religious and racial groups.
Find out more
We are proud that Green Street Masjid has an open-door policy and we welcome everyone. Please do drop-in at the centre or contact us to find out more.