Visits & Tours
To book a visit please write to :
Mr Rana Tufail
City Central Mosque Stoke on Trent
Provide 1st and 2nd choice of visit date, Education level, organisation and amount of visitors.
EDUCATIONAL VISITS POLICY
Visits to City Central Mosque must be booked in advance. 30 days notice is preferable.
All visitors must comply with the dress code and etiquette for visiting the City Central mosque.
There is no charge to visit the City Central Mosque but if you would like to make a donation towards
the mosque’s educational programme please make all cheques payable to: ‘Stoke-on-Trent MWCA’
(Muslim Welfare & Community Association).
RISK ASSESSMENTS AND HEALTH AND SAFETY
Please remember that you are responsible for doing your own risk assessment. If you make a
preparatory visit you will be advised of any important points to look out for. Please do not ask any of
our representatives to check or sign any sections of your risk assessment form as they do not have
any responsibility to do so.
We require you to have at least one adult to every six children in a group containing pupils of school
years one to three. The ratio must be at least 1 to 10 for four to sixteen years.
Group leaders must take responsibility for their group and supervise their pupils or students during the
visit. Teachers must ensure that they are closely supervised at all times while on site. As part of risk
assessment, group leaders should check with their Local Education Authority or employer about their
own insurance and health and safety requirements.
Dress Code and Etiquette
Modesty, cleanliness and purity are the basic tenets on which one’s appearance are
based for presenting oneself before Allah Almighty. Based on these the following
aspects need to be kept in mind while visiting the City Central Mosque, be it for prayer
or for simple observation or for lessons.
- All parts of the arms and legs should be modestly covered.
- It is not permissible to wear only T shirts/vests or shorts when visiting the Mosque.
- Women and girls should wear modest full length skirts or loose trousers.
- When entering the mosque prayer halls, women should cover their hair and head with a scarf.
- All would need to take their shoes off when entering the prayer halls.
- Please speak softly whilst inside the mosque and prayer halls therefore one should refrain from shouting and loud laughter within the prayer halls.
- If there are copies of the Quran in Arabic, do not touch them without Wudhu or ablution.
- You should not have on your possession any alcoholic beverage or food containing pork or pork-related substance.
- Dogs are strictly not allowed within the precincts of the mosque.
- Switch off your mobile phones, beepers, pagers or any other device which would cause distraction.
- Please seek permission from your guide before taking photographs or making a video recording.
- No food or drink to be consumed within the prayer halls.
- Remind the group that the Mosque is a public building and one should behave respectfully within the mosque grounds and prayer halls.
The City Central Mosque is open to all the community and would like to work with everyone to promote understanding, love, respect and peace within our wider community. Please do provide feedback of your experience at the mosque so that we can improve and maintain a high standard for all who walk through our doors.