The Al-Raza Foundation Background
The AL-Raza Foundation is a religious organisation, registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Our aims and objectives are to raise awareness and enhance the Muslim Shi’ite religion in the local community in a peaceful and orderly manner. We are not a profit making commercial company/organisation. Our organisation is structured in accordance with the guidelines outlined by The Charity Commission of England and Wales. The Foundation operates in line with its constitution, which is approved by The Charity Commission of England and Wales. Our Executive Committee (EC) is the management body for the Foundation, and its members’ are also the designated Trustees for the Foundation. We also have an Executive Presidents Board, which is an advisory body. The Foundation is commercially supported by its members’ monthly subscriptions and donations. We also submit full annual accounts detail to the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
Aims and Objectives
The objectives of the Association shall be to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Greater Manchester and in particular those of the Shi’ite Muslims in a manner consistent with the teachings and traditions of the Shi’ite faith (Fiqua Jafaria) without distinction of sex or of political or other opinion by the following:
Providing facilities in the interests of social welfare for the recreation and other leisure time occupation of such inhabitants with the objective of improving their conditions of life.
Providing facilities for religious functions and the performing of religious rights and ceremonies in accordance with the Shi’ite faith including marriages and funerals.
Advancing education concerning the Muslim religion and culture.
Establishing or securing the establishment of a centre and managing or co- operating with any local statutory authority or organisation in the maintenance of such a centre for activities promoted by the Association in enhancement of the above objectives.
8 Park Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester M19 3AQ, UK