Masjid Ayesha Tottenham is served by imams Sheikh Abdul Mohymen and Hafiz Sayem Rahman.
Islamic Community Centre (ICC) was established through the hard work and devotion of its community members. The organisation began its community activities in a residential house and later on, moved to its present address as a result of the goodwill of the community and the support of Haringey council. ICC obtained its registered charity status from the Charity Commission on 24 June 1992. It is a single body organisation and does not have a parent organisation or any branch.
In the beginning, ICC served mainly the Asian community as they were settling down and integrating into the British society. As the number of people settling in the area increased, the service delivery had to be organised in a more structured and systematic way. ICC continued to diversify its services to meet the changing needs of its users and started providing advice, information and guidance on education and training in English for speakers of other languages and Information and Communication Technology and job search to adults to enable them to acquire skills and become independent.
Currently, it provides educational support in core subjects such as Maths, Science and English to young people through a homework club during weekends. Courses in Arabic language and Quran are also provided by the ICC. Over time, ICC has been expanding to serve other ethnic groups such as Africans, Arabs, African-Caribbeans and other communities.
The organisation is run on full democratic principles and is one of the few Muslim community organisations in the country to have women representation at the decision making level. The centre is committed to making the life of all sections of the community productive and pleasant.It endeavours to involve and empower young people in creative good work to help them grow as responsible citizens of this country. The centre operates on an open and transparent system where officers are fully accountable to the members.
Muslims in Tottenham started to organise themselves in hired accommodation at the old Downhills Primary School in Philip Lane, London N15.
Programmes included children’s weekend Arabic classes, Qur’an classes for adult men and women, Eid reunion and later tarawih prayers and iftar parties.
Move to the current site at 115 Clyde Road, London N15 4JZ, which used to be a glasses factory. The 120-year lease of the building was bought for £125,000. It had a capacity to hold about 200 people in congregation.
Apart from the mosque, the new premises accommodated the Islamic Community Centre.
Tottenham Mosque opened its doors at 257 Philip Lane, London N15.It became the first mosque to be established in Tottenham.
12 February 2005
Freehold title of the premises purchased from the local authority for £57,000.
27 September 2006
Planning permission obtained to build a two-storey building – Tottenham’s first purpose built mosque and community centre for Muslims.
2008 – 2010
The old building was demolished and the mosque operated temporarily from 201 Philip Lane, London N15.
Foundation for the new building was laid on 28 February 2008 and the construction of the new premises
began in earnest.
14 November 2010
The new mosque building opened to the community with an increased capacity of 600 people. The rebuilding
project cost £1.2million.