Application for land on Eleanor St. Submitted and completed.

September 2019
October 2019

Phase 1 Initiated

Raise funds to complete payment for Land

Phase 1 Deadline

Initial £200,000 Land Payment must be completed.

September 2020

Bayt Muhammad Academy is a centre of knowledge and light, a place for all to connect with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ. Operating for over ten years in the UK, we provide essential courses and services to the community at large.   

Since 2010, the Academy has resided in a small rented property, which does not fully cater for its daily activities or demand, with numerous men, women, children on the waiting list deprived of the sacred light they yearn to seek. Alhamdulillah after a decade of struggle we have purchased a piece of land through Qardh Hasanah which must be paid off by September 2020, and thereafter implement the vision and plan for a new centre that will become the UK’s first Shaafi’i Darul Uloom as well as a centre for one and all to seek sacred knowledge. We sincerely request your support. These funds will be your legacy, your Aakhirah – Insha Allah – as you become part of the foundations that reap the reward of every other structure, project, service and person that follows and rests upon it.

Help us build the UK's first Shaafi'i Darul Uloom

“Greatness of purpose, smallness of means.”


We have operated over ten years, running numerous daily classes of Qur’aan, Hadith, Seerah, Fiqh, Aqeedah, Tajweed, Arabic and more, as well as Dhikr majaalis, courses, events, prophetic sports, counselling, revert programmes and much, much more… all from a 2-bedroom terraced house on rent! Bi Tawfiqillaah!

“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modem history with Muhammad? …the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

– Alphonse de Lamartine | HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, PARIS 1854, VOL. 11, PAGE 276-77

These were the deep words by which the mission, vision and reach of the Prophet ﷺ was being described. With limited worldly resources he began his mission in the humblest manner: A handful of students quietly whispering in darkest night, enclosed in the small house of Al-Arqam in the Makkan vicinity. Today His Ummah congregates to form the largest annual gathering in the world, glorifying their Lord in brightest day, in the open expanse of the Masjid Al-Haram, the largest structure in Makkah.

Following in His blessed footsteps, we have operated from a small enclosed space on Cherry Street, Blackburn, with limited resources and no funding for over ten years. During which over:

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… all from a rented space in a 2-bedroom terraced house, Alhamdulillah! Bi Tawfeeqillah!

Our current site is heavily restricted and can no longer cater for ourdaily activities or cope with the demand. We have numerous men, women and children on the waiting list, deprived of the sacred light they yearn to seek.

YOU can help us change that!

Limited Spaces, Limited Classes.

With limited rooms available, there is a great restriction on daily classes. Currently we only have two small class spaces for Aalim Classes, thus only two concurrent year groups can be taught, with a new class having to wait three years before starting their first year.

Inadequate Classrooms

Classrooms are small and ill-equipped for the purpose of learning. The restrictive spaces are incapable of holding the demand of students, with no space for proper tables to hold the Quraan and sacred texts being studied.

No Scope for Improvement.

With the nature of a rented accommodation comes the restriction of improvement, and with the structure being a terraced house, there is no room for expansion either. The only option remaining is to relocate to a larger premises.

With only a handful of rooms, and a rented, temporary space, it is becoming increasingly difficult to continue. With countless people deprived due to the limitations of the current building. The nature or the property restricts us from expanding further, and renders multiple projects and initiatives on hold or cancelled indefinitely in the wait of a new space.

An entire community sharing a single terraced house

As the only higher education institution for the Shaafi’i madhab in the region, an entire community is forced to share a 2-bedroom house for the spiritual preservation and development of their future generations. Thus, hundreds of people are left with no space to come and learn how to perform their daily obligatory Salaah, how to fast in Ramadhan or perform Hajj according to their Madhab.

A landscape for opportunity

Alhamdulillah, after almost a decade of struggle we have managed to acquire a piece of land for the upcoming future of the academy, for which we urgently require funds from those whose names have been selected in the heavens, etched in the preserved tablets as those whom Allah blessed to be part of this legacy that will expand the possibilities and elevate the remembrance of Allah and His Messenger  

Expanding The Possibilities

With a new, expanded space we can open the door to hundreds of people yearning to connect with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ, to learn their religion, to rectify their spiritual states. We can help preserve an entire community that has been long deprived. We can provide additional services that are currently not possible. We can dream to please Allah even more, increase in His remembrance and deliver even more knowledge. A new space would allow us to have:


100’s More Students

Additional Services

Larger Dhikr Majaalis

More Local Events

Islamic Coffee House

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Prophetic Sports INITIATIVE

BETTER Learning Environment

Dedicated Womens Facilities

The UK’s first Shaafi’i Darul Uloom.

The UK’s first purpose-built centre providing a full higher
education curriculum in the Shaafi’i madhab, including the only
Shaafi’i Aalimiyyah Progamme in the western hemisphere.

Preserving the Legacy of Imaam Shaafi’i

A centre that preserves the light of the knowledge of Allah, His Messenger ﷺ, His Deen and His Commandments through the sound and accepted understandings that were formed and transmitted through the endeavours of the great Imaam Shaafi’i, who was the founder of one of the four primary Madhaahib (Schools of Thought) of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah . A legacy that enables millions across the globe to know how to worship their Lord and uphold His commandments.

A living link that connects us to the likes of great luminaries through the ages such as:






Ibn Hajr





Complete Dars Nazaami Alimiyyah Course

The centre will offer Full & Part time ‘Aalimiyyah courses based upon the highly acclaimed and internationally revered Dars Nizaami course structure

Hanafi + Shaafi'i Fiqh Concurrently

Courses will cater for both Hanafi & Shaafi’i students, making it the sole avenue in the region covering Shaafi’i Fiqh for scholarly discourse.

Women's Aalimiyyah Programme

A true opportunity for females to receive in-depth scholarly discourse at the highest level, reviving the legacy of female scholarship.

Mind. Body. Soul.

A centre for all to connect with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ

Be it through Worship, remembrance or study. Be it through
committed programmes, seasonal events or one-day intensives.
Beginner, intermediary or expert. Man, woman or child. This is a centre
where one and all can connect to Allah and Our Master Muhammad ﷺ.

'Aalimiyyah Courses

'Aalimiyyah Courses

Hifdhul Qur'aan Classes

Hifdhul Qur'aan Classes

Tajweed Courses

Tajweed Courses

Fiqh Courses

Fiqh Courses

Seerah & Shamaail

Seerah & Shamaail

Spirituality Classes

Spirituality Classes

Weekly Salawaat Majlis

Weekly Salawaat Majlis

Womens Classes

Womens Classes

Evening Classes

Evening Classes

Reverts Classes

Reverts Classes

Marriage Services

Marriage Services

Reverts Coffee Evenings

Reverts Coffee Evenings

Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Drug Recovery Support

Drug Recovery Support

Multilingual Support

Disabled Access

Special Needs

Digital Facilities

DBS/CRB Cleared Staff

Safeguarding Procedures

A classroom for every type of discourse, and student.

From the humbling simplicity of traditional floor-seating classrooms elevated by the study of a heavenly word, to the comfort and facility of modern table-seating and digital classrooms, providing access to a world of scholars and saintly tradition across the blessed Muslim lands. State of the art classrooms designed for all types of students and discourses.

Traditional Madrasah Classroom

Our dream includes classrooms that are built upon sheer simplicity and humility. Clean, minimalist designs that reflect the purity of Islam, removing any distractions and shifting the focus onto the fusion of light and knowledge emanating from the teacher, built to yield the weight of the blessed books of Tafseer, Hadith and Fiqh. A space that instills and preserves the humility of a true Taalib (seeker) of ‘Ilm.

Fully-equipped Modern Classrooms

Specially designed classrooms that enhance the learning experience with comfort and special facilities for students of all needs and backgrounds. A space that provides access to the spiritual light of ‘Ilm in an academic setting, whilst still maintaining the pure understanding and study of the Deen of Allah, through an unbroken chain of scholarly tradition.

Digital Classroom Centres

Built to open the doors of two-way communication between students and teachers nationally and internationally. Bridging the gap between towns, cities and continents. A classroom that harnesses technology to provide students access to some of the world’s leading scholars, as well as allowing students who may be restricted due to health or other conditions which render them unable to physically enter the classroom to study.

Every lesson has its specific requirements, and every student has a special environment within which enhances their level of study and concentration. The purpose of a classroom is not only to provide a space, but a space that facilitates the purpose of the lesson.

No two students are the same, everyone learns and benefits from different aspects of teaching. A classroom is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the student experience, and has a great impact on the development of the student.

A place for the


A purpose-built centre with complete facilities equally dedicated for women. A place where every Muslimah can pray, study, teach and worship in peace. Where they can be inspired to grow and walk in the blessed footsteps of Sayyidah Khadijah, Sayyidah Fatimah, Sayyidah Aisha, Sayyidah Maryam and Sayyidah Asiya Radhiyallahu Anhunna

إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْقَانِتِينَ وَالْقَانِتَاتِ وَالصَّادِقِينَ وَالصَّادِقَاتِ وَالصَّابِرِينَ وَالصَّابِرَاتِ وَالْخَاشِعِينَ وَالْخَاشِعَاتِ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقَاتِ وَالصَّائِمِينَ وَالصَّائِمَاتِ وَالْحَافِظِينَ فُرُوجَهُمْ وَالْحَافِظَاتِ وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا –

“Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so – for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” 


Living in a world where women are desperately in need of an equal avenue, and a central space to grow and be nurtured in a pure environment, we dream for a future where this space can become a living experience for the Muslim sisters in our community who have for so long been confined to a world that disconnects them from the remembrance of Allah.

A space that drives them with a passion to revive the legacy of the great female luminaries found in our past, to become a beacon of light for the entire Muslim Ummah, to become mothers like Khadijah Radiyallahu ‘Anha, to become daughters like Fatimah Radiyallahu ‘Anha, to become wives like Aisha Radiyallahu Anha and to become pure, chaste role models like Maryam Salaamun Alayhaa.

This is the dream; a dream of a centre that is built for the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the chaste men and the chaste women, the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so!, for whom Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward! Ameen!


  • Musalla Area
  • Madrasah Section
  • Classrooms
  • Café Area
  • Event Hall
  • Mothers & Toddlers Area
  • Bathrooms
  • Wudhu Area

Our Dream. Your Legacy.

مَنْ دَلَّ عَلَى خَيْرٍ فَلَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ فَاعِلِهِ
“Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a reward like one who did it.”
Sahih Muslim
"And spend [in the way of Allah] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, "My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous."
"Those who spend their wealth [in Allah's way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve."
"Those who spend their wealth [in Allah's way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve."
"Give (in charity) and do not give reluctantly lest Allah should give you in a limited amount; and do not withhold your money lest Allah should withhold it from you."
“There is no envy except in two: a person who Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person whom Allah has given wisdom (i.e religious knowledge)..."
“When the human being dies, his deeds end except for three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.”

The opportunity of a lifetime.

This is an opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the Ummah, a mark that outlives your physical presence in this world, and transcends beyond it till the day of Qiyaamah. A mantle for the future generations to inherit and reward from. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, a lifetime of peace and serenity in the Aakhirah, with a reward that never ends as long as the world remains Insha Allah!

Reward of becoming a Scholar and a Haafidh

Indeed, the one who facilitates someone to an act of Ibaadah receives a reward in likeness of the one who performed the act itself. Not everyone may become a scholar or a Haafidh of the Qur’aan, but if we can empower even one, just one… let alone hundreds to do so, we will be rewarded in the likeness of their endeavours, and we will see scholars and huffaadh raised in our children and lineage, through our support and contributions Insha Allah.

A gift to your loved ones who have passed on

What more beautiful a gift than allowing your loved ones to receive a share of unlimited reward? For them to continuously benefit from a beautiful form of Sadaqah Jaariyah? For them to be elevated through the worship, knowledge and remembrance of Allah and His Messenger at the lips of thousands to come? For them to be protected from the trials of the heareafter and attain Maghfirah total (Forgiveness) through the barakah of your donation Insha Allah