Karimia Institute

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This article is part of the Counter-Terrorism Portal project of Spinwatch.

Picture of the Bobbersmill Community Centre, which hosts the Karimia Institute' offices, the Zaytuna Nursery, Ash-Shifa Mosque and Radio Dawn. Picture taken on 19.03.10 by Rizwaan Sabir
The Karimia Institute is a Nottingham-based registered charity (Charity No.1089674) located in the Bobbersmill Community Centre, that is focused on encouraging and promoting ‘moral, social and spiritual development through worship, education and recreation’[1]

The Director of the institute is Musharraf Hussain al-Azhari, an advisor to the Quilliam Foundation.

The Karimia Institute is party to the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda and is in receipt of a total of £115,634.[2]

Karimia Institute Host Organisations

The Karimia Institute hosts the following institutions/organisations in Nottingham:

  • An Ofsted registred nursery - Zaytuna Institute
  • Two mosques - the Karimia Masjid & Ash-Shifa Mosque
  • A (non Ofsted recognised) Islamic School - Nottingham Islamia School
  • A radio station - Radio Dawn, and
  • A community centre, which hosts the Karimia Institutes' offices and admin staff - Bobbersmill Community Centre[3]
    Picture of Karimia Mosque, which is hosted by the Karimia Institute, picture taken by Rizwaan Sabir on 19.08.10
    Picture of the Nottingham based Islamia School, which is hosted and controlled by the Karimia Institute. Picture taken on 19.03.10 by Rizwaan Sabir.

Preventing Violent Extremism

The Karimia Institute is party to the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda and is in receipt of a total of £115,634 under the following PVE channels:

1. Community Leadership Fund [4][5]
2. Challenge and Innovation Fund [6]
3. Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund [7]

The PVE funding regarding Challenge and Innovation Fund and Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund have been directed toward the Bobbersmill Community Centre (where the offices of Karimia Institute are physically based), and Radio Dawn (also located in Bobbersmill Community Centre).

Karimia Institute also have access to additional funding of £37,594, which was given to the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law, but work in collaboration with Karimia Institute in setting up de-radicalisation workshops for 10-14 year old Muslim children at the Bobbersmill Community Centre[8]

Breakdown of Prevent Funding

Management Members & Trustees

Trustees

  • Mazhar Butt
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • F R Khan
  • Muhammad Iqbal
  • C A Wahid
  • Mahmood Dildar

Karimia's Accounts

Screen-Grab of Charities Commission website displaying the Karimia Institute's Accounts. Image taken on 18.03.10[12]

Karimia's income and expenditure since the financial year (FY) 2003/04 till the FY 2008/09 was as follows:

2003-2004:

Income: £375,772.00
Spending: £289,933.00 [13]

2004-2005:

Income: £297,181.00
Spending: £278,470.00 [14]

2005-2006

Income: £267,438.00
Spending: £262,568.00 [15]

2006-2007

Income: £338,969.00
Spending: £270,679.00 [16]

2007-2008

Income: £405,787.00
Spending: £357,307.00[17]

Contact Details

Registered Address:

Bobbersmill Community Centre
512 Berridge Road West
Bobbersmill
Nottingham
England
NG7 5JU
Tel - 0115-841-5806
Fax - 0115-841-5807
Website - www.karimia.fortnet.co.uk

See Also

Notes

  1. About Us:, Karimia Institute, accessed 20 February 2010
  2. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  3. Author Unknown, Stopping Young Muslims turn to Extremism Nottingham Evening Post, 17 February 2010, accessed 20.02.10
  4. Hansard Column 836W, House of Commons, 3 November 2009 - accessed 20/11/09
  5. Hansard Column 836W, House of Commons, 3 November 2009 - accessed 20/11/09
  6. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  7. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  8. Stopping Young Muslims turn to Extremism Nottingham Evening Post, 17 February 2010, accessed 17.03.10
  9. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  10. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  11. Kieran Williams, Information Governance Officer Re: Your request for information Ref: IGO/10-0674 Letter to Rizwaan Sabir, from Nottingham City Council 17.03.10, Uploaded on 17.03.10
  12. Charity No. 1089674 Karimia Institute, Charities Commission, 2010, accessed 18.03.10
  13. Karimia Institute Annual Report & Financial Statements Year Ended 31 August 2004, Charities Commission, account received by Charities Commission on 09 Jun 2005, accessed 18.03.2010
  14. Karimia Institute Annual Report & Financial Statements Year Ended 31 August 2005, Charities Commission, account received by Charities Commission on 30 Jun 2006, accessed 18.03.2010
  15. Karimia Institute Annual Report & Financial Statements Year Ended 31 August 2006, Charities Commission, account received by Charities Commission on 27 July 2007 (27 Days Late), accessed 18.03.2010
  16. Karimia Institute Annual Report & Financial Statements Year Ended 31 August 2007, Charities Commission, account received by Charities Commission on 01 October 2008 (93 Days Late), accessed 18.03.2010
  17. Karimia Institute Annual Report & Financial Statements Year Ended 31 August 2008, Charities Commission, account received by Charities Commission on 30 June 2009, accessed 18.03.2010