Inculcate excellent qualities, not just inside the masjids but also out of them. Establish your worth, showing what blessing and mercy you are for the country.. Gain proficiency of the national language. Prepare writers and orators to convey the message of Islam. If you are entrusted with heavy responsibilities for the country's welfare, as was Prophet Yusuf, embrace them wholeheartedly. (Shaykh AH Nadwi, UK)
Masjid Uthman envisions a dynamic masjid institution like the masjid of the Prophet (S). A masjid that grows a diverse and vibrant community which retains the universal Islamic tradition and carries it forward for the benefit of everyone in our environment. How?
Follow the Holistic Approach of the Prophet
The endeavors of worship and spiritual purification, education (تعليم), outreach and propagation (دعوة و تبليغ), and social service (خدمة) will be established upon a single platform. As Allah’s Messenger (صلي الله عليه و سلم) established these as an inseparable whole within Masjid Nabawi, so do we envision establishment of each of these within the masjid.
Work Under the Guidance of the Scholars
Scholars have inherited knowledge directly from the Prophet (صلي الله عليه و سلم) through a traditional and authentic chain of narration. Their knowledge will be a guide, to ensure that the masjid’s endeavors are truly modeled after those of Allah’s Messenger.
Embrace all Segments of the Community
Just as the Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه و سلم) accommodated the entire community regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, language, and background, so will we accommodate, contribute to, and benefit from every segment. A focus will be on outreach to underserved segments of the community with little prior attachment to the masjid.
Become a ‘Mercy for the World’
We will become a source for the larger community’s material and spiritual benefit. We will not live insular lives, but with concern for our neighbors’ well-being and conscious of society’s issues, we will strive for the common welfare and work to inspire trust.