Welcome to Yeovil Islamic Centre, also known as SSMCA. YIC was established in 1996 in South Somerset and is located approx. 25 miles from Junction 25 off the M5.
In 2005 the Muslim community began to converge at 8A Westminster St (above Charcoal Grill) in Yeovil town centre. As the community grew they secured the purchase of 6A Westminster St and the combination of 8A and 6A gave the local community the chance to establish the first formal Mosque of Yeovil and the county of Somerset.
As the community expanded we outgrew this building and subsequently in November 2014 we completed, with the grace of Almighty Allah, the purchase of our current location. This building was formally used as a MOT centre and a used cars sales forecourt. In February 2016 the Masjid conversion project began and the primary structural work was complete by December 2016.
Yeovil Islamic Centre is the only purpose build Masjid in the South Somerset area which attracts both Muslims and Non-Muslims from approx. 20 miles’ radius from the nearby towns and villages.
The Muslim community in Yeovil enjoys the privilege of been very diverse and continental. The members of our congregation are from Indian sub-continent, Egypt, Syria, Libya Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria just to name a few! Many of these national are providing services to the local NHS trust and to companies such Augustus Westland (Helicopter factory) and Screwfix. Many others work in the local transport, Take Away restaurants industry.
YIC also serves as a source of Islamic activities and guidance for Muslim children. We provide Muslim children who attend public schools in the community Islamic mid week and weekend school. It is composed of the Imam and an assistant who provide a course of study consisting of Qur’anic Arabic, Hadith Studies, Islamic theology, etiquettes & Islamic History to approximately 100 children each week. Children from the age of 5 up to the age of 16 attend on a regular basis.
YIC has always held and will always hold an open-door policy to the public, irrespective of the creed, colour, religion, ethnicity and socio economic background. We host Islamic Awareness courses for members of the public, local council and local police force for better cohesion and understanding. We also accommodate educational visits for Schools and colleges in the Somerset area.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or any special needs that we may be able to assist you with. We hope you enjoy visiting our website.