In the early 1980s, Sakina Trust was no more than a good idea thriving upon wishful thinking and a bit of help from a small community. However, within a decade the community was bold enough to embark upon the project of buying a building to serve as an Imambargah, and become community hub.
Thus Sakina Trust materialised into its current abode at Vestry Road in Walthamstow Village transforming a post office vehicles depot into a Shia community centre.
We have made a conscious effort to educate Shias and non Shias alike in the original Shia faith as presented by the Ahlulbayt through words and deeds.
Our mission is to present the Shia Ithna Asheri interpretation of Islam through reasoning and logic rather than prejudice and bigotry. Extremism of every denomination is strictly discouraged. Praise be to God, in a relatively short space of time, Sakina Trust has earned a reputation of a well managed and trouble free Idara where anyone can attend the programs and satisfy their yearning for learning the true faith of Islam. Our visiting scholars and local Ulema have the good sense to adopt a non-confrontational attitude, even when making a comparison of sectarian dogma. Their scholarly approach at Sakina Trust has brought many individuals and families into the Shia fold.
Sakina Islamic Centre has a very unique recognition in the area because of its Islam friendly activities. Sakina Islamic Centre is the best institute to learn Islamic education in London.
The majority of Muslims come to Sakina Islamic Centre in London, do believe in the Shia faith of Islam. Muslims of other branches of Islam like Barelvi Muslims, Deobandi Muslims, and Ahl-e-Hadees Muslims also come to Sakina Islamic Centre and perform their religious obligations.