Madrassah Oct 2023 holidays

October half term holidays 

Madrassah will be closed from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2023

Classes will resume as normal from Monday 30 October 2023. 

Outstanding Fees 

All parents are reminded to settle outstanding fees before the half term holidays. Fees should be paid at the beginning of the month and can be paid by debit card or direct debit through the parent portal, which can be accessed from 

Those parents that have outstanding fees from the previous academic year should contact Sheikh Ilyas on 07709813909 and arrange to make payment as soon as possible. 

Children’s Flu Clinic

Protecting Children from Reception to Year 11: Flu and MMR Vaccinations

Saturday 14 October 2023 from 10am to 2pm

Nobody likes the discomfort of the flu—fever, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, and more. But for children from Reception to Year 11, it’s more than just discomfort; it can disrupt their education and even lead to complications requiring hospitalisation. That’s why we’re offering flu vaccinations to shield our children, minimise virus circulation this winter, and support both their education and the NHS.

At the Greenbank Masjid session, we’ll provide the injectable (gelatine-free) flu vaccines.

Protecting Against MMR Diseases

On the same day, we’re also checking children’s MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccination history. While most have had 2 doses before school, we offer the gelatine-free MMR vaccine for those who missed it. These diseases can spread easily among unvaccinated individuals, leading to severe problems, including meningitis, hearing loss, and pregnancy complications. For the best protection, two doses of the MMR vaccine are essential against measles, mumps, and rubella.

To register please complete the form below:

Lifesavers 2023

Aslamu’Aleakom Wa Rahmatullahi Barakatuhu!

Exciting News! Greenbank Masjid is thrilled to be part of BIMA Lifesavers 2023, Inshallah. Join us on:

Saturday, September 30, 2023, right after the Dhuhr prayers (1.45pm).

Separate training for Brothers and Sisters.

The event, which will last approximately 2 hours, and best of all this event is free of charge.

Get ready for a hands-on demonstration followed by small group practical training on CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). CPR may be simple, but it has the power to save lives. Our mission is to equip as many people as possible with this life-saving skill. No medical background is required, as this event is open to everyone.

We warmly invite you to seize this opportunity and invite your family and friends to attend.

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn a skill that can make a difference in someone’s life. See you there!

Let us know you will be attending by using the optional form below:

Chai and Chat

Come and enjoy a warm cup of chai while engaging in meaningful conversations and connecting with women from the community. Whether you’re a senior woman looking to socialise or a younger woman interested in building intergenerational relationships, this event is for you. Bring your female friends, daughters, or grandchildren along!

🗓️: 11 September 2023, usually first Tuesday of every month

⏰: 11am to 1pm

🕌: (Womens’ entrance), Greenbank Masjid, Greenbank Road, Bristol, BS5 6HE

  • For senior women in community
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Children welcome with accompanying female adult

Refreshments provided, welcome to bring a dish to share (must not contain nuts)

Islamic Essentials Course

This two-year Islamic course is specifically designed for brothers and sisters wishing to study core Islamic subjects. Delivered in English, this comprehensive course will equip mature students with knowledge and deep understanding of Islam.

The course content has been carefully selected so that key topics are studied and essential subjects covered in a short period of time. The course will be delivered once a week for 1 ½ hours.

Lessons are delivered in English and will cover the study of the following subjects:

• Translation and Commentary of the Holy Qur’an
• Study of Fiqh
• Understanding of Aqaaid and Beliefs

On completion of this course students will have attained a sound understanding of the core tenets of Islam, which will equip them to meet the challenges of modern-day life as a Muslim without compromising their religion.

The course will help Muslim brothers and Sisters to learn about Islam from a foundation level to a higher level providing them with knowledge and understanding of Islam. This will enable students to conduct their life in accordance with the commands of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet ﷺ

We understand the demands of modern life and the busy lifestyle we live so we have deliberately kept lessons short but focused and rich but not overwhelming, ensuring that only very limited study outside of lessons is required.

By the end of the course students will have the satisfaction of practicing their Deen with the knowledge from the Qur’an and the Sunnah together with the ability to understand and translate parts of the Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic Hadith from Arabic.

Course Outline – see Full course overview document for detail.

Who is the Target Audience for this Course?

This course is ideal for brothers and sisters who wish to acquaint themselves with the foundations of Islamic studies. It is an opportunity for students who have completed the Maktab syllabus and wish to progress further in learning Islamic studies.

Course Details

Classes will take place on Wednesdays

  • 9:30am -11am for sisters only
  • 7:30pm – 9pm for brothers & sisters

Duration of Course

  • 2 years of study.
  • This course runs during school term times only.
  • The academic year will commence in September and end in July.

Course Start Date

Wednesday 6th September 2023


Greenbank Masjid, Greenbank Road, BS5 6HE


Madrasa will remain closed during school term holidays, special Islamic days and on public holidays. A full list of holidays will be made available on commencement of the course.

Course Fees

Payment will be expected as follows:

  • The annual course fee is £200 per student

Teaching Method

Teachers will work through the study books with students and explain to them concepts and theories. Learning will be supported by an open environment for questions, answers and material handouts.

To enrol

Registration has now closed, please contact Maulana Hamzah (details below) if you have any queries / would like to register your interest.

Further information

Please contact Maulana Hamzah Varachhia at Greenbank Masjid on Mobile (whatsapp or text): 07552363848 or email:

Note: please allow up to 24hrs on weekdays for a response.

GBM Summer Camp 2023 – Cancelled

The Four Caliphs

A 4-part lecture and activity for boys aged 6 – 12.

The event has been cancelled due to not reaching minimum number of sign-ups.

  • Tuesday 22 August : 11.30am – 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 23 August : 11.30am – 2.00pm
  • Tuesday 29 August : 11.30am – 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 30 August : 11.30am – 2.00pm

Cost: £20

Venue: Greenbank Masjid, Castle Green Building, Greenbank Road, Bristol, BS5 6HE