About Us

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We’re tackling social issues through Islamic learning and applied knowledge. We’re uplifting our community by reconnecting to the Prophetic Way.

At OCC, we believe that the condition of our society depends on two things: our connection with our Prophetic traditions; and our level of traditional Islamic Education. That’s why we work to provide our community with opportunities for learning. We run weekly classes and regular courses, and organise annual retreats. Students of all ages can study aspects of their religion with qualified, enthusiastic teachers grounded in the fundamentals of Islamic knowledge.
For knowledge to be truly transformative, it must be combined with implementation and self-discipline. At OCC, we facilitate activities and safe spaces which enable personal development. These include Prophetic sports like archery, swimming, and martial arts; as well as weekly gatherings for remembrance (dhikr and burda) and meditation/reflection (tafakkur). Our aim is to cultivate and nurture individuals in all their human dimensions – physical, mental and spiritual.
A fundamental aspect of the Prophetic Way is serving God through serving others. It’s little wonder then that giving back boosts personal well-being and is so rewarding. At OCC, we encourage our students and participants to benefit others after benefitting themselves. We inspire them to engage with the wider community and broaden the realm of benefit.

We’re tackling social issues through Islamic learning and applied knowledge.

We’re uplifting our community by reconnecting to the Prophetic Way.

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Introduction to Permaculture

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The ethics and principles of Permaculture Design.

This introductory course will cover the ethics and principles of Permaculture Design.

Some of the topics discussed will be:

Wisdom In Nature Observation
A Sustainable Planet
Permaculture as a design system
Applying Permaculture
The Green Believer

Course Instructors: Shumaisa Khan & Muzammal Hussain

Cost: £100

Date: Saturday 30th January 2021

Time: 10.00am-6.00pm

Limited Spaces Available

Contact Number: 07708290587 :: Email: admin@cultureandcharacter.org

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Shifa Health & Well-Being

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Supporting individuals, families and communities

OCC is an organisation that aims to support individuals, families and communities to live healthy and harmonious lives. Through an array of services, we address some of the tough and most pressing issues facing all communities.

OCC aims to provide services that are appropriate, suitable, and sensitive to the needs of all the communities we work with.

Through this service, we aim to bring a positive sense of well-being which will empower individuals and families to be able to function in society, and meet the demands of everyday life and use their abilities to reach their potential.

With our team of professionals we aim to provide the highest level of service and professionalism in a safe and confidential environment.

Our Vision:

To be a leading and highly effective organisation that is making a positive difference to the mental health and well-being of people in Bedfordshire.

Aims & Objectives:

  • Provide a range of specialist mental health and well-being support services for individuals, couples, families, and the community.
  • Increase the awareness of mental illness and well-being within communities and reduce the taboos, stigma, and discrimination that is often associated with people experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties.
  • Facilitate self-help and group workshops for individuals and families who are experiencing mental health and well-being problems.


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