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essence of life islamic centre

The essence of life was formed to meet the growing need for Islamic services in the Wollongong region. A key objective of the essence of life is to promote Islamic values and advance religious and social harmony through authentic Islamic understanding and implementation in the wider community, based on the teachings of the Quran & Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

However, with the growing number of Muslims in the area and limited facilities available for the Islamic community, it became essential to explore options for a new home to ensure we can meet these needs. As such, the establishment of a multi-purpose Islamic centre was key to ensuring the long-term capability of providing such services to our community and to achieving our future goals.

A block of land at 118 Montague St, North Wollongong was purchased for this project. The site is approximately 2100 sqm and includes a 350 sqm building which is being utilised immediately for a range of uses, while also accommodating future expansion needs. The site is within a 10 min drive to anywhere in the Illawarra, thus a prime location to operate a centre which will be a hub for the Muslims of the Illawarra.

The centre is currently home to a range of Islamic-based facilities such as prayer room, Saturday Shariah lessons, Saturday Night Youth "Drop In Nights", courses and family fun days. We aim to also expand the use to include Eid functions, social services as well as personal and professional development programs. The centre will also provide vital services such as an Islamic library, internet-enabled computers, children’s playground, childcare, a multi-purpose function centre and a gym.

Pictures of our new home can be viewed in our picture gallery section.


want to help make the essence of life islamic centre a reality?

We need your support to make this centre a reality. Your donations can be made in a variety of ways, including PayPal, Cash, Cheque, EFT, Direct Bank Deposit and Monthly Direct Debit. For more information, please visit our support page.

Please contact us to arrange your donation or pledge.

May Allah (swt) reward you for your generosity and support in this life and the hereafter, insha'allah.



more info on our new home (downloads)

For more info, please download one of the below information flyers:

eol centre [pdf document]

eol centre [jpg image]



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