683-685 High Road North Finchley N12 N120DA Phone: 020 8492 0028
The organisation is known as Shia Ithna'ashari Community of Middlesex (SICM) and its centre in North Harrow is known as Mahfil Ali. SICM also has a registered charity operating under the name of Battlers Well Foundation (BWF).
The origins of SICM can be traced to the arrival in the UK of a number of students from East Africa in the mid sixties. Soon, These students got aquainted with other Shi'a students from Pakistan, India, Iran, Iraq and Gulf countries. There was already a resident Pakistani community and the students participated enthusiastically in organisations like the Idara-e-Ja'aferiyya. In the universities and colleges the Shi'i students formed an organisation called the Muslim Youth Association (MYA). These activities resulted in the formation of close bonds between Shi'a students and communities from all over the world. The small community of Khoja Shi'as from East Africa had an organisation called the East African Union, but for religious functions particiapte www.sicm.org.uk SICM, North Harrow Assembly Hall, Station Road North Harrow Middx HA2 6AE