About Us

The name of the religion is Islam, which comes from an Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission.” Islam teaches that one can only find peace in one’s life by submitting to Almighty God (Allah) in heart, soul and deed. The same Arabic root word gives us “Salaam Alaykum,” (“Peace be with you”). Muslims believe that since Allah alone is the Creator, it is He alone that deserves our devout love and worship. Islam holds to a strict monotheism. Any worship and prayers directed at saints, prophets, other human beings or nature is considered idolatry.

Our History

Peckham is a district of south-east London, England, 3.5 miles south-east of the London city centre. At the 2001 census, the Peckham Ward of the London Borough of Southwark had a population of 14720.

Peckham High Street Islamic and Cultural Centre (PHSICC) is a non-profit organisation in London, UK that supports the welfare of Muslim community, manages weekly, monthly and annual Islamic events and cultural exchange between Muslims and other faith community in Southwark.

The origin of the the Peckham High Street islamic and Cultural centre (PHSICC) formerly known as African Ivorian Islamic Trust (AIIT) can be traced back to the early 1990s. Most of the members of the congregation came to the UK in the early 1990’s to study and some came to escape the political and economic instability in their home country. It was formed by students, intellectuals and workers who had come to London, from the Ivory Coast to study and work. All were from the same Sunni religious education background. Initially meetings were held in private houses as the group was small enough. As the group grew it had to find larger premises and halls for gatherings.

Since 2009, it has found a home at 118-120 Peckham High Street.

We are a religious charity that propagates the Islamic religion for the benefit of the wider public.

We cater specifically for the Muslims that have come from the West African country of Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Fasso, and Guinee.


“Serving the Community In the Heart of Peckham.”

Our Vision

“Provide the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social integration.”