BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES OF THE WORLD:

BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES OF THE WORLD:

 

GLASGOW CENTRAL MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM  

 

GLASGOW CENTRAL MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM

 

The Mosque was built in 1983. Retired businessman Muhammed Tufail Shaheen MBE, an active community leader and President of the Glasgow Central Mosque, was instrumental in its building. The central Mosque was formally opened in 1984 by H E. Abdullah Omar Nasseef, the then Secretary General of the Muslim World League. Built on a 4-acre (16,000 m2) site, the present Mosque is shortly to be enhanced by the new Islamic Centre to be erected on an adjacent 4-acre (16,000 m2) site. The new Islamic Centre will contain a general purpose hall, sports and changing facilities, meeting rooms, library, cafeteria and facilities which will offer education and welfare support to the community.

 

The mosque was built at a cost of three million pounds. The courtyard of the mosque is in keeping with the traditional Arabesque style. It is enclosed on one of its sides by gardens and on the other by a long façade of arched windows. The main entrance arched with etched glass doors of a floral design. In the courtyard is one of the most noticeable features being the Minaret (tower) where traditionally the Muezzin recites the call to prayer stands.

 

The other more noticeable feature is the dome above the main prayer hall allowing natural light into the building. Inside the mosque is a recess which is called the Mihrab where the Imam stands. The Mihrab points in the direction of Mecca.

 

Enclosed in a walled garden and with a separate minaret, the mosque combines Islamic Architecture with the characteristic Old Red Sandstone material used to build many of Glasgow's buildings. The building can accommodate 2500 worshippers

 

 

Glasgow Central Mosque is the first purpose-built mosque in Glasgow and opened to the public in 1984. It works with other mosques throughout the city to help and represent Muslims from every background.

 

It is one of the most recognised buildings in the city and as a result, a large number of people visit it throughout the year, including the media, schools, colleges, universities and also individuals who wish to learn more about Islam.

 

It is visited 5,000 times every week by Muslims who wish to pray, gain knowledge, get married or attend funeral prayers. It is therefore the focal point of a Muslim's life from its beginning to its end.

 

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MINARET OF THE GLASGOW CENTRAL MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM

 

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MINARET OF THE GLASGOW CENTRAL MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM

 

Muslim Cultural and Welfare Centre

 

The Islamic Centre is now the Central Institution for the Muslim community and this is the largest community centre in Strathclyde. The mosque itself is Scotland's largest mosque.

 

This centre provides services not only for Muslim elderly people, adults, youths and children, but also serves the non-Muslim community groups of various ages, and educationalists from various institutions. Its services support the whole of the Strathclyde region.

 

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EDINBURG CENTRAL ISLAMIC MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM

 

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EDINBURG CENTRAL ISLAMIC MOSQUE: UNITED KINGDOM

 

Officially known as the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre of Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh Central Mosque (officially known as the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre of Edinburgh) is located on Potterrow near the University of Edinburg central area and the National Museum of Scotland. The mosque and Islamic centre was designed by Basil Al-Bayati, and took more than six years to complete at a cost of £3.5m The main hall can hold over one thousand worshippers, with women praying on a balcony overlooking the hall. The mosque holds chandeliers and a vast carpet, with very little furniture.

The architecture combines traditional Islamic features with some Scots baronial style.

 

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AL RAHMA MOSQUE: LIVERPOOL: UNITED KINGDOM

 

AL RAHMA MOSQUE: LIVERPOOL: UNITED KINGDOM

 

The Al-Rahma Mosque is a mosque located on Hatherley Street in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, and can accommodate between 2,000 and 2,500 people and serves as the main place of worship and focus point for Liverpool's Muslim population, estimated at 25,000 people. The Al-Rahma Mosque is currently the largest of Liverpool's three mosques, followed by the Penny Lane mosque and a proposed mosque and Muslim centre on the former Anfield Community Comprehensive School site.

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BAITUL FUTUH MOSQUE: LONDON BOROUGH: UNITED KINGDOM

 

BAITUL FUTUH MOSQUE: LONDON BOROUGH: UNITED KINGDOM

 

The Baitul Futuh Mosque (English: House of Victories) is a mosque in London. It is the largest mosque complex in Western Europe. Completed in 2003 at a cost of approximately £5.5 million, entirely from donations of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the mosque covers an area of 5.2 acres (21,000 m2) and the full complex can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. It is located in the south-west London suburb of Morden, London Borough of Merton, next to Morden South railway station, approximately 700 yards from Morden Underground station.

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BAITUL FUTUH MOSQUE: LONDON BOROUGH: UNITED KINGDOM

 

BAITUL FUTUH MOSQUE: LONDON BOROUGH: UNITED KINGDOM

 

Inauguration

 

Mirza Tahir Ahmad launched an appeal for funds for the building on the 24 February 1995, and the land was purchased on the 29 March 1996. The foundation stone was placed by Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the then head of the Ahmadiyya Community on 19 October 1999, in a ceremony attended by 2000 guests, and inaugurated by the current head of the Ahmadiyya Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, on 3 October 2003. Although based at Fazl Mosque, Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivers his weekly Friday Sermon from Baitul Futuh. The opening ceremony was attended by over 600 guests; those present included High Commissioners, Deputy High Commissioners, Members of European Parliament, Members of Parliament, Mayors of London boroughs, councillors, university lecturers, and representatives of 17 countries

 

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