Our Masjid

Main Masjid Entrance

Masjid entrance down alley to right of Noor House

Main prayer area

Designated sisters area

Main wudhu area

Sisters wudhu area

History

The Muslim community in Craven Arms began in the 1980's when job opportunities drew workers in to the area.

Initially the five daily prayers were offered in the living room of rented accommodation with one member of the community undertaking the Imam (Priest) role in leading the prayers.

As the community grew in the early 2000's a house was bought but the Imam role was still undertaken by members of the community. In 2005 an Imam was employed to lead the prayers and teach the children the basics of Islam.

He left for newer horizons in 2011 and the current Imam, Sohayb Peerbhai, was employed.

Background to Muslims in Britain

Two White Muslims explore how and when Muslims first came to Britain

Features of a Mosque

Two White Muslims explore a Mosque and discuss the principle features of a Mosque

Activities of a Mosque

What actually happens in a Mosque? The Two White Muslims discuss the principle activities of a Mosque.

Our Masjid Facilities and Services

Prayers

The Masjid holds the following prayers:

  • Five daily prayers
  • Jummah (Friday) prayer
  • Taraweeh (Night prayers in Ramadhan)
  • Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha prayers

Education

Education is provided in the Masjid in the following ways:

  • Maktub (After school classes for children)
  • Adult classes in Quran and Fiqh.
  • Visits for schools, interfaith and educational organisations

Community

The Masjid is open throughout the year for the community (Muslim and non Muslim) with designated facilities for:

  • Women (Prayer area and wudhu facilities)
  • Children (including baby changing facilities)
  • Visitors (Please email Masjid to arrange)

The following services are also offered in the Masjid:

  • Library
  • Nikah (Islamic Marriage)
  • Shariah (Islamic Law) Advice
  • Counselling

Ease of Access

To make the Masjid accessible for all members of the community, the masjid has a wheelchair ramp and disabled toilet


Partnerships