History

About our congregation:

The Muslim community in Craven Arms began in the 1980's when opportunities in the agriculture & food industry 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 after an extensive search the current Imam, Sohayb Peerbhai, was employed. In addition to performing the basics of leading prayers and teaching the children, Imam Sohayb brings a wealth of experience in dealing with wider community issues.

We adopt an open door policy for all, both the faithful and the inquisitive.

Our congregation is totally multicultural with people from all backgrounds attending.

We are very approachable, so if you see us in the street or local supermarket feel free to stop us and say hello!