First Timber Unit Completes!

A team from Cambridge has travelled to Switzerland for the long-awaited unveiling of the first section of the mosque’s pillar and wall construction. The visit gave a good sense of the soaring scale and Islamic designs of the cross-laminated timber which is the keynote of the project’s design, and whose assembly will commence in Cambridge … Continue reading First Timber Unit Completes!

Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar

“The sun is a gift from God.” Shaista Ambar, founder of Lucknow’s first, all-women mosque The first women’s mosque in the city of Lucknow has become the first mosque in India to be entirely powered by renewable energy. The mosque’s president, Shaista Ambar, emphasises that the initiative is in response to global warming, urban pollution, … Continue reading Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar

University Primary School Opens

The University of Cambridge’s primary school on the North-West Cambridge Site is now fully open. With a capacity of over 700 pupils, and designed by Cambridge Mosque architects Marks Barfield, this innovative structure recalls the traditional British and Islamic idiom of a college built around a shared central space. Simple and robust building materials and … Continue reading University Primary School Opens

Marrakech’s Green Friday

The COP22 climate change negotiations have been underway in Marrakech and a range of British and global Islamic organisations have been making their presence felt, under the umbrella of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN). To celebrate the coming into effect of the Paris Climate Agreement, the GMCN designated November 11 as ‘Green Friday’, and … Continue reading Marrakech’s Green Friday

Groundbreaking Gathering

On the blessed day of Ashura we gathered at the Mill Road site for prayers to celebrate the start of works. As well as architects, diplomats, contractors, engineers and other consultants, the happy event was attended by representatives of the city’s different masjid communities. The event began with a Qur’anic recitation by Imam Isa Karadere, … Continue reading Groundbreaking Gathering