Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Inclusiveness in the Cambridge Mosque Project

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad / Timothy J. Winter, founder of Europe’s first eco-mosque and professor of Islamic studies at the University of Cambridge, talks to Arabian Business about the need for a purpose-built place of worship for the 8,000 Muslims living in Cambridge. In particular, he stresses inclusiveness of community, gender, and the environment as … Continue reading Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Inclusiveness in the Cambridge Mosque Project

Ancient Tiles from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem Gifted to the Mosque

We are delighted to accept the gift of ancient tiles from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Whilst our primary donor at present is Turkey, we are receiving gifts from across the Muslim world. Our heartfelt gratitude to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for this precious treasure, which will be incorporated into the Minbar … Continue reading Ancient Tiles from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem Gifted to the Mosque

Work Underway by Master Calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu

Calligraphy is a highly regarded and fundamental element of Islamic art. We are therefore very excited that master calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu has begun work on creating masterpieces for our mosque! Located in Istanbul, Kutlu studied under the great calligrapher Hamid Aytaç, and has provided calligraphy in various styles for major mosques in Turkey, Russia, Albania … Continue reading Work Underway by Master Calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu

Dr H.A. Hellyer on Gender Inclusiveness in the Mosque’s Design

Following a recent visit to the mosque, Dr. H.A. Hellyer, senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Royal United Services Institute and a visiting professor at the Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation in Kuala Lumpur discusses how gender-inclusiveness plays a central role in the design of the Cambridge Mosque … Continue reading Dr H.A. Hellyer on Gender Inclusiveness in the Mosque’s Design

Beautiful Tile Work Begins in Ablution Areas

With the power and water connected, and the building keeping us warm on these cold November days, the mechanical infrastructure of our build is almost complete! And so we can finally make a start on the decorative features! This week the male and female ablution areas are receiving beautiful tile work. This was kindly donated … Continue reading Beautiful Tile Work Begins in Ablution Areas

New Book Launched

We proudly announce Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s new book of songs and poems in Arabic, Turkish and English, set to wonderful Celtic tunes for the benefit of the British Muslim community. Includes favourites such as ‘Na’t al-Baratina’ and ‘Now Lend Your Ears’. Available from 14 St Paul’s Road Cambridge CB1 2EZ. Please enclose a cheque … Continue reading New Book Launched