Work on the timber elements of the prayer hall is now complete, and the studwork partitions for the male and female ablution areas are in place. This week the master-craftsmen of Blumer-Lehmann begin work on the ‘trees’ of our magnificent atrium, together with the teaching zone and the cafeteria.
Last Thursday the Blumer-Lehmann team led a ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the hoisting into place of our feature dome. A heavy-duty crane was hired for the occasion and the delicate operation passed off without a hitch. The dome is fabricated from cross-laminated timber harvested from sustainably-managed forests. Over the coming weeks the contractors will … Continue reading Dome Craned Into Position
At our AGM on 18 November we unanimously approved the election of Shahida Rahman as a member of the Board of Trustees. Shahida is the official nominee and representative of the Cambridge Muslim Welfare Society, which operates the Abu Bakr mosque on Mawson Road. Born in Cambridge, she is a publisher and author of a … Continue reading New Trustee Appointed
Indonesia has almost a million mosques! Now the Indonesian Council of Muslim Scholars has announced that a thousand will be converted to run on sustainable principles and will be centres for educating the public on green technologies and recycling methods. This follows a number of eco-fatwas, including a landmark ruling against lighting fires in forest … Continue reading Yanggo Announces 1000 Green Mosques
The most recent set of audited accounts submitted to the Charities Commissioners show that only 0.09% of our income is spent on administration. This compares favourably with the national average of 29.2% for charities of our size. We achieve this low figure by using volunteers in all the charity’s administrative and fundraising roles, and expecting … Continue reading CMT Admin Costs Revealed
Our team of master-engineers from Blumer-Lehmann began today the task of fabricating the great drum which will be craned up to support our magnificent dome. We are proud to be working with craftsmen of such high renown. When completed the golden dome will add a distinctive feature to the historic Cambridge skyline. The interior of … Continue reading Dawman Da’iman!
At the end of the first week of our Online Sale of Islamic Art we have raised a total of £26550, every penny of which goes to our charity! Many beautiful pieces are still available, so please visit cambridgeislamicart.com and make your selection, to beautify your home or office, and to help us beautify the … Continue reading Art Sale ‘Beyond Expectations’
The first complete ‘crown’ element has been erected by the Blumer-Lehmann team. It was assembled at ground level and craned into place on top of four pillars, fitting exactly with a tolerance of less that one millimetre! Precision engineering indeed. Visitors now receive an awe-inspiring sense of the majesty of Cambridge’s newest monument.
The late Baraka Khan raised over two hundred thousand pounds for our mosque before her tragic death at the age of 23, and we have named this beautiful room in her memory. Here are the first-ever pictures of this upstairs segment of the women’s prayer zone! Sisters in the mosque will have several worship areas … Continue reading Baraka Room Is Unveiled
The Cambridge Mosque Trust has been deeply saddened by the news that its architect David Marks died on October 6 after a long illness. We came to him with an ambitious project that would satisfy a religious community living in a minority setting within a historic English town, and he gave us a solution that … Continue reading Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice