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
All four tours arranged by Open Eco Homes to the mosque site on 14 October are booked up. If you have not booked online please do not come, as unfortunately you will not be admitted.
It is now possible to go upstairs in our building! This photo shows a view of the rear residential unit (left) and the mother-and-child prayer space (right). The cross-laminated timber work will be faced with decorative brick at a later stage of the construction process. The window spaces can now be cut out of the … Continue reading Residential Unit Walls Go Up
We are launching today a 3-week preview of the Second International Islamic Art Sale which starts online on 15th October. Cambridge Islamic Art is building on the success of its first international online sale held in December 2015 to showcase more beautiful artwork which you can view now at www.cambridgeislamicart.com. Sale Period: 15th October – … Continue reading Islamic Art Sale Preview Launched Today
The rear of the mosque building is starting to take shape. This view shows the CLT panels now in place for the mortuary (left) and the rear female access and second accommodation unit (right). The brick cladding will be added later in the project schedule. Tomorrow our specialist contractors begin work on the first of … Continue reading Rear Portico Takes Shape
With Blumer-Lehmann’s specialists on site all systems are go for craning in the remainder of the prayer hall walls and piercing the door and window points. The mother-and-child space is now clearly visible to the left of the frame. At the rear of the site (not in view) the gabion wall element is now complete.
Here is a unique interview with Othman Llewellyn of the Saudi Wildlife Authority, recorded at the historic Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in which Llewellyn explains Islam’s teachings on the environment and the need for sustainability in mosque design.
On 5th September the first sections of the wall of the prayer hall were lifted into place! For the first time visitors receive a good impression of the height of the mosque. The panels are made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), and will be faced with decorative bricks.
Thanks to the Islamic Union of Hong Kong for their latest donation, amounting to £5000. All donations are very welcome. To find out how you can donate please go to our donations page.