Cambridge’s new mosque is filled with features from the magnificent Turkish cultural legacy, including carpets, stained glass, calligraphy, and ceramics. To celebrate these gifts the Muslim Academic Trust is donating all revenues from its new nasheed collection to the Cambridge Mosque Project! Turkish Sacred Songs presents the first-ever English translations of many of Turkey’s best-loved … Continue reading New Nasheed Book Launched!
As we move towards commencement of the Main Works package for Phase One (basement, perimeter wall and infrastructure), we are back on site with a series of preparatory tasks Following the completion of detailed site investigation works, in September the large steel warehouse was demolished and removed, and work will shortly begin on moving the … Continue reading Site Preparation Works
We are delighted to promote a new project to promote and document the beautiful Andalusian style of Arabic calligraphy. Master-calligrapher Abdul Lateef Whiteman has served the Cambridge Mosque Project in a wide variety of ways, including graphic design and architectural consultancy. See the trailer now:
Many thanks to singing group Alboran, who have recorded in their Spanish studio a CD of Islamic songs in English and Arabic about the Family of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.), assembled by the great Hanafi scholar Imam al-Kashifi of Afghanistan. The CD features the voices of Ali Keeler, Kamal Nawawi, and others. All proceeds are … Continue reading New Nasheed CD Launched
Following the Trust’s issuing of an Invitation to Tender, the three construction firms shortlisted for the main build of the mosque were invited to offer presentations at a meeting held in Cambridge on June 16. Each contractor was asked to outline its previous project experience, its understanding of the particular challenges of our project, including … Continue reading Main Contractors Interviewed
“If I had known there was such a thing as Islamic Calligraphy, I would never have started to paint. I have strived to reach the highest levels of artistic mastery, but I found that Islamic Calligraphy was there ages before I was.” — Pablo Picasso, as quoted in The Aura of Alif by Jürgen Wasim … Continue reading Love of Beauty :: Islamic Calligraphy