Our mosque design incorporates two residences, for the imam and the centre director. Each home will have four bedrooms and ample facilities for welcoming guests. The imam’s house has its own door near the Minbar, which will not only make it easier for him to reach his ‘place of work’, but which will also allow congregants … Continue reading Two Homes Take Shape
At a meeting in Arbury Community Centre on 4 February a group of 31 supporters were formally granted membership of the Cambridge New Mosque. They each received a certificate and their names are inscribed in our beautiful Register of Life Members. Life Members have the right to attend the regular Members’ Meeting of the new … Continue reading First Life Membership Ceremony
New video footage shows the team assembling the final ‘trees’ in the portico area. All is on schedule! The prayer is recited by Ali Keeler.
Television journalist Claire McGlasson gets a sneak preview of the prayer hall. Click here to watch the news coverage
Watch this video showing the installation of the new Cambridge mosque dome. “A sacred space with an ancient, timeless feel and built with the latest technologies ” says Sheikh Adbal Hakim Murad on the site of the new mosque, as the dome is put in place, marking the halfway point of one of the most … Continue reading Construction Reaches Halfway Point
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
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!