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!
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
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.
Still a long way to go! However it is now possible to get a clear sense of the calm but impressive impact of this unique design feature, which symbolises religion as a principle of harmony with the natural world as well as recalling Islamic geometry and English fan-vaulting. A photo of the preliminary fix of … Continue reading Our Trees Are Growing
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