We present the first pics of our finial, the highest point of our golden dome! Completed in happy coincidence with the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, this symbol of beauty and harmony now adds a new and dramatic feature to Cambridge’s skyline. Attracting people from all over the world, we are truly a … Continue reading Ramadan Ends with a Crescent
Watch below to see more amazing images of our building progress. Thanks to Emrah Cavli of Yapi Merkezi for taking these latest pictures of work on our site. Vocals recorded at the Cambridge University Muslim Prayer Room, sung by Harmonia Alcorani.
Thanks to those who have responded generously to our Sponsor a Brick Appeal over the last four years the brick elements are now arriving on site! To save money and for greater precision we are using thin brick slip sections clipped to a galvanised steel Corium backing system. The patterns of the two colours of … Continue reading Your Bricks Are Here!
Over at Green Ramadan our friends have a range of suggestions for improving health and sustainability during the fasting month. Avoid the curse of disposable plates and foil containers at iftar time and add blessings to your fast by developing a zero-trash iftar kit for your mosque community! Click here to read about ten amazing … Continue reading Go Green This Ramadan
Thanks to the generosity of Harlow-based firm Silicon CPV we will soon be installing an array of solar power cells on our roof! These installations are made in Pakistan to EU specifications and are being donated free of charge to our mosque! Silicon CPV are involved in sustainable technology projects in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and … Continue reading Solar Array News
Our mosque receives extensive favourable treatment in Shahed Saleem’s new book The British Mosque: an Architectural and Social History (published by Historic England, 2018). The lavishly-illustrated book provides a complete history of Britain’s magnificent mosque heritage, and closes with a discussion of our own project here in Cambridge. According to the author we represent a … Continue reading Mosque Celebrated In New Book
Our video team have been back on site to record amazing footage of the latest developments in our iconic build! Watch this space! InshaAllah in Sha’ban we will be dazzling you with our golden dome. Keep those donations and prayers rolling in please – we’re not done yet! Blessings to everyone in our great city … Continue reading Blessings of Rajab
It’s time to make up our minds about the colours of our mosque carpet! This will impact on the whole ambience of the prayer space. So please let us know – what combination would you prefer? Red and blue are traditional, while light colours are cheerful but harder to clean. We look forward to hearing … Continue reading ‘Colour Is The Holiest Gift’ (Ruskin)
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