We are hanging the oak marquetry doors to the main prayer hall. Our sincere thanks to the Cosaraf Foundation and the Sheikh family for generously sponsoring the rear portico doors. Six other doors still need sponsoring at a cost of 5000 pounds each. Final call for this item!
We are laying our feature marble floor in the atrium! Rich in sacred symbolism, this was designed by master-geometer Keith Critchlow. See his brief commentary here. The marble comes from quarries near the ancient Muslim city of Madinat Laqant in Spain, for centuries blessed with great scholars, huffaz, and lovers of God.
To keep our amazing mosque running for many years to come we need to build our waqf endowment! All donations now will go towards the spiritual uplift of future generations. The Sadaqa Bank is the only truly safe and secure place to keep your money – make a deposit today! You will receive secure spiritual … Continue reading Invest in our bank!
The Trust is pleased to announce that the first Jum’a prayers will be held in our mosque on 15 March 2019, in sha Allah. Because a large crowd is expected, visitors from outside Cambridge are requested not to attend on that day. The date of the official opening ceremony, expected to be in late April, … Continue reading First Jum’a Prayers to be held on 15 March 2019
Watch exclusive footage and hear from Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad about diversity and the nexus between architecture and nature in the mosque project. A documentary about the full project will be available later this year.
We are very excited to announce that specialists from Ege Carpets of Lancashire have started laying the carpet in the main prayer hall. The carpets are specially rated to transmit heat from the underfloor heating elements.
We are delighted to accept the gift of ancient tiles from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Whilst our primary donor at present is Turkey, we are receiving gifts from across the Muslim world. Our heartfelt gratitude to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for this precious treasure, which will be incorporated into the Minbar … Continue reading Ancient Tiles from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem Gifted to the Mosque
With the interior largely complete and the exterior brickwork set and pointed, our eager team is now working on the external landscape areas. York stone is being laid in the porticos and garden pathways. The garden is designed by Amina Clark, a professor at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
Following a recent visit to the mosque, Dr. H.A. Hellyer, senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Royal United Services Institute and a visiting professor at the Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation in Kuala Lumpur discusses how gender-inclusiveness plays a central role in the design of the Cambridge Mosque … Continue reading Dr H.A. Hellyer on Gender Inclusiveness in the Mosque’s Design
Our own solar system! A first view of the comprehensive and state-of-the-art solar array on our roof! Even on a grey wintry day the mosque is producing electricity! Thanks to a wonderfully generous donation by local firm Silicon CPV we are starting to make our contribution to a more responsible and sustainable world. Silicon CPV … Continue reading First View of the State-of-the-Art Solar Array