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.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad / Timothy J. Winter, founder of Europe’s first eco-mosque and professor of Islamic studies at the University of Cambridge, talks to Arabian Business about the need for a purpose-built place of worship for the 8,000 Muslims living in Cambridge. In particular, he stresses inclusiveness of community, gender, and the environment as … Continue reading Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Inclusiveness in the Cambridge Mosque Project
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.
Calligraphy is a highly regarded and fundamental element of Islamic art. We are therefore very excited that master calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu has begun work on creating masterpieces for our mosque! Located in Istanbul, Kutlu studied under the great calligrapher Hamid Aytaç, and has provided calligraphy in various styles for major mosques in Turkey, Russia, Albania … Continue reading Work Underway by Master Calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu
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
With the power and water connected, and the building keeping us warm on these cold November days, the mechanical infrastructure of our build is almost complete! And so we can finally make a start on the decorative features! This week the male and female ablution areas are receiving beautiful tile work. This was kindly donated … Continue reading Beautiful Tile Work Begins in Ablution Areas
We proudly announce Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s new book of songs and poems in Arabic, Turkish and English, set to wonderful Celtic tunes for the benefit of the British Muslim community. Includes favourites such as ‘Na’t al-Baratina’ and ‘Now Lend Your Ears’. Available from 14 St Paul’s Road Cambridge CB1 2EZ. Please enclose a cheque … Continue reading New Book Launched