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!
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
Unseasonable cold and clouds could not disguise the light now shining over Cambridge from our gilded dome! The crowning glory of the Cambridge Mosque has finally unveiled itself in time for Mid-Sha’ban. It is not real gold, but a product called Tecu Gold, a copper alloy which retains its rich colour and its durability for … Continue reading The Gold Of Heaven
Cambridge’s diverse community includes Muslims from Belarus! We were delighted that our supporters at Diyanet have been able to complete the rebuilding of the magnificent Cathedral Mosque of Minsk, destroyed by the Communists in 1962. There have been Muslim communities in the East European country for seven hundred years, including the Lipka Muslims, famous for … Continue reading Diyanet Contributes To Belarus Mosque
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