Blackpool Central Mosque

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Central Mosque Blackpool
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Blackpool Central Mosque is located in Blackpool
Blackpool Central Mosque
Shown within Blackpool
Basic information
Location Blackpool, England
Geographic coordinates 53°48′30″N 3°02′42″W / 53.8083°N 3.0449°W / 53.8083; -3.0449Coordinates: 53°48′30″N 3°02′42″W / 53.8083°N 3.0449°W / 53.8083; -3.0449
Affiliation Islam
Status active
Website blackpool-mosque.co.uk
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Indo-Saracenic
Completed 2005
Specifications
Capacity 500
Minaret(s) 1

Blackpool Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre is a Sunni mosque in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

History[edit]

The mosque was originally housed in a building on Rigby Road, before moving to its own purpose-built building on Revoe Street. In January 2005 the mosque won a heritage award from Blackpool Civic Trust.[1]

The current Imam is Maulana Ashfaq Patel, who is also the Muslim chaplain at Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre hospitals. The mosque is a member of the Blackpool Area Faith Forum.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The mosque houses a 500-person-capacity main prayer hall, a daily prayer hall, a ladies prayer room and 7 classrooms.[citation needed]

Blackpool Islamic Community Centre[edit]

The Blackpool Islamic Community Centre (BICC) runs classes, seminars and events for Muslims and non-Muslims.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jewels in the crown receive their reward". Blackpool Gazette. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 

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