List of mosques in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of notable mosques in the United Kingdom listed by regions in Scotland, England and Wales.

England[edit]

London[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Abbey Mills Mosque London 1996 D Temporary mosque
Aziziye Mosque
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London 1983 UKTIA
Baitul Ahad Mosque Plaistow, London 2008 AMJ The foundation of the building was for a jewish synagouge but was later turned into a church before it was bought by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK and converted into a mosque.
Baitul Aman Mosque Hayes, London 2012 AMJ
Baitul Ehsan Mosque
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Mitcham, London 2017 AMJ
Baitul Futuh Mosque
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London 2003 AMJ The Baitul Futuh Mosque, also known as the Morden Mosque, is a mosque complex in Morden, London. It is one of the largest mosques in Western Europe. Completed in 2003 at a cost of £15 million, entirely from donations of British Ahmadis, the full complex can accommodate 13,000 people.
Baitul Wahid Mosque Feltham, London 2012 AMJ Holds 700 worshippers
Baitus Subhan Mosque Croydon, London AMJ
Brick Lane Mosque / Jamme Masjid
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London 1976 U
Brixton Mosque
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London 1990 SA
Darus Salaam Mosque Southall, London 2020 AMJ
East London Mosque
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London 1985 JI One of the few mosques in Britain permitted to use loudspeakers to broadcast the call to prayer.[1]
Fazl Mosque / The London Mosque
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London 1926 AMJ The Fazl Mosque, also known as The London Mosque, is the first purpose-built mosque in the British capital. It was inaugurated on 23 October 1926 in Southfields, Wandsworth.
Leytonstone Masjid
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Leytonstone, London 1976 D Also known as Leytonstone Islamic Association
London Central Mosque
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London 1977 S Also known as the Islamic Cultural Centre, ICC or Regent's Park Mosque
Madina Mosque Trust
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London 1984 D Also known as Madina Masjid or MMT
Masjid Abdul Aziz bin Baz Stratford, London 2014 Sunni Muslim Also known as Masjid bin Baz , first Salafi mosque in East London.
North London Central Mosque
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London 1990s Sunni Muslim[2] Also known as the Finsbury Park Mosque
Rumi Mosque London 2004 Sunni Muslim Also known as Rumi Community Centre
Suleymaniye Mosque
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London 1999 Sunni Muslim Suleymaniye Mosque bears the tallest minaret in Britain.
Tahir Mosque Catford, London 2012 AMJ It was previously used as offices by Lewisham Council.
Waltham Forest Islamic Association Leyton, London Sunni Muslim Also known as, Jamia Ghousia Masjid, Lea Bridge Road Mosque, WFIA
White City Mosque
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White City, London 2015 Sunni Muslim Also known as the White City Musalla or "The Egyptian House"
Wimbledon Mosque Wimbledon, London 1976 D The first mainstream purpose built Mosque in South London and one of the first purpose built Mosques in London.[3]

North East[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Nasir Mosque
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Hartlepool 2005 AMJ

North West[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Al-Rahma mosque
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Liverpool 1974 Sunni Muslim Third mosque in Great Britain
Darul Amaan Mosque Manchester 2012 AMJ
Didsbury Mosque
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Manchester 1962 SA Originally opened in 1883 as Albert Park Methodist Chapel
Jamea Masjid
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Preston 1964 D Recognised as the Central Masjid of Preston and also known for its 'castle-like' Islamic architectural design.
Manchester Central Mosque
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Manchester B Also known as Victoria Park Mosque, sometimes referred to as Jamia Mosque

South East[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Chesham Mosque
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Chesham (Buckinghamshire) 2005 Sunni Muslim
Madina Mosque
Madina Mosque (Formerly Jireh Independent Chapel), Park Terrace East, Horsham.jpg
Horsham (West Sussex) 2008 D Built in 1857 as the Jireh Independent Baptist Chapel[4]
Mubarak Mosque
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Tilford 2019 AMJ[5] It currently serves as the mosque on the site of the international headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, known as Islamabad (English: Place of Islam).
Nasir Mosque Gillingham 2014 AMJ The building, originally known as Nasir Hall, was home to the Lower Gillingham Liberal and Radical Club until the early 1970s. It has been used by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community since 1975.
Noor Mosque
Noor Ahmadiyya Mosque, Langley Drive, Langley Green (September 2014) (1).JPG
Crawley 2014 AMJ This former church was bought and has been renovated and transformed into a mosque
Shah Jahan Mosque
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Woking 1889 Sunni Muslim

South West[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Bristol Jamia Mosque
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Bristol 1968 Sunni Muslim First mosque in Bristol. Largest mosque in south-west England.
Easton Jamia Mosque
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Bristol 2017 Sunni Muslim Unique transparent dome
Exeter Mosque Exeter 2011 Sunni Muslim

East Midlands[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Baitul Hafeez Mosque Nottingham 2018 AMJ
Baitul Ikram Mosque Leicester 2016 AMJ

West Midlands[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Baitul Ata Mosque Wolverhampton 2012 AMJ The mosque had previously been used as a church before being aqquired and converted into a Mosque.
Baitul Ehsan Mosque Leamington Spa 2008 AMJ The mosque was opened at the former James West Centre in Adelaide Road.
Baitul Ghafoor Mosque Halesowen 2012 AMJ The mosque can facilitate up to 600 worhippers.
Baitul Muqeet Mosque Walsall 2018 AMJ
Birmingham Central Mosque
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Birmingham 1981 D[6]
Darul Barakaat Mosque
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Birmingham 2004 AMJ Holds 500 worshippers[7]
Ghamkol Shariff Masjid Birmingham 1992 SA
Green Lane Masjid
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Birmingham 1970s SA[8] Built 1893–1902 as a public library and baths
Masjid As-Salafi Birmingham 2002 SA
Telford Central Mosque
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Telford D[9] also known as the Shropshire Islamic Foundation

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Al Mahdi Mosque
Bradford 2008 AMJ Holds 1,000 worshippers[10]
Al-Jamia Suffa-Tul-Islam Grand Mosque
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Bradford 2013 Sunni Muslim Mosque nearing completion with a capacity of 8,000 worshippers and also known as the "Bradford Grand Mosque"
Baitul Afiyat Mosque
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Sheffield 2008 AMJ
Baitul Hamd Mosque Bradford 1980 AMJ
Baitul Tauhid Mosque Huddersfield 2008 AMJ This mosque was converted from a cricket club.
Leeds Grand Mosque
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Leeds Sunni Muslim[citation needed]
Madina Mosque
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Sheffield 2006 B Also known as the Wolseley Road Mosque
Makkah Masjid
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Hyde Park, Leeds
Markazi Masjid
Markazi Masjid - junction of Pentland Street & South Street (geograph 3932877).jpg
Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) 1982 TJ European headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat movement
Stratford Street mosque
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Leeds Sunni Muslim Officially the Omar Mosque or Masjid-e-Umar
York Mosque and Islamic Centre York JI

Scotland[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Bait Ur Rahman Mosque
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Glasgow 1984 AMJ[11] Designed by Sinclair and Ballantine and completed in 1904, as Masonic Halls
Dundee Central Mosque
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Dundee 2000 D[12] Also known as the Jamia Mosque
Edinburgh Central Mosque
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Edinburgh 1998 W Officially known as the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre of Edinburgh
Glasgow Central Mosque
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Glasgow 1983 D[13]

Wales[edit]

Name Images City Year Groups Remarks
Al-Manar Centre
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Cardiff 1992 SA Formerly known as Masjid-e-Abu Hurairah.
Swansea Mosque
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Swansea 1980s SA[14] Formerly St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Group[edit]

AMJ Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
B Barelvi
D Deobandi
JI Jamaat-e-Islami
SA Salafi
SU Sufi Islam
TIA United Kingdom Turkish Islamic Association
TJ Tablighi Jamaat
W Wahhabism
U Unknown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eade, John (1996). "Nationalism, Community, and the Islamization of Space in London". In Metcalf, Barbara Daly (ed.). Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520204042. Retrieved 19 April 2015. As one of the few mosques in Britain permitted to broadcast calls to prayer (azan), the mosque soon found itself at the center of a public debate about “noise pollution” when local non-Muslim residents began to protest.
  2. ^ "Finsbury Park Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon Mosque – Your Mosque. Our community". Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  4. ^ Bauldry, Jess (14 May 2008). "Mosque finds a home in Horsham salon". The Argus. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Former Foreign Secretary Visits Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK | Love For All Hatred For None". Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  6. ^ "Birmingham Central Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  7. ^ Birmingham: Photo Archived 2018-04-19 at the Wayback Machine; Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK – Darul Barakaat
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. Retrieved 2016-09-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Telford Central Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  10. ^ Bradford: Mosque is opened by spiritual leader; Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK – Al Mahdi Mosque
  11. ^ "🇬🇧 United Kingdom". Ahmadiyya Mosques. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  12. ^ "Jamaa Masjid". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Glasgow Central Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Swansea City Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Directories of British Mosques: