East London Mosque near Bricklane in Bangla Town can hold more than 7,000 worshippers at a time. It has 100 years of rich history. The 2nd mosque established after Shah Jehan Mosque

East London Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the Europe. It can accommodate more than 7,000 worshippers for congregational prayers. It holds the UK’s largest Friday Congregational prayer service and hosts weekly attendance exceeding 35,000 worshippers.

The East London Mosque Trust has rich history spanning over 100 years. Though London was the capital of the extensive British Empire at the beginning of the 20th century but had no mosque for Muslim residents or visitors except Shah Jehan Mosque, Woking. On 9 Nov 1910, at a meeting of Muslims and non-Muslims at the Ritz Hotel, the London Mosque Fund was established. People associated with the London Mosque Fund over the years include. 1. Syed Ameer Ali. 2.Sir Hassan Suhrawardy 3. The Aga Khan III 4. Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, 5. Nathan Rothschild 6. Lord Lamington 7. Historian T. W. Arnold 8. Sir John Woodhead 9. Earl Winterton.

Initially, a small room was hired for Friday prayers. However, in 1926 the Fund had grown to a sizeable amount and a ‘Deed of Declaration of Trust’ was made. In 1940 three houses were purchased in Commercial Road, London E1 and converted into a Mosque. It was opened on Friday 1 August 1941.

HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Mohamed al-Faisal launched a project to build the London Muslim Centre in a ceremony on 2001 and it was opened in June 2004, adding over 8300m2 of usable space to the adjacent mosque.

The centre has a generous prayer space, fitness centre, girls school, counselling and education support, Quran Education etc.

Addresses: East London Mosque: 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JQ, London Muslim Centre: 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX Tel: +44 (0)20 7650 3000
Visit the website for more information. Visit other religious places in London

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