East London Mosque- one of the largest mosques in Europe. It can hold more than 7,000 worshippers at a time. It holds the UK’s largest Friday Congregational prayer service.
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. It has 100 years of rich history. This is the second mosque established after Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking London
Background history: East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre
The East London Mosque Trust has rich history spanning over 100 years. At the beginning of the 20th century, on 9 Nov 1910, London Mosque Fund was established at a meeting of Muslims and non-Muslims held at the Ritz Hotel. At that time, there was only one mosque Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, Greater London
People associated with the 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.
Facilities: East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre
The centre has a generous prayer space, fitness centre, girls school, counselling and education support, Quran Education etc.
Visiting to the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre
The Mosque and Centre welcomes visitors from all backgrounds. The Centre organise group visits for up to a maximum of 30 persons. It usually last 1 hour.
Advices to the visitors: dress modestly, avoid see-through, revealing or low-cut clothing, no shorts, skirts and dresses should reach below the knees, No shoes beyond the point of entry to Mosque etc.
Opening Times: East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre
East London Mosque: Mon-Fri 10am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
London Muslim Centre: Mon-Fri 9am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am to 10pm
Location of East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre: Address, Nearest Tube
Addresses: East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre are almost in same place. See the location in Google Map.
East London Mosque: 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JQ
London Muslim Centre: 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX
Telephone and Email. 020 7650 3000 Email via webform. To arrange a visit, contact by email. [email protected] or by call: 0207 650 3024
Nearest Tube and Bus: Whitechapel (District, Hammersmith & City, London Overground), Aldgate East (District, Hammersmith & City), Aldgate (Circle, Metropolitan). Bus- bus numbers: D3, 25, 205, 254, 15, 115, 135, 106, 67. Use Journey Plan of Transport for London how to get here
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