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For over three decades, Glasgow Central Mosque has served as the hub for Muslims across the city.
With a burgeoning population, demand has never been greater upon its resources with every effort made to provision for the complex needs of a diverse community.
As the primary centre for Islamic education within the city, Glasgow Central Mosque is responsible for providing Quran, Hifz and Alim classes for both boys and girls as well as essential learning courses. At present, over 400 students attend classes on a daily basis during term time, with an extensive waiting list of those seeking admission.
To meet this growing demand and modernise facilities, GCM propose the development of a dedicated education facility within the existing community hall. The proposal includes a two storey complex with plans for up to 20 classrooms, situated above the revamped function suite. Separate wudu and toilet facilities for students and an assembly area will enable GCM to increase the number of spaces it can offer while also complying with statutory regulation.
The cost of this project is estimated at £1.3M with £600,000 required to commence construction. A build time of 10 months is anticipated.
Donate now to partake in this project and earn a recurring reward (Sadaqah Jariyah) for you, your family or loved ones who have passed away.
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)” [Muslim]
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بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow Central Mosque (GCM) will signal the end of this Executive Committee’s term in office.
Attached is the Progress report: a short summary of the work we’ve been involved in this term.
It’s a privilege to have been able to serve Allah swt’s house and the community. All good is from Him and we pray He and the community forgive any shortcomings.
Executive Committee of GCM
As you may be aware, there are works currently being carried out to the dome at Glasgow Central Mosque. GCM aims to improve the thermal efficiency of the dome by reducing heat loss which will help the mosque reduce its heating costs and carbon footprint.
This is a complex project due to the size and layout of the structure. A bespoke scaffold has been erected to provide access and facilitate the works. We hope that the works will be completed in the next few weeks In’sha’Allah.
By the grace of Allah swt, the installation of the carpet and the restoration of the Mihrab is now complete.
We thank you for your patience during the works and thank our volunteers for their efforts over recent weeks.
The Mihrab was commissioned by a leading designer creating a bespoke design. This was built by a specialist fabricator using laser cutting technology, finished with opal flush glass allowing light to disperse. The centre piece comprises of custom-made Jerusalem stone tiles made with porcelain.
The carpet has now been laid in the main prayer hall, small prayer hall, foyer and the full basement. The carpet has been sourced from a specialist carpet maker in Turkey and is comprised of 100% wool with a weight of 4500g/m2, making it one of the heaviest carpets available.
Maintaining the heritage of the mosque has been an essential part of the upgrade hence the bespoke designs reflect the original theme of the mosque.
GCM would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in ensuring the completion of the works within 5 days, especially the Taqwa team from London.
May Allah swt make our Masjid a source of blessing and reward all those who contributed towards it.
We invite you all to visit your new look Glasgow Central Mosque.
Alhamdulillah, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new carpet for the main prayer hall. The installation of this carpet will complete the renovation program that has been undertaken over the last 12 months.
The carpet has been sourced from a specialist carpet maker in Turkey and is comprised of 100% wool with a weight of 4500g/m2, making it one of the heaviest carpets available.
Maintaining the heritage of the mosque has been an essential part of the upgrade hence a similar shade of green has been selected for the carpet which includes a bespoke design that reflects the original theme of the mosque.
The installation will commence on Friday 16th February with the aim to complete this in time for Jummah on Friday 23rd February, In’sha’Allah.
The entire refurbishment program is a result of the duas, efforts and financial contributions of our entire community and we express our wholehearted gratitude.
May Allah (swt) accept and reward these efforts.
Alhamdulillah, during the last month the Main Prayer Hall has been fully plastered and redecorated.
The walls were sanded to remove the old artex coating and following this the entire area was plastered.
The Main Prayer Hall was then redecorated which included painting the wall surfaces and features as well as varnishing woodwork such as main entrance doors and bookshelves. The colours used create a warmer, modern look and are in line with the original design of the Masjid.
We are grateful to the community for being patient while works were ongoing. May Allah SWT accept these humble efforts
Alhamdulillah, essential repair and upgrade works to the roof of the Masjid have been completed.
Following a lengthy period of consultation with industry experts, the roots of the ongoing problems with the roof were identified. After securing a tender, the work began in January this year and completed in April.
The work involved a full renewal of the entire roof surface. We used the opportunity to also install high spec insulation boards in line with our green aspirations. The renewed roof was then covered, in its entirety, with a brand new all-weather membrane from a platinum rated manufacturer.
This is a tried and tested solution which is used in sports arenas as well as major commercial and industrial sites. It is backed by a significant guarantee from the manufacturer.
After a 6 month monitoring period with the contractors, the new roof has been signed off.
We pray Allah swt accepts these humble efforts.
As you may be aware, we are currently replacing lighting at Glasgow Central Mosque with new energy-saving LED fittings. We have already completed the majority of works and hope to complete the remaining as soon as possible.
The lighting upgrade is being carried out as part of The Future is Bright project with the objective of reducing carbon emissions through lower energy consumption. There are other benefits too such as lower energy costs and improved lighting levels throughout the mosque and community facilities.
We also want to encourage members of the community to implement energy-saving measures at home which will help us achieve a greater carbon saving as a community. If you would like further advice about home energy efficiency, please get in contact. You can find contact details and further information on our project website: www.futureisbright.org.uk
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Dirt and grime constantly builds up, and with the passage of a few years and a site four acres in size, you can end up with a mammoth task ahead of you in putting the clock back. Fortunately, we were able to rely on a dedicated team of volunteers and the generosity of Glasgow City Council. Our team of 30 volunteers worked every weekend for 15 weeks. One of our aims was to encourage community participation but we ended up with a mini-United Nations with nationals from places including Libya and Malaysia.