News & Updates

Srebrenica Remembrance

Srebrenica Memorial Week is a time when we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995.

Many are not aware of the atrocities which took place, which is why memorials are necessary to raise awareness and ensure that they are not repeated.

On Saturday 14th July, from 10am to 2pm Glasgow Central Mosque will be hosting an exhibition providing facts about this horrific genocide in 1995 and where we are today. This will take place in the small community hall.

Hajj Training Course 2018

Glasgow Central Mosque is pleased to host its annual Hajj Course for the blessed people performing Hajj this year and those with a general interest. This will take place on Saturday 28th July in Urdu & Sunday 29th July in English, from 2.30pm to 7pm followed by a Q&A session, In’sha’Allah.

This is a FREE course where brothers and sisters are welcome.

The course will include the following:

The Fiqh of Hajj
The Adab and Sunnah of Hajj
The Masaail of Hajj
A practical step by step guide
Advice and tips

Click here to book your place now

Shawwal Fasting 2018

Observing six days of fasting during Shawwal together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting all year round.

Those brothers and sisters who were following the GCM Ramdhan timetable for Fajr and Sehri can now view the Shawwal timetable here. A paper copy can also be picked up within Glasgow Central Mosque.

Those brothers and sisters that followed the earlier prayer timetable during Ramadhan can continue to follow the same timetable for Sehri and Fajr in Shawwal.

May Allah (swt) grant us the strength and ability to keep these six additional fasts.

Ameen

Eid Mubarak

On behalf of Glasgow Central Mosque we would like to say EID Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters.

May Allah SWT accept all your efforts and grant everyone the best of happiness, health and imaan.

Eid Al-Fitr 2018 Announcement

We are pleased to confirm the moonsighting committee of Glasgow has decided Eid Al-Fitr will be on Friday 15th June 2018.

This will mark the first day of Shawwal 1439 AH.

The prayer times in GCM will be as follows:

Fajr Jamaat will be at 4.10am

Eid prayer times are:

5am (preceded by a talk in Urdu)

8am (preceded by a talk in both English and Urdu)

10.15am (preceded by a talk in both English and Urdu)

Once again we would remind brothers and sisters about parking. Please arrive early, car share where possible and park responsibly, following the instructions of our stewards and volunteers.

Finally, SADAQAH AL-FITR (also Fitrana) is Wajib (compulsory) upon all Muslims – men, women and children – who on the day of Eid Al Fitr possess the Nisab (threshold) of Zakah. This is £4 per person and should be paid BEFORE Eid Salah.

On the day of Eid it is recommended by our Ulema to :

-Wake early for Tahajjud and Fajr
-Perform ghusl
-Wear your best available clothes
-Use Miswak and fragrance
-Eat something sweet before leaving for Eid Salaat
-Have paid Sadqatul Fitr
-Go one way to masjid and return a different way
-When going to Eid Salaat, recite the following takbir softly

الله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، لا إله إلا الله ، والله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، ولله الحمد

Finally, we must keep the momentum which we have built up in Ramadhan going all year round with the support of Allah swt to keep us on the straight path. May Allah swt shower his mercy on this blessed day of Eid and may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. And may the Noor of Allah swt enlighten our hearts. Ameen

Jazak’Allah Khair

Itikaf 2018

As we near the last 10 days of this blessed month, the opportunity to enter the Masjid as a Mu’takif for I’tikaf is now available.

What is I’tikaf?

“To confine oneself in a mosque for prayers, invocations and Ibadah, leaving the worldly activities for a limited number of days”

I’tikaf is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet ﷺ. It is related on the authority of our mother Ayesha (RA) that:

“The Apostle of Allah ﷺ observed I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadhan, until the end of his life. After his death, his wives continued with it.” – Bukhari and Muslim.

The purpose of I’tikaf is to seek a favourable environment in which one can get closer to Allah (SWT). This confinement and devotion distances preoccupations with worldly life; allowing one to attain inner composure, serenity and focus purely on the greater eternal reality. The aim being to reach a state of mind whereby all fears, hopes and apprehensions are superseded by love, devotion, and remembrance of Allah (SWT).

When will I’tikaf begin?

I’tikaf will begin at Maghrib on the night of 21st Ramadhan (5th June) insha’Allah.

Brothers wishing to perform I’tikaf at Glasgow Central Mosque should complete the I’tikaf 2018 Registration Form which can be downloaded here and must be submitted to the main office, 1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow, G5 9TA. Alternatively, a hard copy is available from Glasgow Central Mosque.

Sisters can dedicate an area/room at home where they may remain for their I’tikaf.

May Allah (SWT) accept our fasting, prayers and worship during this blessed month.

Ramadhan Timetable 2018 / 1439 AH

Alhamdulillah we are pleased to make available the 2018 Ramadhan timetable.

An electronic copy can be downloaded here and a paper copy can be picked up from the Main Office within Glasgow Central Mosque.

May Allah (swt) make Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach Ramadhan.

If you require further clarification on the Ramadhan times please click here.

Ramadhan Announcement

Following the Imam’s meeting tonight, GCM will be observing the first fast of Ramadhan on Thursday 17th May, which means Taraweeh commences tomorrow night.
 
We kindly request everyone to plan their journey to the Masjid. Arrive early, car share as much as possible, park conscientiously and listen to the instructions of the stewards & volunteers.
 
Within the Masjid we request you follow the correct etiquettes by keeping noise to a minimum and keeping the Masjid clean and tidy.
 
May Allah SWT grant everybody all the spiritual benefits of Ramadhan. 
Jaz’a’kallah Khair

Tips for Ramadhan

– Fasting is not just refraining from eating, drinking and sexual desires, it is also about resisting from all types of sin big or small. This includes safeguarding the eyes, the tongue and cleansing our everyday interactions and transactions.

– Let us be particularly vigilant regarding our 5 times prayer together with our night time Tarawih.

– The noble Qur’an and Ramadhan have a special connection so lets recite as much as possible.

– Simple food means faster eating times, easier digestion, less preparation time, and best of all, more spiritual benefit by learning to control our desires.

– If we haven’t already done so, now might be good time to book holidays for the last 10 days of Ramadhan so we can perform the Sunnah of I’tikaf.

– Make lots of dua in private moments; not only for ourselves but for the entire Ummah, especially the oppressed. A fasting person’s Dua is more likely to be accepted.

– Avoid gossip whether at home, work, with friends or in the Masjid as gossip wastes away any accumulated deeds and benefit we may have gained.

– Pay your Fitrana as soon as possible, preferably before the 15th of Ramadhan, so it can be distributed to the needy prior to Eid.

GCM Progress report 2016-2018

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.

Jaz’a’kallah Khair

Executive Committee of GCM

Unique Opportunity

Alhamdulillah the feedback from everyone on the new carpet has been immensely positive.  This was a big moment for the Muslims of Glasgow.  GCM holds memories, happy and sad, for so many in our community, whether it was Nikahs, Funerals, Ramadan, I’itikaf, Eid and much more.

Many Awliya and Ulema, as well as pious people who only Allah swt knows, have prayed at GCM for almost 35 years.  The old carpet therefore is a treasured part of the history of the Masjid.  Its removal and the installation of the new one, was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved.

Alhamdulillah, the old carpet, steeped in history and barakaat, is not going to waste.  Half of the carpet has been donated to Islamic institutions in Glasgow, to use as prayer areas.

For the second half, we have managed to cut approximately 450 individual Musullahs to a specific size and had them professionally bound, as pictured above.  These will be made available for the general public for a donation of £15, to help cover the costs, allowing everyone the opportunity to keep a piece of history.

Requests will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis and will be available from the main office at GCM.

For further information please call/text brothers on 07973232176 and sisters on 07923992856.

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