News & Updates

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

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.

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.

Dome

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.

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Carpet & Mihrab Installation

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.

Jaz’a’kallah Khair

Carpet

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.

Ameen

Main Prayer Hall Works

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

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