This constitution was approved at a Meeting of Members of the Society, duly convened for the purpose and held on the 10th December 2017.
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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We are pleased to announce that we now have bike storage facilities at GCM.
The new bike shelter, which can store up to 20 bikes, has been installed as part of The Future is Bright project.
We want to encourage as many people as possible to cycle to GCM which will help reduce our carbon footprint.
GCM is introducing an Alimah advice service to offer guidance on any Islamic matters.
This service is for sisters only, and is conducted in strict confidence and on a one to one basis.
Surgery will commence on 7th November 2017 with the following schedule:
Consultations will take place in a private room located within the small community hall and strictly for sisters only.
Although this is a drop-in service, it would be advisable to initially contact the Alimah or for any further info on:
Glasgow Central Mosque will be opening it’s doors on the 16th & 17th September from 11am to 5pm.
Step inside and see Scotland’s first purpose-built mosque featuring Islamic architecture, marvelous red sandstone, an arabesque courtyard, walled garden, iconic minaret and dome which fills the main prayer hall with natural light. Come and enjoy our exhibition and presentations.
A week-long programme seeking to highlight compatibility and mutual respect between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities within Scottish society. Such events help to create awareness, enhance mutual understanding and increase interaction and co-operation on common issues.
The week was launched by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Following onwards, schools continued to attend during the week and at other venues there were coffee mornings, interfaith events and a hijab fashion show, etc. A parallel art and photography exhibition ran at Scotland Street Museum. The first week ended here with an evening dinner for which Muslims invited their non-Muslim friends and neighbours along for good food and entertainment, including some Robert Burns poems.
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.