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Religious & Spiritual
Religious & Spiritual
On average 26,000 people use our centre every week, with at least 6,000 turning up for the Friday (Jumu’ah) prayer. Over a quarter of a million worshippers converge on the London Muslim Centre during the month of Ramadan.
Our three imams combine regular religious teachings – in English, Arabic, Bengali and Somali – with Hajj training programmes, and offer counsel for new Muslims via the Islam Awareness Project.
An Adhan Radio Service provides access to the Adhan (Call to Prayer), Friday sermon, Tarawih (Ramadan evening prayers) and selected programmes for those who are at home.
The East London Mosque is open for all of the five daily prayers. During the daytime the main prayer hall can be used for reading the Qur‘an and quiet contemplation. It can accommodate over 2000 people, including space dedicated just for women. During busy times, such as Friday prayer, Eid prayer and the Tarawih prayers in Ramadan, an additional 2000 people can be accommodated in the adjacent London Muslim Centre, with audio coming directly from the mosque, and video in the halls.
Religious advice & counselling
Muslims turn to the mosque for help and advice in all matters of their day-to-day life. The East London Mosque has trained Imams to advise and counsel on the many concerns of the community such as bereavement, cultural challenges, generational issues and matrimonial problems.
Lectures & Training
Regular programmes include Tafsir (explanation) of the Qur‘an in English, Bangla and Somali. Also, the Saturday Halaqah is a weekly programme open to all the family with a diverse range of speakers and topics.
As more people undertake the Hajj, the mosque offers an open training programme every year.
Family life is the building block of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy in the Muslim community. The East London Mosque facilitates the solemnisation of an Islamic contract of marriage. The newly-married couple is provided with an official 'Nikah' certificate to show they have been married according to Islamic Law.
Funeral rites for a Muslim must be observed according to religious guidelines. An independent funeral service based at the mosque, Haji Taslim Funerals, arranges for the collection of the deceased from the hospital or mortuary, and makes arrangements for the funeral prayer and the burial. Established in 1965, Muslims from all over the UK use this funeral service.