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Mosque History

Zia-Ul-Quran Main Entrance

Beginning

Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque was established in April 1996 to meet the educational needs of the Muslim community in Pollokshields (Glasgow) and its surrounding localities. The core work involves providing religious instruction in the traditional Islamic Sciences for children and adults in a way that is relevant to Muslims living in the West.

The Muslim community continues to grow in Glasgow and young men and women often feel frustrated that they cannot participate in community issues. Zia-ul-Quran has been instrumental in providing the platform for young Muslims to express themselves as well as providing spiritual and educational guidance.

Zia-Ul-Quran currently runs a number of projects. It hosts the five daily prayers and accommodates for fifty worshippers on average a day. Friday prayers at Zia-Ul-Quran attract over two hundred worshippers. Lectures are given in Arabic, Urdu, and mostly importantly English. Zia-Ul-Quran also hosts weekly gatherings for women. Football is also organised on a weekly basis. Zia-Ul-Quran is committed in bringing a social change to the local community.

 

 Main Hall of Zia-Ul-Quran

Mosque Design

The mosque itself has got two floors. On the first floor there is a large Main Hall for prayers which can accommodate around 150 worshippers at any one time. There is a side room connected to the Main Hall which can accommodate for 30 worshippers. The room also consist of a small kitchen for mosque use. The hall downstairs can accommodate for 50 worshippers. The mosque has recently updated their Wudhu facilities. The mosque also has a small office and library located upstairs. Books can be found in Arabic, Farsi, English, and Urdu.

The mosque has recently purchased the above flat for ladies. The flat has 3 large rooms which can accommodate up to 100 ladies. The flat also contains a brand new kitchen. The ladies hold regular religious and social activities. Zia-Ul-Quran feels very strongly about ladies participation in the mosque.