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Cambridge Mosque Official Launch

Posted on: 05 December 2019

Shaykh Hassan was invited to the official launch of Cambridge Mosque. The Cambridge Central Mosque design was inspired both by Islamic and English religious architectural traditions. Above all, we sought to develop the idea of a British mosque for the 21st century: as Abdal Hakim Murad, chairman of the Cambridge Mosque Trust, remarked, “creating a brand new sacred space has been the main challenge, to bring together something that’s very ancient and timeless with the very latest technologies.” More than ten years of dedicated work has resulted in a pioneering mosque, one that seems to have grown organically out of the landscape and celebrates our shared love of beauty.

The launch was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan of Turkey and other prominent scholars and leaders. Shaykh Hassan’s teacher, Shaykh Pirzada also attended the event. Yusuf Islam, a trustee, delivered a powerful message and President Erdogan recited the Quran in his melodic voice that mesmerised those who attended. May Allah give strength to Shaykh Abdul Hakim to carry on his excellent work and may Allah allow the Muslim community leaders and committees to understand the need of the community. You can view the launch video here. You can view President Erdogan's Quran recitation here.

Recitation of the Quran

Shaykh Sulaiman Ghani with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

President Erdogan addressing the guests 

President Erdogan meeting Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

President Erdogan meeting Shaykh Pirzada (founder of Jamia-Al-Karam)

Shaykh Abdal Hakim with Shaykh Pirzada

Shaykh Abdal Hakim meeting Shaykh Pirzada

Shaykh Pirzada & Yusuf Islam

Invite to Shaykh Hassan