The Goodwood Islamic Centre: A wonderful addition to our community!

We are extremely pleased to announce one of FMO’s affiliates; Masjid Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (otherwise known as the Goodwood Islamic Centre) has almost completed the construction of its new purpose built Masjid (Mosque).

Construction on the new Masjid, located on Gamel Road, began in April 2016. The centre is named after Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him), an important companion about whom the Prophet (pbuh) once said: “The most knowledgeable of my ummah in matters of halal and haram is Mu’adh-ibn-Jabal.”

The impressive structure was funded almost entirely by generous donations from the local community, who were eager to have a place of worship that would serve the surrounding neighbourhoods.

If you are familiar with the area, you have no doubt seen the Goodwood Islamic Centre’s beautiful minaret and towering windows. Despite its impressive exterior, there is still some work left to be done, however, it is already offering a warm welcome to over 500 Muslim families located in and around Uppingham Road, Coleman Road, Wakerley Road, Spencefield Lane and the wider community.

It is great to see our new mosque nearing completion, we are part of a community that views a mosque not just as a place of worship, but a space where people can break bread, have a conversation, offer advice and support, and extend the gestures of kindness and hospitality that make us so proud to call Leicester our home.

The new Masjid has been designed to be welcoming to all. People with disabilities are catered for with disabled lifts, disabled wash areas and designated car parking. The Masjid welcomes both genders to attend prayers, lectures, workshops and social activities to name a few. Furthermore, children will be attending supplementary education classes using some of the latest in teaching methods to equip them both spiritually and academically to live in a multi-cultural society. The centre also plans to hold multi-faith activities presenting the correct narrative of Islam.

As we wrote back in October, we’ve come a long way over the last four decades, our city is now providing over 50 places of worship for Muslims in addition to accessible prayer facilities with multi-faith prayer rooms in both the public and private sectors. The city is aware of our needs and it has met them.

For more information about the Masjid Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (Goodwood Islamic Centre), please visit their website.

Suleman Nagdi

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