Search

New East London Mosque development opens doors before Ramadan

07:00 07 July 2013

East London Mosque

East London Mosque

Archant

Worshippers descended on a new development in the East London Mosque complex as it opened its doors in time for Ramadan on Friday.

Work started on the £9.5million Maryam Centre in 2009 in an effort to increase space at the Mosque, in Whitechapel Road.

An official opening is due to be held later this year, but worshippers were given a special preview on Friday in time for Ramadan – which is due to be announced next week.

East London Mosque Trust chairman Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari said: “Ramadan is a spiritual and festive time for Muslims, so it is with great joy that we can open the Maryam Centre for the community.”

The nine-storey centre houses a larger prayer hall for women, education and advice services and a women-only gym.

The Mosque has so far received £5.5million in donation pledges for the development, and continues to fundraise in an effort to raise a further £4million.

No date has yet been agreed for the Centre’s official opening.

Latest News Stories

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Tower Hamlets Town Hall and (inset) Mayor John Biggs

A new strategy to tackle extremist radicalisation, child sex abuse and youth violence on the streets of London’s East End is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Tower Hamlets Town Hall and (inset) Mayor Biggs

The launch of the controversial new Jack the Ripper museum opening near the Tower of London on Tuesday is being boycotted by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets because he says his local authority was “misled” in the original planning application.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt lands at Whitechapel [photos: Nigel Pacquette]

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid a ‘flying visit’ in the London Air Ambulance helicopter today to meet the NHS trauma team and some of the patients whose lives they’ve saved.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Pupils at St Paul's Whitechapel thrilled at growing their own food

Children have turned their outdoor space at school into an ‘edible playground’ in London’s East End where they grow their own food.

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder