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East London Mosque

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East London Mosque

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East London Mosque

The East London Mosque in Whitechapel is the focal point for Britain’s largest Muslim community. It hosts a wide variety of events, from weddings to conferences, and the Muslim Centre runs a range of community services in the areas of health, education and economic issues.

The building is six storeys high, can accommodate an impressive 10,000 worshippers, and also contains a gym, a library and a creche. One of the central concerns of the Muslim Centre is the establishment of dialogue with other faiths, and it's perhaps apt that the complex of buildings that forms it includes an old East End synagogue, established in 1899.

A mission statement has been issued: "No messages of intolerance or hate are ever preached from the Mosque. Our pulpit is a place for the expression of positive values, in line with the Mosque’s strong commitment to community cohesion."

Read about the development of the Jamme Masjid Mosque in Brick Lane here.


Your comments

Helping the West understand Islam and its true message of peace and harmony.

Mothocer Ali

Hey, The mosque and centre can hold up to around 5,000 worshippers, not 10,000 as stated.
Mohammad Shakir



I nominate the red pillar box.

Donna Spencer