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Dundee Central Mosque

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Location  Dundee, Scotland, UK
Architectural type  Mosque
Opened  2000
Phone  +44 1382 220765
Number of minarets  1
Affiliation  Sunni Islam
Completed  2000
Capacity  1,000
Construction cost  2 million GBP
Number of domes  1
Dundee Central Mosque
Website  dundeeislamicsociety.com
Architect(s)  Lucas Dow Design Studio
Address  6 Miln St, Dundee DD1 5BZ, UK
Similar  Madina Mosque - Horsham, Madina Mosque, Banbury Mosque, Shacklewell Lane Mosque, Blackpool Central Mosque

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Dundee Central Mosque (also known as the Jamia Mosque) is located on the junction of Brown Street and Miln Street, north-east of the City Centre. The original Mosque was located on South Erskine Street in 1969 and moved to 112-114 Hilltown the following year. In 1995 due to the Islamic Community growing in strength there was a need for larger premises, which resulted in the Mosque being built.

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The Mosque

It was the first purpose built Mosque in north-east Scotland, designed and built to face Mecca to the south-east. The architects responsible were Lucas Dow Design Studio. It is roughly trapezoid and is constructed from smooth cream stone with a rounded copper roof. On each corner is a rounded tower with a minaret and plain glass at the top. On the south elevation is the Mihrab, a semi-circular projection from the wall, with a dome on top. Each elevation has groups of 2 to 4 full length plain windows, arched but in a rectangular frame. To the south-east of the Mosque, at the other end of the car park is the Mosque community centre

Entrance to the Mosque is gained by the northern elevation where shoe shelves line the wall. The Male Prayer Room is located on the ground floor. It is a large bright space, carpeted with gold coloured lines on a red background (indicating where each male should stand). The ceiling is wood panelled. On the south wall is the Mihrab, semi-circular space, with a pulpit for the Imams. The walls are bare but painted white showing uniform ashlar bricks. There are book cases in the south and east corner of the room with prayer beads, wooden stands and a clock for prayer time on the southern wall. Outside this room, located in the western corner of the Mosque is the male washroom.

Directly above the Male Prayer Room is the Female Prayer Room. It is smaller but again with gold lines on the red carpet for females to stand on. On the south wall is a bookshelf with religious texts and toys for small children on the floor. A washroom is separated by a screen to the north/north-west of the worship space.

Imams

  • Shaykh Abdul Rauf
  • Hamza ibn Abdurrahman
  • References

    Dundee Central Mosque Wikipedia


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