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ELM Wins Super Model Mosque 2008

East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre declared the best mosque in the UK

Monday 27th October 2008

British Muslims have voted East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre as their Super Model Mosque for 2008.

The competition, organised by Islam Channel was held at the Global Peace and Unity Event at the London Excel Arena on 26th November. The final was contested by East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre and the Islamic Cultural Centre in Regents Park for the prize of a £50,000 consultation. East London Mosque won the competition with a massive vote of support from public.

East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre got to the final after facing Sparkbrook Islamic Centre from Birmingham in the semi-final.

Secretary of the mosque Ayub Khan commented, "This is a great honour for our mosque and centre. Over the years we have worked tirelessly to build a centre with facilities and services that everyone can use regardless of age, ethnicity or religion. The prize will go towards a centre of excellence for Muslim women and girls. For a long time we have been looking to address that need and the £50,000 will help immensely."

The mosque is in the planning stages of building a new section which will house dedicated services for women as well as new prayer space for all.

He continued by saying, "The management committee and the staff of the mosque would like to congratulate Regents Park Mosque for getting to the final, Islam Channel for holding such a great initiative, and also thank all those who voted for us and have supported us."

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Notes for Editor

The photo is of all the finalists and the presenter of Model Mosque: (L-R) Islamic Cultural Centre, East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, Abrar Hussain, Presenter of Model Mosque, Crawley Mosque and Leeds Mosque. Photo must be credited to Middlepath Media.

The Global Peace and Unity Event was held on 25th and 26th October 2008.

For more details please call Mohammad Shakir on 07708 681 014 or email [email protected]