ELM/LMC Header Image
Our prayer times for
Tue 20 Nov 2018
BeginsJama'ah
  As part of an ongoing conversation with London's faith communities, the ...
Why should I join the run? The East London Mosque needs your help to...
The Islam Awareness Project and East London Mosque will be hosting a free exhibition and open day for members ...
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work on the archives at London's most oldest Mosque. We are see...
In a first of its kind event, prominent scholars and leaders speak out against domestic abuse. The London Musl...
  Following a landmark meeting with the OneVoice movement at the London Muslim Centre (LMC) in ...
This year's Umrah Seminar (Talim) will take place in Bangla and English by Shaykh Abdul Qayum on the followi...
  During an exclusive visit to the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel, the Chief Justice to Rwand...
Tan Sri Dato' Azman Mokhtar, the highly successful managing director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the Malaysia...
Individuals claiming to be self-styled ‘Muslim patrols’ have been harassing members of the pu...
On Friday 30th November 2012 the East London Mosque launched its Friday Giving campaign. All mosques bene...
ELM Womens Link and Rainbow House Children's Centre (RHCC) are working in Partnership to deliver activ...
  On Saturday 13 October 2012, leaders of hospices and Muslim communities came together for a land...
This year the International Day of Peace, which is marked each year on 21 September, falls on a Friday. Isla...
An exciting new mobile phone app has been launched for the East London Mosque! It is available for FREE to d...
On Tuesday 12th June at the London Muslim Centre (East London), a number of organisations large and small ...
We would like to thank all those who helped make the Run 4 Your Mosque fundraising campaign and event a huge ...
  The President of the International Court of Justice has appeared at an exclusive event at the Lo...
The Daily Telegraph has today published corrections in both its newspaper and online editions correcting all...
This year's first issue of the EMEL magazine charts the success of the East London Mosque. The East London M...
The East London Mosque is featured in an article by BBC London News. Detailing some of its one hundred year ...

 

The East London Mosque was given the best possible grass-roots support on Saturday night, when thousands of people helped break the fundraising record for the third year in a row, on Channel S. The generosity and enthusiasm of donors helped us reach a total of £1,125,725 on the night!

This was followed the next evening by collections in a packed mosque and centre that brought in a further £449,859.

Encouraged on by the mosque's excellent track record, ordinary Muslims showed their commitment to the current expansion work that will bring even more prayer space and services. The mosque has been busier than ever this Ramadan, with the total number of people taking part in congregational prayers set to pass the quarter of a million mark before the end of the month of fasting.

"It is truly uplifting to see this level of commitment and support from across the Muslim community, who time and again exceed all expectations," commented mosque chairman, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari. He added: "We thank Allah for all the success He has given us, and for making our mosque close to the hearts of the Muslim community."

The record-breaking success was all the more impressive in a time of economic downturn, which has seen most of the daily appeals bring in less support than in the past.

Executive Director, Dilowar Khan, said: "The Muslim community is always generous in donating to charity, and this month has already seen tens of thousands of pounds raised for good causes such as the Pakistan Flood Appeal."

Every day the mosque accommodates over 500 people for a light Iftar (breaking of the fast) - over 15,000 meals will have been served by the end of Ramadan. Then, in common with all mosques, special optional prayers are held every night lasting for two hours, with congregations filling both mosque and centre with an average of around 4000 people, though on some mights reaching the maximum capacity of 5000.

In the last ten days there are further optional prayers before dawn, attracting thousands more. The evening and night-time prayers are led by guest Imams renowned for their beautiful recitation.

With just a few days of Ramadan left, we are waiting to see if Eid will be on Thursday or Friday. The East London Mosque will be holding five Eid prayers to cater for the huge numbers expected.

To celebrate Eid in style this year there will be a special East London Eid Festival, marking the beginning of the centenary celebrations of the East London Mosque; a day of fun-packed activities such as a bazaar, funfair and exhibition.

There was a note of sadness on the fundraising evening, when our Imam, Shaikh Abdul Qayum, made an emotional announcement to say he had received news his mother had passed away in Bangladesh. Our beloved guest reciter from Egypt, Shaikh Ahmed Amer, immediately made a special prayer for the deceased, echoed by the entire congregation.

> East London Avertiser: Record-breaking Ramadan fundraising at East London Mosque

 

£1.1m record-breaking success for the East London Mosque!