Madina Mosque (Sheffield)

The Madina Mosque or Madina Masjid, also known as the "Wolseley Road Mosque", is the first purpose-built mosque in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.[1] After some problems with funding,[2] the project was completed in October 2006. Users of the mosque raised several million pounds to pay for the new mosque and Islamic centre which includes 19 rooms and two large halls, a library and a day centre. The project is estimated to have cost £5 million.[1] The mosque was built on Glover Road, Sheffield, and intended to serve the Muslim populations of Nether Edge and Sharrow. The mosque has a capacity of 2,300 (including women).[3]

Sheffield Islamic centre and Madina Masjid
Medina Mosque 09-12-06.jpg
Religion
AffiliationBarelvi
Location
LocationHeeley
South Yorkshire, England
Madina Mosque (Sheffield) is located in Sheffield
Madina Mosque (Sheffield)
Shown within Sheffield
Geographic coordinates53°21′51″N 1°28′24″W / 53.364085°N 1.473225°W / 53.364085; -1.473225Coordinates: 53°21′51″N 1°28′24″W / 53.364085°N 1.473225°W / 53.364085; -1.473225
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed2006
Construction cost£5,000,000
Specifications
Capacity2,500
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)2
MaterialsBrick
Website
http://www.madinamasjid.org.uk/

The organization, 'Muslims in Britain'[4] classify the masjid as, "Sufi - Bareilvi".[3]

It is hoped that the mosque will also unite local communities, and local feedback so far indicates this.[2] The mosque's administration adheres to the Barelvi movement.[5][failed verification]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b New Heeley voice issue 29, page 3
  2. ^ a b Inside Sheffield's Islamic landmark, by Oonagh Jaquest
  3. ^ a b "Madina Mosque". Muslims in Britain. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ "MuslimsInBritain.org - UK mosques' definitive directory and development resource". www.muslimsinbritain.org. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Community Website Builder".

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