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St Albans Islamic Centre

The Islamic Centre was established in 1978 at its current site in Hatfield Road as the first of its kind in St Albans to provide a dedicated place for Muslim prayer, The purchase price was raised through donations provided by the Muslim community in and around St Albans, the Centre is funded mainly on donations provided by the local community. The property has been extended twice to meet the demands of the growing community. Today, there are approximately 400 families associated with the Centre, covering St Albans and its environs including London Colney, Park Street, Hatfield and Harpenden. The needs of the local Muslims have outgrown the available facilities to an extent where on occasions of large congregations all the people cannot be accommodated inside the Centre. The Islamic Centre and the Jamie Mosque & Bangladesh Islamic Centre are main centres of worship for the Muslim community in St Albans and the surrounding areas. The word for Mosque in Arabic is ‘Masjid’, deriving from ‘Sajda’ or prostration, and means a place where men and women, the most noble of creatures, throw themselves on the floor and prostrate to God (Allah) the Most High. Men attend both places five times a day to present themselves to their Lord. Both centres can accommodate up to a total of 700 people. The Islamic Centre also has a prayer room for sisters.

For the Khutbah (sermon) on Friday afternoons and other special occasions the congregation fills to its full capacity and special festival prayers like Eid are conducted in shifts. Muslims can pray in any mosque, regardless of their nationality, race, or colour. At the Islamic Centre the Khutbah is given in Urdu and English. As well as being a place of worship, both mosques are a centre of community, especially during Ramadan and festivals of Eid. The Imam of the Islamic Centre is Mohammed Hafez Nageen.

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Off street parking is available nearby to masjid, however, followers are advised to park in nearby Morrisons car park and walk to the Masjid. Please respect our neighbours