Saturday 26 September 2009

New Masjid for Edinburgh

The Scotsman has an article about Edinburgh's newest masjid which opened this Ramadan:

"Its community outreach includes inviting surprised neighbours to Asian cookery and fitness classes. "This is not just a mosque where you can pray, it's a hub for the whole community," said imam Sohail Ashfaque, 33.

While prayers from the Koran must still be read in Arabic, sermons and teaching are in English. Regular attendees include teenagers and students playing football for Falkirk and cricket for the Scotland under-19s. Mr Ashfaque is said to be one of 15 younger, home-grown imams now working in Scotland who were trained in Britain."

You can read the full article here.

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