The Main Hall is the most widely used area within the mosque. All of our congregation are familiar with this particular area as it is where Muslims attend regularly for their five daily prayers.
The main hall features as niche or arch (Mihrab) in the East wall known as the Qibla wall. This wall faces towards the direction of the Kaa’ba (First House of Allah on Earth) in the city of Makkah and indicates the direction Muslims must face when praying to Allah. There is also a pulpit positioned beside the Mihrab. This pulpit, from where the Imam addresses sermons and lectures, is known as the Minbar. Bookshelves bearing copies of the Holy Qur’an in various languages are also situated along the Qibla wall.
The Main Hall is carpeted with a richly decorated carpet used for the prayer for which the faithful remove their shoes before prayer so as to keep the ground clean. There are numerous pillars to support the structural design and arch shaped windows lining one side of the Main Hall. The hall is equipped with energy saving light features to maintain the beauty and visibility of the hall, these lights are only lit fully on special occasions so as to conserve energy. The hall also has fans and heating which are used depending on the seasonal temperature. The main hall, like the rest of the mosque, hosts a network of speakers for the amplification of lectures and prayers.
The main hall has a capacity of 3,000 people which is the average turnout on a busy Friday. On any ordinary Friday, between 2,000 and 3,000 are expected. It is on Eid, when there are five services one after the other, that between 5,000 and 10,000 walk through the doors of the Main Hall for special prayer services.
The establishment of the five daily Salāh and Salātul Jumu’ah.
A second Salātul Jumu’ah during the summer months in Madrasah Islamiyah.
Ramadhan Tarāwīh salāh.
English lecture before Salātul Jumu’ah.
Daily book reading and religious discourse, (QuranTajweed , Tafseer, Taleem.
Special youth programmes.
Receiver system to relay all programmes, including adhān and salāh. The frequency is 454.300 MHz.
Weekly and monthly programmes are also broadcast live from our website.
Various workshops and short courses.
Ablution Areas (Washrooms)
The mosque provides four main areas for worshippers to make ablutions before prayers. Ablution is the act of preparation and self-cleanliness carried out before Muslims stand in prayer and obedience before the Almighty Lord of all creation.
We have one wash area for male worshippers, which are completely equipped with basins, toilets, tools and wash taps and relevant toiletries. Hygiene, cleanliness, and sanitation are maintained throughout our wash areas accordingly. Alongside these washing areas, we have one shower room. In the near future we will be looking to provide facilities for female worshippers depending on required interests.
The library is a quiet, partitioned area where individuals may study and read literature on subjects of their choice. We have a good selection of books on Islam in English, Arabic, Persian and Urdu as well as leaflets, booklets, and magazines on various religious and community topics. Students also use the library for revision and educational studies. To use the library, please arrange an appointment with the main office at the mosque. We are looking to expend the library in the near future to re-organise and systematically restructured so that it is more user-friendly and can serve a greater purpose for the local community.
Community Hall (Banqueting Hall)
The community hall is located opposite the Masjid’s outer building where all purpose hall facility is used for different events such as wedding, lectures, meetings and youth events. The community hall is available for hire which is a source of income to help us maintain cost for our trust.
To arrange a viewing and booking, please contact our office and see one of the representatives or emailInfo@mpit.org.uk.
TheAnnex Building is located adjacent to the Masjid, this is where our kitchen is located and used for preparations to serve our guests.
MPIT has been providing burial services to the Muslim community for many years.We have all the equipment, facilities, dedicated staff and qualified volunteers required to provide a service for both men and women in a manner that complies with the Shari’ah.
This is a facility for the washing and storing of the deceased. By Islamic law, the body of one who has recently passed away preferably be buried within 24 hours. Once the body is brought to the mosque for service prayer, the body is washed and prepared by our local volunteers and the deceased family to prepare for burial service. The mosque caters for the washing of bodies and for their cold storage after which the mosque provides an Islamic funeral prayer service for the family, friends, and relatives of the deceased.
To contact our facilities
Please email Info@mpit.org.uk or call Masjid on 019124 472378. Alternative, you can visit and ask for one of our office bearers at Madina Masjid.