Qur'an & Tajweed Class

New Qur'an & Tajweed Class by Imam Yahia every Monday after Isha Salah starting on 25th February 2013 at Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Road. The class is free and open to all ages and abilities. Please Download the brochure.

There is also a weekly English talk and Hadith narration from Riyadh as-Saaliheen (رياض الصالحين), translated: "The Gardens of the Righteous", a compilation of verses from the Qur'an and hadith by Imam Nawawi every Friday after Isha Salah at Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Road.

 

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For many years the Muslim Community in Reading lacked a proper place of worship. The exisiting mosque at 46 Alexandra Road is a converted Victorian House with several extensions that can hardly accommodate the number of people who gather for the jemma-at (collective) prayer on Fridays. There are several other smaller mosques with similar inadequacies in the parts of the town.

Reading Borough Council, who has been aware of this problem and has been working with the Muslim Community to find a suitable site for a purpose-built mosque, has allocated a 1.1 acre site at Reading College playing fields, on the corner of Wokingham Road and Green Road for this purpose. An outline planning had been approved for this recently.
This location has many advantages as it serves the Muslim community in East Reading and Reading University. It is also very accessible by Public transport from various parts of the town with the benefit of being on the no.17 bus route; and for visitors from other parts of the country by the M4 motorway, via junction 10.

This prominent location along Wokingham Road demands a landmark building. The proposed building is designed to high standards with modern features. The mosque will have a dual purpose as a mosque and as an Islamic Cultural Centre. The mosque with its added facilities will not only serve the Reading East Muslim Community, but also Muslim scholars from other parts of the country who could use these facilities for religious gatherings, seminars and conferences.

The Mosque building is double height volume with the main prayer hall at ground level and a gallery at first floor level forming the second prayer hall for ladies as well as girls classrooms. The lower ground floor provides washing facilities both for male and female worshippers, a reception hall, kitchen, mortuary plus a two bedroom for the resident Imam (leading clergyman) and underground carparking for 116 cars.

To broaden the range of services, which the mosque can provide to the community, the design includes full access and facilities for disabled, youth education, mother and child support and care for the elderly.

The 2-story annex is linked with the main building and provides a library, conference room, a shop and boys' classrooms, All levels are accessible by a lift.


The exterior of the mosque will be finished in white marble topped with a glazed blue dome 18m in diameter. The interior will also be finished in marble, stone column and decorative plasterwork.

A preliminary construction cost budget has been calculated at £3.5 million. This will be verified once the detailed drawings are completed and tenders are received.

Plans

Lower Ground Floor Plan:

Lower Ground Floor Plan:

 

First Floor Plan: