Jameah Masjid E Noor in Old Trafford - United Kingdom

 

Jameah Masjid E Noor in Old Trafford - United Kingdom

Old Trafford area of Manchester was inhabited by a small Sunni Muslim community in the early to mid 70’s, and in 1977, the Old Trafford Muslim Society was established to cater for the religious and general welfare needs of the local Muslim Community. To achieve this, a redundant Co-Op Shop situated at the corner of Stamford Street & St Brides Way was bought through donations made by local Muslims and various Muslim families living throughout the UK. This shop was converted to serve as a Mosque and was called Masjid-E-Noor. The conversion cost was taken on by the Muslims living in the area. The prayer hall accommodated for 100 mussalli (worshippers) and was sufficient at that time.

Over time, there was a vast increase of Muslims moving to the area mainly from South Asia, but also from the Middle East, Indonesia & Malaysia as well as many other Countries from the East.

In order to continue serving the needs of the local Muslims, larger premises were sought after for some time but there were no existing facilities suitable for conversion within the area. Alhamdulillah, (praise and thanks be to God) it was then decided on a new build project and the Old Trafford Muslim Society purchased a block of 16 flats owned and run by Trafford Council, located opposite the existing Masjid-E-Noor building. The purchase was completed after long and drawn-out negotiations with Trafford Council which included planning approval to demolish the block of flats and build a purpose built Mosque on the site. The proposed scheme was based on a 2 storey block to give better usage of the land available and to cater for a variety of functions. The minarets will distinctly identify the building as a Masjid and Islamic centre to new-comers.

The Masjid was built with a main entrance/ reception hall and a separate entrance for females. The ground floor compromises of the Main Prayer Hall, Wudhu (Ablution) area including toilet facilities. The upper floor has Madrassah class rooms, area for ladies gatherings, secondary Wudhu & Toilet facilities, kitchen, library and restroom for visiting Jama’ats. Facilities for the disabled and handicapped are also be provided which include a Lift and Disabled WC. The Mosque has parking space for 25 cars including 2 Disabled parking spaces which was created to reduce on-street parking during Mosque usage.

On the 17th October 2003, the new Jame’ah Masjid E Noor building was opened by Old Trafford Muslim Society.;

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Address: Jamea'h Masjid-e-Noor
Trafford, 87 Stamford St,
M16 9JE, United Kingdom ‎

Map for Jamea'h Masjid-e-Noor

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