Markazi Mosque in Dewsbury - United Kingdom
Markazi Masjid (Central Mosque), also known as the Dewsbury Markaz or Dar ul Ulum (House of Knowledge),is a mosque in the Savile Town area of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. Accommodating up to 4,000 worshippers, it is one of the largest mosques in the United Kingdom and among the biggest purpose-built mosques in Europe.It is also the European headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat movement,and houses the Institute of Islamic Education (Jamia Talimul Islam), an independent day and boarding faith school for boys aged 13–19 and one of the two main Islamic seminaries in the UK. The mosque serves as a centre for Tablighi Jamaat's missionary activity throughout Europe.
Construction of the mosque commenced in 1978. The Dewsbury Markaz is aligned with the Tablighi Jamaat movement and bases its services around its six principles. Daily services consist of prayers, talks and public lectures, and the organisation of ten person groups (jamaats) who undertake proselytising trips. As the headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Europe, it is usually the location of its annual regional gathering (ijtema). Many scholars have graduated from this institution. The principal is the head of Jamaat in Europe: Hafidh Muhammad Patel.;
South Street, Savile Town
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