Our work

Our Work

What we have been doing.

 

Recent Work

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Faith

Glasgow Central Mosque and many other buildings around the city open their doors annually in celebration of Glasgow’s architecture, culture and heritage.

Visitors at Central Mosque enjoy guided tours, exhibitions, presentations, calligraphy and a Qur’an listening experience. 

We thank all our visitors for attending and look forward to welcoming you back anytime. 

Unable to attend?  We would be delighted to arrange a visit outside of these events.  Please contact us on 0141 429 3132 or [email protected]

Fence Painting

Maintenance

After many years of being exposed to the Glasgow weather, the paint on the perimeter fence had become chipped and exposed. A team of young and old and everything in-between was assembled, and even included friends and volunteers from local churches. They came every weekend for months and were so regular that it was even suggested that all they really wanted was more of the delicious sandwiches.

Blood Donation

Welfare

At the turn of the year, the blood banks are usually low and poor weather can make the situation even worse. Every minute of every day, someone is receiving a blood transfusion. Just three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby. NHS Scotland and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service were invited to relieve our congregation of a pint of juice apiece.

Painting and Decorating

Maintenance

Whenever you walk past a wall or surface area, you often don't realise that it wasn't always that colour. Once it gets really bad, it becomes obvious enough. Our team of volunteers polished the brass, dusted the prayer hall, painted the lobbies and corridors, redecorated the library, varnished the doors and even created new storage space. In doing so, they had to climb great heights, bend down low, and now know of nooks and crannies that very few people have laid eyes on before.

Islam Awareness

Faith

A week-long programme seeking to highlight compatibility and mutual respect between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities within Scottish society. Such events help to create awareness, enhance mutual understanding and increase interaction and co-operation on common issues.

Poverty Relief

Welfare

One of the greatest acts of kindness is to give charity to the poor, the needy and the weak. However, in Islam, charity is also a great act of worship. We believe that it is the duty of every single Muslim to help his/her fellow human beings in their time of need, as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Bone Marrow Donation

Welfare

It is estimated that less than 25,000 people out of the 390,000 people on the Anthony Nolan register are from the black and mixed parentage community. This makes it increasingly difficult to locate donors for black and minority ethnic patients suffering from leukaemia and other bone marrow-related illnesses.

Elderly Care

Social

Elderly Muslims, many of whom were part of the first wave of Muslim immigrants to Glasgow, grew up at a time when the elderly were more respected, valued and cared for. Modern society has lost some of these values, which has left many of our elders feeling worthless due to having been moved into a residential home and becoming isolated, having a disability or age-related illness or feeling isolated and alone, even when surrounded by family in their own homes.

Grime Fighting

Maintenance

Dirt and grime constantly builds up, and with the passage of a few years and a site four acres in size, you can end up with a mammoth task ahead of you in putting the clock back. Fortunately, we were able to rely on a dedicated team of volunteers and the generosity of Glasgow City Council. Our team of 30 volunteers worked every weekend for 15 weeks. One of our aims was to encourage community participation but we ended up with a mini-United Nations with nationals from places including Libya and Malaysia.