Leeds Grand Mosque (LGM) is the largest Mosque in Leeds with a regular congregation of well over 2000 Muslims, a dramatic increase since its humble beginnings in 1994. Over the last two decades, it has developed to become a truly lively and spirited Mosque, seeking to encapsulate the very ideals on which it now thrives as opposed to being simply a place of worship.
As the population of Leeds grows up and increases in numbers, LGM has to cope with this increase by facilitating its services to meet the needs of its diverse and multicultural community. With more 2000 worshipers attending Friday prayers and more than 4000 of attendees during Ramadan, Eids, it is clear that LGM has become a truly lively and spirited Mosque that must seek to encapsulate the very ideals on which it now thrives as opposed to being simply a place of worship. Therefore, LGM has created unique and innovative techniques to help worshipers access its many services.
The LGM’s innovative services include the following:
- Leeds Grand Mosque website to keep the congregation updated.
- A mailing list to inform the congregation about activities and urgent issues.
- Marriage Application form to help the congregation have a smooth and fair process. It is easy to use, and every month between 3 to 6 applications are received.
- Fatwa booking system in the office for people who want fatwa for certain matters. Every Friday from 2 pm to 3 pm, the LGM scholar meets individuals to give advice. It is confidential and respects the data and information of the individuals.
- Email for marital issues to speak to the Imam and advise sessions are a follow up process that can last for months and even years according to the needs of the community.
- Booking system to provide facilities to the public for lectures, sessions or even conferences. This is to spread knowledge and contribute to Leeds well-being.
- Disability car parks to encourage people with special needs in the congregation to attend to the mosque and use the facilities. There are disabled toilets and entrances dedicated solely for people with wheelchairs and sight loss.