Religious & Spiritual

Our Religious and Spiritual offerings and support

The Mosque in Salisbury is open for all of the five daily prayers. During the daytime the main prayer hall can be used for reading the Qur‘an and quiet contemplation. It can accommodate over 200 people. During busy times, such as Friday prayer, Eid prayer and the Tarawih prayers in Ramadan, an additional 50 people can be accommodated in the adjacent floor above with audio coming directly from the ground floor.

Muslims turn to the mosque for help and advice in all matters of their day-to-day life. The Salisbury Muslim Association has trained Imams to advice and counsel on the many concerns of the community such as bereavement, cultural challenges, generational issues and matrimonial problems.

Regular programmes include Tafsir (explanation) of the Qur‘an in English, and Bangla programme open to all with a diverse range of speakers and topics.

As more people find out about Islam, some decide to convert. The Muslim Association Salisbury provides advice, support and friendship. Weekly sessions are also provided so that they can learn to pray, read the Qur‘an and perform the other duties that Muslims are required to carry out.

Family life is the building block of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy in the Muslim community. The Muslim Association of Salisbury facilitates the solemnisation of an Islamic contract of marriage. The newly-married couple is provided with an official ‘Nikah’ certificate to show they have been married according to Islamic Law.

Funeral rites for a Muslim must be observed according to religious guidelines. An independent funeral service authorized by the association based in Salisbury, arranges for the collection of the deceased from the hospital or mortuary, allows and facilitates the families to wash the body as required by the law of Islam and makes arrangements for the funeral prayer and the burial in the Muslim Burial ground in Salisbury.

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