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London Islamic Cultural Centre in Wightman Rd. This is the first purpose built Mosque in Haringey. The hall was previously used as a Jewish synagogue. The Mosque was started originally by South Americans from Guyana but there is now a variety of ethnic groups worshipping there.

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london islamic cultural centre in wightman rd
London Islamic Cultural Centre in Wightman Rd
  • This is the first purpose built Mosque in Haringey.
  • The hall was previously used as a Jewish synagogue.
  • The Mosque was started originally by South Americans from Guyana but there is now a variety of ethnic groups worshipping there.
  • To visit- contact Mr A Alli,389-395 Wightman Rd, Hornsey, N8 0NA.(Tel. 020 8372 3023)
  • No visits on Fridays, best in the mornings
islam
Islam
  • Muslims follow the religion called Islam.
  • Muslims believe there is only one God called Allah.
  • Friday is a special day for Muslims. All the men and boys go to the Mosque.
  • Before the midday prayer the Imam (teacher or leader) gives a talk and then leads the prayers.
mosque in wightman rd
Mosquein Wightman Rd
  • A masjid (mosque) is a Muslim place of public worship. Masjid is an Arabic word. It means 'house of prayer'.
  • The dome shape reminds Muslims that Allah made the whole universe.
  • The tower is called a minaret. Muslims are called to prayer five times a day. In Muslim countries the call is sent from the tower.
shoe rack
Shoe Rack
  • When Muslims go into the mosque, they take off their shoes. This is to show their respect.
  • Here are the special racks to put shoes in.
  • Before praying Muslims go to the washrooms.
wash room
Wash Room
  • This is the place where Muslims do the special washing, called wudu, before praying.
  • It is important to be very clean to pray to Allah.
  • Before Muslims wash they think of Allah.
  • There is a special order for washing.
clock board
Clock Board
  • Muslims pray five times a day. The exact times change through the year.
  • The clock board shows the 5 prayer times for each day.
  • The sixth small clock shows the midday prayer time on Friday.
arabic writing from the qur an
Arabic Writing from the Qur’an
  • There are no pictures or statues inside a mosque. This is to help people think only of Allah andthe Qur’an.
  • Instead the mosque is decorated with beautiful patterns and writing.
  • The writing above is in Arabic. It means “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger”
broadwater farm primary school
Broadwater Farm Primary School
  • Children from Year 1 class visit the mosque.
  • The children complete a worksheet by colouring in drawing of tiles and noting times on the clocks.
the mihrab at front of prayer hall
The Mihrab at front of Prayer Hall
  • When they pray Muslims must face towards the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
  • In the mosque there is a small arch, called a mihrab, that shows the direction of Makkah.
the prayer hall
The Prayer Hall
  • The men pray in the lower prayer hall and the women pray in the upper gallery.
  • The carpet and tiles were made in Turkey.
prayer mats
Prayer Mats
  • In the prayer hall there are carpets or prayer mats to kneel on.
  • The pointed part of the arch faces towards Makkah.
  • The straight lines help the men sit or kneel in a line.
a picture of the ka bah
A picture of the Ka’bah
  • The Ka’bah is a large cube-shaped building in Makkah.
  • This is a very special place for Muslims.
  • When they pray Muslims must face towards the Ka’bah
president and imam
President and Imam
  • The president and the imam of the London Islamic Cultural Centre welcome visitors and talk about the mosque.
  • Students from Alexandra Park School discuss issues about Islam with the imam.
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Photo & Drawing of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain(last outpost of Muslim rule in Spain which ended in 1402)
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Produced by Jenny Stonhold, Haringey SIO for PSHE & Citizenship, as part of the Religious Education and School Effectiveness Project- The School and its Communities

With support of Broadwater Farm Primary School (Rosie Clegg & Fiona McRitchie), Lordship Lane Primary School (Jo Morris), Alexandra Park Secondary School (Caroline Jones), Lynne Broadbent (RE centre Brunel University), Denise Chaplin (Haringey SIO for RE) & Nic Bradley (Haringey SIO for Ethnic Minority Achievement).

With assistance of Karen O’ Brien (Gladesmore), Martin McCurach (Park View Academy) & Naina Parmar (Earlham Grove).