About Our Brick Lane Jamme Masjid
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Our Masjid History
The Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, as a building, has a rich history in religiously serving its community from the mid eighteenth century.
Built in 1743 as a French Protestant Church to cater to the needs of fleeing Huguenot refugees from France who had settled in and around Spitalfields, it later became a Synagogue in 1898 to serve the increasing number of Jews in East London, who too had fled from parts of Europe from religious prosecution and settled around Spitalfields. The building came to be known as the Great Synagogue.
The Masjid can hold an estimated 3000 worshippers and has separate prayer rooms for men and women with their own dedicated ablution area. Women’s entrance is located on Fournier Street, the entrance furthest from the minaret. Friday sermons are delivered in Bengali, English and Arabic. During the month of Ramadan Iftaar (food to break fast) is provided by the mosque in the basement.
The Brick Lane Jamme Masjid primarily serves as a spiritual hub for Muslims both far and near. Located in the heart of Tower Hamlets, home to many diverse ethnic communities and faiths, the mosque plays a key role in bridging communities, strengthening inter faith understanding and seeks to present Islam to the wider society – providing tours, study circles, conferences and so on.