Welcome to the Ilaahi Masjid website
** Madrassah opens on Thursday 14th August 2014 **
New Students Start on Monday 18th August 2014
Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu
Ilaahi Masjid was opened in December 1995 (corresponding to Shabaan 1416 Hijri).
The opening ceremony was attended by some 1000 worshippers and many distinguished Ulama across the region.
The roots and foundation for the purpose built Masjid can be traced back to the early 70s with the purchase of two houses in Hope Street which were converted to a place of worship for the up and coming generation.
The early Muslim settlers to the area arrived in the mid-1950s from the Indian sub-continent (Commonwealth countries). The majority were labourers to the shoddy manufacturing industry - (woollen mills).
Ilaahi Masjid is situated in the heart of the old "heavy woollen industry" - Dewsbury, West Yorkshire*, surrounded by wonderful Victorian stone buildings. A 5 minute walk away from Ilaahi Masjid is the largest and most renowned open market in Yorkshire - Dewsbury Market with some 300 plus stalls. Dewsbury has close links to major motorway networks (M1 & M62) and a half way haven between London and the Scottish borders. The tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales is only 10 miles away, and a hours drive to the Lake & Peak District.
*Yorkshire has more square miles of National Park than any other English region. It’s easy to walk, ride or drive on your own memorable personal adventure through the rolling green dales, rocky highlands, lush green woods and lovely wide open spaces. The great Yorkshire outdoors can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you like…this countryside is full of breathtaking views and picturesque picnic spots. For breathtaking images of Yorkshire - please click here.
This website is dedicated to providing information about the local community and a research and reference point for Islaams rich and vibrant history. Enjoy, Wasalaam and thank you for visitng the website. Your comments will be much appreciated via the Contact Us form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
M1 Jct. 40 and M62 Jct. 28 are both 5 minute drive away.
Near By: Dewsbury & District Hospital (5 mins drive);
Kirklees College - (Dewsbury Campus - 1 minute walk);
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