Education & Training
The mosque play a central role in community education in Cambridge. We help facilitate a Week days, Saturday and Sunday Islamic School, a supervised evening Madrasah, Arabic and Islamic studies, and various recreational activities and trips for young people, including a sisters martial art physical fitness and swimming group.
Mosque 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 2000 people, including space dedicated just for women.
Religious advice & counselling
Muslims turn to the mosque for help and advice in all matters of their day-to-day life. Abu Bakr Masjid has trained Imams to advise and counsel on the many concerns of the community such as bereavement, cultural challenges, generational issues and matrimonial problems.
Lectures & Training
Regular programmes include Tafsir (explanation) of the Qur‘an in English, Bangla and Somali. Also, the Saturday Halaqah is a weekly programme open to all the family with a diverse range of speakers and topics.
As more people undertake the Hajj, the mosque offers an open training programme every year.
Family life is the building block of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy in the Muslim community. Abu Bakr Masjid 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 based at the mosque, Masjid arranges for the collection of the deceased from the hospital or mortuary, and makes arrangements for the funeral prayer and the burial. Established in 1965, Muslims from all over the UK use this funeral service.