Ramadan Mubarak

Edinburgh Central Mosque is pleased to announce the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. Fasting will commence on Monday, March 11th, while the first night of Taraweeh prayers will be tonight, March 10th, following the Ishaa Jamaat at 8:30 pm. We extend our warmest wishes to our beloved community, praying for Allah’s mercy and protection throughout this sacred month. May Allah grant us the ability and help us seize this precious time to engage in sincere worship and righteous deeds, seeking nothing but His pleasure. From the entire team at Edinburgh Central Mosque, Ramadan Mubarak!

Edinburgh Annual Quran Competition – 1445

Edinburgh Annual Quran Competition – 1445

The Mosque is pleased to announce the return of our annual Ramadan Quran Competition. The search is on for participants who will showcase their Quranic recitation and understanding skills.

This Quran competition is a great opportunity to help our children
deepen their connection with the Quran.

Categories and Age Groups
The competition will be divided into several categories based on the participants’ age and how much they memorized from the Quran:

  • Ad-Duha to An-Nas category, for participants up to 7 years old.
  • Juz’ 30 category, for participants up to 12 years old.
  • Juz’s 29 – 30 category, for participants up to 14 years old.
  • Juz’z 28-29 – 30 category, for participants up to 16 years old.
  • Open Category (6 Juz’z), for participants up to 18 years old.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, 20th March. To participate, please sign up at:

New to Islam

Our next New to Islam session is on Thursday 2nd July, between 7pm and 8pm
Please come along and join us on Zoom
Zoom meeting id: 293-101-138

Coronavirus Updates

In line with the most recent government advice (of 23/03/20), Edinburgh Central Mosque is closed to the public with immediate effect until further notice. The Mosque will only open again during this period for the performance of Janaza prayers when this is necessary, with attendance being confined to the immediate family of the deceased, and handled by the Scottish Muslim Funeral Service. For the safety of our staff and their families, they will now be working from home until the Government deems it safe and appropriate for business to resume as normal.

If you require to contact any staff member, including our Imams for advice, please email us at [email protected] and your query will be passed on to the appropriate member of our team and we will respond to you as soon as we can. We thank your for your patience with us during these challenging, and continually developing, times.

While we are deeply saddened that the Mosque is required to temporarily close its doors to the public, we do this knowing that this is for the greater good of our community and the Scottish population. We ask Allah subhaanhu wa’tala to strengthen our faith and trust in Him, His Will, His Knowledge and His Power. And we ask from our community that you stay home, and you stay safe. Allah is with us throughout all of this – may our reaction and response to this trial be one that is most pleasing to Him.

Last Updated: 11:18am 23rd March 2020

Lecture: The Importance of Ethical Conduct

Edinburgh Central Mosque presents a seminar on ‘the ethical way is the right way’. A lecture by Imam Habib ur Rahman Rauf.

As the disparity of wealth in the UK increases, Muslims are said to be the least likely faith group to succeed in the labour market. This lecture aims to be a reminder that social responsibility should be taken seriously.

Saturday 7th of March

After Maghrib (~6.20pm) until ‘Ishaa

Main prayer hall – Sisters welcome

Refreshment served

Health in Mind: Stress and Anxiety Management Course (women only)

We’ve teamed up with Health in Mind to bring a 6 week course of Stress and Anxiety Management to Edinburgh Central Mosque.

This initial set of sessions will run for women only from March 13th, every Friday between 10am and 12pm.

We’ll follow up with sessions for men later in the year!

Contact Rahila Khalid ([email protected]) or Janice Oliver ([email protected]) directly to book your space on the course.