History: Aylesbury Mosque was founded in the early 1980s by a small group of Muslims who had moved to the town for work. Initially, they would gather in each other’s homes for prayers, but as the community grew, they realized the need for a permanent place of worship. They purchased a small building on Cambridge Street and began using it as a mosque. In 2003, the mosque underwent a major renovation and expansion to accommodate the growing community’s needs.

Community: Aylesbury Mosque serves a diverse and vibrant Muslim community in Aylesbury and the surrounding areas. The community is made up of individuals and families from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including South Asian, Arab, African, and European. The mosque is committed to promoting unity, inclusivity, and understanding among its members and with the wider community.

Education: Aylesbury Mosque offers a range of educational programs for both children and adults. The mosque’s madrasa provides Islamic education for children, teaching them Quranic recitation, Islamic beliefs, and the Arabic language. For adults, the mosque offers regular classes on Islamic topics, such as the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the fundamentals of Islamic belief and practice.

Outreach: Aylesbury Mosque is committed to engaging with the wider community and promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding. The mosque regularly hosts open days and community events, inviting people of all backgrounds to come and learn about Islam and the mosque’s activities. The mosque also works closely with local schools and other community organizations to build bridges and foster positive relationships.

Facilities: Aylesbury Mosque features a prayer hall, ablution facilities, classrooms, and a kitchen. The prayer hall can accommodate up to 500 people and is open for daily prayers and congregational prayers on Fridays. The mosque also has a car park for worshippers and visitors.

Leadership: The mosque is led by an imam who provides spiritual guidance and leads prayers and other religious services. The mosque’s management committee oversees the day-to-day operations of the mosque, including its finances, programs, and facilities. The committee is made up of elected members of the mosque’s community and operates on a voluntary basis.