Prayer Timetables

Bangladesh Islamic Society was formed in 1978 with the aim of providing facilities for prayers, religious activities and education for the local Bangladeshi Muslim community. This was the time when the community was suffering from very high rates of unemployment and severe socio-economic deprivation. Despite all of these, the local people contributed generously and Bangladesh Islamic Society purchased a terraced house on Ellers Road to convert it into a mosque, subsequently named as Shahjalal Jamia Masjid, Bangladesh Islamic Society.


1980’s 1980’s
1996 1996
2002 2002


During the 1980’s some internal alteration was carried out to provide additional praying space. However, as the community grew over the years, it became apparent the existing facilities were not adequate to meet the growing needs of a rising Bangladeshi community and that building a purpose built Mosque was essential in meeting these needs.


In 1996, the Management Committee purchased the adjacent property and commissioned an Architect to carry out a feasibility study. It was found that the existing structure was unsuitable for further extension of the Mosque. The Management Committee then decided to build a purpose built Mosque and started to raise funds. It was agreed to complete the work three phases.


Construction of the new Mosque, external walls, windows, roof with dome and minaret, Alhamdulillah this was complted in May 2002, at a cost of nearly £250,000