The majority of the earliest Muslims to arrive in Glasgow from India and Pakistan settled in the Gorbals. The Muslims steadily outgrew their places of prayer, from Oxford Street through Carlton Place.
Since opening its doors in the 70s, Masjid-e-Khazra has steadily become one of the largest and busiest Mosques over the years. The second largest Mosque in Glasgow has become a focal point for the Muslim community within the south side of Glasgow. The masjid has resolutely established itself as a principal Mosque for worship, events, lectures, meetings, community and religious educational purposes.
Many of the original founders of the mosque who placed the foundations have returned to their Lord. However, the great work has been continued by members of the public who form the mosque management which strive to represent the Glasgow community at their upmost and hold an open door policy for the community.
The new extension has allowed us to extend the mosque to accommodate the ever-growing Muslim community in Scotland, consisting of three floors of which two halls have been devoted to the sisters and four new wudhu areas. The new Islamic Library, meeting/studying area, kitchen, Janaza ghusl and mortuary facilities are all situated on the ground floor. Due to the community necessity all Janaza services can now be carried out independently by the mosque free of charge. The masjid also has recently had a lift fitted allowing easier accessibility to all levels for the elderly and disabled.
We hope the Muslim community make use of the facilities for better understanding of our moral and religious values, duties and obligations.