About Us

Masjid-e-Umer is a local mosque with a community focus that has been serving the area for over 40 years. Our current, purpose-built building was opened in October 2003. You can find out more about the history of the masjid and the building in our history section.

The masjid is run by the Masjid-e-Umer Trust that has been a registered charity since 2000.

History

By the grace of Allah (S.W.T), This Masjid has been  serving the local Muslim community for over 30 Years.  The Masjid originally started in a small house on Queens Road in 1977 and in 1981 the Synagogue was purchased and converted into a Masjid. 

Many alterations were made to the building in order to convert the Synagogue to a Masjid and to increase its capacity. In 1987 an extension was made to the side and front of the Mas-jid to provide better facilities to the community include a larger Wudhu (Ablution) room, toilets, kitchen and mortuary. 

By the Year 2000 our once large Masjid had now become too small to accommodate all the musallees / worshippers  who wish to pray at our Masjid. In fact there was such a shortage of space on Fridays and Ramadan the Brothers were having to pray on the pavement to the front and side of the Masjid. In March 2001 we embarked upon the re-construction of the Masjid, after securing planning permission the Rebuilding work started in June 2002. 

Prayer Facilities

The masjid has three floors.

Ground Floor
The Main Hall on the ground floor is the most widely used area of the masjid. All of the congregation is familiar with this particular area as it is where Muslims attend the regular five daily prayers. There is also a classroom on this floor, which can be incorporated into the main hall.

First Floor
The first floor consists of a large hall, 2 classrooms, small washing facilities and a library. The hall and all the rooms are used for prayers on Fridays and other busy times. The first floor is also used for I’tikaaf (seclusion) during the last ten days of Ramadhan.

Basement Floor
The basement includes a large community area, the facility to have 5 classes, toilets, wudhu facilities, office, mortuary room and kitchen facilities.

General
All three floors are carpeted and used for the prayer, so shoes are to be removed before entry into the any of these areas.

An audio system spans all floors for the purpose of amplification of lectures and prayers.

Cabinets on all floors contain copies of the Holy Qur’an in various languages. Attendees are requested not to place any literature in the masjid without express permission from the Trustees and Imams.

The total capacity of the Masjid is 1350 people which is the average turnout on a busy Friday. On Eid, there are two services one in the Masjid and the other is normally held in another local hall, that can hold approximately 2000 worshippers.

Mosque Administration

  • Mr Hariff Musaji Ahmed – Chaiman

  • Mr Vawda, Ebrahim Yousuf – Secretary

  • Mr Mehtar, Iqbal Ebrahim – Treasurer

  • Mr Vawda, Yusuf Yacoob – Deputy Chairman

  • Mr Mulla, Muhammad Saeed – Deputy Secretary

  • Mr Vawda, Umangani Ismail – Deputy Treasurer

  • Mr Toorawa, Abdul Kader – Office Bearer

Imams & Religous Advisors

  • Muhammad Shoaib Nurgat- Imaam
  • Zayd Mehtar – Imaam

Vision

The Masjid aims to provide a safe environment to worship the Creator. This includes provision of prayer space, education, the relief of poverty and distress and provision of benefit to inhabitants of Waltham Forest and the surrounding area