Marriage Solemnisation Family life is the building block of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy in the Muslim community. Shahjalal Masjid facilitates the solemnisation of an Islamic contract of marriage. The newly-married couple is provided with an official 'Nikah' certificate to show they have been married according to Islamic Law.

Azaan Receiver Alhamdulillah, a UHF transmitter has been installed at Shahjalal Masjid. Those who have an Azhan Receiver receiver may now listen to the adhan, prayers, Friday sermon, announcements and daily reminders and other talks/lectures given in the masjid. The range of the transmitter is up to 5 miles. Receivers may be ordered from the Masjid, cost £100.




Two years after the Muslims of Makkah migrated to Madinah to escape persecution at the hands of the polytheists of Makkah, they were attacked by an army of polytheists from Makkah who wanted to wipe out Islam completely.

The prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) together with 313 companions took up arms to defend against the attack and to effectively save Islam. According to Islamic history, the battle of Badr took place on Tuesday, 13 March 624 CE (17 Ramadan, 2 AH in the Islamic calendar) and  was one of the most significant battles in the history of mankind as it protected Islam and established it as a religion for the rest of time. Despite being outnumbered 3 to 1, Muhammad (PBUH) and his 313 companions were able to defend Madinah and save Islam.

This wall is inspired by the companions of Badr who sacrificed everything for the future of Islam. It consists of 313 donor names - the same number as that of the companions of Badr - who have kindly donated towards the development of this Masjid.

May Allah (swt) accept their humble efforts and reward them and their loved ones with Jannatul Firdous, Ameen.

16th January 2018

Five Daily Prayers

Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Prayers are considered a very personal form of devotion, so Muslims can pray on their own in any place that is clean (they use a prayer mat to ensure that they do not kneel on dirty ground). For communal prayer, Muslims visit the mosque. Men are expected to attend midday prayers on a Friday, the Muslim holy day. Women attend the mosque much less frequently, and when they do, they sit separately from the men. This is because the Muslim rules of modesty forbid the free mixing of the sexes.

Prayers take place before sunrise, just after midday, mid-afternoon, just after sunset and after dark. The timings vary from day to day because they depend on the position of the sun. For cleanliness, Muslims take off their shoes and wash before praying. They always pray in the direction of Makkah. There are no priests, because each individual is expected to create a direct link with Allah without the need for an intermediary; but prayers are led by an Imam (a teacher or man of knowledge), who may also preach a sermon.

Around 300 people attend prayers at the Shahjalal Islamic Centre & Masjid on Fridays, the busiest day of the week and 600 to 800 at Eid.

People pray towards the mihrab (the niche in the wall) because this ensures that they are facing Mecca. The minbar, or pulpit, stands to the right of the mihrab. The minbar usually has three steps. The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) preached from the top step, so the imam always stands on a lower one.

Funeral Sevices (coming soon)

Shahjalal Islamic Centre & Masjid offers a complete funeral service to the Muslim community. For more information please contact Shahjalal Islamic Centre & Masjid Funeral Service on 01473 412983

Nikaah (Marriage Service) (coming soon)

Nikaah (marriage) is a sacred social contract between bride and groom and is strongly encouraged in Islam. It is declared to be one half of a Muslim’s faith. In another narration the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been reported to have said,

Do not delay in three things:

There are a number of things to be taken into consideration before one can arrange a Nikaah such as:

Mutual consent from both the bride and groom for the Nikaah (marriage)

Two adult witnesses who will be present at the Nikaah

Mahr – The marriage-gift (Mahr) is a divine injunction. The giving of mahr to the bride by the groom is an essential part of the contract and may be paid in cash, property or movable objects to the bride herself. The amount of mahr is not legally specified, however, moderation according to the existing social norm is recommended. The mahr may be paid immediately to the bride at the time of marriage, or deferred to a later date, or a combination of both. The deferred mahr however, falls due in case of death or divorce.

Marriage Counselling (coming soon)

Marriage counselling is available to those experiencing problems or those wanting advice on marriage. An appointment will have to be made with the Imam in advance by contacting the office.

For advice on how the Nikaah is performed or if you are interested in having a Nikaah done please contact the following numbers:

Summary of Aims

To continue to provide facilities for the establishment of prayers five times daily for both men and women.

To continue regular Madrasah classes teaching children basic Islamic education.

To provide a comprehensive burial service included mortuary facilities for the Muslims of the area.

To establish a large and extensive Islamic Library and Islamic Bookshop.

To present the Islamic way of life as defined by the Glorious Qur’aan and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) to both the Muslims and non-Muslim communities.

To continue to work within the Muslim community helping and assisting in all possible ways, promoting unity, equality and justice.

To promote and encourage mutual appreciation and friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims.

To provide all necessary facilities for the youth to cater for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Cultural and Social Services

We allow many functions to take place in our centre. The following list is some popular functions that do take place regularly. Aqeeqah (naming) ceremony

Nikaah (wedding) ceremony  |  Janaazah (funeral) ceremony

Fund raising dinners & Competitions

For any other functions that are not part of this list please contact the main office.

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Get Involved

Volunteers form the backbone of the  Masjid. We value the contribution of all individuals irrespective of age, skills, background or experience. Each role is different and as such every volunteer is different. A typical volunteer works in a given role with set or varied hours.  This depends on what is required as part of the position and on how many hours an individual can offer.

Why Volunteer?


So feel free to contact us about any matter and we will endeavour to reply within the best possible time.

Things 2 note

How 2 find us! Take A12 to Ipswich. At the roundabout where the A12 and the A14 intersect take the second exit onto the A1214. .. Take Woodbridge Road (A1214) into Ipswich, turn left on Argyle Street.

Dress If you visit the carpeted prayer areas you will need to take off your shoes, and female visitors should cover their heads. (scarves can be provided)

Photography Visitors are welcome to take Photographs during the visit. We occasionally take photographs to share with a wider audience.