Dhul-Hijjah 1437

The official dates for the new Hijri month are:

  • 1 Dhul-Hijjah will be on Saturday 3 September 2016
  • The day of ‘Arafah shall be on Sunday 11 September 2016
  • Eid al-Adha will be on Monday 12 September 2016

Mosque officially approved to Solemnise Religious/Belief Marriage

We are very pleased to share the news of acquiring approved celebrant status under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.

So what does this mean? Well, it means that marriages can be officially conducted on the mosque grounds by the Imam! Since he began his work in December last year, a lot of couples had wanted to get married at the Central Mosque, but we had always directed them to the mosques already having the celebrant status whilst our application was being processed by National Records Scotland. It is now with great joy for us to share with the Edinburgh Muslim community that marriage vows can now be officially exchanged at the central mosque. A few guidelines to follow however are here.


Eid-ul-Fitr in Edinburgh will be on Wednesday 6th July InShaa’Allah. Tuesday will be the 30th and the last day of Ramadan.

Eid prayers on Wednesday will happen at:

  • 6:00 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 9:30 am

Eid celebration will be on Wednesday from 10:00 am InShaa’Allah at the mosque grounds.