Collecting Our History: The Tapestry of Heritage Project


 “Let those present among you inform the absent” words uttered by our Prophet Muhammad – prayers and peace be upon him – teaching this nation the importance of handing down history across the generations. The Muslim population of Edinburgh is very much alive in this welcoming city. We wish to collect some of its important history especially in relation to the building of the city’s central mosque. We are therefore glad to cooperate with the ‘Tapestry of Heritage’ project in recruiting volunteers and research interns.

We would like to invite those interested in being a part of making history to a meeting at Edinburgh Central Mosque on Sunday 9th of October at 1.45pm (after dhuhr) about this exciting project.

The Tapestry of Heritage project is being co-ordinated by Carrie Alderton at the Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association and aims to investigate the history of different religions or faith communities in Edinburgh with an overall aim to show how religious communities, especially minority religious communities, play a vital role in the current social fabric of Edinburgh and its history.

As a part of this initiative, Edinburgh Central Mosque is specifically looking to compile the history of the Mosque and we are looking for research interns to gather this information in tandem with the Tapestry of Heritage project.

Carrie Alderton and Yahya Barry, the Imam of ECM will be present at the meeting to discuss it in more detail. We wish to encourage members of the community from all backgrounds and walks of life to attend – whether interested specifically in researching the history of Edinburgh Central Mosque or more generally in researching the history of the Edinbugh Muslim community.

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