Workshop: Praying Like Our Prophet Muhammad

Pray as you have seen me” said our beloved Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him – to his companions. Today, some 1400 years later, a lot of Muslims struggle to have a clear idea of how to pray. From converts embracing the faith to those raised culturally Muslim, many grey areas exist around this important ritual – the second pillar of Islam.

This 2-day event comprises of a series of workshops covering the basics of Salah (prayer) from purification to Tasleem (ending with peace). It will elaborate on the manners and etiquettes of prayer besides the rulings of jurisprudence to aid us towards achieving that great milestone reached by the Prophet – peace be upon him – who said: “the prayer was made the coolness of my eyes.”

The workshop will be a series of interactive sessions taking place Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th May between 2:00pm and 6:30pm in the Main Prayer Hall.

The workshop is led by the Imam of Edinburgh Central Mosque – Yahya Barry, PhD Candidate Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, MA Peace & Conflict, MA The Religious Roots of Europe.

Resilience Workshop

The idea behind the workshop is to share with the people of Edinburgh some of the tools which Islam came with in order to build a strong identity and self-belief which resists the trials and tribulations of this life whether it be: discrimination, hate crime, depression, loneliness, anxiety, poverty, low self-esteem …

The workshop will be a series of interactive sessions taking place Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th January between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Non-Muslims wishing to attend the workshop are very welcome to do so!

The workshop is led by the Imam of Edinburgh Central Mosque – Yahya Barry, PhD Candidate Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, MA Peace & Conflict, MA The Religious Roots of Europe.

Community Garden project information day

The community garden project at the Central Mosque is having an information day on Saturday, 5 Dec from 10-12 in the Exhibition Hall.

Everyone is welcome to learn about the project and to contribute in shaping it. This is a joint project of MWAE, the Central Mosque and Greenspace Trust.