“Indeed, (O’ Muhammad), you guide not whom you desire, but Allâh guides whom He wills. He knows perfectly well those who attain spiritual insight.” Qur’an (28:56)
As a great blessing from Allah, a total number of 86 people have taken shahada (or a declaration of Islamic faith) at Cambridge Central Mosque since the beginning of January this year.
“Alhamdulillah, in the past ten months 86 people have embraced Islam here at #CambridgeCentralMosque,” the mosque wrote on Twitter. “With two months to go before the year ends, we ask you to pray we reach 100 insha Allah!”
Alhamdulillah, in the past ten months 86 people have embraced Islam here at #CambridgeCentralMosque… With two months to go before the year ends, we ask you to pray we reach 100 insha Allah! 🤲
ℹ️ For more information on taking shahada here visit: https://t.co/EsFYrP7GDk
— Cambridge Central Mosque (@CambCentMosque) November 1, 2022
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According to its website, the mosque leaders work alongside sister organization Cambridge Crescent to support anyone who is interested in Islam or has already taken shahada, the testimony of faith.
Also here in AboutIslam, many people have taken shahadah last through the website’s interactive service.
In a bid to help people seeking answers, AboutIslam Live Chat service kicked off in 2020 to give answers about Islam from credible sources.
In the first four months in 2021, 18 people took the shahada through the program.
A Pew Research Center’s 2017 report said that Islam is the fastest growing religion.
Cambridge Green Mosque
The UK’s first green mosque opened for the first time to worshippers in April 2019.
The mosque is designed to be naturally lit throughout the day and naturally ventilated, even at peak occupancy, while using a combination of green technologies, including rainwater harvesting, air-source heat pumps, and photovoltaics to minimize its carbon footprint.
The mosque, which can hold as much as 1,000 worshippers, is the first purpose-built mosque in Cambridge and is dedicated to the spiritual and social welfare of the city’s estimated six thousand Muslims.
In November 2019, the mosque won a national award for its design and contribution to the community.