Nearly 10 months after plans to transfer a dilapidated former pub in Bradford to a mosque were approved, amazing photos have been released, showing a huge transformation that has taken place so far, with the place now beaming lights of a bright and modern mosque.
Plans to redevelop the former Horse and Farrier on King’s Road into The IQRA Centre were approved in July last year.
Seven or eight months after donations hit the £800,000 mark, the new mosque invited people of all faiths and backgrounds to share a long-awaited open day, The Telegraph & Argus reported.
📚 Read Also: In Pictures: Bulgaria’s Amazing Dzhumaya Mosque
Shahidur Rahman, one of the founding trustees of The IQRA Centre, said the community space is already being used for regular kickboxing lessons and food parcel donations.
“We’ve done a lot of work so it’s now how we can work together, make activities, understand each other. A lot of people can come in and see what we’ve done,” he said.
The free-to-attend Open Day will take place on Monday, May 8, between 10am and 12pm as part of a national scheme run by the Muslim Council for Britain.
“If people are interested in working with us, different projects and ideas, it would be good to make contact,” Shahidur said.
“On the day our Imam will be there, he will be there to answer questions. There’s no silly questions, it doesn’t matter how basic it is.
“There’s a lot of opportunities for everybody. Hopefully people come and be part of it.”