MASJID IBRAHIM, HUDDS
Masjid Ibrahim (formerly Masjid Salafia till c.2017), Huddersfield is located on the Halifax Old Road in Birkby. The masjid has a capacity for about 250 brothers and 100 sisters. It is attended by a diverse cross-section of the community, Alhamdulillah, including many from the Kurdish community.
62 Halifax Old Road
Imam Zakaria Saud (Imam)
Shazhad Arshid (Secretary)
In the 2001 census there were just over 12,000 Muslims in Huddersfield, making up 10% of the local population.
The masjid building was formally a pub and was converted into a masjid by a small group of brothers in the year 2000. The vision was to establish a masjid teaching Islam according to the authentic Quran and Sunnah. The Imam at the masjid is fluent in Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi and Japanese and holds a degree in Islamic Studies from Ummul Qura University in Makkah.
Originally the Friday Khutbahs were delivered in both Urdu and English on an alternate basis; however in 2011 Alhamdulillah the transition was made to all English Khutbahs to meet the needs of the local community. Masjid Salafia is the first masjid in Huddersfield, and possibly in the entire region, where all the Friday khutbahs are delivered in English.
The two store building has a number of parking bays to the front and a small car park to the rear. The sisters’ prayer hall is located on the first floor. Other unique features include disabled access, a computer room and a library.
Quran and Islamic Studies Madrasah for children (5 days a week)
Brothers’ tajweed class;
Sisters tajweed class;
Sisters Arabic language class;
Children’s’ Urdu class every Saturday;
Monthly events in English for brothers and sisters;
Short reminder after Magrib prayer everyday;
The vision is to increase the capacity within the masjid to accommodate the growing number of worshippers and this will be achieved by extending the masjid in the near future, Insha’Allah.