Mosque History

About Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Limited

Southampton Medina Mosque is the first purpose built Mosque in the south of England. The building work started in 1990. Center of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah – the Mosque has been built with the donations of time and money by the Muslim community of Southampton with the land upon which it is built having been sold to the Muslim community by the local authorities. The Mosque first opened its doors to the public in 2001. It is one of the most recognised and noticeable religious buildings in the city of Southampton.


The SMMTL is an affiliate of the Muslim Council of Southampton. The governance of the Mosque and the services that it provides have been nationally recognised. It is named as one of the top centres of excellence mosques in the country. The ability and commitment of the SMMTL to promote a cohesive and harmonious society has made the Mosque a much sought after venue for Inter Faith functions and events. It also has effective partnerships with national charities such as Islamic Help, Muslim Hands and Muslim Aid.