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. 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 national Muslim umbrella organisation, Muslim Council of Britain (the MCB) as well as an affiliate of the Muslim Council of Southampton. It is also a member of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (the MINAB) Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Limited. 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. The SMMTL co-operates with the work of the Three Faith Forum and has close links with the Wessex Jamaat. It also has effective partnerships with national charities such as Islamic Help, Islamic Relief, Muslim Hands and Muslim Aid.