Leeds Grand Mosque (LGM) is the largest Mosque in Leeds with a regular congregation of well over 2000 Muslims, a dramatic increase since its humble beginnings in 1994. Over the last two decades, it has developed to become a truly lively and spirited Mosque, seeking to encapsulate the very ideals on which it now thrives as opposed to being simply a place of worship.
Since its inception, the leadership of LGM has endeavoured to engrain a strong management policies and procedures to ensure that the needs of LGM’s diverse and multicultural communities are met. Therefore, the structure of its management was straightforward including different departments that investigate different subjects that are in line with the daily conditions of society at local and national levels.
The LGM Management Committee is appointed by the LGM Chairman, and has a membership that is diverse in age, race, ethnicity, and gender. It constitutes six members. Three of them are female.
LGM runs a number of projects focusing on the various needs of the community, including:
- Social and cultural activities
- Sisters’ and girls’ circles and activities
- Youth and boys’ activities
- New Muslims and charity outreach
- Love in a Box – a halal foodbank that provides food parcels and delivers 60 home cooked hot meals every week to the homeless in Leeds city centre
- In wintertime, LGM provides shelter to the homeless
- Sharia courses and lectures within the realm of Academia
- Welcoming non-Muslims to know about Islam
- Islamic exhibition to showcase Islam to pupils