Easton Jamia Masjid in Bristol has successfully completed the Sisters Extension Project, marking the end of a year-long initiative. This transformative project is a significant milestone after 40 years of ongoing efforts. Since the mosque’s establishment in 1983, the sisters’ section was situated at the back in a far corner of the prayer hall. For decades, they faced limitations in participating in events such as funerals and weddings. The completion of the project aimed to rectify this and bring about a positive change.
The impact of this transformation is immeasurable. Sisters now have an enhanced and effective space, making Easton Jamia Masjid the busiest mosque in the southwest of the UK. Regular classes and events for sisters have created a vibrant and engaged community. The project has contributed to the development of a new talent base among sisters who can teach, recite, and inspire the next generation of Muslim women leaders. For the first time, a sisters committee has been established, providing a direct link to the mosque trustee board.
The success is palpable, with unprecedented numbers of attendees at gatherings of sisters, reflecting the excitement and positive energy resonating throughout the community. The project has not only expanded physical space but has also created a platform for sisters to actively participate, contribute, and lead within the mosque community.