A masjid (mosque) means a ‘place of prostration’. In practice it now means a house dedicated for divine service. First and foremost, the mosque is a place of prayer. As Islam considers every action in the world as Ibadat, or worship, if done with the object of pleasing Allah, then everything good and lawful can be done within the mosque. For this reason, there is no need to have a separate house for each area of Islamic work, and it is possible to have a mosque that is multi functional in all matters. However, to achieve this you need clear vision, good management and leadership, and supporting organisational structures.