The mosque of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
OX3 0EE, Headington Hill
This beautiful mosque is open to the public during the five prayer times. The unique and truly stunning new building of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies combines the architectural styles of the traditional Oxford colleges with classical Islamic styles.
2 Stanley Rd,
OX4 1QZ, Cowley
The Madina Masjid was established in the 1980s. This mosque is known for its particular focus on education. Different classes for adults and children are held daily throughout the year.
Although a much smaller mosque than Central Oxford, Madina Masjid has always received a steady flow of non-Muslim visitors who are interested in learning about Islam. Groups can book via the website. http://madinamasjidoxford.org/
Central Oxford Mosque
Manzil Way, OX4 1DJ, Cowley
The mosque was purpose built in the mid 2000s by the Pakistani community. It has a capacity of 1250. The mosque is well attended and during Friday prayers regularly more than 1000 worshippers join in.
Qur'an classes for children are held from Monday to Friday from 5-7pm. On Saturday afternoons maths and English booster classes are provided. There are also Qur'an and Islamic knowledge classes for adults. This popular mosque is easily accessible as it has a large car park.
Many people enjoy the peaceful atmosphere which invites reflection. One non-Muslim visitor called it 'a spiritual oasis'.
In August 2015 Central Oxford Mosque held its first public Eid al Fitr celebrations after Ramadan on the grounds surrounding the building. Many Muslims and non-Muslims attended and enjoyed the food, a variety of stalls, and children's entertainment. C.O.M participates in the annual Heritage and Open Doors days. School classes regularly visit the mosque.
Other places of worship:
Bath Street Mosque 10-11 Bath Street, St Clements, OX4 1AY
Bangladeshi Islamic Education Centre and Mosque
57 Cowley Road, Cowley, OX4 1HR