History of Leeds Grand Mosque
Leeds Grand Mosque was founded by members of the Omar Welfare House Trust and was funded by His Highness Sheikh Saif Bin Muhammad Al-Nehayyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates who converted it from a church and into a Mosque in January 1994 and registered the Mosque with the Islamic Foundation Trust, Markfield, Leicestershire.
Leeds Grand Mosque is located on the west side of city centre, close to Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University and other centres of education and hence has become a focal point for students, the local community, as well as for the Arabic and English speaking communities, both males and females. The Mosque has become an international centre, playing an important role in uniting and serving all Muslims in the city. Because of the Mosque's close location to the universities, students and their families mainly attend it's activities and services.
The Mosque is a member of the Muslim Council of Britain (M.C.B.) and the Leeds Muslim Forum (L.M.F.) and is a registered charity (263371).