A Mecca in Hove

Al Medina Mosque has featured recently in OnRoute magazine. Located in Bedford place, the mosque has a capacity of 1,500. The magazine says, “Inside, the mosque is a serene space with no opulence or intricacy of interior design to distract from prayer. There are simply rows of books
containing the teachings of Islam, bare walls and a carpeted floor on which worshippers sit or kneel in rows pointed towards Mecca.”

The article also mentions the BHMF Boys Youth Club, and its founder, BHMF chair Sabri ben Ameur. “[the youth club] places an emphasis on learning and playing in an Islamic environment. Sabri ben Ameur advocates integrated education but emphasises the importance of the one hour session, learning basic Islamic studies such as the Qur’an and Arabic.”