United in Faith:

In the Heart of Luton, UK

Nestled in the heart of one of the most diverse communities in the United Kingdom, Luton Islamic Centre stands as a prominent symbol of Islamic unity and cultural diversity. Beyond daily prayers, the mosque is dedicated to fostering community cohesion through educational programs, social initiatives, and outreach work.

Luton Islamic Centre aims to plays a pivotal role in bridging gaps and promoting understanding in the diverse tapestry of Luton’s society in England.


Background Story

Luton Islamic Centre had its modest inception in 1994, initially located above a shop and referred to as the “dawah centre.” In those early days, the centre served as a hub for various dawah activities, including weekly classes, regular seminars, dawah tables, prison outreach work, and support for new Muslims. The facility also housed a bookshop named Call to Islam Bookshop.

In 1996, our dawah centre became a hub for spiritual growth, hosting five daily prayers, the Jummah prayer, and taraaweeh. By the turn of the millennium, our capacity was stretched to the fullest. But, by the divine grace of Allah, a remarkable opportunity unfolded. In 2000, we acquired a synagogue at 116 Bury Park, marking the birth of Masjid Ghurabah. This blessed space has been our cherished home ever since.

The acquired building required extensive renovation, a task taken on diligently by our brothers, with significant contributions from our generous sisters. Over the years, Luton Islamic Centre became a venue for regular national conferences, and our local dawah efforts flourished. Following the events of 9/11, we took a leading role in refuting violent extremism, addressing both far-right ideologies and takfiri groups.

In 2018, recognizing the need for expansion to accommodate our growing community, we initiated the construction of two additional floors. Completed by the summer of 2019, the newly expanded space was graced by the presence of Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi (Rahimullah), who honored us with a series of lectures on the Manhaj of Ahl Hadith.

Reflecting on our journey, it’s heartening to see how our community has flourished over the years. As we welcome you back, we celebrate the unity and growth that have defined our journey. May our connection with Allah continue to strengthen as we move forward together.

"The Masjids of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day - "

Surah At Tawbah, Verse 18

Our Dedicated Leadership

Meet the Trustees of Luton Islamic Centre

Dr. Farasat Latif

Dr Farasat Latif is a founding member of Luton Islamic Centre.  He manages all aspects of the masjid’s operations. He also runs an Islamic Academy in St Albans. In 2020, Dr. Farasat was awarded a doctorate at the University of Leeds in Medieval Islamic History.  He is currently employed as a Charity Law and Governance consultant.

Sh. Abu Suhaib

Shaykh Abu Suhaib is originally from Jordan where he accompanied Shaykh Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee for over nine years. He is a student of Shaykh Ali Hasan al-Halabi and also studied with Shaykh Mashoor Hasan, Shaykh Husain Awaishah, and Shaykh Mohammed Musa Nasr.  He delivers lectures across the width and breadth of the UK.

Dr. M. Sayeid-Al-Jamee

Dr. Mohammad Sayeid-Al-Jamee is an academic researcher in Science. After graduating from Medicine, he was awarded a scholarship to work in Human Immunology at Oxford University. His works have been cited in the European Journal of Immunology. He has studied under various students of knowledge for over 15 years and delivers regular classes in the masjid. He is currently the Assistant Head of an Islamic School.


Islamic Centre, 116 Bury Park Rd, Luton LU1 1HE, United Kingdom

Our Hours

09:00 AM – 05.00 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact Us

Phone: +44 1582 724647
Email: info@lutonislamiccentre.com