Dar Al-Arqam Mosque
Lauriston Church was designed by Archibald Scott in Gothic style and completed in 1859. It was originally used by the United Presbyterian Church. It later became disused and was purchased by the Muslim community in1980. It was used primarily as a social club and was damaged by fire but later opened as a Mosque 2012. It is named Dar al-Arqam, after the first building used by the early community of the Prophet Muhammad in Mecca as a place of teaching. Visitors can observe how the church has been converted into a mosque while maintaining the original beauty of the building.
An opportunity for visitors to explore the building and learn how about how a mosque functions.
Tours of the Mosque will take place throughout the day, no booking required.
Where to find us
- 59 Lauriston Place
- EH3 9HY
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