Established at the end of 1967, Taiyabah mosque was one of the first in Bolton. Taiyabah from the arabic Tayyab (purity) was the name given by was given by late Hazrat Sheikh Moulana Mohammed Zakariyya. Originally located in Canning Street, Moulana Ibrahim Karmadi was appointed as the first Imam at the mosque. In February 1988 in order to accomodate the growing number of adherents in the community the present building was purchased on Blackburn rd, formally a Congregational Sunday School. The first Imam in the new masjid was Qari Yakub Nanjee. Taiyabah Masjid is open for all of the five daily prayers. During the day and evening the main prayer hall can be used for reading the Qurâan and quiet contemplation. It can accommodate over 500 people. During busy times, such as Friday prayer, Eid prayer and the Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan, an additional hall downstairs is utilised which can double the capacity.
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