Our History

  • Ibadat khana (Makeshift place of worship) was established at a house in Tooting
  • 15 Laitwood Road was purchased

    Prayer facilities were moved over and a small Madhresa, teaching Islamic studies was established

  • Freehold property 47-51 Balham High Road, SW12 was purchased and converted to a Mosque

    The facilities include Madhresawith capacity for 250 children, 5 times salaah and funeral arrangements. A Primary School, which follows the National Curriculum, with Islamic ethos was opened

  • A 999 year lease of 145-147 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 was acquired, which was formally Mayfair Cinema. This was named Tooting Islamic Centre

    The conversion from cinema to place of worship increased facilities to accommodate 1,000 musallis (Worshippers)and alleviated the inconvenience for musallis,having to travelfrom Tooting to Balham.Shortly after, the Primary School moved to Tooting Islamic Centre and a Secondary School for boys and girls was also established.

  • Al-Risalah Education Trust’ was formed
  • First purpose built Primary School, with Islamic ethos at Gatton Road, SW17

    Catering for 420 students was built with 90% funding from the Department of Education and a 10% contribution from local donors. The total project cost was £6.5m.

  • 33 acres of sports playing fieldswere acquired in Crystal Palace by Balham Mosque on a 999 year lease

    We hope to establish a Secondary Academy, with sports facilities at this site

  • Expansion of the current Balham Mosque site was undertaken

    The work has increased and enhanced facilities for worshippers, including facilities for ladies

Information! Balham Mosque is a registered charity in England & Wales Registration Number: 271538