Established at the end of 1967, Taiyabah Masjid was one of the first in Bolton.
‘Taiyabah’ from the arabic term ‘Tayyab’ (purity) was the name given by late Hazrat Sheikh Moulana Mohammed Zakariyya Saheb. Originally located in Canning Street (pictured below), Moulana Ibrahim Karmadi Saheb was appointed as the first Imam at the Masjid.
(Taiyabah Masjid 1967 – 1988 Canning Street, Bolton. )
Founders of the Masjid amongst others include;
Late Haji Ahmed Hakim
Late Haji Ibrahim Jamal
Late Haji Ismail Lekroo
Late Hafiz Adam Matadar
Haji Bashir Chadat
Haji Ismail Kekha.
In February 1988 in order to accommodate the growing number of adherents in the community the present building was purchased on Blackburn Road, formally a Congregational Sunday School. The first Imam in the new masjid was Qari Yakub Nanjee Saheb, followed by Qari Farook Saheb. Mufti Fayaz Saheb and Mawlana Imran Saheb now lead the prayers.
(Present Masjid and Educational Centre, view from Blackburn Road)
Despite the increased capacity, by early 2000 the prayer halls were often running close to maximum capacity and the underlying yearn for a purpose built mosque was always apparent. By the grace of the almighty, in June 2009 the adjoining land formerly owned by Empire and Esso were purchased. Consultations are currently in progress around the design and scope of the new build. For more information, please refer to the New Project Development page.