JAMIYAT TOLLER LANE – BD8
The building was first purchased in 1986, it was previously being used as a cinema and then a bingo hall. Jamiyat Toller Lane is sometimes referred to as ‘Bingo Mosque.’ The key people involved in setting up Jamiyat Toller Lane were: Liaqat Hussain Naushahi, Haji Muhammad Fazal, Haji Muhammad Ashraf Tahir, Khalil-ur-Rehman, Mehrban Ali, Haji Bashir Ahmad, Haji Abdul Malik, Ch Karam Elahi, Ch Raj Muhammad, Ch Ali Shan, Haji Muhammad Yasin Naushahi, Abdul Rauf, Raja Haseebullah, Haji Abdul Rehman and Haji Matloob Hussain,
The mosque and centre has undergone many adverse challenges before it became a pillar in the community.
Jamiyat Charity was struggling in the 1980s as many of its members had left to join Hanifa Association on Carlisle Rd with Allama Abul Mahmood Nishtar. During this period, the Toller Lane building was acquired and due to limited funds, a small room was converted into a prayer room with an adjoining wudu facility.
Unfortunately, the building burnt down causing huge damage.
The community was struggling again to keep this project alive. Liaqat Hussain Naushahi worked tirelessly with Sahibzada Syed Muhammad Qutab Shah Abdal Shah Naushahi to save the foyer of fire damaged building. Small areas of the building were refurbished again, and using a kind interest free loan donation of Haji Adalat Khan Naushahi and with financial assistance from supporters of Jamiyat, the first floor was gradually opened.
The building was then extended and new facilities have now been developed.
Jamiyat Toller Lane has one of the best Quran memorization course led by Qari Mian Khan Naushahi – nearly fifty students have graduated in the Hifzul Quran – full memorization of the Quran by heart.
Muhammad Ashraf Tahir
Congregational Prayers (men and women), Education, Madrassah, Ramadan and Eid prayers and Community Facilities and Projects,
IMAMS AND TEACHERS PAST AND PRESENT
Sahibzada Syed Qutub Shah Abdal Naushahi, Sahibzada Syed Zahoor Hussain Shah Naushahi, Muhammad Ashraf Shah Firdausi Naushahi, Qari Mian Khan Naushahi, Hafiz Abdul Qadir Naushahi, Qari Abdul Qayum Naushahi, Mufti Ansar al Qadri , Hafiz Muhammad Wali, ( he helped to raised funds through door to door collections for the mosque), Sahibzada Sayyid Muhammad Mehram Shah Naushahi, Maulana Muhammad Shabbir Tariq Naushahi, Master Muhammad Yaqub Naushahi and Qari Abdul Qayyum Ulfat Naushahi
There are future plans to acquire land to build more car parking spaces around the building.
Your donations and support will be most welcome to sustain and maintain the building facilities and the good services of the mosque and centre.