Dar Ul-Isra (DUI) Muslim Educational & Welfare Centre was established in 1989 to unify and serve the needs of the Muslim community of Cardiff. It is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation. It was established by a group of students who came to the UK for postgraduate studies. The original building comprised of a single storey, which accommodated a maximum of 300 people and a room for the sisters, which squeezed up to 80.
DUI is open to all Muslims from all parts of the world with no regards to their ethnicity, race, nationality or sect. Services provided by the Centre include; the 5 Daily Congregational Prayers, weekly Friday 'Khutba' (Sermon), weekly 'Qur'an' and Arabic Schools, and 'Halaqas' (Islamic Circles) - held in 5 different languages; English, Arabic, Urdu, Malay and Kurdish. We also host unique programs during both 'Eids' (Muslim Religious Festivals) as well as customary Interfaith and Social activities for people of all ages.
DUI also provides information on the Islamic faith in order to foster cooperation and build bridges with non-Muslim communities. It has become the destination for academia, government, schools, and the general public to learn about Islam and Muslim beliefs. The Centre has an open door policy and therefore, continuously invites people and encourages them to visit regularly.
The importance of the Centre comes from being among the largest Islamic centres in Wales and located in the heart of Cardiff City Centre.
This area of the mosque is by far the largest in the building. It is a new addition to the Centre (completed in August 2010), as part of the expansion and refurbishment project of DUI. It covers an area of 285 m² and can comfo[...]2010
To meet the existing and growing needs of the Muslim community, and in order to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to the Centre, the Trustees decided to refurbish the whole building in 2009. After a year hard of work, and by the help and grace of the Almighty 'Allah' (SWT)[...]2009
Dar Ul-Isra (DUI) Muslim Educational & Welfare Centre was established in 1989 to unify and serve the needs of the Muslim community of Cardiff. It is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation. It was established by a group of students who came to the UK for postgraduate[...]1989
'Eid Days' The 'Eid' has a special taste at DUI. The 'Eid' ceremony starts with a prayer, after which a breakfast meal is served to all. The Kids Party then takes place where presents are distributed to more than 200 children. The Centre also organises two parties, one for brothers and one for sisters. The party includes an entertainment program comprising games, sketches, quizzes, and much more.