Madrassa Al-Arabia Al-Islamia, 425 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 1PZ
The original Madrassa and Mosque was founded in 1984 for the convenience of the increasing number of Muslims living in the Govan,Ibrox and Kinning Park areas of Glasgow. It was located in a building situated at 490 Paisley Road West that was bought for £9,000 and converted to serve as a Mosque and an evening and weekend school for the education of Muslim children of the neighbourhood.
As with so many other Mosques,these premises became inadequate for the number of worshippers coming here for prayers. Hence, in 2012, the management of the Mosque bought a spacious school building situated opposite the present Mosque is Paisley Road West.It took nearly a year to alter and refurbish this building and it became functional in mid-2013.The total cost of the building,its refurbishment and conversion came to over £500,000.There is enough space in this building for the present and future needs of the local Muslim community.