Mu'adh ibn Jabal
Introduction to Masjid Mu'adh-ibn-Jabal
Masjid Mu'adh-ibn-Jabal is conveniently located on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre in the popular Goodwood area of the city. The Masjid serves the local Mulsim community of over 500 Muslim families located in and around Uppingham Road, Coleman Road, Wakerley Road and Spencefield Lane.
At present the Masjid occupies temporary premises on the site where the new Masjid will Inn-Shaa ALLAH be built at an estimated cost of £2.2 million funded entirely from generous donations.
We pray that you are able and willing to take part in this project through spiritual, financial or volunteering your valuable time and skills to help build the first purpose built Masjid in the Goodwood area.
Who was Mu'adh-ibn-Jabal?
Mu'adh-bin-Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) was an eminent Sahabi (companion) about whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) once said, “The most knowledgeable of my ummah in matters of halal and haram is Mu'adh-ibn-Jabal.”
Muadh (may Allah be pleased with him) was an Ansari who became a Muslim at a young age at the hands of Musayb-bin-Umair (may Allah be pleased with him), whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had sent to Yathrib (Madinah) before the Hijrah. When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) reached Madinah, Mu'adh stayed in his company as much as possible. He studied the Quran and the laws of Islam until he became one of the most well-versed of all the companions in the religion of Islam. Wherever Mu'adh went, people would refer to him for legal judgements on matters over which they differed.
Mu'adh (may Allah be pleased with him) died in Jordan during the 18th year after Hijra, at the age of 38. His son is also buried close to him