Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design 1- A soothing and calming prayer hall with soft indirect lighting that showcases the geometric Islamic pattern adorning the recessed wall, simple yet elegant entrance door decorated with an Islamic motif, the combination of traditional and contemporary details seamlessly achieve the modern Islamic mosque interior design by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design

Location: Leicester, UK
Scope of services:  Interior Design
Date: December 2017
Client: Masjid Mu’adh Ibn Jabal, Goodwood Islamic Centre, in Leicester serving the local Muslim community in the Evington & Goodwood areas.

As the hallmark of Islamic architecture, mosques play a very important role in reflecting the magnificence of God in the Islamic religion, and therefore special attention should be put in the smallest design details. The most beautiful mosques in the world have been able to achieve a very successful design to show the majesty of the Lord, mainly by using high-quality artistic work and focusing on aesthetic values. At the same time, the need to worship in a calm and beautiful environment is one of the basic needs of mankind. For this reason, the beautification of the interior of the mosque is known as an important part of the mosque’s design. The beautiful, mystical interior design can create a strong link between the person and the mosque so that he or she would feel to urge to spend more time in such a place.
The Masjid Mu’adh Ibn Jabal Mosque is an interesting example of a modern mosque in the city of Leicester. The construction of the 1,500 sq meter mosque started in 2016 by the Goodwood Community and Education Trust.
The Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design combines modernity with Islamic style in its interior design and decoration.

Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design 2- Contemporary low ceiling prayer hall centered by a modern chandelier and a bright altar, which indicates the direction of the Qibla, combined with modern geometric Islamic patterns adorning the walls and ceiling and the soft indirect lighting, achieving a serene space for congregational prayers, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Mosques, being a place of worship for Muslims worldwide, typically incorporate traditional interior designs and a strict structure. But with the world turning to contemporary design, where does that leave classical mosque designs?
Globally, countless architects and designers showed us that sticking to the typical guidelines to designing mosques is not the only way of presenting this place of worship- mosques are also forms of architecture that can be interpreted through modern design.
The prayer hall of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design is considered the main area of the mosque and is used for congressional prayer. The upper floors include classes and administrative areas.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 3- A welcoming entrance hall of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, centered with a glass dome that is decorated with golden Arabic calligraphy and geometric shapes, with open shelves for shoes placed on both sides, along with sleek marble benches. The lobby leads to the prayer hall's entrance doors adorned with Islamic patterns, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 31- A welcoming entrance hall of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, centered with a glass dome that is decorated with golden Arabic calligraphy and geometric shapes, with open shelves for shoes placed on both sides, along with sleek marble benches. The lobby leads to the prayer hall's entrance doors decorated with golden Islamic pattern, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The entrance hall ceiling, and in particular the dome decorated with geometric shapes, has been designed in such a way that during the day, a combination of light and shadow playing on the walls and ceiling create a reflection of the sky inside the mosque. Arches and Islamic geometric shapes have been used in an innovative way in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design.

Masjid Mu’adh Ibn Jabal, Goodwood Islamic Centre, in Leicester serving the local Muslim community in the Evington & Goodwood areas.

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Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 5- Minimal and white hallway design in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, accented with golden Arabic calligraphy that adds to the Islamic identity of the contemporary space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 4- Minimal white hallway in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque with staircase access that leads to the classes and administration on the upper floor, accented with golden Arabic calligraphy along with the golden latticed balustrade, contributing to the subtle elegance of the space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

To enter the mosque, worshipers would have go through an open area into a semi-open area, which is connected to the open area with a glass dome. The ring around the dome is adorned with Islamic calligraphy which seems to be at one with the blue sky evident through the glass dome. The sky is also reflected in the small pond of water located in the middle of the prayer hall. Narrow platforms for worshippers to sit on have been placed around the pond, while open shelves for shoes cover the entrance area in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 7- Modern hallway that leads to the prayer hall, with geometric patterns adorning the ceiling and walls, showcased by subtle indirect lighting, creating a serene space that prepares the worshippers emotionally and spiritually for the prayer hall away from the bustle of the city life, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 33- A soothing and calming prayer hall with soft indirect lighting that showcases the geometric Islamic pattern adorning the recessed wall, simple yet elegant entrance door decorated with an Islamic motif, the combination of traditional and contemporary details seamlessly achieve the modern Islamic mosque interior design by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The two full-length entrance doors adorned with golden decorations, direct the worshipers to the main hall. There is no natural light in this area; this semi-light, semi-dark atmosphere has been created to clear the worshippers’ mind of the bustle of the outside world and prepare him or her for oneness with God. Small ceiling lights provide the only light in the room. The small bulbs have been placed in the ceiling amongst the geometry to mimic a sky full of stars. Geometric designs have also been laid out on the hall walls. Golden coat hooks and small closets have also been considered in the hall for the worshippers personal belongings.  Indirect lights embedded in the ceiling and walls enhance the beauty and mystique of the geometric designs in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 10- Contemporary low ceiling prayer hall centered by a modern chandelier and a bright altar, which indicates the direction of the Qibla, combined with modern geometric Islamic patterns adorning the walls and ceiling and the soft indirect lighting, achieving a serene space for congregational prayers, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 9- The brightly lit altar centers the prayer hall flanked with two spaces for the imam to deliver his sermon, covered with cream marble and a golden fence decorated with Islamic pattern, Leicester modern Islamic mosque by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 8- Striking modern chandelier takes the center of the prayer hall in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, with golden Arabic calligraphy encircling it, mixing traditional details with contemporary elements, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The prayer hall is the most important part of a mosque. Typically all prayer halls have a high ceiling out of the view of the worshippers in order for them to direct their attention to the Qiblah (the direction of Mecca).  But in this mosque, because some of the utility work had to be hidden under the ceiling, we did not naturally have the option of a high ceiling. Our designers discussed various ways to overcome this challenge and in the end, we went with using mirrors with delicate geometric motifs in the shape of semicircle on either sides of the hall, which gives the feeling of a higher ceiling.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 12- The brightly lit altar centers the prayer hall flanked with two spaces for the imam to deliver his sermon, covered with cream marble and a golden fence decorated with Islamic pattern, Leicester modern islamic mosque by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 11- Pendulous crystals enhance the spiritual sense of the prayer hall in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, creating a soothing place for worshipers away from the bustling city, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

A handmade chandelier can be seen showing off in the middle of the hall directing attention to the direction of prayers and the altar. The other parts of the ceiling are decorated with simple geometric designs and small lamps circling the chandelier, much like our solar system. Quranic verses written in gold Arabic calligraphy can be seen in the inner circle of this solar system.

The main wall of the Qibla is made up of a patterned wall engraved with geometric patterns. Special lighting has been considered for the names of God and the Prophet glistening in golden frames on the wall in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 14- Contemporary low ceiling prayer hall centered by a modern chandelier, combined with modern geometric Islamic patterns adorning the walls and ceiling and the soft indirect lighting, achieving a serene space for congregational prayers, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 34- Contemporary low ceiling prayer hall with modern geometric Islamic patterns adorning the walls and ceiling, semicircle mirrors on either side of the hall give a feeling of a higher ceiling, reminiscent of the traditional mosques, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The most light has been allocated to the Mihrab which is situated in the center. To its left and right are the areas from where the Imam gives his lectures.

Small bookshelves have been placed on either side of the hall to hold Qurans and other holy books.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 15- Teal and white themed study room on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, decorated with golden Arabic calligraphy that contrasts with the teal seats, arched recessed wall also adds to the identity of the room, creating a cozy feel by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 16- Teal and white themed study room on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, decorated with golden Arabic calligraphy that contrasts with the teal seats, furnished with slim bookshelves that separate the desks, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

At the corner of this hall is a simple doorway, which guides us to the private library and visiting rooms. Arabic calligraphy showing off verses from the Quran can been seen at every turn.

Leicester Modern Islamic MosquA seamless combination of traditional Islamic details with modern elements, achieve the contemporary ablution interior space in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, along with indirect soft lighting and minimal stools, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design. e Interior Design 18-
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 17- A seamless combination of traditional Islamic details with modern elements, achieve the contemporary ablution interior space in the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, along with indirect soft lighting and minimal stools, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 19- Modern restroom design for a modern islamic mosque, with white bathroom stall dividers and warm gray accent walls and soft indirect lighting, a fresh and clean look by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The prayer hall on the ground floor has been allocated for men. The area for ablution and restrooms have been placed near the prayer hall for easy access.
The gentlemen’s ablution area, while very simple and contemporary, has been designed with colorful textured ceramics.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 20- Classroom on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque which can be used as a women prayer hall, with a flexible room divider that could split the area to host different activities, the interior space is delicately decorated with geometric Islamic patterns and painted with a soothing color scheme, creating a modest and welcoming environment, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 21- Classroom on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque which can be used as a women prayer hall, with a flexible room divider that could split the area to host different activities, the interior space is delicately decorated with geometric Islamic patterns and painted with a soothing color scheme, creating a modest and welcoming environment, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The upper floor has been allocated to the ladies prayer hall and ablution area. The classrooms have been designed to be used as the ladies prayers room when needed. Therefore, on the wall which is in the direction of the Qiblah, a simple altar has also been placed in addition to bookshelves, to direct worshippers for prayer.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 23- Classroom on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque which can be used as a women prayer hall, with a flexible room divider that could split the area to host different activities, the interior space is delicately decorated with geometric Islamic patterns and painted with a soothing color scheme, creating a modest and welcoming environment, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 22- A brightly lit classroom on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque that could also be used as a prayer hall for women, with the bookcase indicating the direction of the Qibla, neutral color scheme complemented with golden geometric patterns, subtly adds to the identity of the space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

In the Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design, standard and traditional mosque elements have been elegantly combined with modern technology. Decorated walls with completely geometric engravings, metal and wood lathwork with golden contours on a blue background, and gold-plated calligraphy patched in with traditional Muslim symbols can be seen throughout the mosque.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 24- White and gray themed high ceiling corridor on the second floor of the Leicester modern mosque with skylights that elevate the spiritual sense of the interior space, along with golden Arabic calligraphy and geometric patterns add richness and identity to the hallway, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 25- Tranquil corridor with intricately decorated ceiling that adds rich details to the subtle interior, light cream ceramic floor tiles bordered with gray carpet lead the way to the administrator's room on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 26- Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design, white walls along with gray floors are brought to contrast with the golden Arabic calligraphy adorning the interior, bringing references of the traditional mosque details within a contemporary setting, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

An interesting point in designing this collection is the existence of an abstract concept and the use of modern geometry and architecture instead of completely mimicking Islamic architecture. The geometric design on the glass dome directs light into the mosque and creates beautiful shadows while the centralized lighting in the prayer hall reminds the worshippers of the solar system.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 27- A comfortable reading room with teal upholstered sofas on both sides, with daylight flooding the room creating a bright and welcoming space, golden Arabic calligraphy decorates the walls that enriches the simple interior design and adds to its Islamic identity, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 28- Contemporary administrator's room on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque with subtle Islamic details that add value and character to the room's identity, from arched windows flanked by bookcases to modern monochrome geometric pattern posters, complemented with the neutral color scheme with teal accents, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The simplicity of the form, material, and geometry of Leicester modern Islamic mosque interior design, combined with the use of the spatial patterns of historical mosques and traditional details such as lattice walls and Islamic calligraphy, all represent the overall approach to designing the mosque; that is, paying attention to Islamic traditions in building mosques and expressing it with a modern language.

Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 35- Modern restroom interior flooded with natural daylight, covered with white ceramic wall tiles that complement the warm gray accent wall, creating a fresh and bright space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 32- Sleek and minimal ablution area near the prayer hall of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, adorned with geometric pattern that references the identity of the place, with indirect lighting that subtly highlights the washing space and fronted by modern cube stools, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Leicester Modern Islamic Mosque Interior Design 29- Minimal and airy kitchen interior design, located on the upper floor of the Leicester modern Islamic mosque, walls painted with warm gray and complemented with white cupboards, by Comelite Architecture Structure and Interior Design.

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