Who we are
Andalus is a grassroots community based initiative, conducting a variety of activities to meet the needs and aspirations of Scottish Muslims, mainly comprised of people from the Pakistani ethnic group but also includes participants from other minority groups, as well as people from the wider Scottish community. Our vision is to create the first Beacon Institute and Community Hub in Scotland. This will serve the culture and faith related educational and spiritual needs of children and adults, along with social and recreational activities.We are currently conducting and developing educational and recreational activities to meet the needs of adults, promoting full participation of women, and much needed services for children in a positive learning environment. These activities include: an imaginative Arabic playgroup for pre-school children, an educational mother and toddlers group, Arabic language and recitation classes for adults and children, a creative arts and crafts project, and a vibrant young peoples sports project. Friday prayers are also held with the sermon being conducted in the English language.