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About Suleymaniye Mosque

Rasûlullah (sallallâhu alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”

(Sahîh al-Bukhârî)

212-216 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX

020 7684 9900

Charity Reg. No. 1174551


The Suleymaniye Mosque London is in the heart of Hackney, a diverse borough with a rich history, and home to one of the UK's largest Muslim community. It is our belief that our primary concern should be to serve the needs of the local community and to work towards the common good. Our mission is to Serve, Educate and Inspire.

In 1992 The Suleymaniye Mosque's construction started and finally opened in 2000 to provide permanent solutions for the Muslims in UK with their religious needs, primarily by providing appropriate places to worship and providing Islamic education for the youth. 

The mosque has 6 floor level consisting two floor masjid includes ladies section, classrooms, library and accommodation for Marathon boarding students and hifz students. Mosque built with a minaret as well. 

In light of the importance Islam attaches to all types of education, the Suleymaniye Mosque is an institution that strives to convey knowledge to all Muslims regardless of age, language, race or gender.


Our Vision

Suleymaniye Community Association has two important visions that have contributed to each other in the coming years: 

  • To meet the infrastructure and staffing needs that can provide education to all our Muslim brothers and sisters who have a demand for education in our service region. 

  • To be the best institution of this geography that is proud of its belonging and affiliation in United Kingdom.

Our Values

  • Complete compliance with the Quran and Sunnah, 

  • High sense of responsibility, 

  • Transparency in processes, 

  • The embracing sense of brotherhood, 

  • Loyalty to the basic principles, 

  • Ikhlas and sincerity, 

  • Delivering services equally to everyone, regardless of language, race, gender and culture. 

Our Mission

Suleymaniye's mission is to provide a qualified education to students in UK while preserving their worldly and moral values.

Suleymaniye Community Association has chosen two main areas of activities:  

To teach Islamic knowledge, faith, Islam and Akhlak-i Muhammadiyyah to every Muslim without exception, without allowing separation and discrimination. While staying loyal to Ahli-Sunnah. 

Creating physical environments (Classroom-School-Mosque-Masjid-Kindergarten-Hall) where Muslims can fulfill their educational and religious duties completely, in a consistent manner.  

Suleymaniye Community Association believes that a livable world can only be possible with people who have knowledge and sincere commitment (ikhlas). Reaching the religious knowledge and practice that every Muslim should have… to the large masses is considered as the first step of educational goals. 

Suleymaniye Community Association acts with the principle of "Every Muslim should be raised in a beautiful way to benefit his environment and humanity by living an exemplary life." 

In order to raise the future generations with high culture and to a high knowledgeable degree, providing high standard living conditions for our students is our prominent goal. With the qualified human resources created within the body of Suleymaniye Community Association, access to quality education is offered to all humanity, by doing so we are able to reach disadvantaged groups all across the globe. 


All organizational activities must fully comply with the words of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). No activity can be carried out with an attitude, approach and language that will not comply with human dignity and honor. Donations collected for our organization can only be spent within the limits determined by our donors and only for that purpose. In the activities of the association, there is an undeniable responsibility for transparency towards our community and especially our donors.

Founder of our Foundation

Abu'l-FâruqSulayman Hilmi TUNAHAN

(Q.S.) (SILISTRAWI) Hazrat

Hazrat Sulaymān Efendi (Q.S.) was a Hanafī in matters concerning āmāl (deeds), a māturīdi in matters concerning I’tiqād (faith) and a Naqshī among the spiritual orders. He was an exceedingly devout member of Ahl-e Sunnah wal Jamā’ah. He strongly advised people to adhere to the tenets of Ahl-e Sunnah wal Jamā’ah, including his disciples, who spiritually benefitted from him and regular followers of his discourses.

In accordance with the divine decree, Hazrat Sulaymān Efendi (Q.S.) was privileged to be the 33. and final ring of Silsilah al-Sādāt after completing his sayr-al sulūk (spiritual Journey) under the supervision of Salāhuddin Ibni Mawlāna Sirāyuddin (Q.S.) who was the 32nd chain in the Silsilah. The tajalliyāt which he experienced was so high that Hazrat Salāhuddīn (Q.S.) had to entrust him to the spiritual hands of Imam Rabbāni Mujaddid-e Alf-e Thāni Ahmad Fārûqi al-Sirhindī (Q.S.) for the rest of his journey.

While approaching the end of time, he became a means for the salvation of people through his endless efforts, taking them from the pits of disbelief and placing them to the heights of īman (faith) and ikhlās (sincerity) and he continues to do so.

The great Ālim-u Dīn, Hazrat Sulaymān Hilmi Tunahan (Q.S.) struggled against every type of Kufr (disbelief) by means of his knowledge and actions. He became the defender of Ahl-e Sunnah at every platform, strived against the firaq-al dāllah (corrupt sects) and eliminated the frictions among the Muslims. He once addressed the public in the following words:

“O Muslim world, do you think that lies and slanders can be attributed to Rasulullah (saw) and his Ashāb (companions). (Don’t even make such an assumption) We (Ahl-e Sunnah) are alive.”

Hazrat Sulaymān Efendi (Q.S.) did not write many books. When asked about the reason for that, he explained in this way:

I have regretfully seen the treasure like, priceless works of predecessors, which were written in candle light, being buried to decay, sold to grocery shops, dumped into bins and abandoned on the library shelves to rot and get dusty. In such a time when the madāris of a nation were shut down, their scripture changed and religious sciences tended to disappear, instead of writing new books, I found it more urgent and necessary to educate ‘living books’ (student) who could understand and explain the content of those scholarly works and transfer the knowledge from lines to the hearts and keep them alive.

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