The Holy Quran:"And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me". (51:57) . "Surely, the first house founded for mankind is that at Becca (Mecca), abounding in blessings and guidance for peoples". (3:97). "He alone can maintain the Mosques of Allah who believes in Allah, and the last day, and observes prayer and pays the Zakat and fears none but Allah; so these it is who may be rightly guided." (9:18) The Holy Prophet on the importance of mosques O ye people, praise Allah. Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah, The Exalted, shall build a house for such a one in paradise. The Promised Messiah said:"If you want Islam to progress build a mosque. Wherever our Jamaat is established, a mosque should be built. Our Jama'ats progress is founded on the construction of mosques. If there are only a few Muslims in a village or a city, build a mosque with good intentions and God will bring more Muslims to that place. It is not mandatory that the mosque be embellished or be a brick building. Wall off a piece of land and build a room with a thatched roof..." (Malfoozat Vol 2, p. 42) 

Baitul Ikram - Leicester, UK

The Baitul Ikram mosque in Leicester was Inaugurated by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad on 20th February 2016 with a capacity of 300 worhippers. The mosque is the first Ahmadiyya purpose built mosque in East Midlands region. The mosque was built because of the opportuity to aqquire the neighboring buildings to extend the prayer center and officially convert the center into a purpose built mosque. The Ahmadiyya muslim community Uk raised above £1M for the project.

The Baitul Ikram Mosque

Inaugurated: Hazrat MIrza Masroor Ahmad
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Capacity: 300
Built: 20/02/2016