Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society was established through the efforts of five local Businessmen in 1980 and for the first six years the local mosque was in a house in Main Street Holytown.
In 1986 the Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society purchased a building in Carfin (Cleland Road) and converted it to a Mosque. For 18 years (1986-2004) this was the main mosque in Lanarkshire. Initially, the Islamic classes were taught at the mosque but as the number of children attending these classes grew the classes were moved to a local High School, Taylor High School.
Due to the increase in the size of the Muslim Community in the Lanarkshire area, the Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society decided to build a Mosque that would provide enhanced facilities to the Muslim community. The mosque in Carfin didn’t have enough room, classes were taken elsewhere and there was no car park and this lead to the decision to build the Lanarkshire Central Mosque.
In 1997 the Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society located a site and commenced taking donations. After eight years the Mosque opened in 2005 at the cost over two million pounds. In the future there are plans to build a community centre at the same site. The Lanarkshire Central Mosque will not only serve the Muslim community, but also will, Insha’Allah be the focal point in Lanarkshire for education.