Plan to build new 1m Islam centre in Blackburn
THE UK’s main base for followers of the Sufism branch of Islam, could soon open in Blackburn. Community leaders at the Naqshnadiyya Aslamiyya Spiritual Centre in Pringle Street, have submitted plans for a new L1million, purpose-built facility on the same site.
Spokesman Hafiz Yaqub, who is based at the Luton branch, said: "We’re all very excited about these plans, the centre will serve the whole UK.
"I’m based in Luton, but I’ve travelled to Blackburn for the past 25 years, as do people from places like Birmingham and Bristol.
"The community is growing, but for so many years we’ve had to use various function halls, and there’s been problems with parking. (...)