Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mosques of Hyde

The Hyde Jamia Mosque and Islamic Centre stands at 16-18 Greenfield Street and 21 Jackson Street but fronts onto Corporation Street. It holds a capacity of 500 men. It is one of two Mosques that are in Hyde , the other being Muhammadiyah House of Wisdom which stands at 33 Ridling Lane in what used to be the Oddfellows Public House.

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Hyde Jamia Mosque and Islamic Centre

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Muhammadiyah House of Wisdom

The Muhammadiyah House of Wisdom is not used for all 5 prayers.
The gathering of rememberance of Allah takes place every Monday at the centre, at around 7.30pm.

2 comments:

Dave Williams said...

I was going to make a comment querying the fact that both mosques are decorated with the same shade of green, but checked on Google first, and I found this:

'Green is considered the traditional color of Islam. Muhammad is reliably quoted in a hadith as saying that "water, greenery, and a beautiful face" were three universally good things. In the Qur'an, sura Al-Insan, believers in God in Paradise wear fine green silk. Also, Al-Khidr ("The Green One"), is a Qur’anic figure who met and traveled with Moses.'

(I presume from the mis-spellings of a couple of the words that the Google article was of American origin!)

Anonymous said...

Well done Dave... I had no idea about the colour..