Welcome to Hyatt Mosque and Center

Welcome to Hyatt Mosque and Center, a unique institution in London, Ontario. Hyatt Mosque and Center is a former church, and was acquired in 2015 – and we aim to restore it to it’s former glory after years of neglect. Our 10000 sqft mosque is open for Friday prayer, with a capacity of around 300 worshipers, and we have plans to establish a Sunday school in the new section of the center. The old section, built in 1907, features an antique sanctuary that will be preserved and used for lectures, seminars, and gatherings. It also includes space for six classrooms, as well as a community hall with a seating capacity of around 350 for lectures, meetings, and celebrations.

Farid’s Story

From Church to Mosque: The Story of Farid’s Transformation of Hyatt and Mission to Serve

In 2015, the former Hyatt United Church on Hamilton Road was purchased by Farid Metwaly and he transformed it into Hyatt Mosque and Center. The church had become vacant due to declining attendance and the costs of maintenance were too high. Farid and the community group he was apart of (ECCOO -Egyptian Community Centre of Ontario) saw an opportunity to restore the building to its old glory and use it for a place of worship, education, and community support. Farid retired early after a successful career at IBM, during which he innovated the arabization of computer keyboards.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers and members are known for their humility, open-mindedness, friendliness, and commitment to putting their faith into action. We believe in the power of deeds over words and have built a reputation for getting things done even in difficult situations. All of which is driven by love and compassion for our fellow human beings and gratitude for the love and compassion shown to us by Allah SWT (God, glorified and exalted be He).

Our Mission

As a moderate Muslim religious charity, the Hyatt Mosque and Center is dedicated to serving the community and achieving our CRA-approved purposes of establishing a moderate Islamic place of worship, a weekend Arabic/Islamic school for kids, and a community hall to help the EOA community. We are not affiliated with any political, governmental, or religious-sectarian agendas. Our registration number with Revenue Canada is 840139604RR0001.

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