The records which the mosque holds mostly relate to the publication of the Islamic Review. Other items within the archive include records relating to the property, religious ceremonies, correspondence of the imams of the mosque, education and a small collection of images of the mosque. The archive also holds a contemporary collection of oral history interview recordings, transcripts and photographs (2018.)
The majority of the collection has been catalogued down to file level but there are some collections which have been catalogued down to item level.
Among the records which can be found at the mosque are the following:
- The second minute book of the Muslim Society of Great Britain from 1936 to 1955
- Papers and architectural plans relating to the restoration of the mosque c.2006
- Architectural plans relating to additions and new builds to the mosque and its associated structures 1965 to 2014
- Papers relating to the sale of the Islamic Review and other publications
- Postcards and photographs of the mosque dating from 1900 to 1990
The complete catalogue is also available on the Archives Hub.
The physical collection can be viewed at the Shah Jahan Mosque Library by appointment only. Make Appointment