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That's the Spirit Mosque (clip)

Construction of Glasgow's Central Mosque

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An insert for TV news. This clip shows views of Central Mosque of Glasgow during its construction. The film includes an interview with a representative from the Muslim community.

Questions & Activities


  • What is profession of the presenter?
  • Do you know the words of the Muslim call to prayer?
  • How do the filmmakers place the new mosque geographically?
  • Who are Imans and what do they do?


RME: Research the similarities and differences between the Muslim and Christian religions and write an essay that also looks into how they came into being and which other religions influenced their development.

RME / Art & Design: The film talks about the structure of the building and the importance of the minaret. Research the architecture, main features and symbolism of religious buildings.

Maths / Art & Design: Traditionally Muslims were not allowed to depict the human form and therefore developed sophisticated patterns and mosaics. Research the mathematical ideas that underpin their work on shape and patterns.

RME / PSE: The film talks about the high moral code of the Muslim religion. Discuss current moral standards within Western society and devise a moral code that you think we should follow.

RME / Citizenship: Different religions worship in different types of buildings, discuss whether or not they should have separate educational establishments as well.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-411-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of Scottish Television
Project Ref T2316
Date 1980
Genre TV News
School Subject Religious and Moral Education, Art and Design, Physical Education, Mathematics
Subject Matter Citizenship
Who Scottish Television (production company)
Where Glasgow
Event Construction
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 3:54
Film Length 08:05