Edi-ul-Adha, September 1918

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Clip on left is from Eid-ul-Adha, 16th September 1918.

Clip on right is from 9th October 1925. Begum of Bhopal (daughter of the Begum who funded building of the Mosque) is shown around the Mosque.

Begum of Bhopal 1925
Interior of Woking Mosque, 1923
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Id-ul-Fitr at Woking Mosque, 13 August 1915, attended by 300–400 Muslims including 50 Indian Muslim soldiers of the First World War — see reports and photographs 14 July 2015

Ayub Khan (later President of Pakistan) at the Woking Mosque 26 April 2015

Ismail de Yorke (son of Russian nobleman Serge Yourkevitch and Princess Saliha Hilmi of Egypt) — his life and work 9 March 2015

November 1914: Return of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din to Lahore from England after his first visit 25 December 2014

Photographs of the grave of Lord Headley at Brookwood Cemetery 27 November 2014

Imam of Woking Mosque, Maulana Sadr-ud-Din, visits Liverpool in October 1914, to find out about Quilliam’s home and family 24 November 2014

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The Woking Muslim Mission was founded by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din in 1913 at the Woking Mosque in Woking, Surrey. Its chief objective was to present the religion of Islam to the people of Britain, to refute the criticism of Islam and its Holy Prophet appearing commonly in the press and publications, and to remove deep-seated misconceptions about Islam and Muslims prevalent in the Western mind. The Mission also served as the U.K. national centre for Muslims and Islamic-related activities for over fifty years till the mid-1960s. The influence and work of this Mission also benefitted many other countries all over the world. It won a large number of converts to Islam in Britain and elsewhere.

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View of Eid from late 1940s Woking Mosque Post Card, 1961 Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din with Lord Headley, 1913 Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din delivering Khutba, 1914 Coloured-in photo of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din
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