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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Latest additions:

Abdullah Yusuf Ali — report of his death and his obituary 7 April 2017

Three issues added to The Islamic Review archive (January, March and May 1938) 3 April 2017

Visit to South Africa by Lord Headley and Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, 1926 9 January 2017

Photographs from tours of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din 9 January 2017

Lord Headley section revised and extensive new section added on his visit to India in December 1927 – June 1928 6 January 2017

Article about the ‘What is Islam?’ sign-board 24 August 2016

Detailed reports by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din from 1914 about funeral and burial arrangements for British Indian Army soldiers in England 28 January 2016

Opening of ‘Peace Garden’ at 100-year old Muslim Burial Ground in Woking 18 January 2016

One hundred years ago:

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

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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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