Last week was VE day which was celebrated with great pomp and ceremony. In this khutba we look at the Holy Quran’s teaching that persecution is worse than killing. It is shown that the treatment of Germany after the First World War, which may be regarded as being in line with mosaic law, led to such deprivation that it led to the rise of Nazis in Germany. The attempts to appease Nazis, which may be regarded as being in accordance with Jesus’ teaching to turn the other check, led to unimaginable persecution and suffering. The Allies had to turn to the Quranic teaching that persecution is worse that slaughter to overcome the Nazis and put an end to persecution.
We welcome everyone to follow our live Eid-Ul-Adha 2013 celebrations from our London, UK Mosque.
Today Mr Mustaq Ali is giving the Eid-ul-Adha Khutba which will commence from 11am UK BST.
Mr Ray Morgan, the Chief Executive of the Woking Council, took to the podium, during our centenary celebrations, to address the large crowd.
He talked about the issues facing Muslims today both in Woking and around the World at large. He talks about how we need to overcome not only issues within, but also with the media who fail in their responsibilities to report on Islamic issues evenly.
He goes on to discuss the need for British Muslims to be both proud of being Muslims in the West, but of also being proud to be British.
Jonathan Lord, the MP for Woking briefly spoke during our Centenary celebrations of the work of Hazrat Khwaja Kamal Ud-Din in the town of Woking.
He gives a brief description of the many wonderful building and people of Woking that he has learnt about since becoming the MP in 2010.
He then goes on to talk about the immense work of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam done in Woking.
The Queen is marking her Diamond Jubilee this year and celebrations reach a peak in early June with a four-day weekend of events, between Saturday 2 and Tuesday 5 June.
The late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday 4 June and there is an additional Jubilee bank holiday on 5 June.