The Times Woking Mosque archives

An article from The Times archives

The people who run the website have been doing sterling work over the years in gathering and making available information about the Woking Mosque in the UK.

The Mosque was built in 1889 as one of the first mosques in Western Europe, and after it fell into disuse briefly between 1900 and 1912, the Lahori Ahmadi Indian lawyer Hazrat Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, who had just arrived in England, was instructed by Hazrat Noor-ud-Din the first successor of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement to establish an Islamic mission in the mosque and as a result was able to purchase the mosque and its grounds from the inheritor. The Woking Muslim Mission was thus established.

As per the photo of an article above the website has collected news reports and articles from the online archives of The Times newspaper of London which refer to events relating to the Woking Mosque, activities of the Woking Muslim Mission from the Woking Mosque, and the personalities involved in the work of the mission.

It was Hazrat Maulana Sadr-ud-Din The second Amir of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at-e-Islam Lahore who was at that time an Imam of the Woking Mosque who played a key role in the cemetery at Horsell Common being established for the Muslim soldiers.

To view extracts from the archives please visit the site at the link below. Times Archive

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