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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Free display at Surrey History Centre during November 2014 —
The Great War: From India to Woking

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

Account of funeral and burial of Lady Evelyn Zainab Cobbold: page updated and original Urdu article made available 22 November 2014

Photographs of gravestones from early burials of Indian Muslim soldiers of the First World War at Brookwood cemetery, added to page 16 November 2014

Quilliam in a group photograph at the Woking Mosque at Id-ul-Fitr, 1931 10 November 2014

Burial of Indian Muslim soldiers of the First World War in England: 100th anniversary of first burial in November 2014 3 November 2014

Information on the British Museum website about Lady Evelyn Zainab Cobbold’s Pilgrimage in 1933 21 October 2014

The Woking Muslim Mission and the First World War 2 August 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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