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:

Islam Our Choice book: original publication and its comparison with the widely-circulated ‘abridged’ version 19 September 2018

Revision of ‘Brief History’ page 19 September 2018

Islam in England, short 1929 history booklet by Shaikh Mushir Hosain Kidwai 23 February 2018

Photograph of Lord Headley on postcard 11 September 2017

Inaugural Commemoration Service at the Muslim Burial Ground, Horsell Common, Woking, 16 July 2017 23 July 2017

Film newsreel archive: updated and British Film Institute clips added 30 June 2017

Far from the Western Front — Display at Surrey History Centre during July 23 June 2017

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

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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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