Oldest mosque in UK: The Shah Jahan

The Shah Jahan Mosque is the first mosque that was built in the United Kingdom in 1889 by a Hungarian.

Oldest mosque in UK: The Shah Jahan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Shah Jahan Mosque, the first mosque that was built in the United Kingdom in 1889 by a Hungarian-/Jewish-born linguist Gottleib Wilhelm Leitner, is a very popular mosque visited by non-Muslims as well and suppresses Islamophobia in UK.

The mosque, built in 1889 by a Hungarian-/Jewish-born linguist Leitner and situated on Oriental Road in Woking, was the first mosque to be built in the UK.

Muslim Indian prince who covered the expenses and financed the mosque gave his name to the mosque.

The secretary of the mosque, Asad Jamil told AA that Muslim Indian prince who named the mosque could not visit or see the mosque during his lifetime.

During Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, 1,800 Muslims pray in the mosque at Friday prayer, Jumma.

Over three million Muslims in the UK, especially, Pakistani and Indian Muslims pray in the mosque.

Jamil added that, Muslims and non-Muslims who live in Woking, admire the mosque owing to its history.

The mosque is a very popular one that has been visited by non-Muslims as well and has suppressed Islamophobia in UK.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Temmuz 2013, 16:00