High Commissioner visits Woking Mosque, meets community

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K visited the Shah Jahan Mosque of Woking on Friday, 14 July 2017. The Shah Jahan Mosque is considered to be the first mosque to be built in the UK and northern Europe.

The visit was a part of the outreach initiative of the High Commission to connect with the community and to resolve the issues faced by them.

The High Commissioner offered Jumma prayer there and addressed the community. In his brief remarks, the High Commissioner commended the socio-religious services being provided by the Mosque for the community. The key message he delivered to the community, was to focus on their children and be law abiding citizens of this country. He also emphasized on peace and interfaith harmony.

Afterwards, the High Commissioner interacted with several members of the community individually and listened their issues and suggestions.

The High Commissioner also held a meeting with the Imam of Mosque, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Hashmi and other members of the Mosque Committee. Imam Hashmi gave a detailed briefing to the High Commissioner on his role and various services being provided by the Mosque for the community. According to him, promoting peace in the community and interfaith harmony were his priorities.

The High Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the Mosque to engage with the youth through education and sports. He also announced £2000/- to set up a Computer Lab at the educational wing of the Mosque for the students.

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