ALLAH SAVE THE QUEEN, SAY MUSLIMS - London’s oldest Mosque based in Southfields hosts Jubilee Street Party (From Your Local Guardian)
ALLAH SAVE THE QUEEN, SAY MUSLIMS - London’s oldest Mosque based in Southfields hosts Jubilee Street Party
2:54pm Friday 15th June 2012 in Your News
ALLAH SAVE THE QUEEN, SAY MUSLIMS London’s oldest Mosque based in Southfields hosts Jubilee Street Party London’s oldest mosque, the Fazl Mosque in Southfields (known as the London Mosque) marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a street party, lighting up of the mosque the launch of 200 special Diamond Jubilee buses across London – a unique contribution to this historic event.
Ahmadi Muslims hosted the street party which was attended by around 1,000 people from the local community. There was also a special prayer for The Queen in five languages.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has also launched a special edition of the book ‘A Gift for the Queen’ written by their founder, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, Mr Rafiq Hayat said: “In the history of the British monarch there have only been two diamond Jubilees, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been involved with both.
"We share in our country's pride and joy at Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is our heartfelt prayer that may God continue to protect the Queen and we look forward to the festivities of the Jubilee weekend and to make them as inclusive as possible.
"As Muslims, we are duty bound to serve Queen and country and we regard this as an important part of our religion as we were taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that loyalty to one's country is a part of faith."
London buses with the special Diamond Jubilee poster also feature on the peace campaign website for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community www.MuslimsForPeace.org.uk Based on information supplied by Farooq Aftab.