London’s oldest mosque is to celebrate the Royal wedding with invited guests and local residents “as a day of joy for all of us.”
Invitations have been sent out by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to hundreds of homes in the vicinity of the London Mosque, Putney, London, inviting families to celebrate the wedding with worshippers at the mosque – including a large marquee and planned dinner and barbecue.
Prayers will be said for the well-being of the Royal couple and public celebrations for the occasion will be hosted at the community’s network of mosques nationwide.
Rafiq Hayat, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, said, “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is proud to celebrate this joyous Royal occasion with neighbours and friends.”
According to Hayat, “As Muslims, strengthening community bonds and contributing positively to the society in which we live is part of our faith. The Royal wedding comes in the midst of our nationwide Muslims for Loyalty, Freedom and Peace campaign so it is apt that we practise what we preach and mark this occasion with a public celebration.”
The worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, is expected to attend the occasion.