MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN I. - MOSQUES IN GREAT BRITAIN: ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE IN THE UK (1945)


 The domes of the Shah Jehan Mosque in Woking, Surrey, stand out against a bright Spring sky. According to the original caption, this was the first Mosque to be built in Britain. It was built in 1889 by Dr Henry Leitner, with money from Her Highness Begum Shah Jehan, the late grandmother of the wartime Ruler of Bhopal. The architecture of the Mosque is 'Indo-Saracenic' in style and the interior is 23 feet square.





A striking view of the entrance to the Shah Jehan Mosque in Woking, Surrey. There is a small 'courtyard' in the foreground, with a small fountain, glistening in the Spring sunshine, which leads up to the main entrance. The large dome is clearly visible. According to the original caption, this was the first Mosque to be built in Britain. It was built in 1889 by Dr Henry Leitner, with money from Her Highness Begum Shah Jehan, the late grandmother of the wartime Ruler of Bhopal. The architecture of the Mosque is 'Indo-Saracenic' in style and the interior is 23 feet square.









A striking view of the entrance to the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, London. The original caption states that it was built by the Ahmadiyya Movement of Qadian, in the Byzantine style. It was opened by Sir Abdul Qadir in October 1926, and the interior is 43 feet by 26 feet.




An exterior view of the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, London, looking through the trees. The original caption states that it was built by the Ahmadiyya Movement of Qadian, in the Byzantine style. It was opened by Sir Abdul Qadir in October 1926, and the interior is 43 feet by 26 feet.

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