Shah Jahan Mosque

Our Scouts had a really fascinating tour and talk of the first mosque to be built in Northern Europe. Built by people of both Jewish and Christian faiths it is a true inspiration to successful multi-faith development.

We learnt about the five pillars of Islam and why they are important. Islam believes that without putting your beliefs into action and practice then your life is not fulfilled.

  • Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith
  • Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day
  • Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
  • Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
  • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca

We also discussed the history of the mosque and the oriental school, why women cover their heads, the misguided link to terriorism and religious texts such as the bible, the Psalms and the Quar’an  –  learning how events and stories correlate between the texts.

Their doors are always open should you wish to visit and learn more.

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