Posted by Falak Rahman
Telegragh and Argus
Bradford’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations got off to a sizzling start at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Al-Mahdi Mosque.
Overlooking the whole of the city from its lofty location in Rees Way, Undercliffe, the mosque welcomed its members and neighbours to a family fun day and feast.
The Mosque started its jubilee celebrations early when some of its members raised about £10,000 for the Queen’s chosen charities taking part in a 10km walk from the Tower of London.
Dr Mohammed Iqbal, who is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s Bradford North President, said: ”We believe good things should be celebrated and the Queen is an excellent example of that.”
Special prayers were also said for the Queen and copies of a book called A Gift Four Our Queen written by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s founder for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee were reprinted and sent to Buckingham Palace to keep up the long historial link with the Royal family, said Dr Iqbal.