Posted by Salma Javid Khan
This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kent branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the UK.
The Muslim community across Medway came together on Saturday for the opening of the first purpose-built mosque in Kent.
It has been fully funded by donations from members of the community, including one little boy who was given mention for donating £500 after saving his pocket money for two years.
Hundreds of people gathered at Nasir Mosque, at the bottom of Richmond Road, Gillingham, for the official opening of the revamped building.
The former working men’s club, originally known as Nasir Hall, was home to the Lower Gillingham Liberal and Radical Club until the early 1970s.
It has been used by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association since 1975 and the building now has a minaret and a golden dome on the roof… read more at kentonline.co.uk