Ansar Ahmed Ullah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: An Iftar a gathering was organised by the Brick Lane Mosque on Sunday 12 May for its well wishers, supporters and worshipers.
Amongst the guests who attended the Iftar was the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem, Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs and Rushanara Ali MP amongst other dignitaries including Cllrs, community & faith leaders.
Prior to fast breaking at a brief discussion meeting chaired by the President of Brick lane Mosque and conducted by the Vice President Harmuz Ali, High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem said as the historical Brick Lane Mosque is considered to be the main mosque of Bengali Muslims, we have a duty to reach out to other faith community. She added the mosque could do inter-faith work since we live in a multi-racial society to promote community cohesion. Mayor John Biggs gave a brief account of the safety measures the Council have taken to safeguard institutions of faith. Rushanara Ali MP mentioned the recent New Zealand & Sri Lanka attacks and reminded all of us to be on guard.
Following the discussion guests were served Iftar. The Mosque Committee also appealed for funds for urgent window & building repairs and to re pay Qard e Hasana. Brick Lane Mosque will appear on NTV Sky 757 on 9 Ramzan, 15 May from 5pmtill Fazar to raise funds and has asked all to cooperate.