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    Southfields, London.

    Title: "LONDON'S FIRST MOSQUE. The Khalifatul Masih lays foundation stone facing towards Mecca".

    M/S of two workmen suspending a stone block covered in Arabic writing on a chain. M/S of a man in a turban - Khalifatul Masih II, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad - tapping the stone with a mallet. C/U of another man in a black turban praying - he holds his hands with his palms facing upwards before wiping his face with them. M/S of the Khalifatul bowing and kneeling in prayer in front of the foundation stone.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:32:00 / 01:15:10:00
    G 1131
    Sort Number:
    G 1131
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Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    This mosque is The Fazl Mosque, (also known as The London Mosque), on Gressenhall Road in Southfields.

    The man in the turban is actually Khalifatul Masih II, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

  3. KTShamim says

    90 years ago ... 90 years later we are the image of the true peaceful Islam in the world:

    Muslimsforlife(dot)org - successfully collected 10,000 pints of blood to honor 3,000 dead of 9/11 (by saving 30,000 lives.
    Muslimsforpeace(dot)org - condemning terrorism, promoting Islamic value of loyalty to ones nation, peace, bus-ads and flyers and leaflets to promote the same.

    This footage has a lot of spiritual importance to us.

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