Tuesday 24th February 2009

Sadiq Khan, Communities Minister and MP, visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre (LMC) today.

Mr Khan officially opened the LMC’s library, which specialises in Islamic books in English, Arabic and community languages. He toured the mosque and centre to see the wide variety of projects and community services on offer.

Addressing almost 70 local community leaders, he spoke on the theme of the whole community working together with politicians, to make this country better for all people.

After the event Sadiq Khan said, “Throughout the Qur’an and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) one can find a strong emphasis on the value of knowledge in the Islamic faith. That is why I am pleased to be here to formally open the London Muslim Centre’s library which I hope will encourage a new generation of young Muslim scholars. I particularly commend the way in which the London Muslim Centre runs them in partnership with a range of other organisations. This helps to make the centre a real community hub.”

Secretary of Mosque, Ayub Khan, commented, “We welcome Sadiq Khan’s visit, and thank him for his words of encouragement. We hope that as Communities Minister he will continue to work with us and other to create a cohesive society where all can prosper.”


Notes for Editors

Sadiq Khan MP was at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre to officially launch the Library in the London Muslim Centre

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