On Wednesday 6 December 2023, the East London Mosque hosted a collaborative meeting with the leadership team of Tower Hamlets Council, including Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Stephen Halsey, CEO of Tower Hamlets Council. The Mosque's Trustees and Senior Management Team warmly welcomed the delegation.

The visit was an opportunity for the Mosque to showcase its role in serving and enriching the Tower Hamlets community, and to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration with the council for the betterment of the community.
In his welcoming remarks, Dr Abdul-Hayee Murshed, the Mosque's Chairman, highlighted the Mosque's broad reach and historical significance in the UK. He also emphasised the Mosque's commitment to working with all communities to promote understanding and cooperation.
In his response, Mayor Rahman praised the Mosque for its contributions to the community and pledged to continue working with the Mosque to build a more inclusive and prosperous Tower Hamlets.

Following the welcoming remarks, the Mosque’s CEO, Junaid Ahmed, gave a presentation on the Mosque’s history and services. He highlighted the Mosque’s role as a place of worship, education, and community outreach:
“The East London Mosque was honoured to host this important meeting with Tower Hamlets Council’s leadership today. This signifies a shared commitment to nurture a cohesive borough. We eagerly anticipate working in close partnership with the council to advance the well-being of all our communities, embracing diverse faiths and beliefs.”

The visit concluded with a roundtable discussion between the Mosque leadership and the Mayor’s team. The discussion focused on a range of issues, including community cohesion and safety, education, and economic development.
The visit was a positive opportunity for the Mosque to engage with the Mayor and his team to discuss ways to work together to benefit the communities of Tower Hamlets.