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Step towards interfaith harmony between Sikhs and Muslims in Hounslow

Women and children from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community learn about Sikhism during Gurdwara visit

Women from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Hanworth visit Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow

A profound step towards creating interfaith harmony between Muslims and Sikhs has taken place in Hounslow.

About 30 women and children from the borough's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Baitul Wahid Mosque, in Raleigh Way, Hanworth, were welcomed to Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha on Alice Way, Hounslow, on January 31.

They were given a guided tour of the Gurdwara where they were able to see first-hand some of the similarities between Islam and Sikhism and how both places of worship are committed to serving their surrounding community in education and through voluntary work.

Women from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Hanworth visit Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow

This was followed by a hot meal and the presentation of two copies of the Holy Quran; one in English and another translated in Punjabi for the Gurdwara library.

Members of the Sikh community also presented two faith books to the group of women which will be stored in the Baitul Wahid Mosque library.

A donation was made by the Ahmadiyya Muslim ladies and they invited the Sikh community to visit their mosque.

Bushra Bhatti, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, said: "This visit was very successful in bringing respect and harmony between both communities."

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