A NEW mosque and community centre has opened its doors in Feltham.
The Baitul Wahid Mosque at Raleigh Way, Hanworth Park, was opened on Friday (February 24) by the spiritual leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyyah Muslim community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
A spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Hounslow, which was founded in 1970, said: "Since then we have continued to play a key role within the local community with great relationships being formed through charitable works and participation in community projects within the borough.
"It is hoped that this building will serve as a place of worship and bring communities even closer together. Our motto is 'Love for all, hatred for none'."
More than 200 guests attended the opening and a formal evening reception was attended by a number of dignitaries, including MPs Mary Macleod and Seema Malhotra as well as Hounslow Mayor Councillor Amrit
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad also unveiled a commemorative plaque and planted a tree to mark the inauguration of the mosque, as well as addressing guests.
He said: "This Mosque has been built only for the worship of God, and as a means to develop love, affection and peace. We have no other purpose, and we never will. Any true Muslim can never desire injustices or suffering for any other person because that would run entirely contrary to what the Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) have taught."