Lord Headley predicted that Islam will dominate Europe

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Lord Headley predicted that Islam will dominate Europe

Lord Headley predicted that Islam will dominate Europe

London city is now considered the most favorable place in Europe for Muslims. There are about forty mosques, active Muslim communities,  there are schools for Muslims, publishing newspapers and magazines. About 8.5 million people live in London, almost one-eighth of the practice Islam. The authorities' attitude towards Muslims is very good, as well as to members of other religions. How and when there was a "development" of Muslims, the British Isles? Was it always so welcoming here in all respects relating to people of other faiths? How did the pre-revolutionary Tatar newspapers and magazines reflect Muslim life of Albion? In search of answers to these questions, we went deep into reading Sheet popular at the time of the popular and the literary magazine " Shuro ", which was published from 1908 to 1918 an outstanding scholar and religious leader, Mufti Rizaetdin Fakhrutdinov ( 1859-1936 ). In the fourth issue of this publication for 1914 our attention was drawn to the article "The Friday prayer in the city of London." We offer it to our readers:

"When Lord Headley accepted Muslim religion, it became an additional stimulus for the local Muslim community. Lord Headley considered disrespectful attitude towards Islam and Muslims is the fact that they do not even have places to perform the Friday prayers, while on Sundays Christians in droves flock to their churches. In order to correct the situation, he singled out the place to read namaz before the construction of the mosque. While Christians happily celebrated their Christmas in churches, Muslims filled the hall "Linzdi" read the Friday prayer. Muslims living in London and its suburbs residents and travelers entering the room, warmly greeted with fellow believers. Lord Headley came to pray with his four children. Young Egyptians have read in European and Turkish newspapers my articles about Muslims sincerely welcomed me. Studying in the universities of London and Edinburgh young people firmly follow the canons of Islam and this is reflected in their faces. In addition, we talked to the Chairman of the local Muslim community of India. Beside him was his 24 year old son - a student at Oxford University, and a daughter. This man who entree into the highest political leadership of the United Kingdom, addressed to us, said: "Uniting and gathering of Muslims in one place to pray to God and expression of their respect for each other is quite natural. Therefore I decided to bring here my son and daughter. In what extent young people are not acquainted with the European science and culture, they should not lose their connection and forget their roots. It would be wrong if young people broke with the soil that nurtured them. We do not know - how to talk about these things your countrymen, but the fact that young people who are studying, for example, will meet in Paris on Friday prayer and communicate with their co-religionists, to get acquainted with them and to cooperate with them, there is nothing wrong with that. This to our faith will only be of great benefit".

Lord Headley predicted that Islam will dominate Europe

Lord Headley predicted that Islam will dominate Europe

After that we met with the Lord Headley. Lord said that unspeakably happy that articles and pictures of him in connection with his acceptance of Islam had been published in Turkish newspapers. He also expressed his gratitude to all Muslims, who in their letters congratulating him on this occasion in his life. He further stressed: "If Muslims will follow their principles, the religion of Islam will prevail in the whole of Europe. This doesn't require the deployment of missionary activity. Today there is a need only to hold conferences and educational events dedicated to the religion of Islam". After he stopped at some points, reflecting the backwardness and ignorance of the European reality he said with a sense: "O my fellow believers! Wake up at least an hour earlier from sleep of indifference and ignorance!" Most of the occupants were young people, the students who studied in the legal, medical, political faculties. From their clear faces felt that they possess a great wealth of knowledge, morally pure and full of hope. There was no doubt that the onlooking can enthusiastically say about them: "What they are noble and sincere!"

 At half-past twelve azan was declared and all present stood facing the Qiblah. During the reading of the Friday prayer imam was the editor of the popular edition "The Islamic Vestnik" ("Islam mazhmugasy") dear Kamaletdin Effendi and he read khutbah with a sense in English. The content of his khutbah regarding the state of affairs in the Ummah today.

After the completion of the prayer, Lord Hadley asked for words and said, "Oh, my God! Open Muslim's eyes, Guide us all to the path of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)! Give us the strength to reach Your blessings and mercy!" These munadzhats were as if from his soul. After him the imam from Turkey came and said du'a in Arabic, after which all the participants of the prayer in one voice say ' Amen!"

For the construction of a mosque in London to date has collected 5,000 pounds. Under its construction given a place within Westminster Abbey."

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