The Muslim Council of Britain and the Peckham high street mosque express their sorrow at the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the King and Royal Family at this difficult time.
We remember how the Queen devoted her life to public service and sought unity among British communities.
Her Majesty’s reign saw extraordinary change in our country. Over seven decades, the United Kingdom has seen itself transformed into a multicultural and multi-faith society.
Her Majesty was the first monarch to engage with newly established Muslim communities here in the UK. Though the first British mosque was seen in the Victorian era, the Queen was the first monarch to visit a UK mosque during her Jubilee celebrations in 2002. Audiences at events and ceremonies hosted by the Royal family reflect the diversity of Britain.
All of us, of all faiths and none, will remember Her Majesty’s legacy of public service and celebrate her achievements.