A largely unknown and deeply impactful legacy belonging to some of Britain’s earliest converts lie buried 6ft under in the inconspicuous Surrey town of Woking…
The graves of Meccan Princesses, Lords and Ladies are amongst hundreds of Muslim dead at Britain’s first Muslim burial site in Brookwood Cemetery, which holds , and they’re finally being put on the map by the amazing Everyday Muslim Heritage initiative, who’ve organised the UK’s first Muslim cemetery trail to commemorate the legacy some of these notables have left for the Muslims of Britain.
Amaliah were fortunate enough to attend the trail – watch this short vid we made here on what to expect on trail down memory lane…
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Muslim Meccan Princesses, Lords and Ladies are buried in a largely unknown burial site here in the UK… – @everydaymuslimheritage have just launched the UK’s first Muslim cemetery trail to highlight an Islamic legacy that began with the establishment of Britain’s first Muslim Burial grounds at Brookwood Cemetery in 1884, pre-dating the wave of Muslim migration to the UK. – Watch our short vid on the trail here!
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“Fascinating revelations on history of this particular princess & her final resting place have been unearthed during a self-guided trail that takes visitors to 3 of Britain’s most important Islamic sites” @_TharikHussain https://t.co/9VSZdvOKxQ @arabnews VIDEO: @implausibleblog
— EverydayMuslim (@Everyday_Muslim) July 29, 2019
Britain's Muslim Heritage Trail launch with @Everyday_Muslim @_TharikHussain and @HistoricEngland which took place at three locations:@ShahJahanMosque#BrookwoodCemetery#PeaceGarden at the #MuslimBurialGround#Faith #Heritage #Interfaith #Diversity #BluePlaque #Awesome pic.twitter.com/ay7BHhWCF2
— Farrukh (@implausibleblog) July 25, 2019
You can collect your free heritage trail maps from @ShahJahanMosque @TheLightbox @SurreyHeritage or download them here: https://t.co/Fz6hWbVO89 @_TharikHussain #muslimheritagetrail https://t.co/WStSizz0NP
— EverydayMuslim (@Everyday_Muslim) July 26, 2019
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