Britain’s first mosque will be opening its doors on Wednesday, December 25, to host the needy, homeless, lonely, and elderly people for a Christmas lunch, maintaining a 130-year-old tradition.
“Britain’s First Mosque is opening its doors inviting those in Liverpool who feel lonely, are homeless and those who are elderly to a free Christmas Day lunch,” the Abdullah Quilliam Society wrote on Facebook.
“This was a tradition of the founder of Britain’s First Mosque, Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam, over 130 years ago. We wish to continue his legacy.”
Announcing the initiative, Sheikh Adam Kelwick shared a video for himself talking about the event.
“I’m soooooo happy to share this news with everyone 😊. No-one in Liverpool has to spend Christmas day alone this year. The people of Liverpool are welcome to share lunch and good company with us in Britain’s first mosque on *CHRISTMAS DAY*. A tradition over 130 years old!” he wrote on Facebook.
“People from all backgrounds, of all faiths and none are welcome to meet new friends and join us for lunch on 25th December, especially the elderly, lonely and homeless people in our communities.”
The event, held Wednesday from 1 pm-4 pm, will include free lunch, a group reading of poetry on the birth of Jesus by Habib Abu Bakr al-Adani, as well as a short talk on “Jesus the Messiah” and his story from the Qur’an by Sheikh Kelwick.
Abdullah Quilliam Society is England’s first mosque. It was set up by Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam in 1887, Liverpool, England.
This historic Mosque was re-opened on 27 June, 2014 after 106 years of closure.
Christmas is the main festival on the Christian calendar. Its celebrations reach their peak at 12:00 PM on December 24 of every year.
Christmas is the main festival on the Christian calendar.
Though Muslims do not celebrate Christmas, they usually extend hands to help patients, less fortunate, and homeless people to celebrate the season.