Lord Ahmad on December 5th attended the official opening of Cambridge Mosque alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The design for the £23m Mosque has been inspired by both Islamic and English religious architectural traditions. Described as Europe’s first eco-mosque it is equipped with solar panels, relies on green energy and aims for a zero-carbon footprint.
The mosque which has a capacity for 1,000 worshippers was first opened to the public in April. Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, the Turkish government and the Qatar National Fund are among donors who developed the mosque.