In a 'normal' year, I would have the opportunity to visit lots of organisations and places, meeting a wide range of Croydon's residents. Amongst my favourite events of the year are the Eid celebrations and the Iftar meals during Ramadan, organised by our local mosques. Sadly, that link with our Muslim neighbours hasn't been available over the past year so I was delighted to be invited to an Mosque Open Event this evening by Croydon's Ahmadiyya Muslim community, albeit only a virtual event.
The event was hosted by Raza Ahmed who welcomed us with his message of "Love for All, Hatred of None" and then showed us a video tour of the amazing Baitul Futuh Mosque in Merton. Of course the Ahmadiyya's Croydon mosque is the Baitus Subhan Mosque St James' Road which many of us will have passed en-route to Croydon University Hospital.
I really do hope that we can return to physical visits soon. I am fortunate to be able to join the women at such events. There are always people I know from school, work or local neighbours, and it will be great to connect with them again in their spiritual home.