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Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking

The Shah Jahan Mosque (also known as Shah Jehan Mosque and Woking Mosque) on Oriental Road in Woking, England, is known to be the first purpose built mosque in the UK, and reportedly in Western Europe, outside of Spain. It was established by the linguist Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner from donations by the Begum Shah Jahan, the Nawab Begum of the princely state of Bhopal, India, and built by local architect W. I. Chamber in 1889.

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