The administrative building of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Mosque went up in flames on the 26 of September. It was packed with worshippers celebrating Eid-ul-Adha just a day before. The fire was fought by 70 firefighters, lasting 24 hours.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
The Friday night worship service was packed people from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Two hundred countries broadcast the opening that evening.
Tom Brake said: “I was impressed and heart-warmed at the enormous amount of support from the community, both Muslim and non-Muslim, on show at the Mosque’s reopening. I am also relieved that no one was hurt. This can be attributed to the heroic efforts of seventy firefighters who extinguished the flames that day. ”
Plans to rebuild and restore Morden’s Mosque are already being considered. The cost of repairing damage from the fire is estimated to be close to £2m.