21 September

Plans are underway for 2014, particularly around the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September.


It was estimated that over one million people took part in activities led by Islamic Centres worldwide on the International Day of Peace 2012 as a result of this initiative.

We’re now making plans for 21 September 2013 – please get in touch with your suggestions.


A reminder of what happened on the International Day of Peace in 2012:

Exciting news from the participating centres is now coming in – see the front page of the blog for the latest updates.  You can download the press release here.

The London Peace Network has been working on something very special.   Download the flyer here.

We know that peace and justice are hard to achieve if we work alone – we need to work in partnership.  We want to live well together in spite of our differences.

This year the International Day of Peace, which is marked each year on 21 September, falls on a Friday.

Islamic centres across the UK and overseas will be coming together as usual for Friday Prayers (Salaatul-Jamu’a).  This year, they will also be leading their local communities in marking the International Day of Peace.

Islamic centres will invite visitors to join them during or after Friday Prayers to exchange messages of peace, to celebrate local peace-building activities and to enjoy the hospitality offered.

Local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras and community organisations will be invited to observe the day by accepting these invitations.

Some Islamic Centres in the UK are pairing up with a nearby church, religious community or school and linking their observance of the International Day of Peace to similar pairs overseas.

Islamic centres in the UK will be “twinning” with Islamic centres overseas which have also paired up with local churches, temples, schools, etc.

The growing list includes:

Visit by scholars in Najaf to Baghdad, Iraq

Careva Džamija, The Emperor’s Mosque, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Gazi Husrevbegova Džamija, Gazi Husrevbey Mosque (Central Mosque), Sarajevo, Bosnia

Džamija Kralj Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Istiklal Džamija, Istiqlal Mosque, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Imam Haroon Mosque, Bangkok, Thailand

Ghandi Centre / North East Interfaith Forum, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) – Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

Nima Central Mosque, Accra, Ghana

Madrassah Maa’had al Quran al Kareem, Peshawar, Pakistan

Jamia Khair-ul-Madaris,Multan – Pakistan

Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore, Pakistan

Ibadan Mosque, Nigeria

Finsbury Park Mosque, Islington, London

Al-Khoei Foundation School & visit to Mosque, Brent, London

East London Mosque, Tower Hamlets, London

The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre, Camden, London

Tooting Islamic Centre, Wandsworth, London

Balham Mosque, Wandsworth, London

Hyderi Islamic Centre, Lambeth, London

Stockwell Mosque, Lambeth, London

As-Shifa (Bobbers Mill), Nottingham

Karimia Masjid, Nottingham

Wollaton Masjid, Nottingham

Westferry Community Masjid, Tower Hamlets, London

South London Islamic Centre, Lambeth, London

Leicester Central Mosque

Al Asr Education and Community Centre, Woking

Al Noor Institute, Lambeth, London

Idara-e-Jafferiya, Tooting, London

Markaz-e-Ahlul Bayt, Clapham, London

Sakina Trust, Walthamstow, London

Al Hussain Mosque, Cheatham Hill, Manchester

Islamic Thought, Peterborough

Anjuman Mohibban e Ahlebait, Burnley, Lancashire

Alanwar Alnajafia, Newport, Wales

Hussaini Islamic Mission, Twickenham, Middlesex

Hosseinieh Foundation, Bristol

Old Kent Road Mosque, Southwark, London

Abubakr Mosque, Ealing, London

Dar Al Islam Foundation, London

London Fatwa Council

Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif

Leeds Makkah Masjid

Qadria Jilani Islamic Centre, Manchester

Goodge Street Mosque, Camden, London

Southampton Medina Mosque, Southampton, Hampshire

Shia Ithna’Askari Community of Middlesex, Harrow

Harlesden Ummah, Brent, London

Brent Muslim Cultural Centre, Brent, London

Leeds Dar Ahlulbayt, Leeds

Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, University of Edinburgh

The following Muslim leaders invite you to take part in marking the International Day of Peace this year.

Yousif Al-Khoei OBE, Al-Khoei Islamic Centre

Dilowar Khan, East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre

Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Dr Mustafa Cerić, Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Maulana, Sarfraz Madni, Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board

Farooq Murad, Muslim Council of Britain

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Majlis-e-Ulama Europe

Anas Altikriti, The Cordoba Foundation

Dr Ahnad Al-Dubayan, The London Central Mosque and the Islamic Cultural Centre

The London Peace Network invites you to join them and to participate by inviting visitors, or by accepting invitations, to mark the occasion at your local mosque or Islamic centre.

To find out more, or to register your Mosque or Islamic Centre on the online Directory, please contact the London Peace Network.

To register as a participating Islamic centre, and for supporting materials and further information, please contact:


  1. The London Peace Network is a broad coalition of organisations promoting peace-building and the Olympic Truce during 2012.
  2. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
  3. In October 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the nations of the world to observe the Olympic Truce during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. This was the first resolution in the history of the United Nations co-sponsored by all 193 Member States.
  4. Peace One Day is working towards a day of ceasefire and non-violence ­on 21st September – the Global Truce 2012 campaign.

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