The Shah Jahan Mosque (Woking Mosque Fund and Sir Salar Jung Memorial House), built in 1889 by Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner, was the first mosque to be built in the UK and Northern Europe. The mosque is situated on Oriental Road in Woking, about three quarters of a mile from the railway station and town centre.
Today the mosque has the honour of being the only grade 1 listed mosque in the UK and is also a registered charity. In 2017 the local community have renovated the mosque and restored its original elegance. In addition to the five daily prayers, the Shah Jahan Mosque is a focal point and continues to play a pivotal part in the life of the local Muslim community.
Another important function of the mosque is to support and promote religious education and it provides regular classes for children and adults for this purpose. Individuals and groups especially primary and junior schools are able to organise guided tours of the Shah Jahan Mosque, which provide an ideal opportunity for school children and adults to gain a better understanding of both Islam and the mosque. The mosque and its members have always been keen in supporting victims of natural disasters around the world through raising funds and collecting donations.