The emergence of hundreds of official Islamic courts, reinforces the increasingly Islamic face of Britain. The court operates in the capital city along with the existence of many new mosques.
"London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries combined," Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi said in a statement to the Saudi Gazette on Sunday (7/10).
Earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan assessed London's peaceful conditions with diversity made terrorists unhappy. "Terrorists cannot stand London's multiculturalism," Khan said after a deadly terror attack in Westminster last year.
Currently, there are 423 new mosques in London. Most of the mosques are crowded during prayer times, inversely proportional to the church which seldom arrives.
|Queen Mary University Muslim students, London, perform Friday prayers.|
Some time ago, The Daily Mail published photos of churches and mosques a few meters away in the heart of London. At the San Giorgio Church which can accommodate 1,230 congregations, it only contains 12 people to celebrate Mass. While at the Church of Santa Maria, only contains 20 people.
At the Brune Street Estate Mosque that is not far from the location shows a different view. A room that can only accommodate 100 people, is in fact crowded with worshipers.
In 2020, the estimated number of Muslims who pray at the mosque reaches 683 thousand. While the number of Christians attending weekly Mass dropped to 679 thousand. However, there is no comparison data from year to year for the number of visitors to the mosque or church.
Since 2001, as many as 500 churches in London from all denominations have been converted into private homes. During the same period, mosques in the UK grew.
From 2012 to 2014, the proportion of Britons who identified themselves as Anglicans dropped from 21 percent to 17 percent or there was a decrease of 1.7 million people. Meanwhile, according to a survey conducted by the NatCen Social Research Institute, the number of Muslims grew by nearly one million people.
While the church fell from the previous generation. The number of church members will be three times lower than Muslims who go regularly to the mosque every Friday.
London is also full of Islamic courts. There are officially 100 courts. The emergence of the parallel justice system is allegedly due to the British Arbitration Act and the Alternative Dispute Resolution system. British universities also advance Islamic law.