Lewisham Islamic Centre in 2nd Annual Inter-Faith Peace Walk

“Peace Walk held in the London Borough of Lewisham.”

The very word “Islam”, which means ‘surrender’, is related to the Arabic word “salaam” (peace). A Muslim by his/her very nature is therefore one who wishes to live in a safe, peaceful environment and to make efforts for the spread and continuity of peace.

With this in mind, on Sunday 29th May 29, it was an honour for the Lewisham Islamic Centre to participate along with many other Faith Communities in the 2nd Annual Peace Walk in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Over 200 people took part in the Peace Walk which started at the Catford and Bromley Synagogue, stopping at Lewisham Civic Centre in Catford, Lewisham Islamic Centre, St Mary’s Church of England Church, St Saviour’s Roman Catholic Church, Lewisham Sivan Temple and concluding at Lewisham Police Station.

We were joined by the Mayor of the London Borough of Lewisham Steve Bullock, Heidi Alexander (Shadow Health Secretary) and Joe Oakley (Deputy Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police in the London Borough of Lewisham).

It was a great day of showing the diversity, unity and the great community spirit in the London Borough of Lewisham, which really is second to none.

It is also important to remember on days such as this that in a world that may seem increasingly secular to many of us, it is easy to forget that religious belief is a central part of life for hundreds of millions of people and today was a testimony to this.

Lewisham Islamic Centre would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to all who took part in on this wonderful day.

You can check out the centres Youtube Channel by clicking this link…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HKk9Wd8hE

5 Surprising Wedding Traditions

There are different types of traditions in weddings. The world is full of different cultures, from places in Asia to places in America.

Your wedding is very important so you should always choose the best tradition.

Watch the video to find out

Types Of Group Photos For Your Wedding

Wedding photos are the single most important thing in your day, that will hold memories and the one thing you will have left after the day is done. Choosing the right photographer is an integral part of your wedding planning.

Every bride and groom wants a group shot as it is one of the rare opportunities you get to have a photo of everyone one you love around you.

I will highlight on 3 types of group photos;

Family group photo

This includes immediate parents to the bride and groom, their siblings, grandparents and other relatives.

You can have photos of;

  • Bride with her mother; different shots from the beginning of the bride’s preparation.
  • Bride with her parents, groom with his parents, couple with each set and all together.
  • Groom’s parents and siblings, bride’s parents and siblings and all together.
  • Siblings only.
  • Both sets of grandparents, bride’s grandparents, groom’s grandparents.
  • Both sets of grandparents and parents.
  • All relatives.
  • All family members.

Formal/ wedding party group photo

This includes the maid of honor, best man, bride’s maids and groomsmen.

You can have photos of;

  • Entire wedding party.
  • Bride with bride’s maids and groom with bride’s maids.
  • Bride with groom’s men and groom with groomsmen.

General group photos

This will include everyone else attending the wedding.

You can have photos of;

  • Everyone in attendance.
  • Close friends’ photos.
  • All family and wedding party members


Make a list of all the group photos you want taken, to avoid missing a much wanted photo. Make sure the photos with grandparents, or those whose health isn’t so fit come first so they can be off their feet as quickly as possible.


Finally, have a plan and let everyone know their part to avoid or reduce the cart herding experience.