THE Archbishop of Canterbury praised the relationship between Muslims and other religions in north west London on a visit to a Northolt mosque last week.

Dr Rowan Williams visited Al Masjid al Husaini mosque on Thursday, May 6, and discussed the need for interfaith dialogue and co-operation with the community's spiritual leader, Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.

As well as touring the mosque, Dr Williams was shown around the attached Madressa-Al-Burhaniyah where children as taught and observed some of the lessons.

The Archbishop, the leader of the Church of England, spent several hours at the mosque, as well as seeing the recent restoration work on nearby St Mary and St Richard's Church.

He also helped plant a “tree of faith” in the mosque's grounds to signify the common links between Islam and Christianity.