The Woking (or Shah Jahan) Masjid was the first (and oldest) purpose-built masjid; built at Woking in Surrey, England in 1889. The building inspired by the Taj Mahal, is one of the oldest masjids in Europe. It was built with the money from the ruler of Bhopal, Begum Shah Jehan, after whom the masjid was named.
The idea came from a Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner; an orientalist and traveler whose ambition it was to build a place of learning. It was built to to cater for students at the Oriental Institute in nearby Maybury.
A decade later the Oriental Institute closed down and with it the Mosque. It was opened again some years later by a Muslim Missionary and remains till today; a centre for Muslims in Woking, alhamdulilah.