Reception at St James’s Palace-November - November 2018

A unique handwritten birthday card, commissioned by the National Council of Imams and Rabbis of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation
for HRH the Prince of Wales seventieth birthday was received officially at St James’s Palace on Monday 12th November

At a reception at St James’s Palace on Monday 12th of November, a representative group of senior Imams and Rabbis from the National Council of Imams and Rabbis presented their especially commissioned birthday card for the seventieth birthday of HRH Prince Charles.

The card, handwritten by a professional scribe, is in the form of triptych measuring 1.5 meter by over 1 meter. As well as Biblical and Qur’anic quotes, the card also highlights the Prince’s four areas of commitments and interest, namely, Service, Charity, Humanity and Beauty

Canon Paul Wright, the Sub-Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal was delighted to receive the card from the Council of Imams and Rabbis of Joseph Interfaith Foundation celebrating the 70th Birthday if His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace.

Mr Moussavi, Patron of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation said: “Knowing the special interest of the Prince of Wales in interfaith relations, the Foundation is greatly honoured to present this special birthday card”.

Rabbi Ivan Binstock, senior rabbi St John’s Wood United Synagogue, said: “All synagogues in this country pray for the safety and the welfare of Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family at our Sabbath services. Therefore, Praying for the Prince of Wales is what every Jewish person in this country knows and does.”

Imam Qayum, senior imam, East London Mosque said: ”We are to use this opportunity to reflect on the many beneficial contributions of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who not only engages with people of all faith but defends the practice of all faiths in this country”.

Rabbi Danny Rich, senior rabbi, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism said: “On behalf of the Progressive Jewish community I said this: HM The Queen and Charles, Prince of Wales represent two important aspects of British society: stability and openness. Faith communities and expressions of faith thrive best in societies which are both stable and open. The Jewish community of Britain is committed both to Jewish thought and practice and to participating in British society. This is taught to us by the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah and the Rabbinic tradition: 'Seek the welfare of the city in which you live'.

Qari Muhammad Asim MBE, senior imam, Makkah Mosque, Leeds who represented the Muslim community at Cenotaph yesterday said: The Royal family represents stability and continuity in our country. HRH The Prince of Wales has been extremely high standing not among the British Muslims but throughout the Muslim world. He has continuously supported the practice of defending the faith in this country and the world.

Patron of JIF and Canon Paul White
Rabbi David Lister and Canon Paul Wright
Sheikh Khalifa and Dayan Binstock