Meghan Markle visited the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre on Wednesday – on which stunning revelations have now emerged.

The Duchess of Sussex recently launched a cookbook which raises funds for the “Hubb Community Kitchen”, run by victims of the Grenfell Fire tragedy.

The kitchen – which has just been refurbished using £210,000 proceeds from the book – is housed inside the mosque in west London.

Yet it is now being claimed the mosque is run by a cleric who has very different views to Meghan on women – with the Duchess of Sussex having described herself was a feminist and committed to championing gender equality.

Imam Samer Darwish, who presents a weekly show on the Islam Channel, reportedly condoned bigamy on the programme and suggested girls who listen to music risk becoming strippers.

He also said that women should not pray while on their periods and should not cry when visiting graves, according to the Telegraph.

Meghan Markle and Imam Samer Darwish

STRONG CLAIMS: Imam Samer Darwish is alleged to have potentially controversial views on woman (Pic: GETTY)

Meghan Markle at Hubb Community Kitchens

REGULAR VISITOR: Meghan has paid several private trips to the kitchens at the mosque (Pic: GETTY)

Imam Samer Darwish

DENIAL: Imam Samer Darwish has denied some of the claims that have been made about him (Pic: YOUTUBE/SAMER DARWISH)

Al Manaar

PICTURED: The kitchens are based at the Al Manaar mosque in London (Pic: AL MANAAR)

And he claimed a man can “bring back” his divorced wife “by having sexual intercourse” with her, it is claimed.

Videos allegedly show Darwish, who preaches at the mosque for three and a half days a week, voicing these thoughts on the Islam Channel.

“Bleeding, no praying. Stop bleeding, just pray,” he is claimed to say in one clip.

“I’ve seen some of our sisters holding Koran using glove, which is a good idea.”

Condoning bigamy, he apparently says in another video: “In Islam, it is permissible, yes, to marry more than one wife.”

He reportedly adds that listening to music or dancing is haram (sinful) except as reward for memorising the Koran.

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“Those who are uncovering up some parts of their body and you will have no control in your daughter,” he is quoted as saying.

Meanwhile on women visiting graves, he is said to have stated: “There is no harm for the women to visit the grave, but this is also conditional that she will not commit something haram, she will not cry to the extent to the point that she start screaming and stuff.”

A source told The Telegraph: “The Duchess of Sussex has been poorly advised over her involvement with the mosque.

“A simple Google search would have highlighted concerns over the recently expressed views of Imam Darwish.”

Meghan’s visit to Al Manaar on Wednesday coincided with the announcement her cookbook has sold 39,000 copies so far.

Reacting to today’s clams, Imam Samer Darwish posted a statement on Facebook.

Meghan Markle at Hubb Community Kitchens

BIGGEST SUPPORTER: Meghan is doing all she can to support the victims of Grenfell Tower (Pic: GETTY)

Al Manaar

PICTURED: Inside the Al Manaar mosque (Pic: GETTY)

Meghan Markle at Hubb Community Kitchens

EMBRACING: Meghan greets one of the cooks who was affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy (Pic: GETTY)

“I would like to make it clear that I do not advocate or promote bigamy”

Imam Samer Darwish

He said: “In response to the Telegraph article today that has quoted me out of context and misrepresented my view, I would like to make it clear that I do not advocate or promote bigamy. When I am asked about this subject I give full answers explaining the different interpretations and views held by various sources, in addition to referring to the fact that polygamy is not legal in the U.K. and therefore not an option for Muslims in the UK etc.

“With regard to Islamic guidance relating to women’s monthly period, it states that performing daily prayers is not obligatory.

“As an Imam I fully support inter-faith activities and enjoy being part of the wider community.

“It is disappointing to read misleading articles. I speak on many Islamic issues as well as hold women in high esteem. I, as the Imam and as a member of the community fully support the amazing community work the women I work with are doing.

“I do not use words like (stripper). I have also expressed an opinion on the “Islam Channel” in favour of listening to music.

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Meghan Markle at Hubb Community Kitchens

ALL SMILES: Meghan has already helped to raise £210,000 for the community group (Pic: GETTY)

Meghan Markle at Hubb Community Kitchens

GETTING STUCK IN: Meghan likes to give a helping hand during her visits to the kitchen (Pic: GETTY)

“The article quotes something I have never said. My opinion on divorce matters is that they should not be discussed live in a show like Islamqa. The proper places to address them are appropriate mediation schemes and courts.

“With regard to women visiting the grave yard, what I always say that there are 2 opinions:

“Some scholars said it is not allowed and others said it is permissible. I follow the latter opinion which says it’s permissable.”

Daily Star Online has contacted Kensington Palace and Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre for comment.

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