Families celebrate prophet’s birthday

The Eid procession in Heckmondwike

The Eid procession in Heckmondwike


Hundreds of young people from mosques turned out in Heckmondwike to celebrate the prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

The children and young people’s Eid Milad peace procession on Sunday was organised by spiritual movement Dawat-E-Islami, based at the Kanzul-Iman Jamia Mosque.

Children were joined by their parents and grandparents, wearing white tunics as a sign of purity and waving green flags to symbolise love for nature.

After the procession – also attended by young people from mosques in Batley Dewsbury and Huddersfield, – prayers were heard in the mosque for world peace.

Mosque president Habib-Ur-Rahman said: “Our Eid-Milad peace procession is a purely religious event to spread prophet Mohammad’s message of peace and love.

“Mosques and homes are lit up with beautiful illuminations during this blessed Islamic festival. It is a time of joy and a time for families to come together. This religious event in the Islamic calendar creates a very strong atmosphere of love and companionship within Muslim communities.”




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