Gifts for sick children were inspired by Eid

Three Halifax mosques get together to give presents to the Children's Ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital
Three Halifax mosques get together to give presents to the Children's Ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Gifts were showered upon poorly children at Calderdale Royal Hospital when three of Halifax’s Islamic organisations spared their time to give out presents.

Representatives from Al-Jamaat-ul-Muhammadiyya (Rhodes Street Masjid), Jamia Muhammadiyah Nooriyah (Gibraltar Road Masjid) and Madni Youth Movement (Madni Masjid)came together in the spirit of Eid to visit the sick and distribute gifts.

Kamran Mahroof, 25, who helped with the organisation of the visit - the first of its kind - and hopes it will now continue year-on-year.

He said: “It’s our special day, it’s our Eid today, we’ve taken the time out, come from our family meeting to show the true message of Islam.

“It’s amazing, this is what Islam represents, this is the teaching of the Prophet. Our religion promotes visiting the poor, visiting the sick and it just shows.”

The group - who represent the youth of the three mosques - organises events throughout the year as well as carrying out workshops regarding drugs and alcohol.

Money is put into a pot on a weekly basis which is then used to purchase the likes of the gifts donated.