Thousands joined procession of celebration through Halifax

Thousands joined procession of celebration through Halifax

Thousands of Muslims joined together to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

The third month of the Islamic calendar has now commenced, a time of great happiness and joy for the Muslim community.

To mark this special time, more than 6000 men and women gathered after Friday prayer at the Al Jamia Al Zahra Mosque for a procession through Halifax, with religious flags, banners and placards.
To mark this special time, more than 6000 men and women gathered after Friday prayer at the Al Jamia Al Zahra Mosque for a procession through Halifax, with religious flags, banners and placards.
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Prominent scholars, spiritual leaders and community members were also in attendance to spread the message of equality, love and peace.
Prominent scholars, spiritual leaders and community members were also in attendance to spread the message of equality, love and peace.
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On the route of the procession, stalls were set out to serve food and refreshments and fireworks were let off to mark the occasion.
On the route of the procession, stalls were set out to serve food and refreshments and fireworks were let off to mark the occasion.
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Chief Organiser Syed Muhammad Haider Tirmezi, said: "Our people have been preparing for this occasion for the last few weeks. We are grateful to the council and the local authorities for their co-operation. The objective of this procession is to spread the message of love and peace which is the real message of Islam. Prophet Muhammad is the messenger of peace and has taught his followers the principles of equality, justice and peace."
Chief Organiser Syed Muhammad Haider Tirmezi, said: "Our people have been preparing for this occasion for the last few weeks. We are grateful to the council and the local authorities for their co-operation. The objective of this procession is to spread the message of love and peace which is the real message of Islam. Prophet Muhammad is the messenger of peace and has taught his followers the principles of equality, justice and peace."
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