Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 on 8:25 pm

Hundreds brave rain for Mawlid in the Park

Mawlid in the Park

Bradford locals are grateful for the kind gesture

Mawlid in the Park

Rainy weather doesn't dampen spirits at City Park

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Hundreds of Bradford locals have braved harsh weather conditions to celebrate unity and interfaith dialogue at this year’s Mawlid in the Park organised by Bradford-based charity, Save The Mother’s Trust (SMT).

Held in Bradford’s award-winning City Park on 25 January, the event commemorated the life and legacy of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, with the aim to spread peace amongst people from all walks of life.

Spokesperson for SMT, Ibrar Hussain, told the Yorkshire Standard: “Mawlid in the Park 2014 has been brought forth to spread a message of peace, love and harmony in light of Prophetic traditions.

“Unfortunately for us, Islam as a religion has been portrayed negatively through the actions of some, so the aim of the event was to bring a message of peace and show that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was a man who preached peace, love and harmony.”

The event brought together a host of speakers who shared their messages of harmony, including representatives from different faith groups including the Christian and Sikh community as well as executive members from the Bradford Council.

Mr Hussain added: “Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side on the day, but we had a great crowd and members of different faith groups attended to show messages of love and peace too.”

The day also hosted the likes of Muslim nasheed artists such as Ahmad Hussain and Adam Ali whilst volunteers helped hand out 1,000 roses to passer-bys.

Over 1500 free custard cakes along with tea and coffee were given out too.

To find out more about Save The Mother’s Trust, please visit www.smtrust.org.uk.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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