Waltham Forest residents celebrate birthday of Prophet Mohammad

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Thousands turned out yesterday to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad’s birth.

Members of the Waltham Forest Islamic Association (WFIA) and local residents joined a procession, now in its 32nd year, around the streets of Leyton and Walthamstow for Milaad un Nabi, a key annual event in the Muslim calendar.

Over 4,000 residents took part carrying banners and reciting poetry while two double-decker buses transported those less able to join the procession.

Celebrations continued throughout the day at Lea Bridge Road Mosque which were broadcast live online.

After an address from Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy thousands gathered for a mass dinner at the mosque where 14 raffle winners were awarded tickets for a short pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Tariq Mahmood of the WFIA said: “People were remarkably buoyant even though it was very cold. It was a chance to recall some of the pivotal lessons from the life of Prophet Muhammad which bring us all together, like brotherhood, understanding and love.”

 

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5:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

NDevoto says...

Ah the irony. Stella Creasy addresses a group that would never willingly have any woman in a position of authority.
Ah the irony. Stella Creasy addresses a group that would never willingly have any woman in a position of authority. NDevoto

10:37am Tue 14 Jan 14

cynicalsue says...

I see it's all segregated too.
I see it's all segregated too. cynicalsue

5:40pm Tue 14 Jan 14

welshmen says...

Sharia Law on the way....woman at the rear, second class humans....
Sharia Law on the way....woman at the rear, second class humans.... welshmen

12:07pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Ex Pom says...

Where is my invitation to the Birthday **** Up and Ham Salad Nosh
Where is my invitation to the Birthday **** Up and Ham Salad Nosh Ex Pom

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