A local mosque has shown its appreciation for the work undertaken by county services during the Covid-19 pandemic.Advertisement
The Quuwatul Islam mosque in Preston hosted a ‘star-studded’ event to celebrate and recognise services in Lancashire for their efforts in supporting the community during the crisis.
The event included the recitation of the Holy Quran, poems by the local madrasah children and a presentation by the senior and longest serving imam, Imam Ismail Daud.
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Imam Khalid Ibrahim said: “As NASA discovers new stars and galaxies in the universe, Lancashire, and in particular Quwwatul Islam mosque, was blessed to host auspicious local ’stars’ of our own.
Imran Pepe, a committee member at Quwwat Mosque, said: “Muslim communities are indebted to many of the various Lancashire services invited.
“The speed of burial was paramount within the Muslim faith, and we are blessed with organisations in Lancashire who go the extra mile to help that happen.”
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He spoke to an audience that included the Coroners Office, Public Health, Preston City Council, hospital doctors, police, Registrar’s Office, cemetery staff, mortuary staff, and more.
Adrian Philips, the chief executive of Preston City Council, paid tribute to the contribution made by the Muslim community during the pandemic.
He highlighted the work of the council via the Preston Faith Covenant, which targeted support via the nominated faith representatives.
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He also recognised the work carried out by the Lancashire Resilience Forum.
Imam Khalid said: “The event was a thank you to all the many services and individuals who had worked tirelessly and selflessly to serve all communities and my community, the Muslim community of Preston.”
“Gratitude is an important concept in Islam, and he who does not thank the people is not thankful to God.”
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