VIDEO: Muslims gather in Sheffield to mark the end of Ramadan

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Muslims from across Sheffield gathered in a supermarket carpark this morning for a huge public prayer.

Hundreds of people attended the Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Tesco Extra, on Spital Hill, Burngreave to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan and the first day of the new month of Shawwal.

The event was organised by the Al-Taqwa mosque in Burngreave.

Mohamad Ali, Imam at Al-Taqwa mosque, said it was the first event of its kind in Sheffield.

He said: “This is an event organised by the mosque in conjunction with Tesco Extra.

“This is an Eid prayer which we always have outdoors and gratefully this year we had the co-operation with Tesco to help the community come together.

“It is a community cohesion event.

“It is a big thing for Tesco to help put something back in the community. It is a really positive event and we hope it becomes an annual event here.”

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Symon Senior, duty manager at Tesco Extra, said: “We were approached by on of the Imam’s at the local mosque who had the idea to bring five mosques together for a large event.

“We were delighted to be able to facilitate this and bring the community together under one roof.

“The attendance is fantastic. There is no reason why we couldn’t carry this on in the future. It’s a really great opportunity to build local links.”

Eid-al-Fitr begins after the first sighting of the new moon with Muslims traditionally gathering to pray, give to charity and break their fast with family and friends.