HUNDREDS of Muslims took to the streets of Sheffield to celebrate ‘Milad Un-Nabi’.
The city’s Muslim community led an hour-long procession from the Madina Mosque on Sunday, waving banners to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
The celebration falls on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which is a month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and focuses upon the character of the Prophet and his teachings and sufferings.
Before the procession, prayers were held in the Mosque, on Wolseley Road in Heeley, and stories and poetry were read, recounting his life. After the procession, a number of keynote speeches in Urdu and English were given back at the Mosque.
A spokesman for the event told The Star: “In Sheffield, the Council of Mosques holds an annual celebration to mark Milad Un-Nabi and this year Madina Masjid was pleased to host the main event.
“The procession is a big part of the celebration and many children and elderly people show up to take part.”
Madina Mosque leads a regular programme of visits for schools, colleges and youth groups in Sheffield, helping to promote tolerance and improve community relationships by educating and tackling negative myths about Muslim communities.