Celebrations were held on Saturday, September 30, to mark the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at Masjid Al Jannah, Slough, UK.
The mosque founded and managed by the Sri Lanka Muslim Association UK (Slough), has been serving local Muslims since its inception in 2011 with the aim of “providing facilities to meet socio-cultural and religious requirements of the local Muslim community.”
The event was attended by former Harrow Mayor Nizam Isamil and former DGM, Bank of Ceylon, M.S. M Liyawdeen. The 300-strong guest list also included attendees from as far as Birmingham and Cardiff.
The event was opened by Nashen Awuf (who welcomed guests) and Refai Siddique who recited verses from the Holy Quran.
Guests then participated in the recitation of the Mowlood, a compilation of praise of the Holy Prophet along with verses of the Holy Quran and the Sira (life story) of the Holy Prophet.
An explanation of some of the verses of the Mowlood was given by Dr Muhammad, while the sermon was delivered by Liyawdeen.
Prayers and supplications were made by Ali Abrar and Ali Arbab. Final closing remarks were given by Nuskey Nasrudeen, followed by dinner.