Eid Mubarak: Mosque opens doors to the curious in run up to holy day

Visitors including MP David Lidington and Det Chf Con Olly Wright attended the mosque event PNL-150720-115200001

Visitors including MP David Lidington and Det Chf Con Olly Wright attended the mosque event PNL-150720-115200001

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Thousands of Muslims across the Vale celebrated the festival of Eid on Saturday.

And in the run up to the holy day, Aylesbury’s mosque opened its doors, so that curious members of the public could find out more about their faith.

Visitors including MP David Lidington and Det Chf Con Olly Wright attended the mosque event PNL-150720-115149001

Visitors including MP David Lidington and Det Chf Con Olly Wright attended the mosque event PNL-150720-115149001

Dignitaries including MP David Lidington and chief constable Olly Wright attended the event, which also included a spread of food provided by worshippers.

Fiaz A Raja, secretary of the mosque, said: “The event was extremely well received with a good cross section of the community represented.”

Sean Mier, who attended the short talk and social gathering, said: “I think my original perception of Ramadan as a festival similar to Lent in terms of self denial and penitence still stands to a degree, however after undertaking the fast for a day I realised how hard it must bee fasting for the last fortnight.

“It put it all into perspective, never has a glass of water at 9.27pm felt so good.”