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‘Thousands’ attend Eid prayers in Valentines Park

PUBLISHED: 12:53 17 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:37 17 July 2015

Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakha

Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakha

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“Thousands” of Muslims prayed in a park to mark the start of Eid celebrations in the borough.

Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakhaEid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakha

Among guests at the Eid in the Park 2015 event this morning were Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal and Labour’s London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting.

The Valentines Park event was held by the Redbridge Islamic Centre, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill.

Speaking to the Recorder Mr Khan said: “I have been awe-struck by Eid in the Park – what we have here should be a source of pride for the people of Redbridge.

“It was wonderful to see.”

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal at Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakhaRedbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal at Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakha

On Twitter, @NAZIR_A_NAJI said: “Performed Eid Namaz at Valentines Park. It reminded me of Eid at my village which used to be great fun.”

‏@x4shH said: “Prayed Eid at Valentines Park today, fantastic turn out.”

@NishIsmail said: “Muslims leaving the park after Eid prayers :) beautiful.”

@menymir said: “Great to see so many people outside valentines park ilford for eid namaz.”

Were you at the event? Email your pictures to ajay.nair@archant.co.uk


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