Thousands turn out for Eid-Milad procession

Children get ready for the peace procession.
Children get ready for the peace procession.

More than 5, 000 people from mosques in Dewsbury, Batley and Heckmondwike turned out to walk during this year’s Eid-Milad Peace Procession held to mark the prophet Mohammad’s birthday celebrations.

The peace procession was organised by the Gulzar-E-Madina Jamia Mosque in Westtown and Saville-Town’s Ghausia Jamia Mosque.

The peace procession.

The peace procession.

The Eid-Milad festivities are part of national and global celebrations being organised at the moment by mainstream Sufi-Muslim communities across the globe.

Inspector Chris Hughes presents flowers to senior Muslim Scholar Mufti Allama-Moalana Noor-Ul-Arifin ahead of the event.

Inspector Chris Hughes presents flowers to senior Muslim Scholar Mufti Allama-Moalana Noor-Ul-Arifin ahead of the event.