Newport marchers celebrate birth of the Prophet Muhammad

South Wales Argus: PROCESSION: The annual march in Newport to celebrate birth of the Prophet Muhammad PROCESSION: The annual march in Newport to celebrate birth of the Prophet Muhammad

MORE than 100 people took part in a procession through Newport yesterday to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

Members of the Islamic community of all ages gathered at Al-Noor mosque on Harrow Street before making their way to the Jamia mosque on Commercial Street. Men and children walked the two-mile route carrying green flags and banners and participants were reminded at the start to set a good example as it was a peaceful procession.

Imam Saddiq Rehmn, of Al-Noor mosque, said the event was about engaging with the community. He said: "This is about spreading the way of the prophet. Some people do stop and stare, but that is because they do not know what we are trying to do. This is about spreading peace and love around the community."

The event had been scheduled two weeks ago, closer to the date of the prophet’s birth, but was called off because of heavy snow. Imam Rafiq, of Jamia Mosque, thanked the police for their help and support during the procession.

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7:30pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Dolieboy says...

I think they took a wrong turn, does that make them the lost prophets ?
I think they took a wrong turn, does that make them the lost prophets ? Dolieboy
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12:35am Tue 5 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

Dolieboy wrote:
I think they took a wrong turn, does that make them the lost prophets ?
Well aren't you the funny one. Perhaps you could tour the stand-up comedy circuit.
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: I think they took a wrong turn, does that make them the lost prophets ?[/p][/quote]Well aren't you the funny one. Perhaps you could tour the stand-up comedy circuit. smokintheweed
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8:15am Tue 5 Feb 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

C'mon 'smokintheweed' lighten up! Can't you religious folk take a joke?!
C'mon 'smokintheweed' lighten up! Can't you religious folk take a joke?! Katie Re-Registered
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10:24am Tue 5 Feb 13

coalpicker says...

I once saw Manchester United fans marching through Bolton and a Muslim march in Malaya,not a lot of difference.
Things to come ,I would bet my now short life on it
I once saw Manchester United fans marching through Bolton and a Muslim march in Malaya,not a lot of difference. Things to come ,I would bet my now short life on it coalpicker
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12:50pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Mr Angry says...

All very well, I'm not in any way religous, but could I go to an Islamic country and walk around shouting Merry Christmas !!!
All very well, I'm not in any way religous, but could I go to an Islamic country and walk around shouting Merry Christmas !!! Mr Angry
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2:03pm Tue 5 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
C'mon 'smokintheweed' lighten up! Can't you religious folk take a joke?!
I can assure you that I am not religious.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: C'mon 'smokintheweed' lighten up! Can't you religious folk take a joke?![/p][/quote]I can assure you that I am not religious. smokintheweed
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