۲۷ مرداد ۱۳۹۸ |١٦ ذو الحجة ١٤٤٠ | Aug 18, 2019
Thousands of people attend Muslim cultural festival at the forest rec

The Muslim Cultural Festival took place on Sunday, July 21 and saw families from various backgrounds come together and enjoy food. "The event was organised by Karimia Institute and its director, Dr al-Azhar, said: "Our aim is to help the wider society to understand that Muslims are ordinary citizens." There's a lot of fairground rides for here and it's just opportunity to experience something different.

Hawzah News Agency (Nottingham, UK) - Thousands of people attended an event which focused on celebrating inclusiveness and Islamic culture at the Forest Recreation Ground.

The Muslim Cultural Festival took place on Sunday, July 21 and saw families from various backgrounds come together and enjoy food, live performances and browse a range of stalls.

 

 

People who attended the event included Muslims from Pakistan, Syria, Nigeria and also non-Muslims who said they went along to experience "something different".

The event was organised by Karimia Institute and its director, Dr Musharraf Hussain al-Azhar, said: "Our aim is to help the wider society to understand that Muslims are ordinary citizens that have the same needs as the rest of the people who live in Nottingham.

 

 

"It's about building that integrated community sense."

Some of the activities on offer were opportunities to have henna or face painting done, taking part in boxing taster sessions and testing your luck in fair games with prizes for winners.

 

 

Tim Hutchings, 36, who teaches religious studies and ethics at the University of Nottingham, was in the park for a day out with his daughter.

He said: "It's a great way to get communities together and that's important to me."

 

 

"My daughter is enjoying it too. There's a lot of fairground rides for here and it's just opportunity to experience something different.

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