Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre held a peace and unity gathering during the month of Ramadan to symbolise unity between the community regardless of background, race or religion.

The occasion was held at the time when Muslims break their fast (sunset), a spiritual moment for Muslims across the world and what better way to help create this unity between the communities than to share this together. A fantastic turnout of different people, including Mayor Norma Redfearn, MP Alan Campbell and other council members; Police’s Sergeant Foy and Chief Inspector Helena Barron, local Priests Peter Dobson and Minister of Methodist Church Rob Hufdon, other local faith leaders and community members.

A heart felt thanks from Mr Hannan, Founder of Whitley Bay Islamic Centre, to all the community leaders and guests who attended this occasion.

Mr Hannan further mentions that “We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the local community for their support over the years, as without their support and kindness we would not be able to achieve what we have today. We want to emphasise that the centre is open to everyone as a means to help bring communities together to create a stronger society for our future generations.”

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“At times like this people of all faiths, and no faiths, must come together and work hard to promote peace and harmony in our communities – we should be building bridges not walls.” – Imam Syed