Steve Baker takes part in Iftar ahead of Eid celebrations

Steve Baker takes part in Iftar ahead of Eid celebrations

Steve Baker takes part in Iftar ahead of Eid celebrations

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STEVE Baker MP visited the Wycombe Islamic Centre to break fast with Muslims taking part in Ramadan.

The Wycombe MP was joined by the Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Khalil Ahmed and other councillors for Iftar with the Wycombe Islamic Society.

WISE gave a presentation about the centre’s work in St Mark’s Close, Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al-Fitr celebrations. WISE will hold prayers at Wycombe Sports Centre.

The Wycombe Islamic Mission and Mosque Trust will be holding its prayers at its three mosques on either Monday or Tuesday, depending on when the crescent moon is seen and Eid falls.

The Trust will be holding two services on the day - at 8am and 9.30am. The second session at the Jubilee Road Mosque will be in English.

The festival marks the end of the 30-day holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

Families sat down together to enjoy meals and exchange gifts. They also visit cemeteries to pray for loved ones lost.

Trust chairman Zafar Iqbal wished everyone a happy Eid.

He said: “We are laying on two sessions as we anticipate it will be very busy as all the children have finished school and what not.

“It’s the end of Ramadan, so it’s the celebration after people have been fasting and non Muslims are welcome to observe the prayers.

“There will be lots of people and children in nice new colourful clothes, which is a bit of an Islamic tradition.

“We held an Iftar party with people from the churches last week to show them what we do when we break fast, so the whole community is welcome to observe our traditions.”

Neales Taxies announced it will be closed for at least the morning of Eid.

Muslims have two Eid celebrations a year.

The second is Eid-ul-Adha, which is held over three days and marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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12:54pm Fri 25 Jul 14

MunsterX says...

The reporter states that Steve Baker broke fast with Muslims, how is this possible if he did not observe sawm during the holy month?

The article mentions Eid-al-Adha. This is another festival that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, at God's will. Will Steve be attending?

It is absurd that a politician, not of the faith, should join these festivities, particularly as WISE would offer a warm welcome at any time.

This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker.
The reporter states that Steve Baker broke fast with Muslims, how is this possible if he did not observe sawm during the holy month? The article mentions Eid-al-Adha. This is another festival that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, at God's will. Will Steve be attending? It is absurd that a politician, not of the faith, should join these festivities, particularly as WISE would offer a warm welcome at any time. This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker. MunsterX
  • Score: 5

9:15am Sat 26 Jul 14

Robert.M says...

Yet another show of Baker chasing votes, he has never bothered in previous years to show any interest in the Muslim festival, so why now? Oh yes there is a general election coming up, good way to canvas for votes,
This totally useless politician who has done NOTHING for Wycombe should be renamed cling- film because he is so transparent.
Yet another show of Baker chasing votes, he has never bothered in previous years to show any interest in the Muslim festival, so why now? Oh yes there is a general election coming up, good way to canvas for votes, This totally useless politician who has done NOTHING for Wycombe should be renamed cling- film because he is so transparent. Robert.M
  • Score: 3

10:33am Sat 26 Jul 14

mistamina says...

MunsterX wrote:
The reporter states that Steve Baker broke fast with Muslims, how is this possible if he did not observe sawm during the holy month?

The article mentions Eid-al-Adha. This is another festival that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, at God's will. Will Steve be attending?

It is absurd that a politician, not of the faith, should join these festivities, particularly as WISE would offer a warm welcome at any time.

This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker.
This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker, only in a petty, small-minded, percentage of certain small group.
Most others will see through the obvious electioneering, but not really care.
[quote][p][bold]MunsterX[/bold] wrote: The reporter states that Steve Baker broke fast with Muslims, how is this possible if he did not observe sawm during the holy month? The article mentions Eid-al-Adha. This is another festival that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, at God's will. Will Steve be attending? It is absurd that a politician, not of the faith, should join these festivities, particularly as WISE would offer a warm welcome at any time. This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker.[/p][/quote]This course of action will not improve public perception of Mr Baker, only in a petty, small-minded, percentage of certain small group. Most others will see through the obvious electioneering, but not really care. mistamina
  • Score: 2

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