IN PICTURES: Preston's Quwwatul Islam Mosque opens its doors to city's emergency services during Ramadan

Members of the emergency services were invited to the Quwwatul Islam Mosque in Peel Hall Street on Wednesday evening (May 22) to gain further understanding on why Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, and other activities, from sunrise to sunset, every day for the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar – known as Ramadan.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 8:44 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 9:44 am
Visitors experiencing Ramadhan vibes at Quwwat at peak time. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

At the evening, mosque co-ordinator Khalid Ibrahim paid tribute to the 999 servicemen and women present, saying: "These people serving our community every single day, 24 hours seven days a week. They are on our doorstep every minute that we need them. Today is about the privilege in welcoming [the emergency services] to our mosque."

Visitors experiencing Ramadhan vibes at Quwwat at peak time. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Khalid Ibrahim speaks to guests at the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

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Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods speaks to the worshippers at Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
A member of the North West Ambulance Service speaks with a worshipper from the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
A member of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service speaks with worshippers at the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
An NHS employee speaks to crowds at the opening evening. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Lancashire Post reporter Tom Earnshaw prepares to break fast with worshippers at the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
A member of the fire crew speaks to worshippers at Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Visitors and worshippers listen to Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods speak at the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
A member of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service speaks with worshippers at the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods speaks to the worshippers at Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard