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Milad Procession

09 November 2019

Saturday 09 November 2019
11am - ending at approx 1pm

Start at Crawford Street Mosque
OL16 5RS

Ending at Gracie Fields Statue
The Esplanade, Rochdale town centre


On Saturday 9 November, Rochdale Muslims will mark the Holy Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Milad un Nabi.

The annual Holy Procession will start at 11am at Crawford Street Mosque, winding through Deeplish to Cheetham Road, finishing outside the Town Hall on the paved area around the Gracie Fields statue.

The organisers have invited faith and civic leaders from across the borough to mark the occasion, which has been celebrated locally for over 30 years. Part of the celebrations will include the giving of gifts and a rose for Muhammad to help ensure the wider community feels like part of the celebrations.

Imam Irfan Chishti MBE, Chair of the Rochdale Milad Committee, said: “This year, as we are so close to Remembrance Sunday, we will also be praying for all those brave soldiers that gave their life for our country.

“Many thousands of Muslims also fought in the front line: as Rochdale Muslims, we will honour their memories through prayers as we conclude the celebration event.”

The full route and details of road closures can be found on the Facebook link below.

Member Mosques of Rochdale Milad Committee are:

  • Al Quba Mosque, Copenhagen Street
  • Bilal Mosque, Bulwer Street
  • Chashtiah Masjid, Milkstone Road
  • Eden House, The Esplanade
  • Faizan e Jamal e Mustafa, Milkstone Road
  • Faizan e Madina, Foxholes Road
  • Ghamkol Shareef Mosque Crawford Street
  • Ghamkol Shareef Mosque Derby Street
  • Ghosia Mosque, Albion Road
  • Golden Mosque, Lower Sherriff Street
  • Haaroonia Masjid, Deeplish Road
  • Haidriyah Mosque, Mitchel Street
  • Urdu Centre, Morley Street

Contact: Imam Irfan Chishti MBE
07854 400 909

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