Bilal Mosque spreads love and happiness

Date published: 07 December 2018

Members and children from Bilal Mosque gave out 300 roses in Rochdale town centre on Saturday 17 November 2018 to spread joy and happiness, as part of a national campaign celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

Children and staff from the Mosque de-thorned and prepared the high-quality roses, sourced from a northwest flower supplier, over two days and then looked after them for three days in order for the roses to fully bloom.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Rochdale, Mohammed Zaman.

Members of the public were given a free rose and children were presented with sweets and chocolates.

The freshly-bloomed roses were well-received by the public.


300 roses were given out to the public
300 roses were given out to the public


One recipient, Margaret, upon receiving a rose, said: “It has been a long time since someone gave me a rose. If my husband were alive, we would have been married 70 years: this rose reminds me of our wedding day.”

Imam Hassanat Ahmed, who organised the event, said: “This is something which is needed in our time, there is too much negative energy, and this is our way of making people smile.

“The message of our Prophet is to spread joy and take care of people. Next year we are hoping to do this on a much larger scale.”

Over 50 similar events took place all over the UK, and next year’s Rose Day is planned for 2 November.


The roses were part of a celebration for the Prophet Muhammad's birthday
The roses were part of a celebration for the Prophet Muhammad's birthday


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