Mosques across South Yorkshire have shut their doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Thousands of Muslim worshippers were asked to stay away from Friday prayers and advised to pray at home. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Muslim community leaders have welcomed news that South Yorkshire Police will step up patrols around the city’s mosques in the wake of the weekend terror attack in London. Police have vowed to enhance their presence at mosques as the holy month of Ramadan enters its final week. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live! from the Madina Mosque in Nether Edge.
Imam Qaiser Mahmood Malik of Sheffield’s Baitul Afiyat Mosque has called for preaching at mosques to be open to all. Speaking at a special sermon at the Sussex Street mosque Malik paid tribute to those that died in the Westminster terror attack and called on mosques to demonstrate an open door policy. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!