thisisleicestershire.co.uk: Every year, like hundreds of thousands of people across Britain, I head out into the English countryside to enjoy a festival. But my quest is somewhat different. It’s not a music festival or country fest that entices me, rather it is a religious one.
In fact, it is the biggest annual gathering of Muslims in Britain – and this year is special as we will be celebrating 100 years of religious prosperity in Britain.
They are people from different races and social backgrounds united in Islam, and a particular branch of the faith that has peace and enlightenment as its bedrock.
When we proclaim that Islam means peace, we set an example of this fact in our daily lives. No individual should perceive a threat from us by our words or actions if we are to remain true to our faith.