Faiths join in Eid celebrations
People of different faiths got together to join Muslims celebrating the festival of Eid-al-Fitr.
More than 250 people, including Sunnis, Shia, Jews and Christians, gathered for a feast at Beaumont Leys School, in Anstey Lane, Leicester.
The Legacy of Abraham was the theme of the event, organised by Shia organisations.
They included the Masjid Al Husayn (MKSI) community mosque, North Evington, Sharikatul Hussein Madressah Islamic Saturday school, AhlulBayt Society of Leicester and De Montfort University.
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Event organiser Ali Abbas Panju, secretary of the MKSI, said the event was aimed at "drawing together people from different faiths", but particularly those from the main three Abrahamic faiths in the city.
"The focus was on our similarities rather than our differences," he said.
Eid, also called the Feast of Breaking the Fast, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
After lunch, the Rev David Dean, of the St Philip's Centre for multi-faith training and education, in Stoneygate, Leicester, gave a talk on the similarities of the Abrahamic narrative in the respective religions.
Examples included the Biblical sacrifice of Abraham's son Isaac, called Ishaaql in the Koran.
There was also an exhibition and films about the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, and a theatrical performance.