Cairo, 2 Dzulqa’dah 1436/17 August 2015 (MINA) – Promoting cohesion in the British society, a group of Muslim women in England’s Nottingham organized its annual family fun day on Saturday, August 15, inviting locals to come together.

“It’s good for the family coming out and enjoying themselves,” Naseem Khosar, administrator with the Muslim Women’s Organization, told Nottingham post.

“It’s a good idea that brings the community together.” quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Organized by the Muslim Women’s Organization, based in Ilkeston Road, Radford, Saturday’s event was held at Radford Recreation Ground.

The family event featured face-painting, eyebrow-threading, Mehndi, which is henna tattoos, Asian food including biryani, kebabs, pakora and samosas.


It also included a visit from members of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and a bouncy castle.

Besides serving Asian food, tea and coffee were offered. A sports day with activities including a tug-of-war and three-legged-race were on the program too.

Called “Good Deeds Notts”, the campaign aims to get 1,000 individuals doing random acts of kindness over the next 12 months.

“We need that sort of campaign,” Sultana Syed, chair of the organization, said.

“This is for the family, it’s a bit like a Mela. It’s an annual event now and this is our fourth one.”

Held for the fourth time, the annual event had gone “from strength-to-strength” each year, said Sakina Yusufali, development worker with the organization.

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“It’s been lovely – there’s been lots of activities for my little one,” said Aspley resident Neelum Ahmad, 42, of Aspley, was at the fun day with her four-year-old daughter, Umaimah Camran.

The fun event has been praised by the city’s officials.

It “highlights lots of nice things everyone does, that don’t get seen sometimes,” Laura Bacon, project officer with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, who has been working with the women’s group, said.

Britain is home to a sizable Muslim minority of nearly 2.7 million. (T/P007/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)


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