A mosque held a special iftar to celebrate the work of the emergency services.

Preston based Quwwatul Islam Mosque invited members of the Police, Fire Service and Ambulance Service to the mosque as worshippers opened their fast.

During Ramadan a number of mosques across the UK have opened their doors to the wider community to host evening events.


The mosques said, “It was an honour & privilege for our community to host reps from @LancsPolice @LancashireFRS @NWAmbulance @LancsHospitals thanks for all the amazing work you do.”

Terry Woods, Lancashire Assistant Chief Constable Territorial & Specialist Uniform Operations posted, “Just had a wonderful time at @quwwatulislam Mosque,Preston who welcomed 999 services to thank us for our work. Met some wonderful people & honoured to have broken fast with them. In  23+ years I have never felt so valued as a public servant."

Alison Cookson NHS Manager added, “Thank you to all @quwwatulislam mosque, Preston for a fabulous evening, feeling very humbled and enlightened. Thank you for the magnificent food after sunset and for a truly wonderful experience @LancsHospitals.”