Prominent British Muslims appear in a special video ahead of Eid-ul-Adha celebrations this year.

Given the ongoing national health crisis, and the disproportionate effect that the Coronavirus has had on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, this year Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated with care and caution, adhering to current health guidelines.

In order to protect family, friends, neighbours and the wider community, the video encourages social distancing measures and for ongoing support of the NHS services.

Actor, Writer and Broadcaster Adil Ray OBE, said, “Of course, the Muslim community isn’t the only community that needs to act responsibly, we all do. From those packing out pubs or ignoring travel advice. However with Eid imminent and the higher risk factor to some South Asian people, a few of us thought that reminding everyone of the messages can be no bad thing. 

"When this is all over, and one day it will be, we will all look back and ask what did we do to help. We’re looking forward to enjoying Eid but putting our own health and others wellbeing first.” 

A full list of contributors, in order of appearance includes:

Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, chef and BBC Masterchef winner, Abdullah Afzal, actor and comedian, Eniyah Rana, beauty and fashion influencer, Nabil Abdulrashid, comedian and Britain's Got Talent finalist, Dr Samara Afzal, Humza Arshad, actor and comedian, Nishat Monsur, singer and songwriter, Sumayya Usmani, cookbook author, Moin Younis, Pride of Britain winner, Islah Abdur Rahman, actor, writer and comedian, Omar Farooqui, consultant physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Asma Khan, chef, restauranter and author, Naughty Boy, music producer and Adil Ray OBE, actor, writer and broadcaster .