A Blackburn mosque is hosting a Eid Family Fun Day to raise funds for a funeral centre.

The Masjid al-Momineen based on Ash Street will host the event on Sunday, July 2, on the mosque grounds.

The event will feature a barbecue, fun rides, a bouncy castle and variety of activities for the children. 

More than £100,000 have been raised towards a £400,000 target to build the new funeral centre.

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The centre will allow families to conduct funeral rites at the mosque itself.

The mosque said over the course of the Covid pandemic, the community faced great obstacles in ‘serving the local community through funeral services as their funeral facilities do not meet the current standards’. 

The purpose built funeral building will include a dedicated Ghusl khaana (ablution area) and shrouding area and designated rooms for men and women.

The mosque is taking stall booking for small businesses for the Fun Day.

To find more about the event you can click here.