Bradford Shia Muslim community marks birthday of leader

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ladies outside the Adam Masjid mosque in Girlington Ladies outside the Adam Masjid mosque in Girlington

Members of the Dawoodi Borha community in Bradford celebrated the 100th birthday of their spiritual leader last night with a procession at the Adam Masjid mosque in Girlington.

Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the Shia Islam sub-sect’s 52nd leader, visited the city three years ago to open the £2 million mosque in Syedna Way, only the second of its kind in Europe.

Dr Hussain Cochin, a trustee at the mosque, said about 50 of Bradford’s 200-strong Dawoodi Borha community had travelled to Mumbai to hear the centenarian address a crowd of more than 100,000 to mark his milestone birthday.

He added: “It’s a historic landmark. No person who has held that office has ever got to the age of 100. The sermon was three hours long and full of teachings of peace, good will and how to live one’s life properly. It was just absolutely amazing. The celebrations are fantastic.”

Syedna Way, formerly Plumpton Street, was renamed after Dawoodi Borha community members campaigned for the change.

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12:26pm Sat 26 Mar 11

albion says...

Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! albion

12:54pm Sat 26 Mar 11

John Phillips says...

Deviants.
Deviants. John Phillips

2:10pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Patrick Bateman says...

As Tarby would have said on 'Winner Takes All', 'seems like we have a difference of a opinion on the 2-1 shot Geoff!'
As Tarby would have said on 'Winner Takes All', 'seems like we have a difference of a opinion on the 2-1 shot Geoff!' Patrick Bateman

7:15pm Sat 26 Mar 11

Number Nine says...

Wikipedia says he was born on March 6th 1915.
Wikipedia says he was born on March 6th 1915. Number Nine

5:25pm Sun 27 Mar 11

Mummys little Sunbeam says...

Probably started celebrating early just in case
Probably started celebrating early just in case Mummys little Sunbeam

6:48am Mon 28 Mar 11

allannicho says...

Marvellous! nice to see Bradford folk enjoing themselves.y
Marvellous! nice to see Bradford folk enjoing themselves.y allannicho

5:45pm Mon 28 Mar 11

therocknrolla says...

i find the mosque in girlington intimidating the roof is designed like a castle with places to see and shoot from
i find the mosque in girlington intimidating the roof is designed like a castle with places to see and shoot from therocknrolla

1:47pm Tue 29 Mar 11

John Phillips says...

therocknrolla wrote:
i find the mosque in girlington intimidating the roof is designed like a castle with places to see and shoot from
Methinks you've been playing too much COD..
[quote][p][bold]therocknrolla[/bold] wrote: i find the mosque in girlington intimidating the roof is designed like a castle with places to see and shoot from[/p][/quote]Methinks you've been playing too much COD.. John Phillips

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