WELL-KNOWN British Muslim personalities - including Bradford's Naz Shah - have starred in an online video encouraging people to stay at home and adhere to the Government guidelines.

It comes in the wake of the holy month of Ramadan, which started yesterday, as British Muslim stars of TV, media and music, as well as public figures, reveal how they are all observing the holy month from home, in the 60-second clip.

Ramadan is often observed communally, with extended family and friends sometimes congregating together to have Iftar (the breaking of the fast, at sunset) and for prayer at the Mosque.

With the UK on lockdown due to COVID-19, however, this year's Ramadan may be a lot different - hence the release of the video, which has been widely circulated online.

Naz Shah is one of many people who make a brief appearance, as she encourages people to "save lives" by staying at home.

The Bradford West MP later told the Telegraph & Argus, "I am very pleased to have played a part in this video, which is about people coming together and being consistent in delivering this message of staying at home during Ramadan.

"It is very important, as it is about reaching out to the community in an innovative way, so, again, I am very pleased to have taken part."

Zulfi Karim, President of Bradford Council for Mosques, said, "We are pleased to see our celebrities and politicians coming together to wish Muslims Ramadan Mubarak.

"As the President of Bradford Council for Mosques, me and my team would like to join everyone, as part our collective efforts, in wishing everyone a safe and spiritual month, at home with their families."

Other notable personalities who feature in the video include actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, TV presenter Mehreen Baig, journalist and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, actor and comedian Humza Arshad, comedian Tez Ilyas and writer and academic Myriam François-Cerrah, amongst others.

The video also features several frontline key workers from the NHS, the Met Police and the London Ambulance Service, who also encourage the public to stay at home this Ramadan.