Thousands Turn Out at Blackburn Rovers Halal Food Festival

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More than 4000 people turned out to attend the first halal food festival organized by Blackburn Rovers and Etwood Experience.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

The event, held on Sunday, is supported by MyKitchenBakery by Hasina Bangi and Bangor Street Community Centre with 100 per cent of ticket sales going to charity.

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“What an amazing turnout for our first ever Halal Food Festival. The support from everyone took us by surprise,” said Yasir Sufi from Blackburn Rovers who helped to stage the event, Lancashire Telegraph reported. 

“Thank you to everyone who supported the Halal Food Festival at Ewood Park. It was our first. We got a lot wrong. We got a lot right.

“Sincere apologies to those who were unable to get in and we can only say how sorry we are, and we will learn from the experience of this event. 

“We raised an amazing amount for charity from ticket sales and it’s great to see so many people at Ewood Park for an event like this.”


Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Councillor Suleman Khonat said: “This was a fantastic event and a job well done.

“Thank you so much for putting a fantastic show.

“Blackburn Rover’s leading the way always. It was great to meet thousands of local people but also enjoyed talking to people from many parts of UK who appreciated the opportunity to come to Ewood.

“The Sky was blue and white, the ground was Blue and white and everyone who managed to get in loved every minute.”

The concept of halal, — meaning permissible in Arabic — has traditionally applied to food.

Muslims should only eat meat from livestock slaughtered by a sharp knife from their necks. The name of Allah, the Arabic word for God, must be mentioned.

Blackburn now has more halal eateries than any other town or city in the North West. It comes only second to Manchester for the range of restaurants and dessert parlors on offer.

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