Blackburn Rovers commended for offering prayer space for Muslims

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Blackburn Rovers legend David Speedie was among those commending the club for offering space for Muslims to pray during games.

The club announced that Muslim fans attending the Caraboa Cup game against Hartlepool United tomorrow (Wednesday) would be offered space to offer their prayers at sunset.

The prayers will be led by season ticket holder Hafiz Zayd at 8.55pm just as the second half gets underway.

Blackburn Rovers posted: “Muslim supporters attending our home game against @Official_HUFC this Wednesday, we understand you will need to observe Maghrib Salaah (Sunset Prayer) at 8:55pm.

“Please ask a steward for directions as we have made a lounge available to accommodate.

“Season Ticket Holder, Hafiz Zayd will be leading the prayer at 8:55pm. Our multi-faith room in the Blackburn End won’t be available for this match only. You'll be directed to the lounge in the Jack Walker Stand if you wish to observe your Maghrib Salaah during the second half.

“All adult Muslims have to observe 5 obligatory prayers every day. For our Muslim supporters we understand observing their prayers is a necessity and we are proud to be able to have the provisions in place to provide this during any event at Ewood Park.”

David Speedie who was instrumental in the club getting promoted to the Premier League in 1992 said on Twitter: “What a team, proud to play a small part in the fantastic family friendly club.”

Football fans across the world were supportive of the initiative.



Farhan said: "This just oozes class. Massive Respect for the football club! I would happily swap you with Tottenham in the PL."

Mohammad Bin Hamad said: "Your wonderful attitudes with the Muslim community and other communities in Britain makes me one of your fans because of the wonderful societal message you carry.  All the best Blackburn to return to Premier League soon, where you are."

Ibtehaz added: “Class act, hope to see you guys at top flight soon. Good luck for the new season”

Ian said: "What brilliant replies. Nothing but support for a small gesture that means a lot to people."

Tickets for the Carabao Cup clash against Hartlepool United at Ewood Park are £10 for adults and £5 for everyone else and are available to buy from the ticket office and online.