The English club Blackburn Rovers announced that it has provided a hall for Muslim fans to perform the Maghrib prayer, which will enter its time during the team's match against its guest Hartlepool United in the English League Cup tomorrow, Wednesday.
Blackburn said - in a statement posted on his official Twitter account - "Muslim fans attending this Wednesday's match, we realize that you want to perform Maghrib prayer, and you can ask the host in order to know the direction of prayer, in addition to the presence of a hall available to accommodate worshipers."
🌇 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.#Rovers 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Hx2wo9FwTo
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) August 8, 2022
Blackburn - who plays in the English Premier League (Championship) - explained to his Muslim fans the time for prayer, which will be during the second half, noting that those who wish to pray will be directed to the hall available for this match only.
The English team added that "for our Muslim fans, we understand that performing their prayers is essential," and the team expressed its pride in providing the appropriate conditions for prayer during any event at the team's stadium "Ewood Park".
Muslim tweets interacted with the Blackburn announcement, noting its respect for the feelings of Muslims, and calling on all the big English clubs to implement this idea in their stadiums for their Muslim fans.
🌙 Eid Mubarak from everyone at Blackburn Rovers.
This morning #Rovers became the first football club in the country to host Eid prayers on the pitch.
💙#EidMubarak 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Pw0LHkqjg5
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) May 2, 2022
Blackburn Rovers Stadium hosted the last Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha prayers for Muslims in the British city, to be the first football club in England to open the doors of its stadium to perform this prayer.
My Championship team.
I used have their tracksuit growing and made me fall in love with the team.
The Roses are gaining promotion this season In Sha Allah 😍🥰 https://t.co/ZTDwm5VKCm
— Dawda Sally Jatta 🇬🇲 |
🇬🇧 (@dawdaj2002) August 9, 2022
phenomenal gesture from rovers here, should see more clubs doing this going forward https://t.co/Y6vt7I9056
— t payne 🇯🇵 (@taylorxpayne) August 9, 2022
My new club
— 🇵🇸🇪🇬 (@Ibrahim59674413) August 9, 2022
What a club 🙏🙏🙏 the fact that they have prem title to their cabinet makes me even happier https://t.co/ul3mjCAme2
— ChalobahGene (@ChalobahSzn) August 9, 2022