Vale MP joined over 120 members of the Muslim community for Friday Prayers

Local MP, Alun Cairns joined last Friday’s prayers with over 120 members of the Muslim community in Barry.  The visit was arranged by Moawia Bin-Sufyan who is well known locally for his work promoting multi faith and community cohesion.

Mr Cairns said of the visit:

“I would like to thank Moawia for inviting me to the Mosque and Community Centre in Barry. It was wonderful to join members of the Muslim community for their Friday Prayers in this month of Ramadan.”

Ramadan is the month in which the Muslim faith are keeping fast from dawn to sunset. It is a month for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, making a special effort to connect with their communities and reaching out to help people and spending time with family and friends.

Moawia Bin-Sufyan said of the visit

"It is always a pleasure to see Alun and was wonderful to have him join us on Friday. He is always extremely passionate about interfaith dialogue and it was good to hear about his recent trips to the Middle East. It was also encouraging to hear about the work he's been doing in bringing investment into Wales especially the Vale of Glamorgan."

Alun was also joined by PC Richie Paines of South Wales Police. Both spoke to the large congregation after prayers as well as speaking to many individually during the visit.