Last weekend the Sheffield Children's Hospital was visited by An Nasiha who came bearing gifts for the children to commemorate the Islamic festival of Eid Ul Adha.
The project was established in order to tackle negative stereotypes regarding Muslims throughout our communities and to allow the young children who were confined to the hospital to participate with Muslims on this joyous occasion.
Islam is a religion for all and with that ethos in mind, toys were delivered for the children to enjoy.
Adeeb Chaudry, one of the project coordinators, commented, 'Muslims receive negative publicity of all forms from the press and media of today and are often accused of lacking integration, we hope this initiative will lead to a positive image of muslims and create a strong bond within the whole community. We hope to continue with this initiative annually as well as working on other projects which will also help improve our relationship with the community'.
We hope that this small but effective step will assist in building bridges between communities in Sheffield.