British Muslim Celebrities Appeal For ‘Safe Eid’


Eid Mubarak. Prominent British Muslims release a special video to mark Eid-Al Adha. The video features actor Adil Ray, celebrity chefs Asma Khan and Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, music producer Naughty Boy, comedians Nabil Abdulrashid, Humza Arshad and Islah Abdur Rahman, fashion and beauty blogger Eniyah Rana, actor Abdullah Afzal and more … reports Asian Lite News

Given the ongoing national health crisis, and the disproportionate effect that the Coronavirus has had on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, this year Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated with care and caution, adhering to current health guidelines. In order to protect family, friends, neighbours and the wider community, the special video encourages social distancing measures and for ongoing support of the NHS services.

Adil Ray OBE, actor, writer and broadcaster

“Of course, the Muslim community isn’t the only community that needs to act responsibly, we all do. From those packing out pubs or ignoring travel advice,” said Adil Ray, Actor, Writer & Broadcaster. “However with Eid imminent and the higher risk factor to some South Asian people, a few of us thought that reminding everyone of the messages can be no bad thing. When this is all over, and one day it will be, we will all look back and ask what did we do to help. We’re looking forward to enjoying Eid but putting our own health and others wellbeing first.”

Others in the video are:

Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, chef and BBC Masterchef winner

Abdullah Afzal, actor and comedian

Eniyah Rana, beauty and fashion influencer

Nabil Abdulrashid, comedian and Britain’s Got Talent finalist

Dr Samara Afzal

Humza Arshad, actor and comedian

Nishat Monsur, singer and songwriter

Sumayya Usmani, cookbook author

Moin Younis, Pride of Britain winner

Islah Abdur Rahman, actor, writer and comedian

Omar Farooqui, consultant physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Asma Khan, chef, restauranter and author

Naughty Boy, music producer