The first English club to open its stadium for Eid al-Adha prayers.

Blackburn, who play in the UK First Division, have called on their Muslim fans to pray Eid al-Adha at their stadium next Saturday.

The club announced on its official Twitter page: “The stadium will be ready to receive believers on Eid al-Adha.

“We are proud to announce that we will be opening the doors of Ewood Park to Muslims for the Eid al-Adha prayer on Saturday, July 9th.”

And the Blackburn club previously opened the doors of its stadium on the last Eid al-Fitr, where Muslims living in the city performed a festive prayer inside their Ewood Park stadium.

The club announced in a statement that it will work to provide all services and there will be buses to transport the faithful, with around 3,000 worshipers expected to visit the stadium.

The club confirmed they were proud to be the first club in the UK to do so.

On the other hand, the announcement was welcomed by a large number of social media pioneers and some criticism was directed by the club’s fans who objected to the opening of the stadium at a time when ticket prices had risen significantly.

It is worth noting that the English club was founded in 1875, and won the English Premier League 3 times, the last of which was in the 1994-1995 season.

Source: “Agency”

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