Christian and Muslim services being broadcast on local radio

Muslims unable to visit their mosques during the coronavirus crisis can tune into their local BBC station from tomorrow, while a Christian service is being broadcast every Sunday.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 2:56 pm
BBC Radio Lancashire is broadcasting the services

Qari Asim MBE, a senior imam in Leeds, will lead reflections on 14 stations at 5-50am. This will become a weekly spot, led by a different Muslim imam each week.

A Christian service is being broadcast each Sunday at 8am on all 39 BBC local radio stations.

Chris Burns, head of BBC Local Radio, said: “Many Muslims will feel a void in their lives where prayers used to be - a feeling that will be magnified as we approach Ramadan.

“Local radio is all about connecting communities and we hope these weekly reflections will go some way to helping Muslims feel a sense of community while they are isolating."

The reflections will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds.