By Mark Ellis —
In at least five cities in England – including London – large banners have appeared on public buses reading: “Muhammad Dawat-e-Islami, a mercy to the entire creation.”
The large, attention-grabbing messages in green, red and white prominently span the body of the buses and was launched by a UK-based charity, Dawat-e-Islami.
Charity spokesperson Sameer Hussain described the banners as a campaign to “enlighten the public with a peaceful message about the Prophet Muhammad being a mercy to the entire creation,” according to the Coventry Telegraph.
The timing coincides with the season in the Islamic Calendar known as Milad-Un-Nabi, when the Prophet Muhammad was born.
“Other faith groups say it’s fantastic to see that sort of message at this sort of time,” Hussain told the Coventry Telegraph. “For the organization it’s fantastic to see it on there.”
“It’s the first time it’s been done, and there are a lot of Muslims in that area and we’ve had a fantastic reaction from the public.”
The banners have been on the buses for two weeks, and this is the final week they will run.