Oadby Imam who starred in Amazon TV advert invited to lunch with Queen

An Imam from Leicester who was seen in the Christmas Amazon advert has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits the city in April.

Zubeir Hassam is the principal of the Muslim School Oadby and featured in the Amazon advert alongside Priest Gary Bradley. In the advert, the two play friends who both suffer knee pains from kneeling down for worship.

The advert which was released in November has been seen all over the world.

Mr Hassam said he was pleased with its positive message, which promotes friendship between people of differing faiths.

The Imam has also been approached by the government to work with them to improve relations between Islam and other faiths.

Mr Hassam has travelled across the country as well as places outside the UK to promote peace.

The Imam jokes he often feels like a celebrity with people stopping him for selfies.

He has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits Leicester in April for Maundy Thursday.

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