Funeral held for murdered Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah

Asad Shah was attacked outside his shop in Glasgow on March 24. Credit: Facebook

The funeral for murdered Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah has taken place in Glasgow.

Family and friends of Mr Shah gathered for prayers at the Bait-Ur-Rahman Mosque at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Centre in the west of the city.

The 40-year-old was found stabbed outside his convenience store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on March 24, after an attack which police described as religiously prejudiced.

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford in West Yorkshire who is also Muslim, has since appeared in court charged with murder.

Mr Shah, a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, was born in Rabwah, Pakistan, and moved to Glasgow in 1998 to join his father in business.

Prayers were led at the hour-long service by Mansoor Shah, vice president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK.

We are sad that a very popular man of our community is not with us any more. I don't know how we will survive without him. He was a polite, gentle person. Today's service is in his memory and we are proud to have had such a wonderful person amongst our community. >

Abdul Abid, president of the Ahmadiyya community in Scotland

A GoFundMe page set up to help Mr Shah's family has raised over £110,000.