Bosses at King’s Cross station today hit back at critics after an Islamic message appeared on the customer information board detailing train times.

During the holiest month for Muslims, the ninth day of Ramadan, a “Hadith of the Day” was placed at London Central Station.

Hadiths are collections of traditions containing statements by the Prophet Muhammad In addition to the Koran, they represent the most important source of orientation for Muslims.

It read: “The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [Peace Be Upon Him] said, “All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best sinners are those who repent often.”

The news sparked a debate on social media about whether public information boards should display religious messages. Some critics said this was “misguided and counterproductive.”

But many applauded the display and Network Rail bosses insisted the station will also celebrate festivals of other religions, including Easter, Christmas, Passover and Diwali, “to honor the faith of our colleagues and passengers”.

A hadith stating

A hadith stating “All sons of Adam are sinners” was placed on a plaque at King’s Cross

A A Network Rail spokesperson said: “King’s Cross station is made up of a diverse and multicultural workforce and at times of religious significance, messages such as this are displayed to celebrate the station’s diversity and inclusivity.”

“Throughout the year we also celebrate festivals of other religions at the station, such as Easter, Christmas, Passover and Diwali, to honor the faith of our colleagues and passengers.”

“If there is significant disruption to the network, panels will be modified to display relevant passenger information to help passengers complete their journeys.”

Stephen Evans, chief executive of the National Secular Society, said GB News: “At best, it is a well-intentioned but misguided and counterproductive attempt at inclusion.”

“Such gestures indicate favoritism, generate resentment and the inevitable demands of other religious or identity groups for equal recognition.”

“Religious messages like these undermine the principle of neutrality.” Maintaining such neutrality in public spaces and public services is the best way to promote a fair and inclusive society that respects all people, regardless of their faith or background. “

Many applauded the news, including one X user who wrote: “It’s Ramadan right now, of course there will be a hadith.”

Another said: “Why are all the snowflakes offended by this?”

King's Cross station pictured featured a saying by the Prophet Mohammed during the holiest month for Muslims, the ninth day of Ramadan

King’s Cross station pictured featured a saying by the Prophet Mohammed during the holiest month for Muslims, the ninth day of Ramadan

MailOnline has contacted Network Rail for further comment.

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