Source: BBC News
On August 5, 2005 BBC News reported, "Completing our series of features on religious leaders, the BBC spends a day with an imam who explains what they do in their communities. It can't be easy rising in the middle of the night. Most of us only ever do it for the entirely selfish reason of an early flight to summer sun. But there are people who do it day in, day out, all year round. Maulana Saeed Ahmed's day in Preston begins with the first of five prayers he will lead in a mosque as one of the imams to the city's estimated 11,000 Muslims." The article goes on to follow Ahmed throughout his day and gives a description of his responsibilities as an imam.