A father-of-one says he feels very blessed after finding the word Allah inside a tomato.
Naveed Hanis, 37, was slicing tomatoes and cucumbers for a salad and was stunned when he cut into the piece of fruit to find the word Allah in Arabic inside it.
The Arabic word for Allah features a symbol similar to the letter ‘w’ with an accent above it.
The incident couldn’t have come at a better time for Naveed, of Monk Street, Accrington, as he has been ill with kidney infections for more than four months.
Naveed said: "I was slicing the tomato for dinner to help my wife on Monday night.
"I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. I was gob-smacked."
He showed the tomato to his wife Shumaila and 12-year-old son Shazed, who were both excited about the find.
He bought the tomato from a mobile fruit and veg van that delivers to the area three times a week.
Naveed, who had been working as a handyman until his illness, took the tomato to the Grimshaw Street Mosque which he attends.
He said: "I brought it to the mosque and was told by everyone I showed it to how lucky I was to have it.
"I feel like God has given me a good luck gift because the last few months have been very difficult with my health.
"I have been worried about a lot of things. God has given a big gift to me and I feel very fortunate."
Naveed said he would like to keep the tomato but wasn’t sure of how he would be able to preserve it. Nevertheless he is counting his blessings.