A photo of a Muslim woman helping an elderly woman who fell down on a bus has gone viral on social media.

The Muslim woman was travelling on a bus in London when an 84-year-old woman fell and got her head struck between the door and a metal pole.

A man who witnessed what happened took a photo and shared in on his Facebook page.

“An 84 years old lady just got her head stuck between the door and metal pole on El1 bus from Ilford to barking, and the Muslim lady holding her hand and supporting her for 20 minutes till the ambulance to arrive,” he said. “This is the real Islam.”

The post has been shared tens of thousands of times and received very positive feedback.

“People need to realise that the terrorists are not Muslim… real Muslims are actually such a lovely community of people,” one user wrote.

Hamza O Bakri, who took the picture, said the incident happened after the bus driver drove over a “drain” which caused the vehicle to briefly sway, making the pensioner fall.

This comes in the wake of the London Bridge terror attacks, after which Islamophobic hate crimes jumped fivefold, according to the Metropolitan Police.