Share food, share friendship. At this event people learnt about Ramadan and joined us for our breaking fast meal. Over 300 people attended. You can see the video highlights on youtube.
Celebrate Eid Brunch
For Eid-Ul-Adha we held a celebratory brunch to celebrate Eid with everybody. We talked about the origins of this celebration of Abraham’s sacrifice and emphasised the similarities of the Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism). The Vicar of Christchurch in Oxton, Rev. Karen Freeman spoke alongside our imams. Together we prayed for peace and understanding within our community.
We have initiated various projects to help alleviate local poverty. These have included serving food to local homeless people, providing hampers for families and collecting food for the Foodbank project.
“He is not a believer who eats his fill whilst his neighbour beside him goes hungry.“[Sahih Bukhari]
We have recently established a Scout Group called the Birkenhead Ansar Scouts. Ansar means ‘helpers’ in Arabic. This initiative seeks to foster a sense of community service and responsibility within our young people by drawing upon the common values of Islam and the Scouts movement.
We work in partnership with local churches, particularly the Church of England Churches under the Bishop of Birkenhead, Keith Sinclair.