In Gallery, News on 10/06/2014 at 21:29
Worshippers celebrate Eid at the Birmingham Central Mosque in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef / BCM)
Thousands of Muslim faithful from across the city came together to celebrate Eid al-Adha this weekend, following a successful Hajj season in Mecca.
Muslims from across Birmingham marked one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar on Saturday, a day after two million pilgrims concluded the final rites of Hajj in Saudi Arabia’s holy city, with a fast on the Day of Arafa. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on 03/15/2014 at 11:40
Young people engaged in debate and discussion on BBC Three show ‘Free Speech’, broadcast from Birmingham
Youngsters from across the city joined a diverse audience in a televised debate yesterday, as it was broadcast live from the Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate.
The 16-34 year-olds were participating in Free Speech – BBC Three’s fortnightly debate and discussion show hosted by Rick Edwards and Tina Daheley – where topics covered included youth disengagement, youth unemployment, whether there should be a referendum on the EU; and the forthcoming closure of the BBC Three channel itself. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on 08/19/2012 at 08:15
Worshipper Sarmad Qusai outside Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate
Birmingham’s Muslim community have begun rejoicing this weekend, following the completion of Ramadan, as they celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid.
Beginning on the evening of Saturday 18th August, the celebration marks the conclusion of a month of fasting, prayer, meditation and self-reflection as the faithful look to take the benefits of the month’s struggle in bettering themselves throughout the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on 11/04/2011 at 13:23
Muslims in Birmingham will be celebrating Eid this weekend
Birmingham’s Muslim population will come together this weekend to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid; as the faithful from across the world complete the religious pilgrimage, known as Hajj, in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Beginning on the evening of of Saturday 5th November, the three-day festival known as Eid al-Adha, or ‘celebration of sacrifice’, is to commemorate the willingness of the apostle Abraham in sacrificing his own son to confirm his commitment to God. An act which God is said to have rewarded by replacing Abraham’s son with a ram. Read the rest of this entry »