SIF@Oakengates Theatre

Diversity in Telford was celebrated at an event on 3rd November at Oakengates threatre and The Wakes. The event, the brain child of Telford and Wrekin Councillor, and former mayor, RaJ Mehta, was a huge success and enjoyed by all, and attracted many hundred of visitors. The purpose of the event was to bring together local community groups to promote mutual awareness and understanding.

Called Connecting Communiites, the event saw dozens of community organisations from the borough take part, holding exhibitions, events and activities. The event closed with multicultural variety performances.

The Shropshire Islamic Foundation/Telford Central Mosque had a display, showcasing the 5 pillars of Islam and various aspects of Moslem life, such as the importance of family, community and our duties as custodians of God’s earth. Our contribution to the performance, in front of around a 500+ audience, was a 5 minute video on the foundations of Islam and the 5 pillars. This was a huge opportunity to showcase the beauty and simplicity of Islam to an audience not normally having access to such material.

The event organisers, on behalf of SIF, were Shaukat Ali. Brother Nazim and his son Ammar.

The 5 pillars of Islam display

Brother Nazim’s son, Ammar in front of displays