By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong The Quran doesn't actually prohibit women from marrying anyone of other faiths. The only ayah from the Quran that can be used to back up what is in many communities the traditional position on interfaith marriages is 2:221, but that only says not to marry off “your women” to “mushrikeen”, i.e.…Read more Does Islam Really Forbid Interfaith Marriages?
Genesis and the Tao, compare with: "The Tao expresses one, One manifests as two, Two is transformed into three. And three generates all the myriad entities of the universe. Every entity always returns to yin after engaging yang. The fusion of these two opposites births the vital energy that sustains the harmony of life." ~…Read more Genesis and the Tao
A one-day festival for the whole community will be taking place at All Saints Church on Saturday 21 May as part of a celebration of local cultures. During the run up to the festival individual visits have been taking place at grassroots community organisations and places of worship throughout the town as part of…Read more Darlaston Community Festival 2016
The Holy Qur'an in verse 22:67 provides immense food for thought, especially relevant in our time of rampant sectarianism and increasing animosity between people who ally themselves to different religious traditions. The verse indicates that all religions are from God, which means there must be a Divine Wisdom and Blessing in the diversity faith and…Read more All religions are from Allah.
On the 30th June 2015, at Zia-e-Madina Masjid in Darlaston, we were blessed with two groups of visitors from Haybridge High School. A beautiful opportunity to discuss Islam and universal spiritual wisdom that unites us all. We must do more to build bridges and not walls. We are all members of the same Human Family,…Read more Haybridge High School visit to Zia-E-Madina Masjid