“O mankind, indeed, we have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another”(Al-Hujurat, 49:13)

These are the beautiful words of Allah (swt); as Muslims we need to be part of the societies, we live in work to bring people together. Yes, people of different backgrounds and faiths may have different points of view, but we respect those views and sometimes agree to disagree; however there is a common humanity that binds us. Our views on the sanctity of life, safety, good health, equality, caring for each other are the same – this worldview is one that we all share and indeed we need to work together on this.

As Cheadle Masjid we love therefore to engage and build bridges of friendship and understanding to counter negative stereotypes – we hold Open Day Extravaganzas, “Visit My Mosque” days, “Great Get Togethers”, “Taste Ramadan” events, School Visits and even support the organising committee for the

Heald Green Festival. We are also fortunate to be able to work with a number of Interfaith groups including Heald Green Churches Together and local churches with Handforth and Wilmslow.

Coming together is a way to help communities become cohesive – we love to get together and share some food and we are Alhamdullilah (Praise be to God) good with food!