Friday, July 21, 2017

Australia: Imam travelling to Mudgee to answer questions on Islam


"The most common questions revolve around the confused messages people get from what they see on TV. I encourage people to come to our events and clarify any misconceptions."

File photo: Imam Atae Rabbi Hadi (far right) visiting a synagogue
Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Lithgow Mercury
By Phoebe Moloney | July 21, 2017

"Our teachings are peaceful, contrary to what many believe."

After hosting his first forum in Lithgow, Usman Mahmood is travelling to Mudgee with his Imam to answer the communities’ questions about Islam.

Mr Mahmood, a Lithgow resident, has organised the evening with his imam Mohammed Atae Rabbi Hadi at the Mudgee Town Hall Theatre on July 21.

Mr Mahmood said that after a short presentation, the audience will be able to ask questions they have about the religion to Imam Mohammed Atae Rabbi Hadi.

“People can feel free to ask anything: Sharia, jihad, halal food, head scarves, anything,” Mr Mahmood said.    

“We will not be offended.”

Imam Mohammed Atae Rabbi Hadi is the religious leader of a mosque in Marsden Park, which belongs to the ‘Ahmadiyya’ branch of Islam.

Mr Hadi, who describes himself as a religious pluralist, has taken part in many Q&A and interfaith events. He said people often question aspects of Islam they hear about on the news.

“The most common questions revolve around the confused messages people get from what they see on TV. I encourage people to come to our events and clarify any misconceptions,” Mr Hadi said.

“Our teachings are peaceful, contrary to what many believe."

He said he hoped the event would encourage a more positive view of Muslims.

“Some people have an innate fear of Muslims and I really hope doing these events allows people to be not so afraid,” he said.

“I think if having a platform for people to ask questions means less people are living in fear then that would be a great achievement.”

The Q&A session is on July 21 at 5:30pm in the Town Hall Theatre at 64 Market Street, Mudgee.

The event is free, however, you must RSVP to usman.mahmood.au@gmail.com.




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