On Saturday, September 24, 2016 Islamic Foundation North mosque invited their neighbors to learn more about Islam and Muslims.The event that started at 3:00 pm and concluded at 5:30 pm welcomed many members of the non-Muslim community and neighbors with their family to the mosque, who came to see, explore and even spend a nice time. The event was marked with a line-up of attendees which included members of churches, members of Temples and synagogue.Vaseem Iftekhar, President Islamic Foundation North Mr. Iftekhar, said during an interview with Local News Media. "The purpose of the open house is to know our neighbors and built strong community. And we are hoping at least 200 neighbors to see us today.Dr. Amin Nadeem was the MC for the event at the beginning he highlighted a shot detail of the Islamic Foundation north and purpose of the gathering. The evening proceeded with a welcome and thank-you from Vaseem Iftekhar, President Islamic Foundation North. Imam Azfar started evening with recitation of Qur'an with English translation. In the Translation he explains "God have created you all male and female and have made you nations and tribes so that you would recognize each other".Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, director of the Gain Peace project, was the main speaker of the day. He explains in his presentation about the practices of a Muslim based on the five pillars of Islam: belief in one God, prayer, charity, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslim people always take care of their neighbor needs. We don't hate our neighbors.A short Documentary was played in the session about Islam.People asked questions about the sharia law, role of Imam and wearing the Hijab in the Question & Answer sessionA Short presentations tour of the mosques was conducted and Evening prayer was observed.During the beginning of the event Lunch was served for all. The Lunch was very well organized, prestigious and enjoyed by the attendees and will be remembered. Most of the food was Middle Eastern and Indian Pakistani.
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