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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Community Forum on Islam Saturday

The mosque is where Muslims gather for prayers.
This is the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
To view Five Marvels of Islamic Architecture,see


Our friends at Masjidullah are sponsoring a community forum this Saturday (April 21) from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Emerson Community School.

Titled "What Is Islam and Who Are The Muslims?", the forum will feature presentations on Islam in general and the evolution of Islam in the African-American community.

Individual speakers will make presentation on "Growing Up As A Muslim" and "Discovering Islam in Newark, NJ".

There will also be a roundtable discussion focused on the theme "We Are More Alike Than Different".

Worldwide, Islam counts about 1.8 billion adherents, or nearly one in every four persons alive on the planet today. In the US, there are an estimated 3.3 million Muslims, according to a Pew Research Institute study (see here).

Plainfield's Muslim community has grown over the years and many have found careers in public service, as well as small business owners.

While many Plainfielders may know Muslims as friends, workmates or public servants, there are probably few who know much about Islam itself.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about another strand in Plainfield's celebrated diversity, and I hope readers will take advantage of it. It would be a pleasure to see you there.

For more information, contact Community Outreach chairperson Maxine Salaam at (908) 337-0889.

Emerson Community School is at East 3rd Street and Emerson Avenue and is an accessible facility. Parking is available on the street or in the school lot. (Mind not to block neighbors' driveways, please!)

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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