IHW Welcomed the Members of Neighboring Cherry Hill Church Under the Leadership of Rev. Mark Philips For An Orientation and Dialogue About Islam!
It was an enlightening 2:30 hours of Imam Elahi presentation and answering questions and comments.
The discussion focused on the Quranic views on the Islamic principles of Al-Tawhid (God’s Oneness) Al-Nobowa (the prophetic figures in the Quran) and Al-Qiyama (the Day of Resurrection).
The similarities on the mission of the prophets including calling for faith in One God, submission to His Will, the concept of worship, standing for peace, justice, piety, love, brotherhood and rejection of oppression, injustice, hate, hypocrisy, racism and ignorance!
Imam Elahi dedicated a big part of his presentation to the danger of extremism in Islam, Christianity, Judaism and other faith traditions and also warned about the spread of white nationalism and racism in our nation.
Discussing the danger of religious, political, moral and cultural corruption and its impacts on the gun violence and mass shootings across our nation and also war in Yemen, murder of Khashoggi, situation in Gaza was other parts of the world.
The Imam answered the questions on Islamophobia and emphasized on continuity of this kind of dialogues and the necessity of cooperation between Muslims and Christians against ignorance and the threat of extremism in any forms and styles.
Rev. Philips and the members of Presbyterian Church called the evening, an evening of wisdom at the House of Wisdom and thanked imam Elahi and the members of IHW interfaith committee for providing such an enlightening outreach!