Anglican Samizdat

March 31, 2010

For a Lent study, a Quebec Anglican Church invites imam to speak about Islam

Filed under: Anglican Angst — David Jenkins @ 12:12 pm
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Just what every Anglican needs to meditate on during Lent: the basics of Islam:

Also, on three Tuesday evenings at 7:30, beginning Feb. 23, we welcome Dr. Ahmad Shafaat, the imam of the local mosque, who will teach us some basics about Islam. He will bring several members of his congregation to join us in conversation. Take the time for what interests you; everyone is welcome.

The series was called, “Understanding Islam” and:

Dr. Shafaat’s lectures dealt with the life of the prophet, the roots of Islam, and the prayer recited by the faithful five times daily. It begins, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Recompense.” Everything we have comes from God, Dr. Shafaat said, and our relationship to Creation is based on respect. The nature of God is indescribable but unmistakable, a transcendental reality.

As Anglicans we do need to remember, particularly during Lent, that Jesus died on the cross to help us understand Islam better.

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1 Comment

  1. My understanding is that the Dio of Que is about to fold. At least that was what their bishop was moaning about. So perhaps this is just a way of getting people used to their church becoming a mosque ? Got to sell the place to some body.

    Comment by obituary — March 31, 2010 @ 6:47 pm


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