South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, Ballantyne
April 24th 2016
Sunday morning, Apr 24th, one of the Directors of AIOF, Zahir Shaikh and a dedicated volunteer brother presented to a Sunday School Class at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, in Ballantyne.
Approximately 30 people in the audience. They were all very welcoming, very attentive, and asked a great variety of questions!
The presentation was about the basics of Islam. The subjects included; the five pillars, basic practices, and some history of the time of The Prophet.
Their questions ranged from daily worship/prayers, Qur’an and Sunnah, Hajj preparation and rituals, to the prohibition of interest, as well as current geopolitical events. The discussion was planned for an hour but actually went about 20 minutes beyond the allotted time.
It was a great start to building a bridge with the Ballantyne non-Muslim community!