The Council on American Islamic Relations- Michigan Chapter (CAIR-MI) hosted a workshop, “How do we explain our faith,” devoted to empowering Muslims to respond to today’s most difficult questions about Islam and Muslims. Around 100 people attended on Saturday March 1, at the MCWS Mosque, Canton, Mich.
Dawud Walid, the executive director of the CAIR-MI, mentioned the importance of the event.
“This subject is of extreme importance because we as a Muslim community need to be more refined in how we discuss Islam with our fellow Americans,” Walid said.
Muzammil Ahmed, a board member of CAIR-MI, found that many Muslims don’t have a working knowledge of how to respond appropriately and effectively to their fellow Americans who have questions about Islam.
“They either say the wrong things or they don’t understand the purpose of the question and they don’t understand what information they need to provide,” Ahmed said.
Through a series of workshops at different mosques across Michigan and beyond, Ahmed hopes that they will be able to educate people of how to properly answer these questions and how to effectively engage their neighbors and co-workers to allow them to understand Islam and not have a distorted image. . .
CAIR-MI next workshop will be on March 15 in Lansing, Mich. It will also host its Annual Banquet on Saturday April 5, 2008 at The Islamic Center of America, in Dearborn, Mich. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $25 for students.
The keynote Speaker will be Sister Zarqa Nawaz, Creator and Producer of CBC TV’s #1 comedy sitcom, Little Mosque on The Prairie. (MORE)