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WLIC Welcomes Churches Together Guest Delegation



In the spirit of interfaith solidarity and friendship, WLIC were pleased to host a special delegation of Christian visitors for a tour of WLIC and introduction to Islam and the Centre.
In an age when the importance of religion and morality are often undermined within popular society and discourse, the visit was a strong reminder of the shared values between people of faith in Ealing. Christians as well as Jews are of course held in particular regard by Muslims, as respected members of the Abrahamic faiths or ‘People of the Book’ within Islamic sources.
The guests comprised of a variety of local Christians of various denominations across a range of local Churches, for many it was the first time they had visited a mosque.
As part of the afternoon, guests were given a brief introduction and tour of the mosque and Islamic centre, whilst talking to volunteers, enjoying refreshments and browsing the centre’s Discover Islam presentation display. The afternoon ended with an open and engaging Q&A session between guests and the WLIC visiting Imam Dr. Imran Alawiye.
Commenting on the visit Gordon Couch of Churches Together in Central Ealing said:
“We were welcomed to WLIC in a very friendly way, Dr. Imran talked to us about the daily prayers, the centrality of the Mosque to a Muslim and the five pillars of Islam. Later he answered many questions in an informative and sensitive way. We greatly enjoyed our visit, and hope that it may provide the basis for more contact between different faith groups in the area in the future, based on mutual understanding.”
WLIC would like to thank all visitors for attending and volunteers for their time and support.

The Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Allah the Almighty has said: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.' [Related in Bukhari]