March 16, 2015 - 1:19 PM
KELOWNA – An open discussion about Islam and its role in our society will take place at UBC Okanagan tonight, March 16, and will feature an internationally recognized instructor of the Qur'an.
Daood Butt is a Montreal Imam who will be making a presentation followed by an open question and answer period.
Adnan Akiel Ahmad Bhat is one of the organizers of the talk, which is part of Rule Out Racism Week at the university campus.
“We strongly believe that this event serves in bridging the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims at UBCO,” he says in the description of a short video he released to YouTube last week. In the video, Bhat asks several students what comes to mind when they hear the word Islam.
“We noticed that a lot of people actually are curious about what Islam is and who Muslims are,” he says in the video. “In the media you always get a one-sided perspective of the whole issue and Islam is a religion. Islam is an ideology that has been in the spotlight of the media for a lot of reasons. (The talk) is a good opportunity for all of you to come out and engage in an open and positive discussion.”
The event, which takes place at UBCO in the ASC 130 building from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m., Monday, March 16, is open to everyone and there is no registration required.
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