The first duty of love is to listen.
The Minnesota Council of Churches and the Islamic Center of Minnesota begain a dialogue series called "Prophets, Patriarchs, & People of Promise!"
We had a dialogue on Abraham, the Angels, Adam and Eve, upon them peace and blessings. In February, we will continue our dialogue series with a dialogue on Muhammad, upon him peace and blessings.
For Muslims, he is the seal of the Prophets and the universal messenger. Did you know Muslims believe the Bible predicts his coming? And while some Christians thought he was the Antichrist, others believed God used him to end paganism in the Middle East?
Join us Sunday, February 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. as the Muslim Christian Dialogue, a partnership of the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Islamic Center of Minnesota, presents a dialogue of Muhammad.
A sign of his great love was that he listened to everyone before judging to the extent that he was mocked for his listening skills.
"Among them are men who abuse the Prophet and say, 'He is (all) ear.' Say, 'He listens to what is best for you: he believes in Allah, has faith in the Believers, and is a Mercy to those of you who believe.' But those who abuse the Messenger will have a grievous penalty." (9:61)
This month, our conversation will be lead by Mohamed El-Tayash and Dr. Terrance Nichols.
Mohamed El-Tayash teaches Islamic Studies and social studies classes at Al-Amal School in Fridley. He has a BA in both philosophy and history from the University of Missouri. He is currently working towards a graduate degree in education from Hamline University. For the past 8 years, he has been studying topics in Islamic Theology through Darul Qasim in Chicago, IL, an educational institute in traditional Islamic knowledge for adults.
Dr. Terrance Nichols is a professor of Theology and director of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at St. Thomas University. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University. He has published three books and numerous articles on various aspects of the Christian faith. He travels frequently to share his knowledge and vision with others globally.
If you cannot make it this month, watch for more dialogues in our series as we explore individuals revered as Prophets, Patriarchs, & People of Promise to learn and dialogue about David, Jesus and more... Upon them peace and blessings!
Sunday, February 16
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Ave. NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Participants in the Muslim Christian Dialogue are invited to park on the street, in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of Minnesota or in the parking lot of Totino Grace High School directly across the street.
Please foward to friends and family and spread the word. We hope you can make it and open your heart and listen to two great speakers!