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Preston’s Light Foundation celebrates ‘fantastic turnout’ at public Q and A night

Posted on - 31st August, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, People, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
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A Preston interfaith group last weekend welcomed non-Muslims and the Mayor of Preston to a Q and A night to discuss Islam’s place in the modern world.

On Sunday, 28 August 2022, from 8pm to 9.30pm, Light Foundation and Greensville Trust received guests at Preston Quaker Meeting House.

The evening, titled ‘The Way of Islam: Beyond the Misconceptions’, featured a talk with international guest speaker Shaykh Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf from Yemen, with ‘a great number’ of non-Muslims in attendance.

Read more: Preston’s Light Foundation to tackle misconceptions of Islam at public Q and A night

Pic: Light Foundation

A Light Foundation representative said: “Our event saw non-Muslims turning up to listen to our honourable teacher Shaykh Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, an esteemed scholar, an exemplar of the prophetic tradition and direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, hailing from the beautiful valley of Hadhramaut, Yemen.

“In the spirit of breaking down barriers, prejudices and misconceptions about the Islamic faith, we were joined by representatives from all faiths and none.

“Attendees came from the general public, civic and religious leaderships (including political councillors across different respective parties) and key representatives from professional and academic backgrounds.”

Read more: Deepdale interfaith gathering to discuss what’s been learned 17 years on from 7/7 terrorist attacks

Pic: Light Foundation

Light Foundation thanked everyone for a ‘hugely successful’ evening and the Mayor of Preston and his consort for their ‘auspicious company, words of support and encouragement’.

For more information on Light Foundation, visit – LightFoundation.org.uk

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