Those attending the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra in February this year had the opportunity to learn more about Islam.
The Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims (IFAM) had once again set up a stall where both male and female members of IFAM ACT actively took part in this dawah (invitation to Islam) opportunity during the festival on 19 and 20 February.
Through IFAM’s affiliation with WhyIslam, a dawah wing of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the stall had a wide range of material that was distributed freely to the many who came to the stall.
There was also a mehendi (henna) service for minimal cost that was very popular with the ladies. Quran recitation was particularly interesting for the public as for many it was the first time they had heard the Quran.
According to Mr Khurram Ali Khan, President of IFAM ACT, the objectives of the stall was to address the public’s common questions about Islam, put forward the clear message of Quran, remove misconceptions and promote the real message of peace and harmony in Islam.
“It was overall a very good experience, there were a spectrum of questions, ranging from naive, straight, logical to philosophical and metaphorical. Many people received us nicely,” he added.
More information about IFAM ACT activities is available on their website: www.ifam.org.au