In the aftermath of London Bridge…
After the horrific attacks in London in early June, there was an air of tension within the city. Armed police were walking the streets and there was a very visible sense of fear amongst the public.
Even in these difficult times, as Muslims, we should not be scared of our responsibility of sharing the message of Islam in a kind, compassionate and loving way.
To that end, the iERA team set up a stall in the heart of London, just a stone throw’s away from where the deadly events unfolded and set it with drinks, chocolates and fresh hot pizzas!
As you can imagine, the response from the public was overwhelming! Everyone, from tourists, party goers to the Police were happy to see us there and gave us lots of positive feedback, asking us why we were doing this, to which we replied ‘we are sharing love’. People gathered around our stall, spoke to us about Islam and we became the main attraction in Leicester Square.
REECE – THE AGNOSTIC STEAKHOUSE CHEF
Meet Reece, an agnostic from Leeds. Reece was excited by the Dawah activities taking place, saying he loved that we were outside speaking to the people about Islam and and he understood the importance of Muslims doing such actions.
Reece is 22 year old and works in Central London as a steak house chef. He believes he is a spiritual person on your journey in his life. When offered a copy of the Quran, he said already has one and has enjoyed reading it for the past 6 months!
The discussion went very well and Reece was pleased to take a copy of iERA’s new dawah material Know God, Know Good with him.
DAVID – THE EX-CHRISTIAN FROM IRELAND
Meet David, an Atheist from Ireland. He has been reading the Quran, more specifically the chapter of Mary which really moved him, especially the way it was described the depth of her story.
He informed us that so called ’religious people’ committing heinous atrocities under the guise of a religious sense of duty had turned him away from Christianity which lead him to becoming an atheist. However, he really appreciated what we were doing and was happy to see the iERA team out conveying the compassionate and peaceful message of Islam. He left us much happier and with a copy of our new material, Know God, Know Good to read and ponder upon.