With ‘Discover Islam Weeks’ (DIW) taking place at Universities across the UK and the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) nationwide #VisitMyMosque initiative, February was a particularly busy month for iERA.
On Saturday 17th February, in preparation for their Discover Islam Week, the Islamic Society at Manchester Metropolitan University invited iERA to deliver training on how they can reach out to their fellow students about Islam in a more effective and compassionate way. iERA’s Nadeem Ashraf delivered the training and engaged the participants in discussion across a range of topics from having the right motivation to how to articulate in a simple logical explanation for the existence of God, revelation & prophethood via iERA’s GORAP dawah conversation framework.
He encouraged the ISOC members to be confident in their Islam as it became apparent that the participants seemed reluctant when it comes to initiating dawah conversation. Through his own experiences and anecdotes, he conveyed that there’s nothing to be fearful and conveying the call is actually very easy!
Following the training, the ISOC used their new found confidence to have an amazing Discover Islam Week with many positive engagements about Islam taking place.
On Sunday 18th Feb, iERA’s #JesusExhibition went on display at the Shah Jalal Mosque in Loughborough. Being a small town in the East Midlands with a friendly Muslim community, it wasn’t surprising that throughout the day the Mosque has many visitors including couples, families with small children and the elderly.
iERA’s Nadeem Ashraf accompanied the exhibition and delivered a brief motivational dawah training reminder to the volunteers. He explained that they should see the amazing turn out throughout the day as a sign that the local community is friendly and open for a chat!
Following this successful exhibition, Shah Jalal Mosque is planning on having iERA back again for additional training and other innovative community outreach activities.
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