Friendship Council presents “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor”

Published 3:53 pm Friday, May 12, 2017

The Friendship Council is pleased to join with the Islamic Society of Greenville to present the program “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” on Monday, May 15, 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Tryon, 210 Melrose Avenue (in the Fellowship Hall). This program is free and open to the public.

The program will begin with a brief social time with light refreshments, followed by an explanation of the beliefs and tenets of the Islamic Faith. A question and answer period and observation of evening prayer will close the program.

The program will be presented by Mustafa Sange of the Islamic Center of Greenville, S.C. 

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Muslims did not have any place of worship in this area before 1989. They used to gather in Clemson University YMCA for Islamic education for children and larger gatherings. The Greenville mosque was established in 1989. It was rebuilt in 1995 after a fire which was caused by arson. There are about 1,500 Muslims within a 50-mile radius of Greenville. There are now are  three mosques: Greenville, Spartanburg and Clemson. There is a  full time school in Greenville up to eight grades and also Sunday School.

The Friendship Council is providing this program to promote unity by dispelling rumors and myths by replacing them with factual information, and is not intended to promote any religion.

– article submitted by Donna Tatnall