Community leaders look to unite religions at lecture in Upton Park

From left to right: Mirza Tahir Ahmed, Shibli Zakaria, Mirza Fazal ur Rehman, Abdul Manan Tahir

From left to right: Mirza Tahir Ahmed, Shibli Zakaria, Mirza Fazal ur Rehman, Abdul Manan Tahir - Credit: Archant

Community leaders from across the borough have taken part in a lecture looking at the role of religion in the world and ways to promote peace and harmony.

The event on Sunday, December 1, chaired by Ameer Mirza Fazal ur Rehman, featured discussions about Islam, the Quran and the work of the Humanity First charity, which helps countries who have suffered from natural disasters.

He said: “The fundamental teaching of Islam is peace and this is the teaching of all other religions.

“If followers of all religions act on their basic and original teaching of their religion, they can create peaceful and harmonized society.”

East Ham Community Lead Cllr Lakmini Shah, was one of the 150 people to attend the meeting at Baitul Ahad mosque, in Upton Park, and she praised the efforts made to bring people of different religions and backgrounds together.


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