“Mayor of London Sadiq Khan…said that it’s the duty of Muslims to reach out to non-Muslims and explain the real positive nature of Islam to dispel the wrong perceptions about Islam and Muslims.” Great. But in this case, it was the non-Muslims of St. James Church, Piccadilly, who reached out to Muslims. It isn’t as if a mosque invited Christians in for a Christian celebration. When that happens, Khan can honestly speak about Muslims reaching out to non-Muslims.
LONDON: History was made when a centuries-old church in London not only opened its doors for Muslims to break their fast at the church but also organised a prayer session and Iftari for hundreds of Muslims and the church leaders fasted alongside Muslims to promote interfaith harmony.
St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, joined hands with the City Circle to invite more than 400 Muslims as well as followers of other faiths for a grand interfaith Iftar dinner and invited London’s new Mayor Sadiq Khan as the guest speaker.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who has been fasting and famously broke his fast on stage during the European Union referendum national debate on the BBC, said that it’s the duty of Muslims to reach out to non-Muslims and explain the real positive nature of Islam to dispel the wrong perceptions about Islam and Muslims. He told the audience that it was important for Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, Christians and others to come together and beat poverty and inequality in London as all faiths stressed on the need of serving humanity and ending poverty and injustice in all forms.
Speaking to Geo News, Sadiq Khan said that it was a matter of pride for him that a London church had organised an interfaith Iftar dinner and invited him and others to break their fast in expression of harmony and solidarity and also to raise money for the homeless people who need the help of everyone….