SHAFAQNA -Â Students from Padua College, Mornington, Australia, had a glimpse into the world of Islam during a visit to a mosque in Langwarrin.Â
For the second year in a row, the college students had visited the Bait-ul-Salam Mosque where they were delivered a talk about the basic teachings of Islam by Iman Syed Wadood Janud.Â â€œThe purpose of this visit is to educate young Australians about Islam, and repelling any misconception and negative perceptions they have,â€ Mosque Spokesperson Soofi Aziz said.Â
Visiting the mosque in a number of batches over two days, 300 students were told by Iman Janud that Islam is â€œa religion that teaches peace, tolerance and harmonyâ€.Â
He spoke about how Islamic teachings related to a Muslimâ€™s daily life through prayer, celebrations, the â€œIslamic concept of charityâ€ and pilgrimage to Makkah.Â
â€œAnyone who commits a barbaric act or any form of terrorism in the name of Islam has nothing to do with its true teachings,â€ Iman Janud told the students.Â
He said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had â€œchampioned religious freedom, womenâ€™s rights, and worked tirelessly to establish peace and tolerance in the societyâ€.Â
While at the mosque, the Padua students were shown an exhibition of the Qurâ€™an and Islamic literature as well as banners displaying teachings from the Qurâ€™an on science, cosmology, love, brotherhood, peace and humanity.