The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (IAS) said Saskatoon is generally a tolerant and understanding community, but it’s important to continue offering opportunities to learn more.
“People do have a great understanding, and they’re very friendly,” Ilyas Sidyot, an imam with IAS, said.
“If we create more understanding, then lots of confusion and misinformation will be dispelled automatically.”
While the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan usually hosts such events at their mosque, this year it will be hosted at Saskatoon police headquarters.
“We do communicate with police regularly and they’ve offered us a gymnasium, which is a larger space,” Sidyot said.
“It will have easier access for people who work in the area, because it is a working day.”
There will be food from over 20 different countries and an activity on how to wear a hijab; the event will also feature presentations and booths on Muslim tradition.
Source: Global News