The masajids, the mosques, the madarassas and other houses of Allah are all vital in spreading the authentic message of Islam to the masses at large.
This year, at Kowloon Masjid’s annual Open Day, organised by the Dawah Committee of Kowloon Masjid, a new record was set as more than 1,000 people from all walks of life came through the doors of the masjid to know more about the masjid and more importantly about Islam. At certain points of the day, visitors had to be told to wait outside the masjid until the crowd inside eased out.
Non-Muslim local Chinese Hong Kongers were amongst the main people in the attendees but there were non-Muslims also from the likes of Australia, Switzerland, UK, China and others comprising of all different faiths including Christians, Atheists and Buddhists.
They commentated on the event by saying:
“It’s great to be able to come inside the Masjid.
I knew nothing about Islam but now I know.
There should be more such events.”
Muslim volunteers, men and women, from the masjid and also from outside the masjid, including those from Muslim Council of Hong Kong, came together to bring about vibrant atmosphere in welcoming the guests while attending to their different needs. A sizeable number of volunteers were also from Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College teachers and students.
Along with displaying various Islamic banners entailing a number of Islamic beliefs and principles, there was also a hijab try-out room, an Arabic name calligraphy stall and of course refreshments including samosas and tea.
“Invite (mankind, O Muhammad) to the way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’ān) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided”
A number of healthy conversations took place between the Muslims and the Non-Muslims allowing both to put forward their belief system with the pursuit of seeking the real truth.
Such events are undoubtedly always a success no matter which part of the world they may be and it goes without saying there needs to be more of them on a regular basis.
“And who is better in speech than he who [says: ‘My Lord is Allaah (believes in His Oneness),’ and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah’s (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: ‘I am one of the Muslims.’”
We ask Allah to accept this service from the volunteers, keep them motivated to continue this deed and guide those who received the message.