Social media at heart of mosque’s message
Scholars at workshop
A Rutherglen mosque held a workshop which highlighted the issues of social media and what techniques Muslims can use to convey the peaceful message of Islam.
The Minhaj ul Quran on Greenhill Road, held the retreat in the form of Al Hidayah, meaning the path of guidance, on Monday, January 2.
The workshop was organised jointly by the mosque and Al Hidayah UK to bring the excitement of learning in a fun and interactive way with mainly young people all over Scotland. Its aim was to discuss the broader vision of Minhaj ul Quran international and opportunities for young people to contribute.
Leading guest, Dr Hussein Qadri and world renowned Islamic scholar, Dr Tahir ul Qadri attended the workshop along with local Islamic scholar Sheikh Rehan Raza and Dr Zahid Iqbal, Al Hidayah organiser.
Sheikh Rehan Raza kicked off events by talking about social media and its interaction. He discussed the importance of social media and what techniques could be used to convey the true peaceful message of Islam and what best ways to challenge the media on misleading information.
This was followed by Dr Zahid’s presentation on how young people can become mentors to one another in better understanding the values and fulfilling of Minhaj ul Quran international.
At the end of the workshop, key speaker Dr Hussein addressed everyone by stating how the workshop should help everyone to engage positively in their societies. His main focus was on the importance of seeking the correct education to achieve success in their lives.
The event ended with the audience posing questions to Dr Hussein followed by a prayer for everyone.
Presentation Dr Zahid Iqbal speaks to the audience at the workshop