HYDERABAD: In an attempt to clarify the misconceptions about Islam and send a message of communal harmony, a 400-year-old Masjid-e-Tawheed in Tolichowki opened its door for people across all religion and gender on Sunday.
For at least 10 hours, members of the congregation attended and addressed visitors across religion. They described them the basic tenets of the religion and its various features. The members also talked about misconceptions around the religion and how it was being “misrepresented by the media” – The New Indian Express reports.
In the congregation, a member, Abdullah Reddy said that the misconceptions came because the Quran is misunderstood. He said, “The Quran talks about peace and forgiving people, it is never about violence.”
During the event, the members particularly stressed on how Islam was not a religion of extremism. Another reason for organizing the event was, some members of the Masjid-e-Tawheed felt that Muslims are keeping themselves away from religion.
“Nowadays, people do not follow Islam according to the text. They don’t pray. We need to correct that,” said Tauseef, another member of the congregation.