The Islam Exhibition is in Shelton this weekend. Intended as an introduction to the faith for both locals and non-Muslims, it profiled Islam through a series of exhibits and displays.
The most worthwhile element of it all was, I thought, the local Muslims, who acted as guides to the exhibition and who answered questions about the religion surprisingly candidly. I was very impressed.
Among the ‘guides’ were many local women – both converts and those raised in the faith. The prominent presence of these women - who responded in a relaxed way to visitors’ concerns about a perceived second-class role of women in Islam, among other questions – was another surprise for those of us who dropped in.
Zaynah and Aaliyah were even happy to have their photo taken.
Link: Islam Exhibition