Alhamdulillah CMC hosted a second successful Open house of the year on Saturday, 04/22/2017, 2-4 pm drawing in attendees of different faith allowing for meaningful conversation with each other. It is imperative, perhaps now more than ever, that we build bonds in our community, and we need to do our part towards it.
We are thankful to our Charleston Mayor Mr. John Tecklenburg and his wife Mrs. Sandy Tecklenburg who graced the occasion with their presence taking out the time from their very busy schedule of the day. The Mayor shared few words of support and emphasized the message of strength in diversity and solidarity towards each other.
Our Guest speaker Imam Eesa Wood, kept the audience engaged and attentive by sharing the history of Islam, introduction to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and stressing the main message of Islam i.e. Worship of creator and Mercy to Creation. His thorough and insightful lecture was followed by an engaging Q and A session. The questions ranged from simple day to day routine question to some deep theological questions. The enthusiasm of the audience was very encouraging for us. More so over 50% of our audiences were returning attendees while the other 50% were first time visitors at mosque.
We ended our day by sharing ethnic foods and breaking the bread together getting to know each other on a more individual basis realizing we have much more in common than differences.
Results of some of our surveys that were submitted were as follows
Following are few of the actual responses of the guests as written on Survey
What did the guest found most useful
What was something interesting you learned at the Open House?
Some General Comments
Suggestions for future events
All community members are welcome to the get together and masjid sponsored dinner at Central Mosque of Charleston, this Saturday, January 28th. This Saturday’s community event starts at 6pm with a short talk by Imam Abdel Majed followed by the masjid sponsored dinner. So please come with your family to this event.