The Central Mosque of Charleston is actively pursuing interfaith dialogues and community outreach programs. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit our Mosque individually or as a group. School or College teachers are also welcome to bring their class for visit.
For any special requests of visit to the Mosque or a presentation at your institute, please call the Mosque phone number, 843-720-8614. Leave a message if no one answers and we will try to reach you as soon as possible.
Islam’s Holy Book, The Quran and teachings and life examples of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) direct Muslims to have caring, kind, hospitable and generous relations with every human being, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, language, culture or what have you. It asks Muslims to establish a social association special only to Christians and Jews. Examples of such association are permission of marrying chaste women among them and giving explicit permission to eat their food.
The verses in the Holy Quran forbid Muslims to insult anything that is viewed as a deity by any religion, regardless of whether it is a person, a stone, a stick or a tree.
The verse 2:256 of the Quran says:
Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.
Islam wants its adherents to be just to every human being.
“Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression.” (The Quran 5:2).
“And do not let ill-will towards any folk incite you so that you swerve from dealing justly. Be just; that is nearest to heedfulness” (The Quran 5:8).
Muslims are asked to be truthful, trustworthy, humble, kind and generous. They are asked to repel evil with goodness, control their anger, and be forgiving. Some of the sayings of the Prophet are:
- “To remove something harmful from the road, is charity.”
- “Charity erases sins just as water extinguishes fire.”
- “He is not a perfect believer, who goes to bed full and knows that his neighbor is hungry.”
- “Show mercy to people on earth so that Allâh will have mercy on you in heaven.”
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