23 Aug '11, 1pm

Promoting greater understanding of Islam among non-Muslims

Promoting greater understanding of Islam among non-Muslims

Minister Yaacob Ibrahim is the Guest Of Honour at the Reopening of Refurbished Harmony Centre cum and Interfaith Iftar. -- PHOTO: BH By Jennani Durai A refurbished Harmony Centre was opened on Tuesday evening by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs before an inter-faith Iftar (breaking fast) event. The centre, an initiative of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) to promote greater understanding of Islam among non-Muslim Singaporeans and to strengthen inter-religious harmony, was first opened during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan five years ago. Centre head Ustaz Ali Atan said that the refurbished centre had new physical exhibits - including sections on 'Islam and Inter-faith Relations' and 'Islam and Civilisation' - as well as expanded existing sections. Representatives from the Int...

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