21 Jun '16, 2am

Small Singapore Muslim community plays big role in religious harmony

Small Singapore Muslim community plays big role in religious harmony

SINGAPORE: Among the many exhibits at the Harmony Centre where visitors can learn more about Islam and the life of Muslims in this island state are 10 information panels with a special story behind them. The white panels are hung on a blue wall at the centre that’s housed in a two-storey building in the compound of the An Nahdhah Mosque at Bishan Street. The panels list basic information not just on Islam, but nine other religions practised in the country. According to the centre’s senior executive, Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, some Muslims were uneasy about this as they feel that mosques should strictly be about propagating Islam, not giving out information on other religions. As such, when the centre first opened in 2006, information about all the 10 religions practised in Singapore was “hidden”, printed inside drawers of a cabinet. Mohamed Imran To find out about a parti...

Full article: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/06/21/singapor...

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