Sweden: Know Prophet Day

Sweden: Know Prophet Day

Muslims in Sweden's fourth largest city are organizing on Saturday, July 18, a special day devoted to introducing the noble traits and characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) and addressing media-propagated misconceptions.
"We are presenting one of the world's most famous persons," Ibrahim Blicksjo, a spokesman for the organizers, told IslamOnline.net over the phone from Uppsala.

"Why? Because we want to spread his message to the people and to give them a fair chance to get to know him."

The day, themed "Muhammad, Messenger of God", is organized by the International Association of Science and Culture, and held in Stora Torget, the biggest square at the heart of the city.

The first of a kind in Sweden, the event will introduce the prophet to Swedes through his life story, message and merciful teachings.

"We will have speakers who will talk about Prophet Muhammad and his message," said Blicksjo.

"We want to shed light on his qualities and how he treated others around him. And most importantly, we want to tell the people what message he came with," he explained.

"We want to show them why we love him so much, what an extraordinary person he is."

The attendees, including local organizations and media outlets, will get free literature about the inspiring life of Prophet Muhammad and how he changed the course of human history.

"We have 10,000 brochures that we will hand out and we will also have books in more than 20 languages," said Blicksjo.

"People will also have the opportunity to ask us questions and get first-hand answers."


Source: Islam Online (English)

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