Saturday, 7 June 2008

Al-Noor Exhibition

We came across this free exhibition in the town hall whilst out for a stroll this morning and I was intrigued. Brothers outside were welcoming non-Muslims from the busy shopping centre with promises of free food and a gift bag. We decided to go and have a look and it turned out to be an excellent event arranged by one of the local Islamic schools, Al-Noor. They had used the Exhibition Islam materials which I have seen before at other events and which are beautifully produced to provide information on everything about Islam: its beliefs, its history, its art and architecture and key Muslim figures such as scientists and mathmeticians. Inside we were treated to a wonderful rendition by Al-Noor students of some of Zain Bhika's nasheeds. This later changed to a brother giving a talk about Islam, which was interesting, but I must say that the people visiting were tending to stop to listen to the singers.



These Quran were all in different languages including Braille mash'Allah.

A large part of the exhibition was given over to Islamic clothing and style and also to art work from the Islamic world.





There was also a henna art and "try on hijab" stalls which were a great idea but also had a great look as that corner of the hall was transformed with low lighting, cushions and throws into a eastern boudoir. A "Medicine of the Prophet" type stall offered beautifully displayed dates, figs, olives and honey. A play-area was provided for little ones with tables for children to paint clay pots and plates and a design a prayer mat activity. There were also Islamic children books and toys on display.


The food was also great and kept us going till we got home.


Alhamdulillah it was a lovely. I saw the goody bags being given away and they included copies of the Quran in English. I asked one of the sister who had paid for the event and she told me that each stall-holder had paid for their bit. All I can say is may Allah (SWT) reward all of these brothers and sisters for all of their effort and may they see the fruits of it insh'Allah.

2 comments:

  1. Fashionista09 June, 2008

    wow that food looks well tasty! normally they give rubbish stuff out... also looks like a good way for people to see diff aspects of islam and if girls are thinking about wearing a hijab, great ideas!

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  2. Hey little sis,
    the food was gorgeous, but we paid as it wasn't meant for us. It was a really nice event. The silver bling goblet was nice too. I can just see me putting my hijab pins in there.

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