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This Mosque in Canada Welcomes LGBT and Non-Muslims With Open Arms To Join Them In Iftar.

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This Mosque in Canada Welcomes LGBT and Non-Muslims With Open Arms To Join Them In Iftar.

This Unity Mosque-Masjid el-Tawhid located in Canada not only welcomes Straight Muslims for their Iftar but also the LGBT or the people who have different faiths.

Where we are hearing about the incidents like Orlando Shooting and 90-year-old Hindu being thrashed in Pakistan for eating rice little to the people know that there is also some mosques which welcomes the LGBT or the Non-Muslims.

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For El-Farouk Khaki and the co-founders of the Unity Mosque, or the El-Tawhid  Juma Circle, it  is the most welcoming, inclusive space they could imagine, and one essential to Islamic identity.

According to Khaki.”There’s a notion, I think, out there that Muslim spaces are not welcoming, that they’re not inclusive, that they don’t embrace non-Muslims, or that women or LGBTQI people are somehow not welcome, And so this is an intentional space designed to actually bring everybody into it.” June 19 will see their 13th annual ‘Peace Iftar’ – an event where the ceremonial breaking of the Ramadan daily fast, but with guests who are Muslims and non-Muslims. Surprisingly, women and men are not separated, and they don’t even need to cover up with a vil,

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“It basically brings people together from different walks of life that end up having to sit next to each other and share a meal.”

Though his bold move is criticized by a lot people but he belives that Islam is capable of change.

“Islam is not a monolith and so when one space might speak to some Muslims, it’s not going to speak to all Muslims. And so what we’re finding is that a lot of people in Canada find that the traditional mosques are not speaking to them on a cultural or on a personal level,” he said.

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