To the editor:
I want to thank the Islamic Center of Lawrence for the open house on April 8.
From arrival to exit, the folks there were so welcoming and helpful. We heard a presentation on Islam, including the articles of faith; the Quran; the responsibility to do charity work; fasting during Ramadan; Sharia; women’s issues and human rights. We learned that 30 refugee families have been resettled in Kansas City, thanks to the coordination by the Islamic community.
Although I could not stay for the entire time, a nutritious meal was offered to everyone following the presentation and prayers. Thank you, Islamic Center, for welcoming us so warmly!