Earlier this year, Masjid Al-Madina were delighted and honored to have CBS NEWS visit Springfield, Ohio to document and bring awareness to our community. As faithful neighbors and followers of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him,) we were equally pleased to join our Christian brothers and sisters from Central Christian Church in a week-long interfaith dialogue to help bridge the gap between our two great faiths.
With the rising hostility and rhetoric consuming the politics and attention of today’s media, this mini-series demonstrates how civility and respectful dialogue can turn fears into friendships as well as promote an environment of tolerance. “Beyond Tolerance” can be viewed here or on CBSNEWS.com
We would like to thank Imam Yunus Lasania and Pastor Carl for leading both Muslim and Christian congregations on this journey towards understanding and community outreach. Special thanks also goes to Samina Ahmed and Dr. Akbar Mohammed for participating in the documentary and being active members of Masjid Al-Madina. May Allah SWT reward us for our efforts and continue to bless our community through strengthened friendships and peaceful dialogue.