On Tuesday, July 21, the Farmington Libraries will host a presentation on the peaceful tenets of Islam and a discussion of terror group ISIS from the point of view of the larger Muslim community. This event will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.
ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq & Syria, has been prominent in the news in recent years, claiming to represent Islam as whole. Our three presenters, religious scholars and educators, will detail how the wider Islamic community differs from this extremist group. They will discuss, among other things, how the name Islam derives from the word ‘Salaam,’ which means ‘peace’ in Arabic; how the Quran, the Muslim holy book, and the Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), expound justice, tolerance, peace, and love for one’s neighbors.
In this short presentation, learn the tenets of Islam, the origin of religious justification used by ISIS to kill Muslims and people of other faith groups, and hear the perspective of practicing Muslims in your community.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this program by calling the library at 860-673-6791, using the online registration form, or visiting the Information Services Desk.
The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.