Friday, October 23, 2015

A Cultural Experience at Redstone

Redstone residents are proof positive that you’re never too old to learn and grow.  Recently, Dr. Salah A. Almoukamal, M.D. presented a program of “Spiritual Conversations: Islam Explained” at our North Huntingdon community.  We had over 50 attendees for this wonderful presentation. Dr. Almoukamal, President of the Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (Monroeville), shared information regarding Islamic practices and the Koran.  He also shared his journey to the United States from Syria, and his feelings regarding the conflict in Syria, where his parents still reside.  He talked about his children and their experience as Muslims in the public school system.  Many participants asked questions regarding Christian and Muslim relations in the United States, and the work Dr. Almoukamal does as President of his mosque in the Monroeville area.  The program was informative and spirited in its discussion.  These conversations are so important at any age as we build our communities and work together to build peace.  After the presentation the participants enjoyed a time of refreshments while the conversations continued.  Redstone offers many opportunities to stretch our minds and our hearts.  Come join the conversation!