Rydal Penrhos pupils learn more about Islam from Imam visit
10th February 2016

A group of Colwyn Bay school pupils got to learn more about Islam when a local Imam visited recently.

Imam Mohammad, who is based at the Conwy Islamic Centre in Llandudno Junction, spoke to Year 10 pupils at Rydal Penrhos on Friday, January 22 as part of their Religious Studies curriculum.

In addition the Imam, who was invited to the school by chaplain Rev’d Nick Sissons, also spoke in-front of the school at their morning service at St John’s Church.

During the talk Imam Mohammad described what the word Islam meant, the diverse way Muslims lead their lives and the three levels of devotion associated with the religion.

He also discussed various ethical issues such as euthanasia, abortion and organ transplant, and the various differing opinions surrounding each controversial subject from Muslims.

Pupil Imogen Camp, said: “The Imam also shared his opinions on ISIS, claiming that they are not true Muslims, as a true believer would never commit the atrocities that ISIS has. 

“We would all like to thank Imam Mohammad for taking the time to visit, and we hope to see him again sometime in the future.”

The visit was arranged during a trip to the Islamic Centre by Year 6 Prep School pupils in November.

Rev’d Sissons, added: “I was also delighted that the Imam accepted the invitation to come and speak in chapel in the senior school to help build bridges of trust and understanding between our two communities.”

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