Islamic Center Hopes to Educate All About Their Religion

May 10, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

"As-Salamu Alaykum," said Dr. Malik Khan, welcoming a visitor to the Islamic Center of Boston. "Peace be unto you."

As president of the ICB, he'll join fellow Muslims on Saturday offering a traditional greeting to visitors of all faiths to celebrate with them the 30th anniversary of the Wayland center.

"We want to open our doors so people can get to know each other as people," said the Needham resident serving a third two-year term as president. "We are all facing complicated issues. Knowing each other better helps to reduce tension."

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., members are inviting visitors into the center at 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland, to meet them and learn about the beliefs and history of Islam, one of the world's great monotheistic religions with an estimated 1.5 billion adherents.