Minnesota Hosts Conference on Islam as a Way of Life

April 9, 2004

Source: Minnesota Public Radio


On April 9, 2004 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "This weekend between 500 to 1,000 Muslims from around the Midwest are expected in Minneapolis for a convention called, 'Islam, a Way of Life.' The convention is the first of its kind in the state. Organizers have two objectives: to help Muslims navigate their way through American life and help non-Muslims gain a better understanding of Islam...

The conference takes place during one of the holiest weeks in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hesham Hussein says the timing of the conference was coincidental -- this weekend just worked out best for the organizers. Muslims regard and respect Jesus as a prophet - but believe Muhammad to be the prophet and messenger of god's word. However, Hussein says Christians, Jews and Muslims all worship the same god."