The Birmingham Qur’an

When the Birmingham Quran was exhibited in the city, artist Mohammed Ali put together something that celebrated its discovery as one of the oldest in the world.

The Birmingham Quran, was not just something of historical significance, but it connected with so many spiritually in the city, so It felt appropriate to put on something that involved community voices and engaged with them in a meaningful way. Seeing and hearing these ancient scriptures bounce across the walls of the city’s museum as a unique immersive performance was truly a historic moment.

The people of Birmingham had come together that day to celebrate this important discovery of global significance.

Former Christian preacher speaks about Islam

Chaplain Abdurrahman Sykes, a former Christian preacher talks about why he embraced Islam.

Six dead in Quebec mosque shooting

Six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, according to Quebec Provincial Police. Eight people were injured. The attack, which took place at the city’s Quebec Islamic Cultural Center, is being investigated as an act of terrorism by police.

In what was described as a coordinated attack, witnesses say at least two gunmen wearing black fired indiscriminately into the dozens of worshipers — including families — in the mosque. Thirty-nine people who were at the mosque during shooting were unharmed, Christine Coulombe, spokeswoman of National Police of Quebec, said. Of the eight injured, six are described as being in critical condition.

Two people have been arrested, a police said at a news conference. One was captured near the mosque and the other was apprehended on a highway nearby. (Source)