“Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and thirst for knowledge made manifest by the life and practices of Prophet Muhammad”, said Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri, a reputed Islamic scholar while on his first visit to Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Qadri was addressing hundreds of attendees, both Muslim and non-Muslim, at the University of Utah on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Dr. Qadri went on to say that Islam is a peaceful religion that stands for co-existence with other faiths and that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) practiced peace and tolerance in word and deed.
The event titled “Islam and Peace”, the first ever of its kind in Salt Lake City, was sponsored by Al-Mustafa Foundation of Utah, the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and PICNA - Peace and Integration Council of North America.
Dr. Qadri was introduced by Alan Bachman, Assistant Attorney general and Chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable. The program concluded with an absorbing Q & A session that affirmed the keen interest of the audience. The event proved a great success and the management of Al-Mustafa Foundation of Utah deserve much appreciation for their hard work and commitment.