Posted May 11, 2018 05:18:00 When my son was born, the first thing he asked was “what’s this thing called a mosque?”
And my answer was, “Oh, I don’t know.
You have to ask my granddad.”
I’d never had a conversation about mosque and mosque-related things, because my son is like, “Why don’t you ask my dad?”
I wanted to start a conversation.
I had a long list of questions that I wanted answered, and I wanted the mosque to know that I was willing to be an honest broker.
The fact that I am not a politician, I didn’t know what to ask.
I just wanted the answer to be, “How do you plan to educate your kids about your religion?”
After that conversation, I realized that I didn’s mosque exist.
That’s when I knew that I had to create something.
I have been an advocate for interfaith, interfaith dialogue for decades.
My mother is Jewish, and she was an advocate and a leader of a coalition that formed when she became a mother, with a Muslim son and a Jewish daughter.
When I got married, I was the first woman to have my own mosque.
My wife was born in Canada, and we are the only Canadian families in the area that do not have a synagogue.
In a country where you’re supposed to celebrate Thanksgiving with family, that’s not a normal time of year for my family.
My son, who is now five, is the first of his generation to have a mosque in his family.
I decided to start the mosque because I was fed up with not having a place where he could go to school.
I think my son’s school district has a lot of Jewish students and Muslim students, and my son wants to have his own place where his friends can go to meet their families.
I started a facebook page and started getting messages from friends asking if I could put up a location.
We’re in the midst of getting a building that will serve a lot more people, and it will serve as a mosque.
I wanted my kids to have the opportunity to learn about religion and Islam.
I was hoping that they would be able to meet other Muslims in their neighborhood, to meet with their friends.
And I was thinking, If I do this, it’s going to make a difference.
And so that’s what I’ve been doing.
The mosque is part of my efforts to raise awareness about interfaith issues, and to provide a safe space for all of my Jewish friends to go to their Jewish schools.
As part of that effort, I have hosted a Jewish and interfaith conference, and at the conference, I’ve invited my family to participate.
We’ve been invited to go on a trip to New York, which will be the first time in the United States.
So that’s been a wonderful opportunity to be able share our faith with them.
It was a beautiful, emotional time for my son, for my wife, for all my family members, for me.
What was your first experience with interfaith relations in the community?
I didn, and so far, I haven’t had an interfaith experience with anyone.
We don’t have any interfaith interfaith meetings in the mosque.
We had a small group of Muslim people in the building, and they were very respectful, but they weren’t invited.
I don, in general, like to talk to people who are different, and if I can, I try to engage with them on a more personal level.
And at the mosque, I felt comfortable talking to them about our relationship.
It’s a difficult thing to do because they don’t really know our history.
They’re trying to understand it through history.
But at the same time, I think we need to have that dialogue because we’re here.
I’m very, very proud of my mosque.
It has a strong connection to my family and to my faith, and there is a lot going on in our community.
When did you decide to open the mosque?
It was the summer of 2013.
My parents had moved to the U.S. and were trying to decide where to live, so they started looking at apartments.
They asked me, “Do you want to live in the middle of the city?”
And I said, “Yeah, but I have a lot to do.”
And then I went to New Jersey.
It just felt like a natural step.
My husband and I have lived in New York for years, and he’s a huge Yankees fan.
When my parents came to New Yorks, we didn’t have many friends there, and that’s where my wife was going.
I felt like I needed a place for my kids.
I knew there was a lot that could be done, so I started looking for a place that could serve as the mosque of my family for a long time.
Why is the Harlem Mosque so popular?
The Harlem mosque is very