Thursday, 02 June 2016 00:00
Hiroshima Musalla is located in Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan.
Insha'Allah, the musalla is open for daily prayers to make it convenient for Muslims who are looking for a place to pray in Hiroshima. If you happen to be in the time of a prayer during your visit to Hiroshima City, please feel free to use the musalla. The mushala is also serving for weekly Jumu’ah Prayer which usually starts between 12:30 – 12:45 JST.
For a detailed information on access/directions, contact, etc., please visit here.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00
On 7th Nov. 2015, Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center co-hosted the first annual intercultural forum organized by Takeda high school- Interact Club. As the theme was “ISLAM”, HICC with the efforts of the Muslim community involved in most of the forum’s events. That was to introduce the Islam and Islamic culture to the attendees who were about 60 high school students.
The curiously was clear within the students eyes, they were wondering about this new experience, members of the Islamic community were ready to show the true values of Islam to the visitors.
It was lunch time when the students arrived and a Halal-food was served to the attendees in the dining hall of the center. Lots of community members were racing to give the best to the students, the main menu was Indonesian food with deserts from Arab and Bangladesh.
After the lunch, the students went for a short tour into the cultural center, in groups, they visited the main prayer hall and other facilities such as the seminar rooms and the library. A short introductory and explanation was delivered at each visited place.
The event continued but this time outside the Islamic center, it was conducted in JICA, a nearby facility that offers many halls for cultural exchange. The students were given a glance on how colorful Islam is in terms of its structure and cultures it contains, two sessions were given to show this view
1- Living in a Muslim Country –by Ms. Shinkawa Misae (JICA)
2- “Islam & Japan: A Growing Relationship” by Dr. Iyas Salim, PhD, Doshisha University (Islamic Civil Society）
During the sessions various communities of our Muslim society (Arab, Indonesian, Malaysia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh) explained about their cultures by delivering presentations and showing customs, photos and handmade stuff. This part was a stand-style exhibition and lasts for an hour. Students were so excited about the diversity under the Islam rule and interacted with some of the shown items.
At the end, the event closed with “what we learned” by representatives from different schools.
Chugoku Shinbun talked about the event in Monday’s issue (10 Nov. 2015)
We would like the Takeda high school – interact club (Special thanks for Mr. Ashley) for inviting us to such a nice event.
Here, we list some of the students’ comments
① How did your image of Islam change?
- My image of Muslims as “scary” is completely gone. When I found that they have a rule about helping people in need, it was replaced with an image of a very nice and kind people.
- They were so nice and friendly; exactly the opposite of the image in the media. I want to learn more.
- The image I had going in was turned exactly on its head. I really changed my mind.
② What most impressed you?
- Not to swallow whole what we see in the media
- Entering a Mosque for the first time was very nice. I wanted to see a prayer
③ What do you want to say to the people at the cultural center?
- It changed the way I think about Islam
- You taught me many things I couldn’t have learned on my own. Thank you
- Now I will think of ways that I can get rid of stereotypes and tell people how Muslim people really are
④ Free Comment
- We were in Japan, but I felt we went to a different country
- Muslims really value education
Thursday, 05 November 2015 00:00
Takeda High School Interact Club is organizing
The 1st Annual Intercultural Forum
Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center will contribute to this event where the theme of this year is Islam.
1. Place：ＪＩＣＡ, 3 Chome-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0046
2. Time：November, 7th, 13:30am to 5:30pm
3. Participants：English, Peace, and Int’l. Relations-related clubs in Hiroshima Pref. High Schools
4. Co-sponsors： The Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center, JICA Chugoku
5. Purpose：Through interactive activities, to increase cross-cultural understanding
6. Methodology：Giving students the opportunity to communicate directly with people from different cultures
7. Keynote Address：Dr. Iyas Salim、PhD、Doshisha University（Islamic Civil Society） Speech Title: “Islam & Japan: A Growing Relationship”
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:00
All praise is due to Allah, Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center held a cultural event called the Friendship Day. The goal of the event is to build a friendship relation with the Japanese society, especially the neighbors of the center. We welcomed the guests with a welcome speech from the chairman of the event and the director of HICC. Then, we had the lunch consisting of different traditional dishes from different countries. Along with that, guests exchange the ideas, thoughts and comments with us.
After the lunch, the guests had a tour in the Islamic center. The way of prayer was explained, and they saw the Duhur prayer. Then, other facilities, such as the library, of the center were introduced.
Again, guests return back to the dining hall; they enjoyed a snack & tea party having a free discussion with members of our society.
The event was covered by Chugoku Shimbun (newspaper)
We would like to thank guests for joining us. Our appreciation is for the organizers of the event, especially Japanese Muslims society for their hard efforts. Thanks also for all who support the event by preparing different kinds of food and sweets.
Saturday, 06 June 2015 00:00
場所 : 広島イスラーム文化センター
時間 : 12:00 - 15:00 住所 : 東広島市西条町田口2786ー1
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Sunday, 29 June 2014 00:00
Date: 29th Jun. 2014.
Time: 11:00 – 17:00.
Place: Hiroshima University – HigashiHiroshima Campus.
It was the first chance for the Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center (HICC) to take part in the annual Yukata Matsuri event held in Hiroshima University (Higashi Hiroshima Campus).
The main activity in HICC booth was introducing both the Arabic alphabet and Arabic calligraphy to the Japanese people. In addition, a gallery of photos was displayed so that visitors can get to know about the HICC and its activities.
The number of visitors who attended our stand was approximately 100 people including children and adults with a wide range of professions. After trying to write Arabic letters, the visitor could ask for his/her name to be written in a beautiful Arabic calligraphy by a professional calligrapher from HICC.
Some impressions from the visitors are:
- “Writing Arabic letters was difficult, but exciting”,
- “I get to understand how difficult is it to learn the handwriting of a foreign language”, etc.
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00
Date: 6th Sep. 2014.
Time: 10:00 – 14:00.
Place: Hiroshima International Plaza (HIP).
Grabbing the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Japanese community, Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center joined the "Amazing World Culture Festival." organized by Hiroshima International Plaza (HIP) through the Arabic calligraphy corner.
The main contents were introducing and practicing the Arabic calligraphy, and, at the same time, introducing the Islamic cultural center and its activities. The team was formed up of 7 persons; the calligrapher and other 6 assistants.
Almost 80 attendees of the festival visited our corner including adults and kids. The assistants introduced the Arabic alphabet to the visitors and taught them how to write their names in Arabic. Moreover, the visitors have their names written by the calligrapher onto cards leaving them with a happy feeling after seeing their names decorated with the beauty of the Arabic font.
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