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Dear Mr Tai,
ISLAMIC CULTURAL AWARENESS COURSE
I attended the course mentioned above at Edinburgh Mosque on 7 Dec last.
As recorded in the evaluation sheet at the time, I personally found the entire course very informative. I was ignorant of Islamic matters and curious to know more. However, for me the course turned out to be as much of an experience as a learning forum – especially the visit to the Mosque prayer hall, both before (when you discussed practices and building features in such detail) and during mid-day prayers.
The Handout you supplied has been useful since, and having to complete the questionnaire at the beginning of the course was a telling way of identifying – in my case – the limited extent of my knowledge and misconceptions. I found your often mentioning the distinction between Muslim cultural practice and Islamic principle a valuable reminder.
I appreciated the opportunity to ask questions, however naïve. The range of questions from participants was amazing.
I do hope many others have the opportunity of attending a course such as yours. It seemed to me that it promoted enlightenment – which can only be to the benefit of us all.
These are of course my personal comments but I have let my superiors know how valuable I thought my attending the course was for me as an employee.