Masjid Nagoya participated in “The 11th Meeting of Representatives of Masjids in Japan” at Waseda University. Details are as below.
Date & Time: February 10th (Sun.), 2019. 10:30-17:00
Venue: Waseda University, Waseda Campus, No. 1102 Room, Bldg.#26
Organizers: Institute of Multi-ethnic and Multi-generational Societies, Waseda University
Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University
Institute for Asian Muslim Studies, Waseda University
Theme: “Muslim Communities in the ‘Heisei’ period of Japan”
Prior to the discussion held amongst representatives of Masjids regarding “Succession/Inheritance of Heritage of Islam in Japan”, Masjid Nagoya had the honor of delivering a keynote speech. With detailed examples from the Masjid, the significant roles played by Japanese converts were emphasized. It was also mentioned that supporting Japanese converts and young Muslims is the key to a successful succession of Masjids to the next generation.
In the latter part of the meeting, young Muslims held a discussion on “The Future of Islam in Japan”. A new initiative, named the “Team Discussion”, was also organized. This was a beautiful gathering where we were enlightened with hopes that the next generation will take on the role of solidifying Islam in Japan.