MUSLIM leaders are staging an exhibition in Hartlepool Central Library to highlight the teachings of the Holy Qur’an.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which has a mosque in Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, said it is seeking to dispel misconceptions following the wave of controversy that has raged since an American pastor publicly burned the Holy Qur’an.
The exhibition will highlight the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and will also display various translations of it including one in Braille.
The Holy Qur’an is a compilation of the verbal revelations given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years and includes codes for social and moral behaviour as well as prophecies for the future.
A competition will also be held throughout the exhibition which runs from this Saturday until Saturday, September 17, in which a translated copy of the Holy Qur’an and other Islamic teachings and verses can be won.
Tahir Selby, imam of the Brougham Terrace Mosque, said: “We are responding to the burning of our Holy Book in exact accordance with the true teachings of Islam – through peaceful means.
“We wish to remove some of the misunderstandings people have.”