When Nadia Mirza is asked in school why she wears a head covering, she sometimes thinks of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Muslim teen said that Mary helps her understand modesty and teaches her righteousness, honesty and piety.
The importance of Mary in both Islam and Christianity will be discussed on Saturday at an event sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a Groveport mosque.
The event, for women only, is open to all faiths and will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parsons Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 845 Parsons Ave.
Mirza, 16, a member of the Groveport mosque, plans to attend. “We’re trying to spread the word of Islam, of peace,” she said.
There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.