Posted: May 19, 2018 7:57 pm
by aliihsanasl
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
aliihsanasl wrote:Church community and this connectedness to a priest and his group is a strong tie in Christianity, there is no such thing in Islam.

That's not true. Here in the Netherlands many mosques organise community events.

Its not mainstream Islam practice, being in a Christian country they organize such things to get together.

You cant find any groups in mosques unless there is a funeral at least here in Turkey.

Just because of this emptiness AKP government supported the opening of cafes, libraries in mosques but even that didnt work, praying with mosque community has more charity in Islam but even during daily prayers mosques are empty.

Only for Friday prayer they come together which is a must.

edit just realized that; a few years ago I was watching a documentary about 9/11 one of the hijackers visiting a mosque community had confused my mind its something not that common here in Turkey few radical groups have their own mosque and community but an ordinary Muslim rarely goes to a mosque except Friday.

I reached the same conclusion while watching that doc too, being in a Christian country those people turning it into a meeting place.