Onboard Workshop – the Basic Concepts of Islam –
Samiha Arshad, a Global Espanol and English Training (GET) instructor introduced participants to the basic concepts of Islam through a short presentation and discussion session.
She explained the different beliefs and customs which are central to the religion, as well as practices such as Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during daylight hours for a period of 30 days to develop patience and empathy for those who live in hunger and poverty. “I was fascinated to hear that Muslims all pray facing the same direction.
I love the idea of millions of strangers across the world being united through this simple act”, commented Horiba Maki, a participant who attended the event.