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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Allah Kore Cumhuriyeti'yi Korusun, Part VI: Daegu Islamic Center

Err... Are we watching Yuru Yuri Islamic version during this holy month?

We're in the month of Ramadan, 9th Month in Islamic Calendar which the Muslims fasting from dawn until dusk. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Now, I will introduce one of the Islamic Center in Korea which is Daegu Islamic Center.

Daegu Islamic Center (DIC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian religious, educational and cultural organization located in 3 Waryong Avenue 54th Street/Waryongno 54-gil, Jukjeon-dong 202-6 beonjiDaegu Dalseo-guSouth Korea. Daegu Islamic Center consists of organization: Masjid Uthman ibn Affan and Daegu Institute of Islamic Studies.

The Daegu Institute of Islamic Studies (DIIS) provides a comprehensive curriculum that offers students a broad range of both academic and religious subjects, including Qura’nic and Islamic Studies, and English Language. This institute is going extend education program providing Korean Language, Mathematics & Computers, Science, Social Studies classes. All these courses are free for both Muslim and Non-Muslim children. The institute has moved quickly to establish a strong academic program where children are challenged to learn and excel academically. DIIS striving to provide the best education, in a secure Islamic environment, through the knowledge and application of the Quran and Sunnah.

Masjid Uthman ibn Affan is bestowed from the third caliph of Rashidun Caliphate (Khulafa' Al-Rasyidun), Uthman ibn Affan, the person who compiled the Noble Quran into the unified, authoritative text that is known today as Rasm Uthmani (The Uthmanic Codex). Services provided by the Masjid Uthman ibn Affan include congregational prayers, Ramadan Iftaars and Taraweeh Prayers, a Sunday school, Eid programs, educational lectures, and interfaith activities. The Masjid services the Muslim community of Daegu, Gyeongsan and Waegwan-eup, Chilgok, although people travel to get to this center from as far away as Seoul and Busan. Center's membership includes many ethnic groups and represents Muslims from all over the world.

Daegu Islamic Center is accessible by using DTRO Line 2 to Station 224: Jukjeon (Old Hospital)/죽전역 (구병원)/竹田驛 (舊病院).