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Scottish Church In The UK Where Muslim Worshippers Are Allowed To Pray (Photos)

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Scottish Church In The UK Where Muslim Worshippers Are Allowed To Pray (Photos)

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April 26, 2013 – Scottish Church In The UK Where Muslim Worshippers Are Allowed To Pray (Photos)

A Scottish church has become the first in the UK to share its premises with Muslim worshippers.

According to Daily Mail, St John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen now welcomes hundreds of Muslims praying five times a day in their building as the nearby mosque was so small that they were forced to worship outside.

The minister of St John’s, Rev Isaac Poobalan, has handed over part of the church hall to Chief Imam Ahmed Megharbi and the imam has led prayers in the main chapel.

Rev Poobalan said today that he would not be true to his faith if he did not offer to help.

Rev Poobalan, 50, said being surrounded by Islam while growing up in India helped break down the divide for worshippers of two religions praying together in Aberdeen.

Sheikh Ahmed Megharbi of the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid mosque said: ‘What happens here is special and there should be no problem repeating this across the country.

‘The relationship is friendly and respectful.’

St John’s is part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is part of the Anglican Communion and distinct from the presbyterian Church of Scotland.

The relationship between the mosque and St John’s has developed over the past few years.

On Christmas Eve 2010 both opened their doors for prayers, food and socialising.

In 2011, the church and mosque teamed up to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA.

Verses were read from both the Bible and the Koran to commemorate those who died.

There have been cases of Christians allowing Muslims to pray in their churches in parts of America.

In 2011, two Florida churches were criticised for opening their doors to Muslim groups.

But Church leaders believe the move in Aberdeen is a first for the United Kingdom.

The level of religious tolerance is amazing.

[Credit: Daily Mail UK]



  1. Bigdaddy

    April 26, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    This is a share tolerance of religion, come to think of it, can any Imam in saudi, Iraq, Iran, east London, north Africa, pakistan, agfanistan, malaysia, etc, allow Christian to worship in there mosque, pls be yr brothers keeper always

    • desire

      April 27, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      I luv d white ppl dyr mentality differx 4rm ourx……I fynk dix willi gud nd hope it changex so many tynx; xo api 4d newx xo gud 2 hear we still av some geniue chrxtnx out dy who knws wat ISLAM standx 4 nd doesnt regard muslimx as terriorxt nd as BOKO HARAM…..peace letx embrace it!!!

  2. habibat okasime

    April 27, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    making refreses wont help lets pray 4 d betterment of dis nation nd 4gt hu is doin d right nd hu does d wrng….. May God help us all

  3. Amina

    April 27, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Thats very good, we always pray for peace all over the globe

  4. U6me2

    April 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    I am not here to judge. But the word of God must be fulfilled. Why should light and darkness be friend??? Anyone that say Jesus is not the son of God, is a liar and is already condemned. I am not in support of such act. We can bring peace to ourselve by creating room for those that accept that Jesus is not the son of God by contributing to their such of developmnt. Let God only be praise. I rest my case

    • desire

      April 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      Common dude wen will u bigup dix is 24th century, kindly explain dix darknexx nd lyt of a tyn, cox 4me all i cld sence frm ya wordx nw ar jst wordx of lucifa who av been in hell nd darknexx 4long….embrace peace nd tolerance d kingdom of God is @ hand!!!!

  5. Lanre Ajadi

    April 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    It’s sheer ignorance on the part of the Christians. ‘What communion has light with darkness?’ Jesus said ‘I am the way, the truth and the light, no one comes unto the Father EXCEPT BY ME’ So if the church cares about the lives of these people, they shd not allow them to continue in a way from the one Jesus described in His own words. Tolerance or no tolerance, by the truth and sell it not.

  6. Love

    April 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    If the pastor of these churches can not preach Christ to these Moslems and their imams, but rather allowing them to turn their churches to mosques, a thing Moslems will never do or allow on their own part, then those churches are no more churches and it is just a matter of time before these Christians are over powerd and their churches plus members converted to Islam and mosques.

    They will do it by force and by killings if there should be any resistance

    Those churches and their pastors need to be saved. They have not known Jesusmin the real sense of it

    They are religious men and not born again

    No spirit of God in them

    Very carnal and flesh

    They need to repent and let chuch be church and mosques be mosques

    Light and darkness are not same at all and the two worship can ne’er flow

    It is good we love one another but we must not compromise

    Let your shine to the world please Christians.

  7. Jude jude

    April 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Abeg let dem carry go jare, dat is wat we re seeking for in dis Nation?” is only for naija dat we hate ourselfs so much cos of relgn” saytie christain and muslim go worship 2geda saytie!!!!!!

  8. amina Inuwa

    April 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Do ur part and leave d rest to God. Is not only by acceptin dat jesus is d son of God dat granties u d kingdom of God, rather ur DEEDs as a good example. Unity plays a vital role

  9. langalanga

    April 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    is plane to be a friend, but what he like let him do it a pastor.

  10. langalanga maikyauta

    April 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM


  11. Ogechris

    April 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    The pastor must have collected money from those muslim worshipers!

  12. Abdullateef

    April 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Allowing muslims to pray in a church is not a big deal, that is just the way things should be. Prophet Mohammed (SAW) once invited the Christians of Najran to pray in his mosque. They slept in the Prophet’s mosque and offered prayers according to their faith without harrassment. The fact that this cannot happen in Nigeria is an indication of our shallow knowledge of Islam and should not be seen as a taboo in Islam.

  13. Vincent oliver

    April 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Dis is madness of highest order…….wat commune do light have wit darkness…….godly n ungodly…….dis is total madness

  14. Rahman

    April 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    We all worship same God….

  15. Karim akim

    April 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Thatx exactly what d problem of we nigerian.praying together as one totaly mean love and unity.for a deep man of God to allow muslim to pray in his church mean he has seen d good vision abt let us stop saying darkness and light cant come together.and who is d darkness? We muslim know much abt Jesus more thwn we respect anf honour him as a true son of mary and a wonderful messanger of the great God

  16. Wani25

    April 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    @Ogechris do u think it’s naija were people collect money.

  17. Truth

    April 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    I think why the Rev. allowed our brothers to the church to pray in their churches is that he learnt that such prayer was done in the bible: book of Nehemaih 8 vs 4-6.
    Most Christian don’t know this just do urself a favour by reading the verses and verify it by any closest mosque to u or on the youtube. How muslim pray?
    Let’s remember that the great teacher JESUS peace be upon him said:
    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but fulfil them. Matthew 5 vs 17. The is no God but the One that all prophets worship the One and Only God. U MOST NOT HAVE ANY OTHER GOD BUT ME. (Exodus 20 vs 3).

  18. U6me2

    April 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    And who told u we serve dsame God?

  19. Ulunta Christian Ogechukwu

    April 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    His not a pastor his a priest! He collected money from them or his ignorant of what the Holy Bible says!

  20. dave

    April 28, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    All knees must bow and all tongues confess that Jesus is the Lord. Rest my case.

  21. gabe

    April 28, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    All terrorist activities, from the maghreb, to sudan, to.
    somalia, to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan to.
    Pakistan are all associated with mainstream.
    Islam.The hatred being generated worldwide.
    against mUslIms is a good sign. It means that.
    collective effort will be generated to end their.
    mindless bigoted jihadism. Islam is 100% terrorism and only a blind fool will argue it.
    The plans of boko haram.
    to islamize Nigeria will not prosper.

  22. Agades

    April 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Islam and Christianity are two different religions. In as much as I believe in tolerance which is a good aspect of the Christian doctrine. I am totally against the idea of both bodies sharing the same venue. The next thing the muslims will be planning to take over the church where they worship due to their lack of tolerance, tyranny, oppression, manipulation and violence. Give them a yard and they take a mile.

  23. james

    April 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    See them..9ja mentality,dunno when u Guyz would stop dis hatred…I don’t c anything wrong in what d revrend did ooo…That means PEACE..and u people should just let is learn from it instead of condenming it…stop dis hatred and let 9ja move forward…

  24. ono

    May 2, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    There’s nothing wrong with sharing the same premises with our muslim brother for prayin but they only need to realise that only new tastament is the way to our God.

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