Canada: Calgary Ahmadiyya mosque provides support for â€˜Country Thunderâ€™ music festival
Something extraordinary happened in Calgary this last weekend,Â it wasÂ reported in Canadian media.
AccordingÂ to the report, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Baitun Nur Mosque donated space for the â€œCountry Thunderâ€ music festival on its property and hosted music festival’s certain facilities in the mosque Parking lot.
â€œItâ€™s awesome having this right by,â€ crew member Alex Stevens said, according to the Global News. â€œSuch hospitality helps us out.â€
Mosque leader Sultan Mahmood told Global News the festivalâ€™s opening day came at a busy time.
“Friday is a special day and we have the Friday prayers,â€ Mahmood said. â€œSo a lot of people are here on Fridays. Itâ€™s the busiest day at the mosque.â€
Music festival organizers had agreed to turn down the volume during prayer times, which occur five times a day.
At the mosqueâ€™s request, festivalÂ organizers said no alcohol was brought onto the mosqueâ€™s property.
Alex Stevens reportedly told Global News they respected the request and Mahmood had also acknowledged saying â€œI think we should be fine.â€
Stevens thanked Mahmood for hosting, who responded: â€œWe wish you best of luck for the program.â€
The Country Thunder festival ran Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21.
WATCH BELOW: Organizers of the â€œCountry Thunderâ€ music festival are getting a bit of help from some of their neighbours in northeast Calgary. As Gil Tucker shows us, festival crew members are grateful for the support.
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Source/Credit:Â Global News