The Islam Experience Centre (IXC) is a private initiative from the Islamic community from The Netherlands. The idea of “doing something” about the growing gap between Muslims and non-Muslims came about a few years ago. Over the years, both the moral and financial support for the project grew and finally the organization was a fact.
The IXC focuses on promoting understanding and empathy between different population groups. This is done by focusing on religious and cultural literacy.
Removing inaccurate ideas and fears about Islam, by pointing to the positive historical practice and entering into a constructive dialogue, form the fundamental principles in this regard. The aim is to contribute to a more harmonious society. A necessary goal in these times of polarization and radicalization.
Joram van KlaverenIslam Experience Centre
Rotterdam, april 2021
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"Wow! This was a life changing experience. Islam no longer frightens me. On the contrary.”Elisabeth Vermeer, college student
“I think this project is one of the most effective ways to counter islamophobia.”Marco Bodegraven, high school teacher
“Before this experience I didn’t know Islam meant so much for the development of human civilization.”Monique Jansen, high school student
“Just one word: fantastic! I want to see it again.”Patrick de Schier, primary school pupil
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” [Quran 2:261]