By Glen Warchol
|Syrian scroll with Arabic caligraphy dating to the Middle Ages|
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and BYU always have had warm relations with the Muslim community, Hossain says (Iqbal Hossain, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake). A dozen or more Mormon students visit the Salt Lake mosque every Friday to learn about Islam, and the LDS Church offers meeting rooms in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City to the Islamic community. "There’s a lot of similarities between the Islamic and the Mormon communities, in terms of family values and the fundamental dos and don’ts of life," he says.