Perspective: Teach students about Islam | Talha Ahmed

Perspective: Teach students about Islam | Talha Ahmed

Perspective: Teach students about Islam | Talha Ahmed

The Holy Prophet once said that killing one man is as if killing all of mankind. Now, how can we still believe that these so called “jihadists” are even close to what the actual teaching of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet are?

Will the next generation of Americans understand the true Islam is a religion of peace?
In this day of age, Islamophobia is at its highest level, and instead of teaching our kids that Islam does not teach mass murder or even insulting someone, we as a society are too afraid. The Tennessee State Board of Education is poised to approve new social studies standards for middle schools that would reduce instruction on Islam. Now this does not solve a problem but instead ruins the mentality of the child as they grow up. Once they hear the media portraying Islam as religion of hatred instead of peace and love, they will no longer be able to tell whether what’s right or wrong, is it the society or the religion?

We need to be able to differentiate between extremism and the actual teachings of the religion. The Holy Prophet once said that killing one man is as if killing all of mankind. Now, how can we still believe that these so called “jihadists” are even close to what the actual teaching of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet are?

The current head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said, “For the sake of the progress of a country, mutual love, affection and brotherhood are also extremely important. Without this, peace cannot be established in a country and without peace, progress cannot be achieved.” Love and brotherhood are the key here. The fact that some are attempting to reduce the peace and harmony among Muslims and Americans does not solve a problem but instead creates one. We as a society need to know that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and we need to let our children know that too.

Talha Ahmed, Baltimore

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Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary

Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary

Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary

“We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, we’re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].”

University officials are speaking out after about 40 anti-Muslim posters were discovered and taken down by security at the U of C’s main campus.

President Elizabeth Cannon said these are disturbing, extremely offensive posters that in no way reflect the school.

“It makes me personally very angry,” Cannon stated. “We obviously turned this over to Calgary police. They’re investigating as we speak. We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, we’re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].”

The U of Calgary has reached out to their Muslim Students’ Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association, Calgary Ismaili Students’ Association, Thaqalayn Muslim Association, Women’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association, and the faith and spirituality community to offer support.

The school is asking anyone who finds the posters to give them to campus security.

The campus community gathered during the Tuesday noon hour to show solidarity with students.

The incident comes shortly after racist posters turned up at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, with those messages targeting Sikhs.

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UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim women raise funds for diabetes

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim women raise funds for diabetes

“A Muslim should feel the pain of his or her fellow human beings, and wish the same comfort and good life for others which he wishes for himself.”

Women of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK raised funds for Diabetes UK at Tesco Gateshead.

Volunteer Shafia Saeed of Gateshead said: “Women of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK raised funds for Diabetes UK at Tesco Gateshead.”

“We feel very satisfied after doing this great job for a great cause. The Prophet Muhammad said: “you will not believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself”.””

“A Muslim should feel the pain of his or her fellow human beings, and wish the same comfort and good life for others which he wishes for himself.”

Paula Maddison, diabetes UK team leader, said, “You were all totally great today and Diabetes UK is so proud to have had you represent them. Big hugs”.

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