Perspective: “Love for all, Hatred for none” — Of Course they aren’t Muslims | Zohaa Qaisar

Perspective: “Love for all, Hatred for none” — Of Course they aren’t Muslims | Zohaa Qaisar

“We are working together and hope to raise money for the poppy appeal, we hope to make £20,000 this year as a whole Country.”

The fastest growing sect in all religions, burned and boycotted from within their own country, and still these Muslims are working hard to spread their message of peace in Islam. Not hesitating to debate current issues such as terrorism. They are all led by one Caliph, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. However they do not only defend their ideas, they are known to stand by their country despite difficult stereotypes. From the country in which the most of them populate – Pakistan – they have been cut off and laws have supressed them. Laws in their home country labelling them to non-muslims and sinners. Assaults and abuse continue- But what are they doing to deserve this?

Over the last few years the Ahmadiyya Muslim community have made £150,000 for the poppy appeal over the UK. Taking pride in the History of their country they live in they participate in gatherings and invite neighbours and guests. In an Interview with the Ladies President of the local Mosque of Sunbury (Baitul Wahid) she said, “We are working together and hope to raise money for the poppy appeal, we hope to make £20,000 this year as a whole Country.”

This local branch also has conducted a local Macmillan Cancer coffee morning, Madam President Spoke, “We handed out leaflets and raised over a £100, despite short notices.” She went on to say that neighbours from various religions attended for a greater cause. Will acts like these end the feuds between faiths?

They don’t only stop there, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community raised over £220,000 by conduction a charity walk in which more than 1,600 members participated, leaving from the Morden mosque (Baitul futuh) – which people know as the mosque which was set on fire. They walked 5 miles and supported 46 charities of different areas. The expected total they will achieve is to be £300,000. This community also has their own charity reaching across multiple countries named Humanity first. Helping during floods, earthquakes and fulfilling needs. During an International Peace Conference 2015, held at Baitul Futuh Mosque, His holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said “Serving humanity requires that a person does not rest until he has solved the problems of others and takes the weight of their burdens onto his own shoulders.” Clearly this shows their good intentions, does it not?

Another massive achievement for the small community are the many gatherings they host in multiple countries, the biggest being held in England where over 30,000 people come together, it is also the largest convention of its kind in Europe. MPs, Ministers, royalties and distinct members come to enjoy the proceedings.  And every year some guests even pledge their alliance into this community during this spectacular event when the entire community pledge their promises to the Caliph of Islam.

Every local mosque this community builds is an action stating their confidence and belief, despite many who stand in their way. They believe peace can be achieved, their motto being, “Love for all hatred for none.” all have a unifying voice which cannot be seen in any other religion. What would trump think of these Muslims?

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Zohaa Qaisar, Waldegrave School for girls.

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Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslims host “Pathway to Peace” conference at Terrace, B.C.

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslims host “Pathway to Peace” conference at Terrace, B.C.

 

“The event aims to explore the teachings and practices of different religious and philosophical traditions, with the hope that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote harmonious co-existence among the members of Canada’s cultural mosaic.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community returns to the city Nov. 26 for a conference carrying the theme “Pathway to Peace.”

Held at the Salvation Army on Kalum, the afternoon conference features speakers from the aboriginal, Christian, Islam and Sikh perspectives.

“There is an overwhelming sense that things are quickly getting out of control and people are looking for someone to step forward on the global stage to offer concrete guidance to lead humanity on a path that speaks to their hearts and give them hope,” said Rizwan Peerzada, a Vancouver-based organizer for the event.

Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin is the keynote speaker and Terrace city councillor Lynne Christiansen is the moderator.

“The event aims to explore the teachings and practices of different religious and philosophical traditions, with the hope that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote harmonious co-existence among the members of Canada’s cultural mosaic,” said Peerzada.

The Ahmadiyya community has explored the same theme in conferences in Victoria, Abbotsford and Kamloops this year. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya community now exists in more than 209 countries and territories and is known for its missionary work. But some of its beliefs are regarded as heretical by the larger Islamic faith and that’s led to members being persecuted in some countries.

The conference begins at 3:55 p.m. Nov. 26 with opening remarks and a welcome by Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc.

Sharon Bryant from Kitsumkalum provides the aboriginal perspective, Salvation Army Captains Jim and Deb VanderHeyden speak on Christianity, Maulana Taha Syed from Calgary provides the Islamic perspective and the Sikh faith is represented by Hargit Singh Bhander of Terrace.

The event ends with dinner for those in attendance.

There is no charge for this event and registration is advised at www.WorldReligionsConference.ca.

Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army’s food bank.

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Australia: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Victoria to hold Holy Quran Exhibition at Hampton Park Library

Australia: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Victoria to hold Holy Quran Exhibition at Hampton Park Library

The exhibition aims to provide locals with an introduction to Islam, identify common ground between Islam and other major religions and dispel myths and misinformation about Islam.

Hampton Park Koran exhibition to help locals understand Islam

A MUSLIM group in the southeast is trying to help people in the community get a better understanding about Islam by holding a Koran exhibition at Hampton Park Library tomorrow.

This is the second exhibition of its kind held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which previously held a successful installation in Narre Warren.

The exhibition aims to provide locals with an introduction to Islam, identify common ground between Islam and other major religions and dispel myths and misinformation about Islam.

Visitors have the opportunity to ask questions about Islamic practices.

Items on display include sample copies of the Koran translated into world languages, banners showing teachings from the Koran on topics such as science, interfaith relations, world peace and women’s rights, and canvas paintings of Arabic verses done by members of the Ahmadiyya organisation.

Cr Steve Beardon said he and Cr Rex Flannery would attend the exhibition, saying it was important that the city embrace diversity and inclusion.

The exhibition will run from 10am to 4pm on November 26 at 24 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park.

Admission is free.

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Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity.

The root of Ahmadiyya Nigeria Muslim Jamaat was planted in 1916 when the spread of the message of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Ghulam Ahmad was brought to the newly amalgamated Northern and Southern protectorates in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya took its root in 1889 in Qadian, now Pakistan while its flame has since spread the message of peace across all corners of the world.

The 64th annual convention (Jalsa Salana) that marks our 100 years anniversary celebration calls for a deep reflection on the contributions of the Jamaat to Nigeria’s development. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has contributed immeasurably to the spread of Islamic teachings and moral parsimony in the most populous black nation since its debut in a century. With 493 branches across all states in the federation, the Jamaat has widespread acceptance and highest membership in Africa and ‘Top Ten’ among other nations across the world.

Ahmadiyya has scored first in many areas of human endeavours in Nigeria. The Truth, the first Muslim newspaper established by the Jamaat in 1966 still publishes regularly till date. Muslim elementary and secondary institutions were pioneered for western, moral and Islamic teachings. In the area of healthcare, Ahmadiyya has contributed in no small measure with the establishment of hospitals, yet the first by any Muslim organization in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya youth has fully participated in virtually all youth programmes in Nigeria. Our members have excelled in all spheres of human endeavour.

However, the theme of this convention, “Redefining Moral Revolution for Sustainable Peace and Development: Post-Hundred Years of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria” is a reflection of the current events in our ever-changing world replete with corruption, violence/terrorism and moral decadence. Without moral regeneration in our society today, there will be no meaningful development. Ahmadiyya Jamaat will continue to support efforts to redefine our moral revolution, including creating and maintaining sustainable peace and development.

Ahmadiyya has taken giant leap in our quest to creating a nation devoid of vices inimical to our nation’s growth through the training of our youth on moral principles in our schools. We have sponsored radio and television programmes including periodic programmes organized for Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political and religious affiliations to impart moral teachings. Our members are ambassadors who carry the message of peace in their daily endeavour, living up to our principle of “Love for All, Hatred for None”.

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity. The federal government’s effort to rid the country of corruption is a good step in the right direction. We however need to do more. Our school curriculum must be reviewed to include moral teachings for our pupils. The youth must be taught the creed of ‘hard work that pays’ to stem corruption while those who have pillaged our resources must be prosecuted and duly penalized having betrayed the trust reposed in them. Governments at all levels must be fair to all in accessing and distribution of nation’s resources. Equal employment opportunities and social security must be provided for our women, unemployed youth and the aged. Only in this way can we attain sustainable peace for meaningful development. Oguntayo is of the Publicity Committee, Centenary Celebration, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat, Nigeria.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/11/future-ahmadiyya-nigeria-beyond-first-century/

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Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Opening Ceremony

Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League was held today In Nasir Abad Sharki Ground. This tournament is held to remember the working of Dr sahb. Total 11 teams are participating in this league.

The league is organised by the Nasir Abad Sharki Muhalla. Today all teams show off their players in the ceremony, the proper match started from 26 November.

The chief guest of the ceremony was Muhtamid Sahb Mukami Rabwah.