Canada: Cape Breton a home to celebrate for Muslims

Canada: Cape Breton a home to celebrate for Muslims

Six years ago the congregation purchased a former church hall on Grand Lake Road in Sydney and renovated it, adding a minaret (a feature of Islamic architecture from which the call to prayer is sent out) and trim reflecting Middle East styles.

 

There were 50 good reasons to celebrate peace and harmony in the tiny Cape Breton Muslim community recently.

That is exactly the number of years the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at have called the island home. The celebration centred on the fact the humanitarian sect of eight families has been made to feel welcome in their adopted Cape Breton community.

As Umram Bhatti, the imam (worship leader) of the group, told The Chronicle Herald: “I would say with 100 per cent certainty that the families are very safe and secure in Cape Breton.”

The motto of the group is: “love for all, hatred for none.”

While there have been a few localized incidents and some backlash from some local residents, the small group has been well-integrated into the community.

It was Dr. Momin Khalifa, now 87, who established the congregation when he arrived in Cape Breton in 1966 to work as a family physician in Glace Bay. He is now retired, but occasionally helps at the hospital and walk-in clinic.

Dr. Khalifa said most of the families have a medical background and include doctors working at the regional hospital or the family clinic. A few other families have their own businesses, provide catering services and Pakistani and Indian food.

Six years ago the congregation purchased a former church hall on Grand Lake Road in Sydney and renovated it, adding a minaret (a feature of Islamic architecture from which the call to prayer is sent out) and trim reflecting Middle East styles.

There was a time when Mr. Bhatti, who mans an information table at the Sydney flea market, encountered a rare instance of prejudice against the group. The group distributes free literature at the market and tries to help anyone understand the religion of Islam peacefully and to remove misconceptions and myths about Muslims and Islam.

A young man came in with his wife, looked around, angrily accused the group of being terrorists and made threats before leaving. Mr. Bhatti regrets not being able to have a longer conversation with the man or being able to invite the man home for coffee or some food.

Police heard about the incident and reached out to Mr. Bhatti to let him know the community was there for him and that the group is safe here.

That call and the community welcome both show this is home to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and that, after 50 years, it is time to celebrate.

Happiness starts in the home and this small group of Muslims have found both in Cape Breton.

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Canada: Ahmadiyya Baitul Amman Mosque hosts open house

Canada: Ahmadiyya Baitul Amman Mosque hosts open house

 

“At the end of the day we are all human beings, this is a great way to learn about another religion and some members of the community.”

After the visitation of his Holiness Hazrat Mizra Masroor Ahmad to Lloydminster earlier this month, a peak in interest as per what the Islamic faith is all about was raised by those in the community.

Through this, a number of community members reached out to Imman Tariq Azeem with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, seeking a desire to learn more about the Mosque and the true teachings of the Islamic faith, sparking the community to host a Mosque Open House.

“When his Holiness was here, he himself said it,” Azeem said. “Mosques are open for everyone, everyone should feel welcome in Mosques,” he added, explaining how at times people may fear Mosques due to the actions of extremists all over the globe.

“Mosques should be beacons of peace, love and tolerance,” Azeem said.

He explained how people from as far away as Wainwright showed up to be a part of the event, in an effort to learn about the culture and faith.

One local community member Krista Holden visited the Mosque with her son and husband to learn more about the faith and their other community members.

“Our family does not know much about the Muslim faith but saw it as a great opportunity to come and learn.”

She explained how the reception at the Mosque was wonderful and though she herself had not heard of any hatred towards the community, she indicated how fear can stem from a lack of understanding.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity for people to come and learn and understand each other,” Holden said.

“At the end of the day we are all human beings, this is a great way to learn about another religion and some members of the community.”

Azeem added how everyone who ventured into the Mosque were very happy for the religious sect to have their worldwide faith leader visit the Border City and open the new Mosque.

“It was a very good session overall.”

There are plans to host other open house in the future, but at the same time, Azeem explained how, as his Holiness pointed out, Mosques are always open to anyone.

“If anyone who was not able to make the tour, they can drop by anytime or give us a call, and we will be more than happy to provide a tour of the Mosque.”

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Canada: Women of Delta Ahmadiyya Mosque hold “Women Only” event to celebrate 50 years in Canada

Canada: Women of Delta Ahmadiyya Mosque hold “Women Only” event to celebrate 50 years in Canada

Citing her own experiences attending church and synagogue services, event media coordinator Shafquat Malik said that sharing a place of worship breaks down barriers.

About 200 women from different faiths gathered at Delta’s Baitur Rahman Mosque on Sunday afternoon to learn about women in Islam.

The event on Nov. 20 was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at British Columbia Women’s Association to celebrate its 50th year in Canada and consisted of a panel presentation and lunch. Event organizer Aisha Naveed said the event aimed to demonstrate how Ahmadiyya women have integrated into Canadian society while upholding their beliefs and values.

“We were trying to remove a lot of the misconceptions that people have, that we don’t integrate enough, that we hide away and we’re timid and shy – because we’re not,” she said.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, a revival movement within Islam, has led several national campaigns in Canada aimed at fostering understanding. Last year’s Je Suis Hijabi campaign invited women from all faiths to try on a hijab and learn more about its significance and 2015’s Meet a Muslim Family connected families to help them learn more about one another.

“ISIS and all these extreme groups are not the true representation of what Islam is,” Naveed said.

Panel presenters included Susan Shamash of the Or Shalom Synagogue in Vancouver and Tonya Engen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Engen stressed that interfaith events create deeper appreciation for one another.

“It helps us strengthen our own faith when we understand other people,” she said. “Right now, more than ever, we need to be friends with one another to help uphold each other’s beliefs.”

Citing her own experiences attending church and synagogue services, event media coordinator Shafquat Malik said that sharing a place of worship breaks down barriers.

“I could understand [people of other faiths] on a different level,” she said.

Malik said the mosque hosts programs coordinated by men and women together, but some, like Sunday’s event, focus only on just the male or female sphere.

“The most important thing you can learn is at the end of the day religion is not something that is to be imposed on others,” she said. “The Qur’an explicitly says so: for you, is your religion, and for me, is my religion. I think the trouble begins when you try to impose your values on other people.”

Malik said women are often teachers within their own families.

“My kids learn from me. They automatically inherit my fears and my values. If we can teach these women, or tell them who we are, [and] they can overcome their biases, it means we are not just teaching the women; we’re teaching the whole family.”

North Delta residents Diane Parsons and Rita Hagman from North Delta attended after a mosque representative extended an invite at a Sunday service at their church, Trinity Lutheran on River Road.

“The focus today was spent on talking about women and their religion, and I was very heartened by what I heard,” Hagman said.

Parsons said getting out and meeting people from other faiths helps facilitate understanding. “I think anytime we make a relationship with someone or between groups it’s going to decrease fear.”

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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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Canada: Montreal Ahmadiyya Muslim Women host ‘Ladies Only’ Annual Peace Conference

Canada: Montreal Ahmadiyya Muslim Women host ‘Ladies Only’ Annual Peace Conference

This event is designed by women, for women only. There will also be opportunities to visit kiosks from various peace organizations and to engage with the speakers of those various organisations.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Montreal welcomes the Montreal community through its 8th edition of its annual peace conference.

Focusing on the theme, ‘Peace in the World – Our Contribution’, the event aims to showcase the role of women and their dedication to achieving peace in the world through their services to humanity.

This event is designed by women, for women only. There will also be opportunities to visit kiosks from various peace organizations and to engage with the speakers of those various organizations.

  • Name of the event: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association presents, Annual Peace Conference
  • Date: Sunday December 4th, 2016
  • Time: Registrations begin at 1:30PM and the main event will be between 2:00PM and 3:30PM. Free meetings with other women and visits to the kiosks are scheduled from 3:30PM.
  • Address of the event: Ahmadiyya Islamic Center Of Montreal – 9899 Saint Michel Boulevard, Montreal, QC H1H 5G7

A free drop-in day care service and snacks are offered to our guests. Parking is also available free of charge.

Name of the organization hosting the event & contact information:
Name:Sarah Cherki
Email:Sarah.cherki@gmail.com
Telephone: 418-262-2904

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Canada: Hundreds gather for the Calgary Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Symposium

Canada: Hundreds gather for the Calgary Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Symposium

 

“His message is very loud and clear which is that all communities regardless of their faith and regardless of their backgrounds need to come together to save this world from catastrophe.”

“Currently we’re seeing the world is in some sort of disorder”

Over 700 distinguished guests, including the Mayor, Police Chief, as well as politicians from all levels of government, gathered in northeast Calgary Friday night for a the Calgary Peace Symposium.

The event comes at a time of global unrest and heightened tensions among world powers. World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, the Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was the keynote speaker at the Symposium and travels around the world spreading the message of peace.

Usman Mahmood, a volunteer at the event says it’s an honour to have the Caliph speak here in Calgary.

“His message is very loud and clear which is that all communities regardless of their faith and regardless of their backgrounds need to come together to save this world from catastrophe. Currently we’re seeing the world is in some sort of disorder, so His mission is to unite everyone and bring them all under one roof and have a healthy conversation ins a peaceful manner.”

His Holiness is wrapping up a six week Canadian tour which included stops across the nation, and a meeting with the Prime Minister.

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Canada: Prominent Muslim leader urges calm after Donald Trump’s surprise election win

Canada: Prominent Muslim leader urges calm after Donald Trump’s surprise election win

 

During the long and bitter campaign, Trump drew condemnation for a plan to ban Muslim travel into the United States, though he later dialled back that rhetoric.

 

CALGARY – A prominent Muslim leader is urging calm after Donald Trump’s surprise U.S. election win.

Caliph Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad told reporters Wednesday he does not believe the Republican president-elect will go ahead with a campaign promise to crack down on Muslims.

“I’m sure what he is saying, it will never be implemented,” he said at the Baitun Nur Mosque in Calgary.

“But it is not only wishful thinking. I don’t think any government, any sane person can ever take this step.”

The head of the world’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community made his remarks on the last stop of a six-week Canadian tour that included visits in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He met one-on-one with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month.

The sect, which professes peacefulness and the separation of mosque and state, has tens of millions of followers spread across more than 200 countries, including thousands in Canada.

The tour coincided with the community’s 50th anniversary in Canada.

During the long and bitter campaign, Trump drew condemnation for a plan to ban Muslim travel into the United States, though he later dialled back that rhetoric.

The caliph, who lives in the United Kingdom, said Trump’s party, the Pentagon and CIA would all advise the incoming president against such a move.

“I don’t think they can ever afford this type of disturbance in their own country.”

The spiritual leader also noted a change in tone between Trump’s bluster on the campaign trail and his victory speech on Tuesday night.

For instance, Trump had repeatedly demanded that his Democratic challenger be put behind bars, but is now calling her an asset to the country.

“His attitude has completely changed overnight.”

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Australia: Ahmadiyya Muslims to Host Peace Symposium – 2016 — ‘How To Achieve Peace?’

Australia: Ahmadiyya Muslims to Host Peace Symposium – 2016 — ‘How To Achieve Peace?’

More than 100 people including Members of the State and Federal parliament, diplomats, academics, religious leaders and community friends are expected to attend the Peace Symposium 2016 at ‘Albert Hall’, Yarralumla, Canberra.
More than 100 members of the civil society will gather at the historic ‘Albert Hall’ in Yarralumla Canberra to discuss ‘How to Achieve Peace’ on 19th of November 2016.

The event is expected to attract leading politicians, diplomats, religious and secular leaders, academics, government officials and members of the general public. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association has been hosting the peace symposium for last many years which has now become one of the most popular event of the community. This is the first time Canberra branch will hold peace symposium.

The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia, Mr. I. H. Kauser said:

“Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia’s Peace Symposiums provide a unique platform to leaders of all faiths and of no faiths to sit under one roof, break the bread and discuss different ways and challenges in establishing lasting peace in our society. It is a unique gathering in a way that discusses only one theme and that is peace. We, the Ahmadi Muslims, are eager to learn and spread the message of peace and harmony which is important and crucial than it has ever been. Our objective is to bring communities together and making an alliance with the help of religious, secular and political leadership to establish peace and harmony in our society.”

Imam Kauser further said:

“This event is for all those who are interested in learning about peace building and community relations.”

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions.

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Canada: New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Regina by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Canada: New Ahmadiyya Mosque opened in Regina by Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

His Holiness remarked that Ahmadi Muslims in Canada were extremely fortunate as they lived in a country where they could build Mosques and freely practice their faith, whereas Ahmadi Muslims living in Pakistan were unable to do so. 

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurates the Mahmood Mosque and delivers the Friday Sermon during his tour of Canada

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 4 November 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Mahmood Mosque in Regina, which serves as the capital city of Saskatchewan Province in Canada.

Upon arrival, His Holiness officially inaugurated the Mosque by unveiling a commemorative plaque and offering a silent prayer in thanks to God Almighty.

His Holiness then delivered the weekly Friday Sermon from the newly built Mosque in which he outlined the true and entirely peaceful objectives of Mosques.

Furthermore, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad praised the efforts and sacrifices of the local Ahmadi Muslims who raised funds for the construction of the Mosque and even played a great role in its physical construction. His Holiness mentioned that the money spent on constructing the Mosque was greatly reduced due to the sacrifices made by the local Ahmadi Muslims who volunteered their time to help construct the Mosque. A total of 41,500 man-hours were dedicated by the local Ahmadi Muslims in building the Mosque.

Contrasting the peaceful actions of Ahmadi Muslims with the actions of extremist Muslims, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Whilst certain Muslims are busy in spreading disorder in the world, Ahmadi Muslims are dedicating their time and wealth for building Houses of God. Ahmadi Muslims are acting in accordance to saying of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who said that whosoever builds a House of Allah in this life, builds a house for himself in heaven.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued and said that the sacrifices made by Ahmadi Muslims were in order to attain the pleasure of Allah and to dispel misunderstandings about Islam.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The sacrifices by Ahmadi Muslims are for the sake of informing the world that Mosques and the teachings of Islam are not the cause of disorder in the world, rather they are a means of bettering ourselves in this life and in the Hereafter. They draw mankind towards loving their Creator and His Creation.”

His Holiness remarked that Ahmadi Muslims in Canada were extremely fortunate as they lived in a country where they could build Mosques and freely practice their faith, whereas Ahmadi Muslims living in Pakistan were unable to do so.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Often Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan write to me in great distress asking for prayers that the laws change so that they can build Mosques or even halls where they can offer their prayers in congregation. Currently, they are not even permitted to build a room with an extended place for the Imam to stand in and so Mosque features such as minarets and domes are out of the question. In fact in some areas the conditions are so harsh that Ahmadi Muslims cannot even construct buildings that face towards Mecca.”

His Holiness said that at a time where materialism was increasingly dominant, it was the duty of Ahmadi Muslims to inform others about the blessings of spirituality and religion.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“At this moment in time, the majority of the world considers material progress as its sole objective… In such times, it is the responsibility of Ahmadi Muslims to inform the world that the pursuit of materialism cannot bring eternal joy or contentment. Rather, the true and everlasting means to happiness and peace is attained by fulfilling the rights of God.”

His Holiness said that the Mosque was bound to spark interest amongst the local population and that the local people would take note of the conduct of those who attended the Mosque. Therefore, it was incumbent upon Ahmadi Muslims to exhibit excellent moral conduct and righteousness at all times.

Concluding the Friday Sermon, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad prayed:

“May Allah the Almighty enable our children to understand that the sacrifices made by their parents, the Mosques that they built, promoting the true teachings of Islam and the moral and spiritual guidance they gave to their children is in actuality the real wealth their parents left behind for them. May Allah enable the future generations to also inculcate this conviction within their children too.”

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Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslims’ leader talks peace and politics at York

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslims’ leader talks peace and politics at York

“As a Muslim leader, it is a source of grief to me that the disorder taking place today is centred around so-called Muslims.”

History was made when Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, addressed media, professors and guests at Keele campus last week.

In his speech, Ahmad discussed religious extremism, religiously motivated violence and the failings of international politics and organizations like the United Nations.

Well-organized and on a media blitz, the Ahmadiyya Muslims Student Association at York, or AMSA, hosted the Caliph at an event called “Justice in an Unjust World.” He continues his six-week tour that has seen him crisscrossing the country, from Ottawa, where he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to western Canada.

Dignitaries in attendance included York Chancellor Greg Sorbara and Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi.

             

Ahmad mounted the stage with his eyes lowered, speaking softly, but resolutely. His message, echoing solemnly through the cavernous Tributes Communities Recital Hall: love for all, hatred for none.

He noted that rapidly advancing technology, including electronics and communications, has made life easier and more comfortable, but at a terrible price. Despite rapid progress, modern technology and weaponry, including nuclear weapons, carry great potential for destruction, jeopardizing peace every day.

Peace is also jeopardized in conflict zones that become breeding grounds for terrorism, while external powers provide overt and covert aid to rebel groups and embattled regimes.

“As a Muslim leader, it is a source of grief to me that the disorder taking place today is centred around so-called Muslims,” said Ahmad. In perhaps his most controversial statement, Ahmad said that extremism occurs when people deviate from Islamic teachings. Islam represents peace, security and love, according to Ahmad, while “so-called” Muslims spread terror networks.

On the other hand, critics of religion like Christopher Hitchens have argued that religious teachings are least partially responsible for violence and discord.

First-year administrative studies student Sarah Dard, who attended the event, believes violence is not a result of religious teachings.

“What I believe is that each time an atrocity takes place and is claimed to be in the name of religion, our duty as believers is to perpetuate the true teachings of our faith and spread peace with even more fervor; that is our strongest defence,” she adds.

“We believe the Holy Qur’an does not at all contain any unethical writings nor does the religion of Islam promote religious violence,” says a spokesperson for the Caliph.

Third-year kinesiology and psychology student Ilia Azari says every religion should be held accountable for the good and the bad they may produce in the world.

Ahmad also discussed the “golden rule”—that people should desire for others what they desire for themselves—noting that it’s very easy to say one desires the best for others, but things are more difficult in practice.

“[Most] people tend to prioritize their own interests and welfare over and beyond the rights of others. This is true at an individual and also true at a collective and national level.”courtesy of alislam.org

Ahmad’s speech comes as the Ahmadiyya community celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their congregation in Canada. In a bid to become the “most organized” Muslim community in the country, the Ahmadiyya community is hosting events nationwide as they seek to honour Canada.

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