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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