Canada: Islamic Caliph is coming to Lloyd

Canada: Islamic Caliph is coming to Lloyd

Members of his community are constantly trying to promote love and peace in every society by holding interfaith events, promoting dialogue, organizing charity events and participating in local community events such as Canada Day celebrations. 

It is an honour for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to be hosting the caliph.

Many Canadians may have heard about the arrival of head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in Toronto on October 3rd and he will be staying In Ontario for about 4 weeks. During this time, he will be meeting with members of the community, inaugurating mosques and meeting with many well known figures of the nation.

In November, he will be visiting Saskatchewan and Alberta. It is a great fortune of Ahmadiyya Muslim chapter of Lloydminster, that the caliph of will be visiting our town as well. For those who may not know our community or the caliph, this information will be useful.

What is Ahmadiyya Muslim Community?

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a revival movement within Islam. Prophet Muhammad prophesied that a time will come when Muslims will go away from the core teachings of the faith – then a Messiah would be appointed by God to reform mankind and unite them. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that this promised messiah has appeared. Members of this community are constantly trying to promote love and peace in every society by holding interfaith events, promoting dialogue, organizing charity events and participating in local community events such as Canada Day celebrations.

Who is the Caliph?

The Caliph or head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a leading figure in the world who is striving to promote peace. After the “promised messiah” his successors have continued his mission of reforming mankind and uniting humanity. Currently, the 5th successor or Caliph leads the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and guides its members to be beneficial members of every society – those who strive to establish peace and harmony in every society. Besides addressing the members of the community, the Caliph has delivered keynote addresses to many politicians at the Capitol Hill in Washington, European Union Parliament in Brussels, Parliament Hill in Ottawa and many other such locations.

His Holiness guides everyone that how the basic value of justice taught in the Holy Quran is essential for success. He has delivered speeches on how we can tackle present day challenges, for example ISIS and radicalization.

Thus, it is an honour for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to be hosting the caliph. He will be sharing his wisdom with us in a reception organized in his honour in Lloydminster. Many locals will have a chance to be part of this historic moment.

To find out more about his visit to Lloydminster, please email info@amjl.ca

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Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim youth hoping visit from the Caliph a chance to fight extremism

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim youth hoping visit from the Caliph a chance to fight extremism

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim youth hoping visit from the Caliph a chance to fight extremism

Extremist organizations have targeted young people to join their ranks, and the Caliph will meet with high school and college students to spread the counter-narrative.

World leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community arrives in Toronto Monday for a month-long national tour.

Youth in the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at community are hoping a visit from the Caliph will help dispel misconceptions about Islam as the world continues to battle terrorism.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Caliph who’s been at the helm of the Islamic community since 2003, arrives in Toronto Monday as part of a month-long national tour during which he’ll interact with politicians and members of his congregation.

The visit coincides with Ahmadiyya’s 50th anniversary in Canada.

While expectations are high for the Islamic community for which the Caliph is the equivalent of the Pope in the Catholic church, young people want to use the opportunity to show that radicalism has no place in true teachings of Islam as a religion.

“Extremists always misquote the Qur’an for their own political agenda,” said Blawal Alem, a youth in the Toronto Ahmadiyya community.

He and other youth in the community have chosen to “preach through actions,” organizing food drives, community cleanups and sports activities in an effort to promote peace and harmony where they live.

Extremist organizations have targeted young people to join their ranks, and the Caliph will meet with high school and college students to spread the counter-narrative.

“Those who are influenced to join extremists are troubled individuals,” said Alem. “They just need a sense of belonging.”

Youth in the Ahmaddiya community have been at the forefront of campaigns promoting peaceful coexistence between Muslims and other members of society. Initiatives such as Meet a Muslim Family and Fast with a Muslim Friend last year have helped change negative views on Islam.

“While the tide hasn’t completely turned, we’re well on the right track,” said Safwan Choudhry, a youth leader in the community.

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