Exhibition promotes peaceful Islam

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Members of a local mosque are holding an open house at the Millennium Library to demonstrate that Islam is a faith of peace.

The Holy Qur’an Exhibition opened Sunday afternoon and continues today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“One of our campaigns is to demonstrate that the Muslim faith promotes peace,” Hammad Ahmad said.

“The motto of our community is ‘love for all, hatred for none,'” said Afzal Muhammad, local president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, an Islamic movement with a mosque in a former bank building on Kylemore Avenue near the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre.

Muhammad said there is a great deal of misunderstanding about Muslims and the Qur’an, most of it fuelled by the activities of fundamentalist Muslims who dominate news coverage.

“Ninety per cent of Muslims are peaceful but they haven’t been loud enough, they haven’t made that effort,” Muhammad said. “The other 10 per cent who are violent are louder than the 90 per cent who are peaceful.”

At the open house, Ahmad, a missionary with the Ahmadiyya movement, and Muhammad are available to answer questions about Islam and the Qur’an. They encourage non-Muslims to pick up free copies of Islamic tracts on a variety of issues, including the hijab and the Islamic view of Jesus.

The mosque is also giving away copies of the Qur’an.

The group also held an open house at the mosque in October and an interfaith conference at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre in November.

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    O ye people listen carefully,
    and remember that these prophecies
    are from God Almighty Who made
    the heaven and earth.
    He will spread this movement,
    in all countries with reason and argument.
    He will make it prevail.

    (Roohani Khazain vol. 20, p.66-67)

    Be humble in spirit,
    kind and gentle ,
    and forgiving,
    sympathetic towards all
    and wishing them well,
    so that you should be accepted.

    (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – Promised Messiah and Imam-al-Mahdi (as))

  2. @ O J Deen. You chose a truely appropiate part from the blessed book of The Promised Messiah as.

    As said in this informative article, the peaceful Muslims are rarely making any effort to show the true face of Islam. Only the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is doing so which is a proof in itself of this Community showing the true Islam.

  3. The Holy Quran as the Miracle of the Holy Prophet

    This is a short article to introduce the subject to fellow Christians. Reginald Bosworth Smith, a Christian priest wrote about the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet:

    Illiterate himself, scarcely able to read or write, he was yet the author of a book which is a poem, a code of laws, a Book of Common Prayer, and a Bible in one, and is reverenced to this day by a sixth of the whole human race as a miracle of purity of style, of wisdom, and of truth. It was the one miracle claimed by Mohammed—his ‘standing miracle’ he called it; and a miracle indeed it is.

    In the 21st century residents of a European country, namely the Swiss voters have backed a ban on building any more mosques with minarets in their country. The Holy Quran, revealed in the desert of Arabia in the seventh century stated that the purpose of defensive warfare is to preserve the sanctity of cloisters, churches, synagogues and mosques. The Quran named the place of worship of the Muslims as the last on this sacred list. Is the Quran a miracle or not? Read further:


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