Source: Herald Leader –
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada (AMYA) hosted a exhibition on the Holy Qur’an at Portage and District Library, Thursday, with the aim of promoting peace, condemning terrorism, and dispelling myths about Islam.
Over the past 14 months AMYA has visited over 337,000 houses in 200 communities with the help of over 2,600 volunteers.
AMYA is an auxiliary wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a non-profit charitable religious organization which operates in over 200 countries worldwide with over 65 chapters across Canada.
Noman Kalil, a member of the national executive committee of the AMYA faith outreach program said the exhibition is part of a ten-day jaunt across the Prairies which was inspired by the recent burning of the Qur’an in Florida.
“We thought the most peaceful way to react would be to hold open houses and let people actually see what is actually in the Holy Qur’an,” said Kalil.
The open house tour will be hitting ten different towns in three different provinces over a ten-day stretch. The exhibition was in Brandon yesterday, and tomorrow it will move west to Moose Jaw, Sask. before continuing on to the rest of Saskatchewan and into Alberta.
“The main message is we are basically trying to create religious harmony and we’re trying to create peace between people. We’re trying to get rid of the misconceptions about Islam that people have,” said Kalil. “There’s a lot of misconceptions: the suppression to women, the new Jihad, the honour killing that is going on. We want to show people that Islam does not allow any of this.”
For more on AMYA visit www.alislam.org.
For the full story see Monday’s edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.