A Symbol of Peace – Mosque Opens Its Doors to Public
A mosque is a symbol of peace and a means of bringing people together. Keeping in view of Islam’s true teachings, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand is once again inviting the general public to their Baitul Muqeet Mosqueon Saturday 18th October 2014. This is the distinction Ahmadiyya mosques hold around the world and their new mosque at Wiri, the largest purpose-built mosque in New Zealand, is no different to opening its doors for public viewing on18th October 2014 from 10am to 4pm. Guests will enjoy guided tour through the mosque ending with complimentary refreshments.
The National President of the Community, Mr. Mohammed Iqbal said “The Ahmadiyya Community, a divinely established revival movement within Islam, embodies the true peaceful teachings of the Muslim faith. It is unfortunate that in today’s world, Islam has been much maligned and defamed due to the hateful acts of so-called Muslims in certain parts of the world. To condemn all forms of terrorism and extremism, which in reality are entirely opposed to Islam’s true teachings, the Ahmadi mosques are always in the lead.”
The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community holds another distinction that it is united at the hand of one spiritual leader; the Khalifa. The Ahmadiyya Khilafat is a divinely guided spiritual leadership which is contrary to the Khilafat claimed by ISIS in the name of Islam to serve their political and ulterior agenda through inhumane and unjust killing. The Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is acknowledged worldwide as a ‘man of peace’. He is always in the forefront to condemn categorically the heinous acts of terrorist groups.
The present Khalifa, the Spiritual Leader and Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in his public address at the opening of a mosque in Ireland said: “I say without any hesitation, that there are many so-called Muslims who are perpetrating the very greatest evils in the name of Islam. However, I should also make it clear that such reprehensible conduct by Muslim groups or governments does not in any shape or form reflect Islam’s true teachings.”