Report by Imam Shamshad Nasir
The Mayor of the City of Wheaton, IL, invited Imam Shamshad Nasir of Bait-ul-Jaamay Mosque, Glen Ellyn, (Chicago) to lead an Invocation on the occasion of their meeting held on April 6, 2015.
Imam participated in the meeting along with Mr. Yasser Malik and Mr. Naeem Sahi. He recited Surah Al’Fatiha and then read out its translation in English. He also presented a short introduction on Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Imam delivered a succinct commentary on the basic fundamentals of the movement. His message that the Jama’at stands for universal love, peace and tolerance was very well received by the Council.
Imam Shamshad stressed upon the need for peace in the world today. He also mentioned the efforts of His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Community) in this regard, particularly his addresses to the Parliaments (including Capitol Hill), and letters to the world leaders.
Imam then recited the prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw) for peace.
In closing, Imam Nasir presented the book “World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace” — A Compilation of Speeches and Letters of Mirza Masroor Ahmad [Imam and the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at, Fifth Successor to the Promised Messiah (as)] to the Mayor, Michael J. Gresk, who profusely thanked th Imam for the precious gift and for the visit and Invocation.
A Thank You Note from Mayor of Wheaton
[The mayor later sent a letter of appreciation to Imam.]
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