Honorable Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed on the first day of the 39th Annual Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada. The convention is being held at the International Center, Mississauga from Friday August 28 till Sunday August 30, 2015.
Prime Minister accomplished by his wife Laureen Harper arrived the center at 4pm. Addressing the assembly, Prime Minister recollected his long term friendship and association with Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada.
In 2008, he participated in the inauguration ceremony of the iconic largest mosque of North America, Baitul Noor, by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.
Prime Minister inaugurated the Office of the Minister for Religious Freedom in 2013 in Baitul Islam Ahmadiyya mosque in Maple, ON which is the head quarter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended a fundraising dinner marking 10 years of charitable work and disaster relief by Humanity First Canada, a mission of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 2014.
Prime Minister applauded many peace initiatives of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Canada including Canada-wise rallies by Ahmadiyya Jamaat to condemn acts of terror on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial in Ottawa and the Annual Muslims for Remembrance Day campaign across Canada.
He praised decade long humanitarian services of Humanity First. PM said,
“For more than ten years, Humanity First Canada has served the greater good by showing compassion to the vulnerable, mercy to the suffering and generosity to those in need. In doing so, its members not only uphold the principles of true Islam, they exhibit the very best of what it means to be Canadian!”
Prime Minister commended cheerfully the jubilation, enthusiasm and prayers in Ahmadiyya mosques for Canadian athletes in Olympic games.