By Zahir Mannan
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community CT were invited to a productive dialogue on community, policing and harmony hosted in CT capitol city, Hartford, by the oldest and largest African American place of worship.
This was part of our monthly Faith Based Initiative meeting in Hartford, CT.
It was joined by many clergy, dignitaries, police chief, mayor, senator, organization heads, etc.
It was a proper platform to introduce our divine [Ahmadiyya Muslim] Community, our local relationship with Police and communities.
We explained these interfaith gatherings bring understanding, respect, peace and justice among all groups. And also How getting to know one another, visiting each other’s Houses of Worships, and finding common ground in deeds will help grow love, reverse rhetorics, and actualize unity in diversity.
We shared the news of the advent of the Promised Messiah, Ahmad (as) and detailed his Khulfa (ra)’s intellectual peace loving jihad and endeavors in spreading of peace.
All appreciated our presence in solidarity, thoughts, practices and prayers. We invited them to our Mosque; many new connections were made and the message of Allah’s chosen Messiah (as) reached new souls.