‘We are proud to be citizen of this great country USA because we are allowed freedom of faith here; we are loyal and faithful to this country‘, Said Imam shamshad
Report by Edvin Bajrektarevic
In the Des Moines Franklin Library, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Iowa held its second Coffee, Cake, and True Islam since the executive order banning refugees. As a result, many non-Muslims came to learn about Islam, support their Muslim neighbors and be Muslim allies.
This meetup included guest speaker Imam Shamshad Nasir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Chicago, Illinois. Imam Shamshad has traveled the world and this nation teaching people True Islam.
From 2-4 PM, Imam shamshad and the president of the Local Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mr Eiden welcomed the guests and introduced Islam and teachings of Islam, Imam said there is no room of any kind of terrorism in Islam, and how ISIS is hijacking Islam; The Imam then explained a Muslims role in an unislamic country.
Guests took great and keen interest asking many Questions, almost all 40 people who attended,express their feelings and asked many questions, including informing the group that Islam teaches loyalty to one’s country of residence.
Imam Nasir explained that although the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is displeased to hear about the executive order, it does not mean that Ahmadi Muslims will protest or rebel. He explained that the recourse Muslims have is to go through the courts and other legal processes to overturn such an order.
Some asked about sects within Islam and a parallel was drawn in how Christianity also is no monolith but has a great many sects, including Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Protestants, and Catholics. Guests also asked questions about dress code in Islam, why nations that have Muslim majorities are not practicing Islam correctly, and what are women’s rights in Islam.
Answering one of the question Imam shamshad said that the Messiah who is awaited by all religion has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, we have accepted him while others are still waiting for this advant. During the event, the group enjoyed food and pastries prepared by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Imam shamshad concluded the program by sincerely inviting all to Chicago to come visit and that he would happily give all a tour of his local mosque.
All are welcome to visit the TrueIslam.com website to learn about these and several other important teachings of Islam and to sign on as a #MuslimAlly.
Contact Imam Shamshad Nasir at:
2 S 510 IL Rte 53
Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137
Work Phone: 630-790-4100 | Fax: 630-793-4100